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!!!
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.
1970 Buick GS | Concours d'Lemons: HCCTV
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1972 Buick GS STK 1404
By now, everyone knows better than to mess with the big, bad, 455 GS
Buicks, right? Bordering on insanely overpowered from the factory, a few
bolt-on parts can turn these flying bricks into weapons that will leave
Dodge Viper owners sobbing. Sinister in that bright red paint job, this
well-restored, 700-mile car tells you all you need to know about Buick
performance in the late �70s. Sure the shape of the body says
conservative, but the way it�s dressed smacks you like a two-by-four to
the back of the head. The N25 bumper package and with a hood tack and 3
piece spoiler makes the exclamation point. You just can�t miss these cars
driving down the road, and by the time you�ve seen one, it�s already
too late�you won�t catch it and the new stainless steel brakes will
help keep it under control. On this particular car, the paint is in good
condition all around with factory panel alignment. The red is glossy and
deep, exactly the way you want it on one of these cruisers. There are a few
touch-ups here and there�the car is, after all, 39 years old�but even
with a numbers matching GS it�s clear that this car was never used as a
daily driver. All the glass is good, and the seals are supple, suggesting
that this car has been properly treated for its entire life. There are no
signs of damage to the bumpers, no little nicks on the leading edge of the
nose, and the flanks are thankfully free of parking lot door dings. This is
a nice car that presents well, and you know how hard it is to make red look
The engine on this car is 100% stock, except the original heads. In the car
are T/A aluminum heads port and polished that add that little extra
someth'n, someth'n when you mash the gas. With almost all of the original
equipment still intact. Look at the pictures and you can see how
well-maintained this car is. Everything is in very good condition and
it�s obvious that this car has never seen snow. There�s not any
additional flash under there, but it is 95% factory original and correct,
which is probably a lot more important on a relatively rare car like this
one. The 455 cubic inch motor is backed by the ultra-reliable T400
automatic, a transmission which has served honorably and faithfully behind
these big block motors. Out back there�s a set of 3.42 gears in posi trac
pumpkin, offering great off-the-line go and impressive high-speed cruising
The stock black GS interior is just as impressive as the exterior. The
dashboard is pure original. A set off Sunpro gauges mounted just below the
radio helps keep tabs on the performance of thie monster under the hood.
Regal, with the long, rectangular speedometer augmented by a small bar
graph style tachometer and Boost
gauge. The upholstery is in excellent condition with no excessive wear, and
certainly no rips, tears, or stains anywhere. The headliner is perfect, the
carpets look almost new, and the dashboard has no sign of cracking or sun
damage. The A/C blows cold, the AM/FM stereo woks properly, and the car is
ready for a summer�s worth of cruising and stop light grand prix.
This vehicle is located in our Charlotte, NC showroom. For more
information, please call (704) 598-2130 or toll free (866) 542-8392.
9 Second Buick GS Stage1
This was the car's 1st 9 sec. pass. Built around the GS Club Of America's
GS Street Eliminator Class rules. A real street car naturally aspirated
with a complete Exhaust system,full
interior etc. It is the first GS to run in the 9's using the original cast
iron Stage1 heads, under the GSE rules! It is a stock stroke 455 with an
.038 overbore to give it 464ci. It weighs 3500lbs and it idles smooth
enough to still run the power brakes! This pass was email@example.com mph and was
backed up with a 9.99@ 132.7 run.
1965 Buick Gran Sport - #126 NDY - Gateway Classic Cars - Indianapolis
For sale is a numbers matching 1965 Buick Gran Sport located in our
Indianapolis showroom. In 1965, Buick introduced the Gran Sport option to
the Skylark producing roughly 15,000 during this first year of production
with only 4,500 being the hardtop coupe like this one. This 1965 Buick
Gran Sport is powered by its original numbers matching 401 CID "Nail Head"
V8 engine, backed by Super Turbine 300 2-speed automatic transmission with
89,741 actual miles. The 401 "Nail Head" on this sharp GS came from the
factory putting out 325 horsepower and 445 ft./lbs.
of torque that will pin you to the seat. Options on this 1965 Buick Gran
Sport for sale include: AM Radio, Power Brakes, Power Steering, Seat
Belts, Vinyl Interior, and Raised White Letter Radial Tires. The exterior
is painted with a vibrant red paint and is topped with a black vinyl top.
The interior is decked out in black with front bucket leather seats and
center console along with a newly added headliner. Finishing off the
factory look are the correct 14" Buick Road wheels on all four corners. The
owners have recently added a new 2 1/4" Exhaust system which sound awesome as you step
on the gas. This Buick has been very well taken care of and has always
been garaged by its current owners. This car turns heads wherever it goes
and will sure to make the next owner proud as they are out enjoying this
car. To view this 1965 Buick Gran Sport in greater detail, including a
high def video, please visit www.GatewayClassicCars.com or our Indianapolis
showroom. For more information please call (317)688-1100.
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