72 GSX Stage1 4 Speed

Discussion in 'Projects' started by Smartin, May 30, 2018.

  1. racenu

    racenu Well-Known Member

    Did I read somewhere that the 72 gsx’s were made in Canada? Only 44 produced correct?
     
  2. Smartin

    Smartin Stainless Guy Staff Member

    Not that I know of...this was an export to Canada, but I’m pretty sure it was built in Flint. I’m not at the car to check the plant...

    44 built, yes.
     
  3. Brad Conley

    Brad Conley Super Moderator Staff Member

    All Flint built, a lot were imported to Canada. Confirming 44 built.
     
  4. Doo Wop

    Doo Wop Where were you in '62?

    All 44 went to Canada is what I know. Classy Canucks eh.
     
  5. BYoung

    BYoung Stage me

    One of only 44 and it’s a red Stage 1. A very special car for sure.
     
  6. racenu

    racenu Well-Known Member

    Well they all gotta be here somewhere then...(except one that we know of)
     
  7. Smartin

    Smartin Stainless Guy Staff Member

    Front and rear glass is installed...
     

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  8. Smartin

    Smartin Stainless Guy Staff Member

    Final surfacer...color in the next few days
     

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  9. Smartin

    Smartin Stainless Guy Staff Member

    Base is on, and first coat of clear before I ran out. Morning run to the supply store for more clear and two more coats in the morning will finish up the paint. These little parts are ready, though. I will paint the black headlight surrounds later.
     

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  10. Dano

    Dano Platinum Level Contributor

    I could be mistaken, but I thought there were a couple '72's made @ a different plant(s).
     
  11. Mike Trom

    Mike Trom Proud NON-Liberal-NON Right Wing

    GM Daily car reports show 44, all from the Flint plant.
     
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  12. 72STAGE1

    72STAGE1 Runnin' with the Devil

    So that means I have a 1 in 43 chance of finding another one for my garage..........Yea!
     
  13. Ryans-GSX

    Ryans-GSX Have fun, life is short.

    No less than that. I know at least one other member that has a 72 GSX on this board and there are at least 7 in the GSX registry. http://www.buickgsx.com
     
  14. Dano

    Dano Platinum Level Contributor

    Thanks Mike - I must be thinking of some other anomaly.
     
  15. Smartin

    Smartin Stainless Guy Staff Member

    Red stuff
     

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  16. 2manybuicks

    2manybuicks Well-Known Member

    Okay -- so why did they all go to Canadia?
    Insurance? GM policy? Speed merchant dealership? Or Classy Canucks as noted previously?
     
  17. 71GSX455-4SPD

    71GSX455-4SPD Nick Serwo Magic Car

    Looking great, Adam!
     
  18. 2manybuicks

    2manybuicks Well-Known Member

    Sweet ride indeed. Gonna be be-yoo-t-full when done.
     
  19. Duane

    Duane Member

    It is looking great.

    "Okay -- so why did they all go to Canada?"
    I don't think they all went to Canada but I can check on that.

    If memory serves me correct, there was nothing in the factory literature showing "How to order a 72 GSX", therefore the only people, as in salesmen that knew how to order a 71 GSX, or someone that was really determined to get one, could do it for 72. That is probably why the number sold was only 44 cars.
    Duane
     
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  20. Taulbee2277

    Taulbee2277 Silver Level contributor

    Some good looking red stuff!
     
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