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.
|Engine:||Stage 1 455 ci Buick V8|