Buick GS Stage 1 Collection Mecum Chicago 2013
http://tinyurl.com/k36nch7 A pinnacle year for muscle cars was 1970, and
the '70 Stage 1 Buicks were the fastest regular-production, non-sports cars
of the time. Consignor Mike Guarise talks about his collection and the it's
significance in the muscle car market.
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.!!!!
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?"
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
1970 Buick GS Stage 1
1970 Buick GS
If you are looking for a muscle car but don't want the same Camaro with racing stripes as the
other guys then you have found the next piece for your collection. With
the split style grill like a Firebird or Oldsmobile and long roofline like
a Chevelle the Buick Gran Sport creates a look that is all its own. This
1970 Buick GS was fully restored and has a beautiful finish. It is always
a hit at car shows where it is always one of the more unique muscle cars in
the lot. It is coated a very nice Red that has a great shine. The correct
style hood is in place with dual center air dams that just add to that over
all tough appearance. There is no doubt the car has a look that tells
others you just don't want to mess with it. The chrome bumpers have a
great shine and are cleanly mounted in place. All of the stainless trim
around the grill, windows, and down the side have a nice finish with no
issues. The rocker panel trim has matching Red paint and shines just as
nicely as the rest. The glass is all in good condition and with a slight
tint looks great next to the Red. The correct GS and Stage 1 emblems are
mounted in place on the rear deck, front fenders, and front grill with
nothing missing. The dual style headlights are nicely framed with polished
trim and work properly. Under all 4 corners are a nice set of Rally style
wheels that are a combo of chrome and Black.
Powering this matching down the road is the correct style GS Stage 1 455
motor that is finished out in the original style. The air dams on the hood
were certainly not for show and feed air into the original style air
cleaner that is even topped with the correct decals. Chrome valve covers
have been added with most other components having a nice Black finish. The
The interior is complete in all Black and the dual front bucket seats are
very comfortable. Headrests are in place and the seat backs are
adjustable. They sit to each side of the original center console which
often gets lost on some of these old classics. It is accented with the
correct wood trim which you will also find on the dash. The original
gauges, knobs, and switches are all there and working well. The factory AC
system utilizes the original vents inset into the dash and blows cold.
check it out at
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70 Buick GS Stage 1 vs Radical 69 Camaro SS
Stock 1970 Buick 455 Stage 1 engine with pump gas vs 454 with gears and
converter in a 69 Camaro SS. Listen to the
difference in cams etc towards the end. The owner of both even said he was
pissed till he realized they were both his cars so why be mad the buick was
1970 Buick Skylark GS 455 Review Video
Review Video. Restored 455 Buick, out for a little run. Strong running
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1972 BUICK GS STAGE ONE - CURTAIN CALLS FOR THIS ONE
Buick threw it's hat in for a muscle car with this GS Stage One. Included
with this limited edition Buick are: Stage 1 package included (under
rated*) 360hp@4400rpm, 510lbs/ft@2800rpm 455, chrome valve covers, HD turbo 400 automatic transmission, 3.42
positraction rear differential, rallye suspension, HD cooling, dual Exhaust, power steering, power disc brakes,
15 X 7 chrome rallye wheels with G60/15 tires, tachometer and gauges,
bucket seats with floor shifter and console, air conditioning and tinted
glass, tilt column with rallye steering wheel , cruise control, power
windows, power locks, electric trunk release, rear window defrost,
The rear spoiler and GSX paint package were added at the dealership. The
paint on this Stage is called Cascade Blue Iridescent. So you see, that
this was a fully loaded, luxury, muscle car, and limited edition Buick.
Amazingly enough, I stumble across yet another rare limited edition car.
This Buick GS Stage One is spectacular. Thanks very much for viewing this
rare Buick Stage One.