Buick Build Up - Part 1 (1972 Buick Skylark 350 coupe)
Fixing up a neglected 1972 buick Skylark. this is pretty much how i got it except for a lot of cleaning and polishing and the steering wheel and tint. It was done up on the cheap like the death proof car for Hell pizza as a competition prize and I won it. Its my daily driver so it wont ever be show class but my plan is to make it real nice.
The Best Buick Build Ever!
Time compressed build of a 1955 Buick Special custom rod. See this car go from stock to a custom frame, air ride, custom panels, amazing metal work, to paint, and finally completion. Apparently these things don't happen in less than 10 minutes, or even a week. See how it is *really* done. This ain't no TV show!
1972 Buick Skylark
1972 Buick Skylark with a Hi-Compression Buick 350-4
I've had this car since October 8th 2010, I'm a senior in High School and it is my first car, my dad payed for half of it and I payed for the other half. I pay for the performance goodies that go into it and the occasional parts that break too. I love driving this old monster even though premium gas prices are outrageous but the rumble and roar of that massive V8 are well worth it. I take pride in this car and my dad and I do most of the work on it ourselves, it's somewhat of a father-son project. We've done nothing but make this car a heck of a lot better than it was when we got it. In the great words of GS Club of America, going fast with class, that's what these Buicks do.
Stock HP: 175hp (for 1972 Buick 350-4 8.5:1 compression)
Rear-wheel HP: 226hp @ 4326 RPM (should be a little higher with the Hyfire and Mallory coil)
Rear-wheel Tourqe: 307.8 lb-ft @ 3372 RPM (should also be a little higher)
Net HP: approx. 260hp
Compression: 9.5:1 (not sure, but definitely higher than stock because without prem fuel I get spark knock with the correct fuel to air mixture)
Rear-end gears: 2.73:1 Open Differential (plan on getting a Limited Slip one)
Transmission: turbohydramatic 350 (with a shift kit for fun :D)
1972 Buick Gran Sport Convertible Auction
This is an absolutely beautiful classic 1972 Buick GS modified to a 1971. This Buick Gran Sport is a 455 Restomod Tribute car. Complete frame-off restoration with over $50,000 invested to bring this fine car to it's showroom condition.
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