1967 GS400 Restored Hardtop

Discussion in 'Cars for sale' started by chucknixon, Oct 9, 2017.

  1. chucknixon

    chucknixon Founders Club Member

    OK, I have too many cars so I have decided to sell the 1967 Red GS400.
    Quick history, I saw the car for sale in Iowa on CarsOnLine in late 2013. Chatted with owner who was not a Buick guy but bought the car from someone in Iowa and had it for a few years. Car had been repainted, new Legendary interior, and a 430 engine in it and owner had the original engine in pieces. He did not know if the original engine was rebuildable since he got it from seller in pieces.

    I bought the car and proceeded to have the original numbers matching engine rebuilt and bored .30 over and the rest to stock specs . Bottom line, I rebuilt the running gear from front bumper to rear bumper, see the list below. Added Vintage Air, front disk brakes, lots of upgrades. Car runs and drives great and would not be selling were it not a space and time issue. I have a small classic car selection and too many cars! Price may seem a bit high to some but when I look at 1966 - 1972 Chevelles, GTO's, and restored 442's are all selling $5 to $10K higher than our comparable Buicks. Believe me I am upside down and will not recover what I have in the car by a mile but what else is new when you rebuild a car.:( Asking $31,000 which is $1000 less than my internet ads and will listen to realistic offers. Car in Fort Worth, Texas and I have lots of photos including restoration/rebuilding. Car available for inspection at any time. Send a PM for my phone number or email.

    1967 Buick GS 400 Hardtop
    Red with white bucket interior, automatic, 400/340 hp, Vintage A/C

    Engine/Running Gear
    · Completely rebuilt numbers matching original 400 engine and transmission
    · Engine rebuilt to stock specs except cylinders/pistons are .30 over
    · Rebuilt correct Rochester 4 – Barrel carburetor
    · Alternator, Starter, water pump, fuel pump, distributor, power steering, all new or rebuilt
    · Installed 17” electric fan and shroud
    · New 4 core radiator to meet OEM specs
    · Installed front after-market disk brakes/master cylinder/power booster
    · All suspension/bearings/bushings rebuilt or replaced
    · Replaced rear end with one with little wear on third member gears
    · New OEM correct exhaust system
    · Performance coated exhaust headers
    · Correct ‘Star Wars’ air cleaner
    · New B.F. Goodrich 14" radial tires
    New Vintage Air System
    · Installed new Vintage Air package
    · Used new A6 or aluminum look alike compressor
    · Installed with OEM under hood A/C compressor mounting bracket/pulleys
    · Installed under dash Vintage Air heater/AC box with controls
    · Linked electric radiator fan controls with A/C controls
    · Removed existing dash bezel and installed A/C bezel with center vent, ducts etc.
    · New carpet
    · New Legendary white vinyl interior
    · Installed new dash pad
    · Installed new custom modern radio with blue tooth/USB connection
    · Installed new rear and front speakers
    · Installed new radio aerial
    · Tachometer not working
    · Kick panels – new
    · Installed new steering wheel
    · Installed excellent condition tilt steering and turn signal levers
    · New correct OEM spec grill
    · Detailed car exterior to improve fit and finish
    · Detailed car interior overall to improve fit and finish
    · Install passenger side mirror
    · Installed new rear window new glass
    · Added two white pinstripes
    · Installed rubber dust shields on fender wells
    · Installed new quarter window latches
    · Install seat back push buttons
    · Improved grill stainless
    · Grill vertical piece re-chromed

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  2. 69 GS 400

    69 GS 400 Well-Known Member

    Beautiful car !
  3. oldrocka

    oldrocka John

    Looks very, very nice.
  4. NZ GS 400

    NZ GS 400 Gold Level Contributor

    Wow Chuck, what a beauty! The new owner will have a cream puff for sure. Best of luck with the sale.
  5. gokitty

    gokitty Gold Level Contributor

    That's a deal!
  6. StagedCat

    StagedCat Platinum Level Contributor

    Beautiful car Chuck....
  7. wheelz

    wheelz 'B' is for Buick.

  8. NorCal.Buicknut

    NorCal.Buicknut Well-Known Member

    I don't see ac vents or controls in car most the pics under hood no compressor ?
  9. chucknixon

    chucknixon Founders Club Member

    Here are some photos showing compressor and interior vents. Two of the engine photos were prior to A/C installation and I think I will go back and edit them on the ad. The center A/C vent in the dash is there and I have added photo below for side vent, one on each side and the controls photo.

    Hope that answers your questions but feel to contact me at chucknixon67@gmail.com

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  10. 1972Mach1

    1972Mach1 Just some guy.....

    Gorgeous car, Chuck. Deserves every penny you get.
  11. 12lives

    12lives Engage! - Jean-Luc Picard

    Nice - tell us more about the vintage air. Is that a kit? What compressor is it?
  12. C.Rob

    C.Rob Well-Known Member

    Has car sold?
  13. chucknixon

    chucknixon Founders Club Member

    No not yet.
  14. chucknixon

    chucknixon Founders Club Member

    Vintage controls, underdash heater/AC unit, compressor new Aluminum unit to resemble A6 and I painted it black. I will have to dig out receipt to find brand. Completed almost two years ago. It may be one of these: http://www.oldairproducts.com/catal...mpressor-c-1_50000000_57000000_120132081.html since Vintage Air does not offer an A^ replacement.
  15. 12lives

    12lives Engage! - Jean-Luc Picard

  16. gymracer01

    gymracer01 Well-Known Member

    Was there any rust repair in quarters or around front and rear glass. Beautiful car.
    Jim N.
  17. chucknixon

    chucknixon Founders Club Member

    Jim I can't honestly tell you since the car was painted before I bought it. I don't see any evidence of rust or wavyness in the quarters or around the glass front or rear. I did replace the rear glass since someone had replaced it before and it evidently came out of a GTO. The reason I say that is one morning when it was cool outside and I had left the car out a wet due formed on the car and the rear window showed big GTO letters in shadow on the window. When dry you could not see it only when this fine mist showed up so I had it replaced and there was no rust evident at that time.

    Will send you my phone and email by PM
  18. gymracer01

    gymracer01 Well-Known Member

    Ok thanks, I currently have a 67 I'm building. I've decided I'm stopping on it because of rust. I've tried to find a good body she'll with no luck. Because of time and money required to build this car I'm either buying one like yours or forget the whole deal. Will contact you as soon as I get a chance.
  19. chucknixon

    chucknixon Founders Club Member

    Car is sold, 8 January 2018.
    1972Mach1 likes this.
  20. Buicksky

    Buicksky Silver Level contributor

    Congrats on the sale ! Beautiful car, Nice clean workmanship.

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