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."
Jeff Brock Bonneville Buick
Jeff Brock, driving his "Bombshell Betty" 1952 Buick Super Riviera, sets a
new class world-record at Bonneville in early October 2012.
1970 Buick GS 455 Stage 1 Test Drive in Sonoma Wine Country
Visit http://www.leftcoastclassics.com/1970-buick-gs-stage1/ to see this
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.
Check out the link above for full details, pricing info and detailed photo
gallery. Then give me a call with your best offer.
Thanks for watching our Buick GS test drive video - please leave a nice big
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Video URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UcEWUNX--Q
1966 Buick Convertible Barn Find Rescue, Part 1
This is the story of a '66 Buick Special convertible that had been
abandoned in Arizona in 1978 by the family of Rick Pewe, editor of 4-Wheel
& Off-Road magazine. In 2011, the guys from HOT ROD Magazine, in
conjunction with Rick, spent four days bringing the car back from the dead
with plans to drive it home from Phoenix to Los Angeles. This is part 1,
with the hacking fun the guys had rescuing the car. Look for part two,
loaded with road-trip hilarity. The story is printed in the September 2011
issue of HOT ROD Magazine.
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!
My cousin Frank Mouthaan's totall rebuild Buick GSX. Listen to the great
sound of a V8 engine making a burnout from 0-100mls in 10secs.!!!!
1971 Buick GS GSX clone
This is a 71 Buick 455, almost completely new interior, 455 Buick with
Thumpr cam and Stage 1 2.25" intake valves. For sale on ebay
1970 Buick GS $24,900.00
True (434) GS, original Tennessee car, beautiful dark blue metallic paint,
black vinyl interior, matching numbers 350 ci/315 hp engine, Edelbrock 4
bbl, T/A Performance Stage 1 aluminum intake, headers, MSD ignition,
factory breather, power steering, T/A Performance aluminum valve covers,
power front disc brakes, factory air conditioning, 350 turbohydramatic transmission, bucket seats with
console, tilt wheel, factory dash with tach & gauges, factory am-fm radio,
8 trac, Flowmaster dual Exhaust with
chrome tips, 245/60/14 tries, factory 14" Sport wheels, hood tach, rear
deck spoiler, factory jack with spare, 65,000 miles, original build sheet,
Ready to Cruise!
Buick - 1985 Buick Grand National
Here's another great video from the History Channel's archive on the 1985
Buick Regal turbocharged Grand National.
Per the History Channel's exact video description:
attention-grabbing celebration of speed, the 1985 Grand National represents
Buick's return to muscle-car roots. Now, two teams of veteran mechanics try
to extract everything they can from the Grand National's made-for-speed
equipment (including turbo engines, fuel
injectors, and racing transmissions) to transform the car into a big, mean
The premise is simple: FULL THROTTLE selects two teams who are each given
the same model of classic car in a similar state of disrepair. They're
supplied with a garage, tools, and parts, and after 20 hours of repair
time, they battle it out in an old-fashioned drag-race on a certified
track. The winner keeps both cars. The loser keeps nothing.
They're fast, they're flashy, they reignited America's love of muscle
cars-and finally, the 1985 BUICK GRAND NATIONAL returns with a vengeance on
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?"