1970 GS455 Aqua Mist 4-speed Vert

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  1. BYoung

    BYoung Stage me

  2. gd2227

    gd2227 Platinum Level Contributor

    I'm pretty sure this is "the barber's car" that was discussed on FB? Price was either $12,500 or $15,000?
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  3. Brian Albrecht

    Brian Albrecht Gold Level Monkey

    Thank goodness the area around that door lock was protected and preserved!

    I doubt that driver's door issue is purely hinge related. It's either been Dukes of Hazard jumped or has one serious case of saggy frame.

    Thanks for posting Brian. Got a link George?
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2020
  4. JoeBlog

    JoeBlog Platinum Level Contributor

    Wow. Everything’s there except the car.
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    BUQUICK I'm your huckleberry.

    yep, the car that was for sale multiple times on FB. At that time it was only about a hour from me here in middle TN.

    It’s now shown to be in NC so I’m guessing one of these is true: someone bought it to restore and decided it was too big of a project to justify or it was simply purchased by someone with the intention to flip it for a profit.

    Either way, I’m glad it’s no longer languishing in the poor storage in TN and might have a chance to be saved now. It would be a beautiful car.
  6. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    If I ended up with that car, I think I'd get it streetable and drive the piss out of it until I had a chance to restore it properly. But I am concerned the seller might be looking for high teens $ or even in the 20's.
  7. mrolds69

    mrolds69 "The Cure"

    One thing's for sure...if they gave you the car for free, you couldn't make any money on it if you gave it to somebody to restore. That car is only worth restoring to somebody who can do the work on their own. Even then...I don't know...there's a ton of labor there in the bodywork.
  8. gd2227

    gd2227 Platinum Level Contributor

    Brian, et al... My FB account isn't working currently. However, I will post a link when it does. One of our most esteemed collectors (Adam knows who- LOL) whet and looked at this car. He has dragged home MANY rotted/rusted/left for dead Buicks and I can say walked (or RAN) away from this car (!!!) We had a conversation about it and I recall "so much rust that even you, a Masshole, would call this car a rot box". He said if it were $5000, he may have made an offer.... What ever that's worth...
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  9. 436'd Skylark

    436'd Skylark Sweet Fancy Moses!!!!!

    There is a picture of it on a lift so the frame cant be too bad. Undoubtedly it'll need metal work but the third pedal makes it worth it.
  10. gd2227

    gd2227 Platinum Level Contributor

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  12. bignastyGS

    bignastyGS Maggot pilot

    I'd part it out of it's misery then scrap yard the remaining rust heap.
  13. tubecatgs

    tubecatgs Finally a 4 speed......

    I agree, if not the frame something aint't right... the hood looks bent up or something and the whole thing is out if whack....
  14. gd2227

    gd2227 Platinum Level Contributor

    Pat- I'm saving worse right now.. LOL.
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    BUQUICK I'm your huckleberry.

    It’s all a matter of perspective. Many cars in much worse condition than this car have been saved here. This car is not beyond the point of being able to be restored, but it is beyond the point of it making good financial sense. Many people that have restored any car, especially a Buick, often spend more than the final product is worth. If it’s a car you plan to keep and enjoy it might still be worth it.

    An even worse financial move is building a Buick into a race car. That’s simply flushing money right down the toilet.
  16. Hawken

    Hawken Hawken

    WHAAAAT did you say??? Speak up! The toilets running .... I CAN'T hear you!
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  17. BYoung

    BYoung Stage me

    Hobbies cost money. Toys cost money. I’ve never considered owning one of these cars a money making proposition.
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  18. alain

    alain Well-Known Member

    :)Welcome to the Buick world
  19. 70 GMuscle

    70 GMuscle Plan B

    Looks like the hinge was frozen and the forced hood closed and kinked it.
    Was a common problem on gtos.
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  20. Ryans-GSX

    Ryans-GSX Have fun, life is short.

    Dave Tumas and I went and looked at the car last week. Its rough for sure and not an easy restoration. It would be a very cool car when done but I think it will take a lot or time and money to restore it. Sadly its not a numbers matching car either.
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