1970 GS production numbers by color code

Discussion in 'The "Paper Trail"' started by Ross Fisher, Mar 8, 2018.

  1. Ross Fisher

    Ross Fisher Stage 1 Fun

    Is there any production data available on the 1970 model year GS showing the number of cars built by color option? I was wondering what the top five color choices were coming from the factory. Thanks.
  2. rkammer

    rkammer '71 GS455 Arctic White

    Of the 20,096 total GS production for 1970 here are the top 10:

    1) Burnished Saddle - 2714
    2) Bamboo Cream - 2269
    3) Diplomat Blue - 1769
    4) Sherwood Green - 1713
    5) Fire Red - 1707
    6) Harvest Gold - 1415
    7) Glacier/Apollo White - 1400
    8) Silver Mist - 1297
    9) Seamist Green - 1183
    10) Coronet Gold - 1003

    So, the top 10 colors accounted for 16,470 cars.
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2018
  3. ilikebmx999

    ilikebmx999 Well-Known Member

    My original color was bamboo cream and I very much dislike it. Surprised to see how popular it was back then!

    BUQUICK I'm your huckleberry.

    A couple of years ago Jude Steele (also a member of this board) put together a cool chart for the colors of 1970 big block cars. I hope he doesn't mind that I'm posting it here. Keep in mind this does not include the GS350 cars so the numbers are a little lower than what is posted above.

    1970 Buick Big Block Color production figures J-Steele.jpg
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  5. OHC JOE


    How dare you.....
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  6. Stage 2 iron

    Stage 2 iron Well-Known Member

    I'm trying to figure out how many black hardtop stage ones were produce versus triple black with a vinyl top is there any breakdown on file.
  7. Ross Fisher

    Ross Fisher Stage 1 Fun

    Thanks guys for the info. Burnished Saddle ruled the roost across the models it looks like!
  8. Ross Fisher

    Ross Fisher Stage 1 Fun

    Since Stage 2 iron asked...I'll ask a similar question if this detail of data exists:

    How many 1970 Stage 1 in Fire Red with Black vinyl top.
  9. cjp69

    cjp69 Platinum Level Contributor

    No breakdown by specific paint color with vinyl top. We know how many Fire Red or Regal Black cars were produced, and we know how many cars were produced with black vinyl tops, but we don't know how many had both. We also don't know how many of the Fire Red or Regal Black cars were Stage 1's, and how many were GS455's w/o the stage 1 option. You can extrapolate and make a numerical guess at it, but it is still just a guess.
  10. corkgs

    corkgs Well-Known Member

    I have 1 with white bucket interior and 4 speed
  11. BYoung

    BYoung Stage me

    I love the numbers game as much as anyone, but in the end it's just nice to own one.
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  12. Stage 2 iron

    Stage 2 iron Well-Known Member

    Thanks Chris for the reply that's what I figured it was a guessing game.

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