Archive for the ‘Buick GS Gran Sport’ Category

8 Sep, 2010

1967 Buick GS400

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 Sep, 2010

1970 Buick GSX

1970 Buick GSX
1970 Buick GSX
 I had been searching for several years for the right 70 GSX after having owned some of GM’s finest cars including a 70 LS6 chevelle, 70 olds 442 W-30 and several others. The one elusive car was the 70 GSX, I wanted a saturn yellow car, matching numbers and the Stage-1 option of course, with no frills, meaning no A/C or power windows …etc.

After many phone calls over the years and many disappointments and dead ends I finally found what sounded like the right car. It was owned by a well known Buick collector, Bob Lindquist, who had some of his cars featured in Musclecar Review including the factory stock drags against a few Hemi powered cars. The car was bought from its original owner in Texas by Bob and then a year later by me. It seemed to good to be true, the car had its original drivetrain, Stage-1 option, saturn yellow, no A/C or other power options, a full build-sheet and body production order and most of all a very clean rust free body and undercarriage.

 After flying out to Montreal canada where the car was being stored, I looked the car over very well and was impressed so a deal was struck. The original motor and tranny was fully gone over by Keith Diabo a longtime GSX owner and afficianado who has a restoration shop (GS Autobody) in Kahnawake, Canada. I also had the hood and side stripes repainted with the correct flat black and some minor panel touch ups and added a lot of detailing in the engine compartment, rechromed the bumpers as well as a few minor upgrades. These including a 2.5 inch flowmaster exhaust, an electronic ignition conversion, and 8 inch rallys out back with 275-60 BF Goodrich tires, other than that its stock.

Now I have my perfect dreamcar and since the Buick bug took hold, I also purchased an 87 Grand National with 40k original miles! I think I can be content with only these 2 beasts…for now.

 

Specifications:

 

Year: 1970
Make: Buick
Model: GSX
Body Type: Coupe
Engine: Stage 1 455 ci Buick V8
Paint: Saturn Yellow
Ray writes…