SUMMARY * Highly original survivor that's logged only 34,822 miles * Scored 389 out of 400 points to be awarded Buick Club of America Gold honors * Original 455 cubic inch Stage 1 V8 * Original Muncie M21 4-speed manual transmission * Correct Diplomat Blue paint / Correct Black top * Correct Black interior * Correct 10-bolt rear axle / Correct posi-traction differential / Correct 3.42 gears * Sale includes: Partial owner history / Sloan Museum Documentation / GSCA judging sheets * Correct power steering / Correct power front disc and rear drum brakes * Correct Rallye Ride Control Suspension / Chrome Rallye wheels ---------- Like the Wildcat that came before it, Buick's GS was meant to take public perception of the tri-shield brand and turn it on its head. The idea was as simple then as it is today: appeal to a younger clientele to ensure the continued survival of the company. Well, whoever checked the options sheet for this awesome 1970 survivor certainly wasn't typical 'doctor's car' clientele. Its original, 455 cubic inch Stage 1 V8 was a go-to heavyweight for both stoplight brawlers and drag strip warriors. Its original Muncie 4-speed is as spirited as it is reliable. And its rare H1 trailer towing option means that someone was certainly thinking outside the box. Maybe that sort of enthusiasm is also why the car has been immaculately maintained for 45 years and, subsequently, was certified Gold by the Buick GS Club of America. If you're in the market for a top-notch example of one of the coolest Buicks ever produced, this national award winner is just the car you've been looking for! BODYWORK/TRIM Known throughout the Buick world as the 'trailer hitch GS455', this super clean Stage 1 features a solid body that conveys a sense of integrity perfectly befitting its parent division. Consistently providing its various owners with a great combination of rock-solid reliability and full-throttle comfort, that body has never been separated from its chassis. Fittingly, a smooth coat of original Diplomat Blue paint reflects an original vinyl roof. And presently, this Buick's desirability as something that's as rare as it is unique is both genuine and fitting. By 1970, Buick had pretty much perfected its top dog performance offerings both mechanically and aesthetically. At the front of the car, a clean, silver-trimmed grille hangs a bold GS emblem between a broad bumper, chrome-trimmed headlights and clear parking lamps. At the top of that grille, a scooped hood leads the eye to factory-tint glass, which is sealed behind tri-shield mirrors, traditional door handles and polished stainless trim. At the base of that glass, correct door guards and correct door edging perfectly complement straight wheel frames, red-trimmed rocker plates and classy GS Stage 1 ornamentation. And at the back of the car, a second broad bumper centers a classy BUICK script between clear tail lamps, correct deck trim and a fourth GS emblem. ENGINE While the exterior of this slick A-Body does an excellent job of upholding GM Design's world-class visual aesthetics, the engine compartment is where purists REALLY start to take notice. And for good reason too, because the 455 cubic inch Stage 1 V8 that's bolted between the car's rust-free fenders is the kind of killer powerhouse that makes people either put up or shut up. Turn the key and a big Quadrajet carburetor mixes air from a black, dual-snorkel cleaner with fuel that's supplied by carefully bent stainless, and shoves it into a correct, cast iron intake. That intake feeds cast iron heads, which ride between a familiar points distributor and high quality Taylor plug wires. Spent gases are jetted through correct, cast iron manifolds, which ride under traditional chrome valve covers. And a correct, heavy-duty radiator, which circulates water around an old school Frigidaire AC compressor via pliable GM hoses and reproduction tower clamps, provides ample cooling. The red-dipped blo
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