70-72 Cars

Discussion in 'Members Rides' started by Mike Atwood, Oct 11, 2004.

  1. Brett Slater

    Brett Slater Super Moderator Staff Member

    Nice 3 pedal ride, Ted!!

    Took my daily driver to work today. :)
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  2. Rob696

    Rob696 Well-Known Member

    '72 Skylark Crystal Blue - Absolutely love the color

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  3. GranSportSedan

    GranSportSedan Puppet dictator, wife has all power

    Sweet Stage 1, Red with a "Man Pedal" , doesn't get any better than that
     
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  4. SpecialWagon65

    SpecialWagon65 Ted Nagel

    I have the POP and the IBM punch card for this one- it was born on my birthday on 12/2/69! no wonder - we share a birthday! Cheers!
     
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  5. bat

    bat Member

    Here's my "numbers matching, unmolested" '70 GS 350 w/ many ongoing modifications that make it a bona fide pro-touring beast. It came up for sale online as "all-original" in Iowa in 2012 , so my friend Leo flew out to scope it, make the purchase, and drive it back to DC for me.
    It's a triple black automatic w/ buckets and center console. It had 126K original miles and was in excellent condition- very straight w/ no rust, as well as a very nice interior (still original except for small oil & temp. gauges, after market radio, and Vintage Air controls).
    After it came home it went through a number of shops such that it took 4 years for me to put as many miles on it as Leo did bringing it home. I drive it as much and as far as I can- here's a shot taken in Memphis earlier this month
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  6. bat

    bat Member

    Since it's "completion" in spring of 2016 I've driven to and from places like Cleveland, New Orleans... over 8000 miles. I swapped out the original transmission (still have it) for a Jasper-built 700r4 and on road trips it hugs the highway at 85-90 mph w/ the AC blowing cold while still getting 15 mpg (I think that's such a huge victory).
    Here's the main stuff and the folks that did it (so far):
    * Jim Justice Racing Engines did a complete engine rebuild. I think I waited 8 months for that but it runs like a top and doesn't leak a drop (I think Jim does specialty work for Subaru now and has since closed his shop)
    * Supercar Automotive did the tranny swap (Donald has done a lot of other work on the car)
    * Barney Squiers at Ultimate Garage (formerly Performance Auto Crafters) fabricated a serpentine belt system (nobody makes one for a '70 Buick 350) to install Vintage Air and new power steering. They installed coil overs plus Hotchkiss suspension parts (including anti-sway bars (front/rear)) to give it an awesome-yet-functional stance, as well as installed the Be Cool radiator plus temp. controlled dual fan, refinished the interior as well as the body/paint... and whatever else I'm forgetting without digging through a folder of receipts. I want to make sure I properly credit the people who have done so much outstanding work, especially because finding knowledgeable/dependable/honest mechanics is so difficult.
    Here's shots of the serpentine belt system when it was first installed, and the Be Cool radiator and the fans:

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    bat Member

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  8. rogbo

    rogbo Gold Level Contributor

    Still rubbing my nose in it!??? I love the color too! :p
     
  9. Jclstrike

    Jclstrike Well-Known Member

    Here is a few pics of my 70 GS 350 with a 4 speed
     

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  10. Shane

    Shane New Member

    New member here.... Just rolled it off trailer today. It has a 350 with factory 4bbl. Set in woman's garage since 1998. I put a battery in it and poured gas into carb and it started right up. Fortunately, I think they ran it out of gas keeping it running all those years. A couple rusty spots and a torn top are the worst parts so far. I drove from Mississippi to Tulsa to pick it up. Driving down the old Route 66 was pretty cool. Well... I have six years to get it ready for my son to take his drivers license test in it. Let the journey begin... I am sure I will be asking convertible questions in the future. 2017-08-30 01.52.08.jpg
     
  11. theitalianflip

    theitalianflip 71 Buick GS

    Since I was into cars, I've always wanted a 70-72 GS. A few weeks ago, my dreams came true when I picked up this 71 GS 350.
    This car is a real barn find, and was found in a field in the the Californian central valley. Completely original and never been modified, it probably sat for some 25 years.
    I did happen to start it up a few days ago, it idled very well for it's condition.
     

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  12. 70lark350

    70lark350 Well-Known Member

    70 Stage 1 4spd Diplomat Blue with a Wh/Blk int. Factory disc brakes ps non ac. 15x8 and 15x7 steel rims with Nitto 27560 Drag Radials.
     

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  13. Brett Slater

    Brett Slater Super Moderator Staff Member

    Nice!

    Tell us more. History? Numbers? How long have you had it?
     
  14. 70lark350

    70lark350 Well-Known Member

    4th owner. Bought in 2010. Came from Midwest originally. Has 72k on it. Block has been decked so not sure if original or not. #’s matching trans and rear. Original interior but car was painted sometime ago. Missing correct distrubtor and carb. Real deal Stage 1 4spd though. Was authenticed I believe by Wayne Roberts. I have paperwork on car.
     
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  15. wallypep

    wallypep Silver Level contributor

    My 1970 gs 455 numbers matching motor and transmission
     

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  16. mstapell

    mstapell New Member

    Here's my 1970 Wildcat
     
  17. Badbird94

    Badbird94 John

    IMG_0417.JPG IMG_0419.JPG IMG_0420.JPG IMG_0472.JPG IMG_0474.JPG IMG_0476.JPG My 71 GS clone-still a work in progress
     
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  18. moleary

    moleary GOD Bless America

  19. Badbird94

    Badbird94 John

    Thanks-they are Procar Rally seats--If I had it to do over again, I would have the original buckets recovered-the Rallys look fantastic and are comfortable-but they are a snug fit on me-( 5'10" - 155# ) someone bigger might have a hard time with them-access to the back seat is hard- they don't fold very far forward because of the bolster design-you have to pull the seat as far forward as it will go and then you can get in the backseat-not really a problem for me, as not many people will be riding in the back
     
  20. Xporcelli

    Xporcelli Gold Level Contributor

    12/69 Fremont built, #'s matching lifelong NW car. Met a lot of great people because of this car.
    1970 GS455 auto bench, born Fire Red and White Pearl.
     

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