This is my 69 Buick Special Deluxe (which is actually pretty hard to find now-a-days. They're mostly Skylarks and GSs now) I got a little over a week ago. Got it for $2500. Its in fantastic condition for being non-restored for 41 years. Got a 250ci Chevy Straight-6 (the smallest engine you could get on the car at the time) and a 3 speed stick on the tree. I love this car so much!
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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1953 Buick Super - Special
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1968 BUICK ELECTRA 225 CONVERTIBLE - THE BUICK FLAGSHIP
The Buick Electra 225 is Buick's large, luxurious model technically just
below the Cadillac in the GM tier. This '68 Electra convertible is 1 of
7,976 produced this year and one of 7 Electra models. The other six models
are the hardtop sedan, hardtop coupe, 4-door sedan, Custom hardtop sedan,
coupe and 4-door sedan. All Electras are powered by a V-8 430 cid that
created 360 bhp. A large and powerful engine to push around 4,285 lbs.
The Buick models beneath Electra in descending order are the Riviera,
Wildcat, LeSabre, Gran Sport, Sportwagon, Skylark and Special Deluxe.
Features of the Electra were the continuing VentiPorts, leather uphostery,
full dish wheelcovers, massive bumpers, and full widh taillights. So the
Electra is a big car, big luxury, and big power. This example is an
original survivor and unrestored Buickand in excellent condition. Thanks
very much for viewing this '68 Buick Electra.
1969 Buick Special Deluxe Driving Video
This is my 1969 Buick Special Deluxe. I'm 16 and it's my first car and
first love. It's a 3 in the tree (so pay attention to how fast I can shift)
with a chevy 250 in it. All original. 155HP/235Ft-lbs. I bark the tires
into second in the video a few times.
Chevy, Olds, Pontiac and Buick V8 engines are not the same!
Evidently a segment of the automotive enthusiast population does not
believe that the four main GM divisions had their own versions of a V8. In
addition there may be people who simply never knew that fact.
In this video I show photos of a 350 cid engine from Buick, Oldsmobile,
Pontiac and Chevrolet and highlight the differences in each. Buick and
Pontiac V8 engines went out of production in 1980, Oldsmobile's in 1990 and
of course the Chevy versions lasted a lot longer because they were cheaper
to produce and easier to smog/mpg certify.
I challenge anyone to video themselves removing a Chevy SBC head and then
installing it on a Pontiac, Olds or Buick engine.
1957 Buick Roadmaster - Jay Leno's Garage
The boulevard ride - pure Dynaflow
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1957 Buick Roadmaster - Jay Leno's Garage
1955 Buick Century, the 'Banker's Hotrod'
A long time friend of the family, Fred, passed away last December. An
earlier movie, one of the last time Fred drove the car, can be seen on this
link, driving down the exact road a couple of years ago.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DyJgriURTU&feature=relmfu His passion was
the restoration of old cars, two examples of which are the '72 Vista
Cruiser and '80 Eagle featured on my channel in which he played a part of.
This 1955 Buick Century, which Fred had since roughly 1967, was one of his
pride and joys. Over the last few years I had the opportunity to take him
for drives in the car, please see my channel for some of the drives. His
wife is now allowing me to take the car out to exercise it, and we will get
the car back in tune so she will be able to drive it safely once the
stalling issue is dealt with, the gasoline is sour, and the carburetor was
on it's way out when the car was put away last year, now it is really
calling for attention, and the generator brushes or the regulator is
sticking. Regardless, this old gem took Glenn, Josh and myself for a ride
back to a more simple time on the hottest 4th of July on record in the
area. The car will be getting a massive cleaning and polishing, and movies
showing the engine will be coming soon. The statistics on the car are:322
cubic inch V8 with a 4-barrel carburetor, Dynaflow automatic, powers
steering, Tredel-Vac (spelling?) power brakes, radio with front and rear
speaker. This was just about the first year for a 4-door hardtop mass
produced vehicle. A really nice look with all the windows down, and
despite being a mostly black car on a hot day, it was not uncomfortable to
drive, a nice thing about the old cars it seems. Normally one leaves the
Dynaflow in 'Drive', the 5-element torque converter doing the seamless
shifting, but because the car was stalling out, or really trying to, I
started out in low many times as the more sharp eyed will notice. This
allowed the engine to spin up faster, getting over that hump which I
suspect may be the metering rods being sticky, etc. These Buick vehicles
of the era were known as 'Banker's Hotrods' for the fact they were very
stately vehicles and the demographics which usually purchased them, but
when pushed, could easily do 0-60 in 10 seconds, and well over 100 miles
per hour, pretty neat for a big car back in the day. The name 'Century' is
derived from a term some engineers from General Motors heard being said in
England in the 1930's when car enthusiasts on that side of the pond were
making reference to breaking the 100 mile per hour mark. Note that the
California Highway Patrol used these cars back in the day for their speed
and agility. Only the Cadillacs, Oldsmobiles and Lincolns along with the
new small-block Chevrolets/Corvettes could give the Buicks a good run for
the money back then.
1951 BUICK SPECIAL, LOW END BUICK MODEL
THIS SPECIAL IS A SERIES 40 AT THE LOW END OF BUICK MODELS THIS YEAR -
NOTICE THERE IS ONLY 3 BUICK PORTHOLES. THE NEXT MODEL UP IS THE SERIES
50, SUPER. THE TOP OF THE LINE, SERIES 70 IS THE ROADMASTER. UNDER THE
SIDE OPENING HOOD WOULD LIE AN L HEAD 263 CID WITH 128 HP. HOWEVER, THE
OWNER OF THIS SPECIAL PLACED A BUICK 350 CID UNDER THE HOOD. BUICK IS
ANOTHER MAKE THAT IN THE EARLY FIFTIES HAD A SIGNATURE " TOOTHY " GRILLE.
THIS IS ANOTHER FIFTIES CAR THAT HAS THAT "GUNSIGHT" HOOD ORNAMENT. IT
ALSO HAS THAT 3-PIECE REAR WINDOW THAT IN A COUPLE OF YEARS TECHNOLOGY
WOULD BE ABLE TO PRODUCE A ONE PIECE REAR BACKLIGHT. THIS '51 SPECIAL IS
ONE OF 87,848 4-DOOR SEDANS MADE. THE DEALER SRP WAS $2,185. THE WEIGHT
WAS A HEFTY 3,680 LBS. ALL IN ALL, THIS BUICK WITH JUST A FEW
MODIFICATIONS IS PRACTICALLY A FACTORY EXAMPLE. THANKS VERY MUCH FOR
VIEWING THIS VERY SPECIAL BUICK.
1962 Buick Skylark Street Cruiser
A 1962 Buick Skylark Street Cruiser that I shot at the Georgia Mountain
Moonshine Cruize In 2013....Who Hot Rods a Skylark....Bob's son did...very
nice car...Check it out!!...Make sure you follow me so you don't miss any
of the other awesome videos I shot at this show!!
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1955 Buick Special Barn Find
The storage for some old vehicles has been lost, the property was sold,
hence the barn must be cleared for the new owners. This '55 Buick was
sitting the corner, minus rear wheels and axle shafts, we saw the
differential gears were missing, hence the disassembled unit. The ceiling
was low in the barn, thus we used the car dolly, after jacking up the rear
end of the car carefully. With 1 tire completely flat (what a wrestling
act!) and the other one pretty low, the car was finally coaxed out of the
barn, into the light after umpteen years. Thanks to Josh showing up to do
his chores and helping us to safely get the car back up the road by helping
to secure the car tightly to the dolly, then using his Kubota tractor with
the flashing signals to ward off cars speeding up the road. It was quite
the setup we had pulling the car backwards, myself steering like an old
hook and ladder firetruck to help the car around curves and turns.