1971 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, through-bumper Exhaust.
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. How rare is this Stage One? Only 801 built in 1971. 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.
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.
1971 Buick GS Convertible
Buick GS convertible equipped with 455 stage 1 engine and 4 speed transmission. This car was restored and is very close to stock including the #7040246 MD quadrajet and cast iron Exhaust manifolds. Engine modifications include forged pistons, stainless steel valves, Crower cam with Rhoads lifters, TA oil pump and Pertronix ignition in the stock #1112016 distributor housing. This how Buick went "Fast With Class" back in the day.
1972 Buick GS Stage 1 does the quarter mile at Muslepalooza and Wins!!!
My dads all original (minus one repaint), # matching 1972 Buick GS Stage 1 auto does the quarter mile at Musclepalooza @ Lebanon Vally Raceway. The drivetrain has never been touched and has 110,000 miles on it. This wasn't the fastest run as his first run (and first time ever with this car) ran a 14.43 if he had traction off the line the times would probably be closer to 14 flat. He ran a 14.61 @ 94mph and wins!!!
2002 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24: 12.876 @ 110.470
Brian, Engine: Hybrid cams, UR Pulley, Turbos: Garret T3/04e --- .60 a/r compressor housing with a 60 trim compressor wheel, and a .63 a/r turbine housing with a stage 3 wheel Tires: Street Tires