George’s 1967 Buick GS400 

1967 Buick GS400 www.BuickStreet.com

1967 Buick GS400 www.BuickStreet.com

 

Specifications:

Year: 1967
Make: Buick
Model: GS400
Body Type: Coupe
Engine: 455 cubic inch V8
Location: NYC USA
George writes…

  • 455 Bored over .038
  • JE forged lightweight pistons
  • ARP Rod bolts
  • 10.6.1 compression
  • Stage1 heads
  • TA Intake Manifold
  • Holley 800 double pumper
  • Full MSD Ignition including MSD distributor with 6AL box
  • TA 290-08H 525 Lift Hydraulic cam,
  • TA 1.65 Roller Rockers,
  • Poston 1 7/8 headers with 3 1/2″collectors
  • 2 1/2″ exhaust with twin chamber Flowmaster mufflers
  • Tremec TKO 5-Speed gearbox
  • Centerforce 11″ dual friction clutch
  • Lakewood scattershield
  • Chevy 12 bolt rear
  • Moroso Brute Strength Posi 3:73 gears
  • Moser axles
  • Wilwood 12 1/2″ drilled and slotted rotors front and rear
  • 4 piston caliper brakes
  • 17×9 1/2″ Budnik Fontana Rear wheels
  • 275-40-17 Yokohama A520 Rear tyres
  • 17×8 Budnik Fontana Front wheels
  • 245-45-17 Yokohama A520`s Front tyres
  • Hothckis suspension including springs
  • Edelbrock IAS shocks all around
  • 1 1/4″ front anti-sway bar
  • 1 1/8″ rear anti-sway bar
  •  

…next on the list is probably air ride suspension.

I bought the car in 1996. It used to be pearl white with a black vinyl top. It’s an original 4-speed car with air conditioning and I still have the original 4-speed and rear end.

The motor was a 430 when I bought the car. The previous owner had told me that the original 400 blew a rod (through the block) and was not repairable.

Over the years I would see a lot of Chevelles and other cars getting converted into G-machines and I became very interested in that look so I went to work on it slowly.

Over the years, I’ve spent a lot of time, effort and money to get it this way and I get quite a lot of good comments from a lot of people.

If I go to a show or a cruise-in, people hover over it like hawks, people just stop to stare at it whether I am driving buy or just parked somewhere. The other thing that’s good about it is that its not just an ordinary car like a Chevelle or a Mopar which you see a lot of especially converted to a G-machine,

George, you have created a truly amazing car. With the acceleration of a drag race contender, the handling and stopping abilities of a circuit racer and the classic styling of a 60’s American muscle car, it is, quite clearly, the best of all worlds. I can certainly understand the reaction you get from admiring on-lookers. I’d bet every one of them would want to drive it home and I’d be no exception.

Bill

  1. LW Said,

    The Astoria Park, Hell Gate and Triborough Bridge bring back childhood memoirs. This picture sparked a trip down memoir lane. In the year 1970 the first muscle car I rode in was also 67 Buick GS400. He, Calvin was his name, had a 4 spd dark green exterior with a black vinyl top. It was raise up, that was the trend in those days. He let me and my buddies out at 18th Street and Astoria Park. It was a sunny day during summer time. I was 15, now I’m almost 60 but I still remember the good old days.

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