1971 BUICK GSX 455 1 OF ONLY 124 MADE SOLD! NEW UPDATE FINISHED AND HAS BEEN SOLD!!!
This is a original 1971 Buick GSX 455 car. Yes this is a original, NOT A CLONE, 1 of only 124 ever made in 71 that includes 350, 455 and 455 stage 1 cars all together. This car is registered in the GSX registry. This car was not known to exist until it was discovered a little while ago. There are 3 known so far out of all 1971 GXS's to have a paint code of 62 which is Bittersweet Mist. The others Bittersweet Mist GSX's are restored one is only a 350 engine and 350 auto tranny car. The other is a stage 1 455 car. So this is the only 455 engine 1971 GSX made in the color Bittersweet Mist to date.
I have talked to the original owner and have a document that has been signed by him and notorized stating that this is a true 1971 GSX, which he bought on march 12, 1971. I have the original protecto plate This car is a 4owner car, and can be traced to every owner and all the owners are still alive. This was bought brand new at Key Buick & Opel in Jacksonville, Florida on 3/12/71. It stayed in Florida until mid 1979, then it went to the last of the 3 owners in Alabama where it stayed until about a month ago 2/1/08. Now it resides with me here in Pa. This was always a southern car and is about 98% rust free. It has just a little around the back rear window and a pin hole in the rear seat pan and where the battery box is, that was because of a leaky battery but thats it. I have alot of picture of the doors, trunk, floors, fenders, rad support, frame, etc and all of that is 100% solid. This is a very original car with the exception for the block as it was damaged back in the late 1970's and could not be repaired so it was changed with another but the rest of the car is all near original as you see it in the video. This car has had the passenger side door fixed back in 1971 only 3 months after it was new this was told to me by the original owner. The paint is nearly all original with the exception for the drivers door and rear quater. The interior, transmission, which is the original matching numbers turbo 400, original posi rear end, suspension, etc. This is a unmolested car that still retains, from what I can tell, all of it's original sheetmetal with the exception of the drivers door from what I can tell. you can see in the pictures the faded original paint as well as the original faded painted GSX stripes and hood treatment and the faded GSX decals. This car has a tanish interior and has the following options 455 motor, automatic turbo 400, air conditioning, GSX option, Bittersweet Mist paint, tan bucket seat interior, center console, courtesy light package, front and rear bumperettes, power steering, power disk brakes, 3:42 posi rear end heavy duty 10 bolt that only came on the GSX,15" ralley rims. It is sometimes hard to find 1970 GSX's but there out there as they made 678 and they only came in 2 colors yellow or white now compare that to a 1971 GSX which they only made 124 period and you can get them now in special order colors because every GSX had to be special ordered, that was the only way you could get one. If anyone wants a chance to own a original 1971 GSX here is your chance. These cars in #1 condition will bring near $150,000 because of what they are. The car was inspected by a very well know GSX expert and National judge( Duane Heckman of philadelphia, pa.). He shared his findings and pictures with a other well known GSX judge to also verify that THIS IS A GENUINE 1971 GSX. He took every date code he could find. He proved that the car has all of it's original sheetmetal with the exception of the drivers side door. The drivers door is a genuine GM part but was put on the car a couple months after it was purchased. There was some damage on the very front of the drivers side quater as well. This is why the black paint is mostly off the drivers side stripe. These 2 areas were repainted in 1971 as well as the stripes. Now the rest of the car still reatains it's original paint and stripes as well as GSX decals. The proof is in the stripes being that they are original to the car. The spoiler, tach, wheels, interior, bumpers, headlight assemblys, hood, suspension are all original to the car. All of the options on the car was also verified. I hope this helps everyone out. There is proof on this car and it is now documented as a true original 1971 GSX in bittersweet mist. if anyone has any questions about the inspection please email me or call 570-875-7109. Thanks for your interest...
UPDATE::::: The car has had a rotisserie high grade restoration and recieved Gold 2 times and the nationals. The car is for sale. The car was put back to factory specs everywhere as well as finding a correct block. If anyone is interested please feel free to call me. Sorry the car has been sold for $100,000.
If anyone has any questions please email me or call Me(Marty) at 570-875-7109.
GBody 10/12 Bolt Chevy Rear End Big Disc brake upgrade, DO IT YOURSELF (PART 1)
READ DESCRIPTION- This rear end came out of and is going in a GBody
Doing this video, first of all, because I can. Second to provide a more descriptive how to on doing a rear disc upgrade for your Chevy 10/12 Bolt rear end. With slight modification to your housing ends, you can put 98-2002 Camaro rear disc brakes on the car, changing the drums. You can also save a ton of money, if you pull decent used parts from a donor car (at the junk yard) and if you catch them on a half off day, you will save even more money. I usually have a setup laying around, but instead of buying them from someone, I encourage you to pull them yourself.
You can pull them off the donor vehicle, by taking the rear wheels off (if they are on), removing the rear caliper and pabs (retaining the bolts/hardware). the you will need to pull the axles (which is done the same way I show you in the video). then pull the ebrake/backing plate assembly and all bolts... if you want, pull the ebrake cable too, this may help you modify your vehicle so that the ebrake works properly.
I do not know everything, but if you ask any questions, I will share what I do know.
What you will need:
- donor rear brakes (either new or) from a 09-02 Camaro
- longer studs, 10 (at least 2.5" long) and for your vehicles proper knurl diameter
- gear oil (and additive, if you have a posi unit)
- 3/8 inch drill bit and smaller bit for pilot holes (must be able to drill through steel)
- sawzaw, hand saw, grinder, torch, or whatever you can use to cut thick metal
- should replace the seals and bearings while you are at it
- I normally get new rotors and pads (brake motive has them for crazy cheap)
- disc/disc prop valve, or modify your stock, or add adj prop valve to rear line
- shock relocation brackets, which can be made from angle iron, misc bolts/nuts
Last but not least, you need COMMON SENSE! I may have missed a thing or to in the list but it will be explained in the video.
Certain aftermarket 15" wheels may work with this upgrade, but you will more than likely need 16" or larger wheels. Do your research...
9 Second Buick GS Stage1
This was the car's 1st 9 sec. pass. Built around the GS Club Of America's GS Street Eliminator Class rules. A real street car naturally aspirated with a complete Exhaust system,full interior etc. It is the first GS to run in the 9's using the original cast iron Stage1 heads, under the GSE rules! It is a stock stroke 455 with an .038 overbore to give it 464ci. It weighs 3500lbs and it idles smooth enough to still run the power brakes! This pass was email@example.com mph and was backed up with a 9.99@ 132.7 run.
9 Second Buick GSX Stage2 GS Stage1 9.51 @ 140
We originally built this car with Frank Urbinati back in 1996.It debuted at the GS Nationals where it won the GS Pro Street class races. It was also the 1st GS Pro Street class car to break into the 9's at the time.Thanks to Frank this project came to life. Fast forward to 2010 and the car has been taken over by Bob Ortolani,the car still looks great and Bob decided to bring it up another level. We were happy to have the car come back to our shop and to have the opportunity to work with Bob and put together the new powerplant. The video shows the results of our 1st day out to tune the engine. The 1st two passes were shakedowns to check fuel/oil pressures and get a feel for the new combo. By the 3rd run we had posted a 9.62 @ 138 hitting the 7100rpm rev limiter chip! The 4th run was a 9.52 @ 140. On the 5th run it went 9.51 @ 140.65! After a good cool down and a timing adjustment we were ready to try for a 9.40 run, launching right off idle the car gave us a nice big unexpected wheelie! The wheelie sure lookes cool but we know we can go quicker with a little more suspension work to straighten out the launch and try to keep the front down. We're sure it'll go into the 9.40's yet and maybe even 30's after everything is worked out.
Buick GS 1970 Stage 2
solid roller cam 464" Buick
254/260 on 112 lsa
street car, pump gas
Rebuilding 12 bolt truck rearend
This is a video I made about a rear end that I was rebuilding in my shop. This is not suppose to be a complete how to video. I just wanted to share some of my tips and tricks that I have learned over the year.
1968 Buick GS Skylark Gran Sport Burnout
This is our 1968 Buick GS 400. it has the 400CiD V8 & 445ft-lbs of torque, along with 325Bhp
Only alterations from stock are an Edelbrock Carburetor & an Aluminum Performance Exhaust System
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1967 Buick Riviera GS 455CID FOR SALE