1972 GS 350

Discussion in 'Wet behind the ears??' started by Canadian GS 350, Jul 15, 2018.

  1. Canadian GS 350

    Canadian GS 350 Active Member

    I’m going to try to contact original owner once I’m back from vacation. Car had a new turbo 350 at 66,000 miles, car has 91,000 currently.....maybe towing was the reason. There are a couple holes in trunk pan.
     
  2. Canadian GS 350

    Canadian GS 350 Active Member

    Flynbuick, do you know the number a 1970 skylark am radio should have? Thanks
     
  3. flynbuick

    flynbuick Super Moderator Staff Member

  4. rkammer

    rkammer '71 GS455 Arctic White

    Sounds like the tranny at 66,000 and holes in the trunk indicate towing almost for certain.
     
  5. Canadian GS 350

    Canadian GS 350 Active Member

    Talked to the original owner today. They did not tow anything....they ordered the car the way it is now. Interesting they traded in a 68 charger rt on the Buick!
     
  6. rkammer

    rkammer '71 GS455 Arctic White

    Interesting that they went from a 440 magnum motor to the Buick's 350. I wonder if the fuel crunch and rising prices had anything to do with that? I know I traded my 1969 Super Bee in '72 for a smaller engine'd Ford sedan because of the fuel situation.
     
  7. 300sbb_overkill

    300sbb_overkill Well-Known Member

    Welcome from SE Michigan!
     
  8. gstewart

    gstewart Well-Known Member

    Not uncommon for a tranny back in the day to have to be rebuilt at 66000. Mine was done at about 80000 miles. Now have 143000 miles on rebuilt orig tranny case.My '72 GS 350, #s match, was originally flame orange + black vinyl top + sandlewood interior.
    Car was at one time, silver, then red. I had it repainted fire red, new black vinyl top and black interior.
    Install an Eaton posi which I did a number of years ago.
    I live in Windsor On.
    U have a well-optioned car, great car! Enjoy.
     
  9. 71staged

    71staged Well-Known Member

    Very nice 1972 GS 350. My first GS was the same as yours, except, it had the factory GSX side striping, sport mirrors, GSX front and rear spoilers and N-25 through-bumper exhaust. Also, Flame Orange.

    I live in Squamish and go into Vancouver fairly often. We could meet at some time.

    This is what it looked like back when I owned it:

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    Nando.
     
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  10. Canadian GS 350

    Canadian GS 350 Active Member

    Love the combo. Where did the car go?
     
  11. 71staged

    71staged Well-Known Member

    Thanks. My old GS is still alive and well. The current owner, Paul, lives out in the Fraser Valley. We keep in touch and we were both at a car show on June 10th. The car has been redone, cosmetically, but the engine I built in 1983 is still running strong - in fact, at the drags it runs low 13s in street trim, just as fast as when I had it.

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    Check out the show thread: http://www.v8buick.com/index.php?threads/bopgmc-car-show-langley-canada-june-10-2018.334102/

    Nando.
     
  12. 71staged

    71staged Well-Known Member

    Here are a few scanned photos from my album when a bunch of us Buick guys headed to Seattle International Raceway for some fun drag racing action. This would have been the mid 80's.

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    That's Alf Weibe's 1969 GS 400 Stage 1 flat-towing his 1970 GS 455 race car and my 1972 GS 350 (455-powered) at the tail end.

    Nando.
     
  13. Canadian GS 350

    Canadian GS 350 Active Member

    My 72 doesn’t have any trim at bottom of trunk lid or quarter panel extensions. Was this an option?
     
  14. 72STAGE1

    72STAGE1 Runnin' with the Devil

    That trim came on BB cars.
     
  15. 71staged

    71staged Well-Known Member

    No, that trim wasn't exclusive to big-block cars, if that's what you meant by BB. It was an option, I believe. If you look at the upper peak of the rear corner glass and doors, there is a ss trim there, too.

    Nando.
     
  16. 71staged

    71staged Well-Known Member

    The option code was W2: Custom Upper Peak and Rear Body Moldings.

    Nando.
     
  17. Canadian GS 350

    Canadian GS 350 Active Member

    Thanks. My car never had it - no evidence of mouldings along trunk.
     
  18. Steve Craig

    Steve Craig Gold Level Contributor

    My son is currently living & working in Vancouver. Drove mine a few times & loved it. If you ever need someone to keep the oil circulating in it I'm sure he would volunteer in a hurry HA!
     
  19. Canadian GS 350

    Canadian GS 350 Active Member

    I have 2 son in laws and 2 daughters that have driven her. No shortage of drivers. But thanks
     

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