1970 Buick GS 455 Stage 1 Test Drive in Sonoma Wine Country
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1970 Buick Gran Sport for sale from Left Coast Classics in Sonoma
Take a little test drive in this stunning 1970 Buick GS 455 Stage 1 in
Sonoma California. Fully restored and Sloan documented. Finished in
Diplomat Blue with Pearl White interior and white vinyl top. Full
restoration completed in 2009. Car is loaded with all of the best that
Buick had to offer including the GS455 engine and Stage 1 trim package.
Sloan Museum documented and decoded from original GM archives list 20
factory installed options including air conditioning (ice cold), bucket
seats, turbo Hydromatic 400
transmission, center console with storage, power steering, brakes, windows
and power driver's seat and the rare speed waring indicator. Engine
rebuilt, balanced and blue-printed. Drive train, manifold, Exhaust and 3:42 positraction also rebuilt. Era
correct reproduction wide oval lettered G70x14 tires running on correct 14"
chrome plated rims. Rallye clock option replaced with era-correct
tachometer. Sonomatic AM radio in dash. Remote controlled after-market
stereo discretely installed beneath passenger seat using original rear
speaker replacement. Mileage believed to be 134k. Car is restored and
immaculate throughout. Body is tight with no rattles or squeaks. Starts on
first turn of the key and runs beautifully.
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133287 / 1970 Buick GSX
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As a mostly original head turner that spent most of its life in a high end
Japanese car collection, this non-Stage GSX is undoubtedly one of the
finest investment opportunities we've ever featured! If you're looking for
some killer Detroit metal that has an outstanding history and an impressive
level of performance, Buick built it and RK Motors Charlotte is selling it!
Looking sinister and feeling solid, this GSX carries 100% of its original
sheetmetal and today, thanks to one repaint and a life of collection and
museum time, the car's mirror-like profile is a largely flaw-free
celebration of factory authenticity. Naturally, panel gaps are excellent
throughout and everything seals up tight and rattle-free. And the car's
finish is brilliant, using modern pigment to achieve a depth and gloss that
makes it impossible to ignore at a show or on the street.
You probably noticed that I opened this description with the words
"non-Stage Buick". That's because this GSX actually carries the more
street-friendly version of Buick's 455 that is rated at 350 horsepower and 510 lb./ft.
of torque. Think that's a bad thing? Think again. Only 278 of Buick's 1970
GSX units were equipped with the non-Stage 455, as opposed to 400 Stage 1
cars. So, if you're looking for a highly collectible tri-shield, you've
definitely found it! Hoist this coupe's three-color hood and you'll find a
mechanically freshened, and aesthetically pleasing, Buick big block which
wears a correct 1231738 casting number, an April (D) 28th (28) of 1970
casting date and a correct partial VIN. At the top of that vivid red block
a familiar Rochester Quadrajet carburetor mixes oxygen from functional ram
air hood scoops with dino juice that's supplied by original stainless fuel
lines. At the sides of that carburetor, free flowing heads hang stamped
steel valve covers over deep breathing cast iron Exhaust manifolds. In front of those manifolds,
a traditional points distributor shoots fire through new Packard TV R
Suppression wires. And in front of that distributor, a gloss black radiator
circulates coolant through pliable hoses and authentic tower clamps.
Behind that big engine a rugged, and original, turbo Hydra-Matic 3-speed automatic transmission
hangs a correct partial VIN and a non-Stage 455 (BA) assembled on April
28th (483) of 1970 (70) build plate in front of a familiar 10 bolt rear end
that's complete with tall 3.90 gears. At the ends of that drivetrain an
original Rally Ride Control suspension, which includes stiffer springs, a
rear stabilizer bar and a rear lower control arm assembly, combines with
factory power steering and factory power front disc and rear drum brakes to
provide quick stops and great handling. And at the corners of that chassis,
torque flows to the pavement through four chrome Magnum 500s which spin
fresh 245/60R15 Goodyear Eagle STs around clean red, white and blue center
caps. And speaking of floors the car's straight and solid pans, which are
bolted to a damage-free frame, still hang 99% of their satin black paint
over satin black suspension components that still retain much of their
Climb inside this timeless Buick muscle car and you'll find a mostly
original GM code 188 interior that is both comfortable and appealing.
Covered in pliable Madrid Grain surfaces, the car's firm front bucket and
rear bench seats are comfortable, solid and provide spacious seating for at
least four. At the center of the cockpit, an optional stainless-trimmed
console props an original horse shoe shifter above like-new black carpet,
heavy duty rubber floor mats and new sill plates. Above that console, a
warp-free dash hangs bright wood applique between original Rally gauges and
an original Sonomatic radio. Connecting the driver to the road is a great
looking original steering wheel which carefully positions three
satin-finished spokes around a small "BUICK" branded horn button. And
behind the passengers, a virtually untouched trunk frames an original
factory decklid decal, a full-size spare tire and a high quality
If you're a fan of ultimate Detroit muscle cars that are as pure as they
are cool, it just doesn't get any better than this awesome yellow Buick!
Call, click or visit http://RKMotorsCharlotte.com for more information!
133106 / 1970 Buick GSX
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Here at RK Motors, we've been rolling out some world class Buick GSXs
lately. Our latest addition to the arsenal is a frame-off restored Saturn
Yellow 1970 GSX Stage 1 which has won so many awards recently that you
might need an extra trailer to haul them around.
Nothing was left untouched as this GSX was given a professional, frame-off
rotisserie restoration. Every weld and gap is exceptional, giving this bold
and luxurious Buick the ability to win major points from any judge in any
organization. Step back and admire the consistency of the yellow paint
across every panel. Close the door to hear the confident thud that gave
Buick a reputation for rock solid cars. Take a moment to follow the GSX
side stripe as it flows to the back of the car and lines up perfectly with
the centered GSX spoiler decal.
The first thing a judge will notice when he walks up to this car is a sense
of craftsmanship in the details. The pristine red and white GSX decals and
red pin stripping combine with the Saturn Yellow and black paint to really
set the car off. New chrome bumpers, door handles and window trim add the
substance and class expected from a Buick. The factory hood mounted
tachometer completes the look and acts as a nice conversation piece.
Original equipment red, white and blue Buick tri-shield center caps adorn
Buick GSX specific chrome trimmed 15 inch Rallye wheels. Completing the
look are reproduction Super Wide Oval tires just like the tires the car
left the factory with.
Under the hood of this GSX resides a concours restored correct date coded
455 with the Stage 1 performance option. When up-fitted from the factory
with the Stage 1 performance package, the 455 benefitted from a hotter cam,
bigger valves, low restriction Exhaust
and revised jets in the Rochester Quadra-Jet carburetor. Buick claimed that
the car made 360 horsepower, but testing
showed that it actually produced around 425hp.
This GSX has no difficulty putting the power to the ground as it comes
equipped with the optional Rallye Ride Control Package. Rallye Ride Control
features a rear stabilizer bar, firmer front and rear shocks, rear firm
ride springs and rear lower control arm assemblies. Factory power assisted
front disc and rear drum brakes and variable ratio power steering keep
everything under control. Backing that 455 is a numbers matching, concours
restored GM TH400 3 Speed automatic. That hydramatic transmission sends
power to the rear wheels through a numbers matching Posi-Traction rear end
with 3.42 gears and a Buick high performance axle.
On the inside high quality vinyl seats and door panels are highlighted by
perfect red GS emblems and chrome trim. Optional custom front and rear
seatbelts with custom front shoulder belts and a full length console add to
the already impressive design. A factory optioned Rallye steering wheel
serves as the focal point and looks right at home in front of the upgraded
GSX dash. Featured in that dash is a factory option chrome trimmed gauge
and clock package and the correct Sonomatic AM radio.
The sell includes a CD of pictures documenting the frame-off concours
rotisserie restoration of the car at Then and Now Automotive. It also
includes documentation from the GSX Historic Society showing this car to be
GSX number 543 of 678 produced for 1970 and one of only 213 cars to include
the TH400 transmission. Included documentation from the Sloan Registry
features percentages of vehicles registered by state and year as well as
options sheet break downs, factory correspondence and marketing material.
Awards include a 2010 concours gold plaque from the GS Nationals, a 2010
concours gold plaque from the Buick Performance Group Nationals and a Best
of Show plaque from South East Rods and Customs.
There are nice cars and there are rare and significant cars which define an
era. The GSX is one of those cars and one of the most significant Buicks
ever produced. Fully documented and a national show winner; this GSX is the
right example for any serious Buick collector. Call, click or visit
http://rkmotorscharlotte.com for more information on this awesome Buick.