The Best Buick Build Ever!
Time compressed build of a 1955 Buick Special custom rod. See this car go
from stock to a custom frame, air ride, custom panels, amazing metal work,
to paint, and finally completion. Apparently these things don't happen in
less than 10 minutes, or even a week. See how it is *really* done. This
ain't no TV show!
1970 Buick GS 455 Burnout and Pass
Buick built a number of great sleepers in the '60s and '70s, since they
were known for style and comfort rather than all out performance. Buick's
big block, the 455 powered a number of high performance muscle cars,
including this all black 1970 Buick Gran Sport. This car is a real sleeper
with its all black paint and base model wheels, but it runs low 12's in the
quarter. This video was taken at the 2012 Buick GS Nationals in Bowling
Buick Regal GS 2012 & Buick GS Stage 1 1970 with McKeel Hagerty
Buick Regal GS 2012 & Buick GS Stage 1 1970 with McKeel Hagerty. In
anticipation of Buick's returning GS based on the 2012 Regal, MotoMan heads
across the pond to briefly drive its donor car, the Opel/Vauxhall Insignia
OPC/VXR. Back stateside he visits with the Mayor of the Classic Car Hobby,
McKeel Hagerty, CEO of Hagerty Classic Car Insurance and they drive the car
that inspired it all, a 1970 Buick GS Stage 1 . . .
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134283 / 1970 Buick GS455 Stage 1
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When GM lifted their ban of engines larger than 400 cubic inches in
intermediate cars, the Buick camp responded with a legendary piece of
muscle car history. The GS was the go-to for anyone who put equal emphasis
on pure comfort and brute power. This Sloan-documented 1970 GS 455 is the
beneficiary of an extensive frame-off restoration which has already claimed
some significant awards. Accolades include a Concours Gold First Senior
award at the 2012 Buick Club of America Nationals.
While Buick's GSX made its presence loud and clear with two strong color
options, the GS455 went about things in a slightly more sophisticated way.
This GS 455 wears a refreshing mix of fresh Burgundy Mist and Glacier White
paint for a refined appearance. Only the functional hood scoops hint at the
cars performance capabilities. All brightwork has been polished or
replaced, including the showroom fresh bumpers which were rechromed by
Inside the car, Buick design remains at the forefront. An all new Pearl
White interior from Legendary Auto Interiors offers new carpet, bucket
seats, door panels, and a taut new headliner. Presentation is great thanks
to details like freshly rechromed center console trim and a new steering
wheel. Upgrades include a full Custom Autosound stereo system with direct
The stock Buick 455 was a strong engine, offering a factory rated 360 horsepower and 510
lb. /ft. of torque but this GS takes things to the next level. Lift the
hood and a deceptively stock-appearing bay hosts a fully rebuilt 470ci
Buick motor full of high-quality parts. Built by Tri-Shield Performance,
the block hosts pieces like Diamond forged pistons, Eagle H-beam rods, and
a TA cam. At the top, a ported stock intake works alongside ported and
polished aluminum SE Stage 1 heads to help make a stout 507 horsepower.
Behind that powerhouse, TH400 automatic transmission rebuilt by TSP spins
power back to a 12-bolt rear with versatile 3.31 gears. At either side,
headers connect to a 3-inch dual Exhaust system complete with an X-pipe and
Flowmaster 50 series mufflers. To the rear, a new Quantum fuel tank and
RobbMc fuel pump keep the big Buick properly fed.
During restoration, the frame was sand blasted and painted with an
industrial urethane before being joined by all new suspension components.
Power front disc brakes and rear drums provide plenty of stopping power
while a fully rebuilt power steering system ensures confidence through the
corners. The chassis meets the road through new Wheel Vintiques Buick Rally
wheels wrapped in Goodyear Polylgas tires.
Offering a near-perfect blend of show and go, this award-winning 1970 GS
455 is a great reminder of Buick's performance heritage and a resounding
"Yes" to the old slogan, "Wouldn't you really rather have a Buick?"
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American Muscle Car - S01E07 - Buick Gran Sport
The American Musclecar series relives that incredible time when Detroit
produced the most outrageous cars ever to hit the street. From the car that
started it all, the 1964 Pontiac GTO, experience the glory days of power
and speed through the stories of those who lived and breathed it then. This
2-disc set features twelve half-hour episodes devoted to each extraordinary
muscle car from that magical era.
1964 Pontiac GTO
1969 Pontiac GTO Judge
1953-62 Chevrolet Corvette
1967-69 Chevrolet Camaro SS 396
1964 Ford Fairlaine Thunderbolt
Ford Mustang Shelby GT-350
Buick Gran Sport 1969-71
Hurst Oldsmobile 442
Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 and SS 454
1961-64 Chevrolet Impala 409
Plymouth Hemi 'Cuda and Dodge Hemi Challenger
1968 Chevrolet Nova SS 396
Buick - History Documentary (1995)
This video is a wonderfully-done documentary, written and produced by
Michael Rose, on the history of Buick as presented in 1995 from the History
Channel's archive. Here is Michael's description of the video verbatim:
"No one would have believed that the tinkering of a plumber would turn into
the foundation of the world's largest corporation. But it did. David Dunbar
Buick invented a process to adhere porcelain to tubs and other bathroom
fixtures. But the Scottish immigrant dreamed of making a mark out of the
bathroom, and set to work building a car. By 1900, he enlisted the aid of
another inventor, Walter Marr, and they built their first vehicle. Their
invention attracted the attention of one of Michigan's wealthiest men,
William Crapo Durant, the president of the world's largest buggy-building
business. As soon as he drove one of Buick's early creations, Durant
realized that the days of the horse and buggy were over. He teamed up with
Buick, and the two went on to make history. By the thirties, Buicks were
regarded as some of the finest cars ever made. From the first Buicks
through the birth of General Motors and into history, this is the
compelling story of the partnership that eventually became the basis for
the largest company in the world."
1971 Buick Riviera 455ci engine rebuild start up
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This Buick 455 came to us with a distinct knock from the bottom end, it had
been rebuilt 2 or 3 times by others but was still knocking and suffering
with low oil pressure.
Normally we do not remove and fit engines but this time we made an
exception, we removed the engine, stripped it and cleaned all parts,
decided which new parts we needed and when they arrived we set about
getting this engine as perfect as possible.
After a lot of hard work we got her finished and installed back into the
1971 Buick Riviera.