After 8 years of planning, it’s finally going to happen- the pro touring build I’ve been dreaming about. Dr. buick’s 3GS (pictured below) is where the obsession with pro-touring old cars came about. The goal is to have an a-body drive like a modern car, while paying homage to it’s original race car roots. Growing up in my era, I didn’t get to experience the mid-late 70s when high school parking lots were filled with hand-me-down/used car lot muscle cars. I envy those who have. Below is a brief outline of the build, with a few highlights and pics that served as inspiration. The goal is to have all the suspension work done by June, I will start ordering parts at the end of this month. This will eventually spiral into a 500+ HP BBB w/ fuel injection, a 6 speed, a full custom interior, tucked bumpers w/ N25 cutouts, etc. The car: 1970 Buick Skylark, aquamist Suspension: Detroit Speed’s tubular A-arms and drop spindles Detroit Speed front sway bar Viking coilovers on all 4 - 550# spring rate (I think) Rear suspension is undecided, looking at full sway bar and control arm kits that the big name brands offer. I would love to hear what others are running. Brakes: Wilwood 6 piston 12 inch rotors on the front, 4 piston 11 inch rotors on the rear. Thinking of running their full manual system w/ adjustable prop valve and master cylinder. Wheels/tires- BozeForged pro-touring wheels. 18x9 in the front. Shooting for 275/35/18, but fearful of potential rubbing. Need to figure out backspacing with the suspension and brake setup. I may just go with a 255 to be safe Rear will be 18x10 w/295/40/18 Engine/trans: Stock 74 455 with 72 heads, edelbrock B4B, Qjet, Mickey Thompson super scavengers and a 3 inch exhaust with walker turbo’s. Budget is obvious here. This is all in my current stock and I want to spend as little as possible before doing a full engine build next year. The car currently has a rebuilt TH350 with a shift kit. I can’t wait to get this project started. I’m open to suggestions, advice, etc on the parts I plan to purchase or just tips building a pro-touring car.