Buick Regal GS 2012 & Buick GS Stage 1 1970 with McKeel Hagerty
Buick Regal GS 2012 & Buick GS Stage 1 1970 with McKeel Hagerty. In anticipation of Buick's returning GS based on the 2012 Regal, MotoMan heads across the pond to briefly drive its donor car, the Opel/Vauxhall Insignia OPC/VXR. Back stateside he visits with the Mayor of the Classic Car Hobby, McKeel Hagerty, CEO of Hagerty Classic Car Insurance and they drive the car that inspired it all, a 1970 Buick GS Stage 1 . . .
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1970 Buick GS 455 STK # 935 *SOLD*
Buick meant business when they rolled this 1970 GS out on the streets. Dressed in triple black this GS is mean. Under the hood is a 455ci V8 backed up by an automatic transmission. This GS is optioned with A/C, AM/FM radio, tilt wheel, power steering, power brakes, vinyl interior, Magnum rims and radial tires. This GS is one clean cruiser and plenty of power to lay waste to most cars on the street. If you would like more details give us a call today at toll free (866) 542-8392 or (704) 598-2130. We also welcome visitors to our Charlotte, NC showroom every day.
134023 / 1970 Buick GSX
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In 1970 Buick introduced the GSX as their answer to Pontiac's GTO Judge and Chevrolet's Chevelle SS454. Modestly rated at 360hp and 510 ft./lb. of torque, the GSX Stage 1 was described as a more luxurious HEMI 'Cuda because of its lighter weight and amazing power. In 2002, this particular example won a Senior Award from the Buick Club of America and the 'A' Body of The Year award at the Buick Nationals. In 2010 it racked up Concours Gold awards at both the Buick Performance Group Nationals and GS Nationals.
Literally every nut and bolt on this GSX Stage 1 has been replaced to factory standards and showroom shine to ensure that it gets the most points possible from any discerning judge. Every weld and gap is perfect making for excellent panel fit and functionality giving this Buick a menacing, yet luxurious appearance. Chrome bumpers, door handles and window trim add an element of class and luxury. The combination of black, white and chrome is complemented by small splashes of color like the rear GSX decals and red pin stripping around the GSX side stripe. Red, white and blue Buick tri-shield center caps are bolted to GSX specific chrome trimmed 15 inch Rallye wheels. Those stylish Rallye wheels are wrapped in reproduction Super Wide Oval tires as if the car had just left the factory.
Buick's mighty 455 big block V8 was one of the first motors to utilize thin wall casting and as a result is lighter than a comparable Chevrolet 454. Take one look under the hood at the numbers matching 455 and you'll see why this GSX is a gold winning car. Everything from the battery to the decals has been restored to showroom quality and nothing less than best of show. This particular GSX was up fitted from the factory with the Stage 1 performance package which added a hotter cam, bigger valves, low restriction Exhaust and revised jets in the Rochester Quadra-Jet carburetor. The result is an unpublished rating of 425hp and a ride that you'll never forget.
This GSX also features Buick's Rallye Ride Control Package which includes a rear stabilizer bar, firmer front and rear shocks, rear firm ride springs and rear lower control arm assemblies. Connecting that massive power with this enhanced driving system is a factory option, numbers matching close-ratio 4-speed transmission. Equipped in only 188 Buick GSX's for 1970, that transmission sends the torque to the ground via 3.64 gears in a numbers matching high performance Buick Posi-Traction rear axle. At the front corners, factory power assisted discs and at the rear corners, factory power assisted drums bring everything to a stop. The guys at Then and Now topped off the restoration with a new fuel tank, new fuel lines, new brake lines, new body mounts and a fresh GM black undercoating.
This sale includes documentation from the GSX Historic Society showing the car to be GSX number 622 of 678 produced for 1970. Also included are Concours gold plaques from the GS Nationals and Buick Performance Group Nationals as well as the Buick Club of America gold medal, affixed to the grille of the car, signifying senior award status. The car features a numbers matching 455 V8, a numbers matching 4 speed close ratio transmission and a numbers matching 3.64 high performance rear end. It is one of 178 Apollo White cars produced and one of 188 cars equipped with the manual transmission.
Even after 40 years the interior of the GSX still feels luxurious and comfortable. The gauge cluster consists of a clock and brightwork set against wood grain texture. The seats and door panels feature upgraded vinyl, adding to the fresh feeling created by the nicer GSX dash.
This gorgeous GSX has the hardware to satisfy your wants and the class to fulfill your needs. It has enough power under its hood, luxury behind its doors and trophies under its belt to make any car guy happy. The sale includes concours gold plaques from the GS Nationals and Buick Performance Group Nationals and documentation from the GSX Historic Society. Call today for a chance to own this award winning car!
133106 / 1970 Buick GSX
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Here at RK Motors, we've been rolling out some world class Buick GSXs lately. Our latest addition to the arsenal is a frame-off restored Saturn Yellow 1970 GSX Stage 1 which has won so many awards recently that you might need an extra trailer to haul them around.
Nothing was left untouched as this GSX was given a professional, frame-off rotisserie restoration. Every weld and gap is exceptional, giving this bold and luxurious Buick the ability to win major points from any judge in any organization. Step back and admire the consistency of the yellow paint across every panel. Close the door to hear the confident thud that gave Buick a reputation for rock solid cars. Take a moment to follow the GSX side stripe as it flows to the back of the car and lines up perfectly with the centered GSX spoiler decal.
The first thing a judge will notice when he walks up to this car is a sense of craftsmanship in the details. The pristine red and white GSX decals and red pin stripping combine with the Saturn Yellow and black paint to really set the car off. New chrome bumpers, door handles and window trim add the substance and class expected from a Buick. The factory hood mounted tachometer completes the look and acts as a nice conversation piece. Original equipment red, white and blue Buick tri-shield center caps adorn Buick GSX specific chrome trimmed 15 inch Rallye wheels. Completing the look are reproduction Super Wide Oval tires just like the tires the car left the factory with.
Under the hood of this GSX resides a concours restored correct date coded 455 with the Stage 1 performance option. When up-fitted from the factory with the Stage 1 performance package, the 455 benefitted from a hotter cam, bigger valves, low restriction Exhaust and revised jets in the Rochester Quadra-Jet carburetor. Buick claimed that the car made 360 horsepower, but testing showed that it actually produced around 425hp.
This GSX has no difficulty putting the power to the ground as it comes equipped with the optional Rallye Ride Control Package. Rallye Ride Control features a rear stabilizer bar, firmer front and rear shocks, rear firm ride springs and rear lower control arm assemblies. Factory power assisted front disc and rear drum brakes and variable ratio power steering keep everything under control. Backing that 455 is a numbers matching, concours restored GM TH400 3 Speed automatic. That hydramatic transmission sends power to the rear wheels through a numbers matching Posi-Traction rear end with 3.42 gears and a Buick high performance axle.
On the inside high quality vinyl seats and door panels are highlighted by perfect red GS emblems and chrome trim. Optional custom front and rear seatbelts with custom front shoulder belts and a full length console add to the already impressive design. A factory optioned Rallye steering wheel serves as the focal point and looks right at home in front of the upgraded GSX dash. Featured in that dash is a factory option chrome trimmed gauge and clock package and the correct Sonomatic AM radio.
The sell includes a CD of pictures documenting the frame-off concours rotisserie restoration of the car at Then and Now Automotive. It also includes documentation from the GSX Historic Society showing this car to be GSX number 543 of 678 produced for 1970 and one of only 213 cars to include the TH400 transmission. Included documentation from the Sloan Registry features percentages of vehicles registered by state and year as well as options sheet break downs, factory correspondence and marketing material. Awards include a 2010 concours gold plaque from the GS Nationals, a 2010 concours gold plaque from the Buick Performance Group Nationals and a Best of Show plaque from South East Rods and Customs.
There are nice cars and there are rare and significant cars which define an era. The GSX is one of those cars and one of the most significant Buicks ever produced. Fully documented and a national show winner; this GSX is the right example for any serious Buick collector. Call, click or visit http://rkmotorscharlotte.com for more information on this awesome Buick.
1970 Buick GS Stage 1 Frame-Off Restored
Just a quick walk around and drive of my friends '70 GS Stage 1. John Osborne did the frame, trans, rear, engine, ran all the lines and wiring, brakes, etc. Indigo Blue GM paint.
Roberta makes a low 11 second pass in HER 1970 Buick GS Stage1 455 at Norwalk Buick Raceday
American Muscle Showdown on KUSI
The American Muscle Showdown was on KUSI News Station promoting the huge car show coming to San Diego December 11&12, 2010 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.
1970 Buick GS | Concours d'Lemons: HCCTV
This week on Hagerty Classic Car TV: Mustang prepares for a redesign in 2014, the popular Concours d'Lemons showcases unique vehicles and we ride along in a rare 1970 Buick GS 455 Stage 1. For more visit http://www.hagerty.com
Test Drive - 1970 Buick GSX 455 Stage One V8 Tribute Muscle Car
I thought you'd like a look at this 1970 Buick GSX tribute that we took out for spin. It's equipped with a 455c.i. 4BBL (Performance Built) V8, Automatic (turbo 400) Transmission, 10 Bolt Rear w/ 3.55 Limited Slip, Power Steering, Power Disc Brakes, Factory Air Conditioning, Hood Tach, AM Radio, Nice Chrome & Glass, Buckets/Console w/ Staple Shifter, Seat Belts, Spare, Jack, & Tool. Dual Sport Mirrors, Functional Hood Scoops Feed the Ram Air Induction, Beautiful Fit & Finish, Custom Dual Exhaust System, Gorgeous Saturn Yellow w/ Painted GSX Stripes, Buick Rallye Wheels w/ BFG Radial T/A Tires, An Original GS Car Re-Created into a GSX, GSX Equipment, Front & Rear Spoilers, Great Attention to Detail, Runs & Drives Fantastic, No Expense Spared in the Resto & Build of this Muscle Car! Stunning Example & Tribute to the Classic GSX! Thanks for checking it out!
Filmed at Fast Lane Classic Cars in St Charles, Missouri
The background music track is Whiskey on the Mississippi by Kevin MacLeod. Available under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license. Download link:http://music.incompetech.com/royaltyfree2/Whiskey%20on%20the%20Mississippi.mp3
Instruments: Guitar, Bass, Kit, Organ, EP
With a jumping bass and off-beat syncopation, this is straight from Memphis' Beale Street. The Hammond organ and electric guitar play together as longtime friends, while the melody changes hands from guitar to organ to electric piano. 011
Bouncy, Grooving 2010
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Buick GS Hard Acceleration!
I record this classic Buick GSX convertible having a little fun, short but cool video!
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