My Car Story with Lou Costabile 1970 Buick Gran Sport GS 455 Stage 1 with factory Desert Gold paint
On “My Car Story” we're in Rosemont IL at the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals on 11-20-14. We’re looking at a 1970 Buick Gran Sport GS 455 Stage 1 with factory Desert Gold paint. The car's Owner is Carl Rychlik. Carl’s had this car since 1996. This cars restoration took 8 years. From the looks of this car, the 9 years was all worth it because this car looks GREAT! ENJOY!
9 Second Buick GSX Stage2 GS Stage1 9.51 @ 140
We originally built this car with Frank Urbinati back in 1996.It debuted at the GS Nationals where it won the GS Pro Street class races. It was also the 1st GS Pro Street class car to break into the 9's at the time.Thanks to Frank this project came to life. Fast forward to 2010 and the car has been taken over by Bob Ortolani,the car still looks great and Bob decided to bring it up another level. We were happy to have the car come back to our shop and to have the opportunity to work with Bob and put together the new powerplant. The video shows the results of our 1st day out to tune the engine. The 1st two passes were shakedowns to check fuel/oil pressures and get a feel for the new combo. By the 3rd run we had posted a 9.62 @ 138 hitting the 7100rpm rev limiter chip! The 4th run was a 9.52 @ 140. On the 5th run it went 9.51 @ 140.65! After a good cool down and a timing adjustment we were ready to try for a 9.40 run, launching right off idle the car gave us a nice big unexpected wheelie! The wheelie sure lookes cool but we know we can go quicker with a little more suspension work to straighten out the launch and try to keep the front down. We're sure it'll go into the 9.40's yet and maybe even 30's after everything is worked out.
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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 California. 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. Donn Dabney 707-332-8331 Thanks for watching our Buick GS test drive video - please leave a nice big thumbs up and a like on this very cool Stage 1 Buick! Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/leftcoastclassics Google+: https://plus.google.com/115639340856344439203 Video URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UcEWUNX--Q