Barn find

Discussion in 'Buick FAQ' started by steverw, Aug 21, 2019.

  1. steverw

    steverw Member

    Hey guys, with any luck I will be trying to obtain a barn find GSX. Just found out about the car several days ago.
    My friend think its a 70 or 71. Is there anything in the VIN that denotes a real GSX, or what should i look for. My friend says its a 455 car, dont know if its a stage 1 or not.
    Thanks for any help.
  2. BYoung

    BYoung Stage me

    Big difference between verifying a 1970 or a 1971. You'll want documentation for a 1971. And as far as I know, there's nothing in the VIN that will designate a GSX. If it's a 1970 Saturn Yellow car, QQ will be stamped on the cowl tag. 10-10 if it's an Apollo White car but that code could also be for an all white Skylark. Then you must move on from there for the other tell tale signs. Post pictures of the car, the cowl tag, block stamp, transmission tag and there are some on the forum much more experienced than me who can guide you.
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  3. buick64203

    buick64203 Just plum crazy Staff Member

    In 70, no. The VIn will simpley denote it as a GS-455. The first 5 will be 44637. All will be flint cars- H as the assembly plant. White cars will have a 10-10 paint code. The white paint code is NOT unique. But the yellow cars will have a Q-Q paint code which IS unique to a 70 GSX. They were Built between March and May so the production date should fall within that time frame.

    71's are a very different animal. Your looking for a super low body number and and an H in the VIN
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  4. breakinbuick11

    breakinbuick11 Platinum Level Contributor

    Take lots of pics!!
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  5. steverw

    steverw Member

    Hey thanks, all good info, i appreciate it.
    I have only just found out about this car, gonna try to get with the owners brother tomorrow, to get to the owner.
    And again im only going off what my friend has told me, i guess it could be a 72 as well.
    keepin my fingers crossed.
  6. buick64203

    buick64203 Just plum crazy Staff Member

    The chances of it being a 72 are even slimmer. Only 44 made. Thats a rare car
  7. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    And of those 44 90% went to Canada iirc
  8. moleary

    moleary GOD Bless America

    Tagging along for the of luck
  9. gs66

    gs66 Well-Known Member

    Hoping there’s another installment on this!?!
  10. 69GS&M21

    69GS&M21 Well-Known Member

    to the top, to keep it at....the top...

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