Destroying 1973 GS stage1 4-speed for parts

Discussion in 'Car Part-Outs' started by howards1962, Aug 19, 2020.

  1. Roadmaster49

    Roadmaster49 Well-Known Member

    Thanks, next in line
     
  2. AC Larry

    AC Larry Larry

    I just got back at 2:00 am this morning after a 10 hour road trip to see them and I'm passing on both cars, they are to rough for me!
     
  3. Roadmaster49

    Roadmaster49 Well-Known Member

    Also, PM regarding the seller. Please...
     
  4. k.pascoe

    k.pascoe 73 Century Gran Sport 455

    Any new news ??? Car to far gone? Parts car only? Too much $ ?
     
  5. AC Larry

    AC Larry Larry

    The cars have seen better days that's for sure. After inspecting them I think they should be destined for someone: who[1] has access to rust-free sheet-metal, and [2] who has a lot of time on their hands, and [3] good welding and body-working skills are a must, also [4] having a lot of disposable cash on hand would be helpful. But, that's just my opinion.;)
     
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  6. bignastyGS

    bignastyGS Maggot pilot

    Reason 1 and 4 was why I traded off my 73 GS 350 bench seat 4 speed..Sticking with the 70-71 cars now..Way cheaper to do, and availability of parts is much better..
     
  7. k.pascoe

    k.pascoe 73 Century Gran Sport 455

    I can't even find 1/4 panels, parts for these cars are like gold. I feel like I won something each time I'm able to find a part. Last part was a new clock from the Buick Farm.
     
  8. Skyhawk

    Skyhawk Well-Known Member

    I had 2 NOS 1/4's for 73 I sold about 10 years ago & I got $3800 delivered. What would those be worth today?
     
  9. marxjunk

    marxjunk Well-Known Member

    i dont believe youd ever get that today..1000 to 1200 a side..maybe, 1500 each if SOMEONE REALLY WANTED THEM BADLY
     
  10. bignastyGS

    bignastyGS Maggot pilot

    Mark, a friend of mine located a set of 1/4's that were new and bought them for $3000. They were in Houston. He bought a cut off one from a 73 Century non GS for $1100 as well. The 1/4 window trim goes for $300-450 a set.. Finding parts for these are extremely difficult.. I found 3 NOS parts for my 73 GS in all the years I owned it, and they were kinda non essential pieces..
     
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  11. marxjunk

    marxjunk Well-Known Member

    the back seat of the 4 speed car had a bunch of NOS parts..but its all been wet, etc..i dunno..i cant even imagine tring to get NOS for them, it must be incredibly hard
     
  12. Rich Johns

    Rich Johns Platinum Level Contributor

    Larry did you make the seller an offer or is he stuck on a price that was not feasible for you/condition of cars?
     
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  13. Roadmaster49

    Roadmaster49 Well-Known Member

    I'll call him this weekend.
     
  14. theroundbug

    theroundbug Well-Known Member

    If they end up getting parted out I'd be interested in various bits and bobs from the body for my '75
     
  15. newmexguy

    newmexguy Well-Known Member

    There was a pair of Centurys in one of the El Paso U Pull Its six/seven year ago. Both '75 coupes. VG solid desert bodies. Did post both up here. Simply too far from the customers to risk buying anything, and possibly sitting on the parts for years, if not decades. Did sell a pair of bumpers to one customer that was it.
     
  16. Roadmaster49

    Roadmaster49 Well-Known Member

    I would certainly reach out to you in the event of a purchase.
     
  17. mikethegoon

    mikethegoon Well-Known Member

    I remember a customer who was restoring his fathers car. Tho we did the engine, he bought the quarters from out west. He showed me the picture. pallet full of parts. After buying so much of the car the yard advised him might as well take the rest of it too - and he did.
     
  18. Roadmaster49

    Roadmaster49 Well-Known Member

    Are Century's the same as Regal, or different quarters?
     
  19. AC Larry

    AC Larry Larry

    1973-1977 Buick Century"s are a fastback design, while Regals are more of a formal roof design. { Think 73-77 Monte Carlos} Larry.
     
  20. newmexguy

    newmexguy Well-Known Member

    It was a small window (3 to 6 months) a one shot opportunity. Cars were crushed within six months of being placed. The logistics of travel, removal, storage, crating and then the actual shipping kill it for 95% of potential customers. For big items, that is meaning doors, trunk lids, Quarters and rear clips up to and including whole Tubs.
     

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