Two-tone Muscle Cars

Discussion in 'The Bench' started by 442w30, May 30, 2017.

  1. David Hemker

    David Hemker Well-Known Member

    This 1968 GS 400 followed me home the other day finally painted in the factory colors. Now the real fun starts.

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  2. kidsixpack

    kidsixpack Well-Known Member

    Not a Buick but I had a 70 Super Bee plum crazy with a factory painted top. I’ve always liked it and I really should have kept it.
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  3. 442w30

    442w30 Well-Known Member

    Sun Coupes were always vinyl, not painted top, correct?
  4. gs66

    gs66 Silver Level contributor

    I just visited the page you started Diego, some great looking cars there! Good idea!
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  5. 442w30

    442w30 Well-Known Member

    Thanks.....I'll get up the new pics from today sometime tomorrow hopefully.
  6. Dano

    Dano Platinum Level Contributor

    Here's an oddball (the whole car is - '70 GS 350 4-sp. stripper). Seamist green (45) with a Sherwood green (48) painted top and black base bench interior. SCO 3.64 Rear. This is all I have (car is a basket case) but it will rise again. Good thing I (really) like green cars. I did catch this shot of two cars together which was the 1st time I could really picture what it'd look like done. Hard to tell from the pic but the trim tag has lots of Seamist overspray. The rear package tray has lots of Sherwood overspray.

    Notice the "Z" on the trim tag but there's nothing "unapproved" about this color combo. Also, the Painted top didn't show up on the Wayne Roberts report. He concluded that it was a clerical error and that Buick never invoiced the dealer for it.

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  7. 442w30

    442w30 Well-Known Member

    That car has tons going for it. Kudos to you for saving it.
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  8. Dano

    Dano Platinum Level Contributor

    Thx! It's a losing proposition but... Fortunately I like 350 4-sp.'s, green cars, stripper/factory manual steering Buicks, and oddball cars. This one checks off all the boxes.

    Only options were the painted top, 4-sp., performance axle w/posi, trailer tow (that got it the SCO rear), tach & gauges, AM radio, tinted windshield, and for some reason Deluxe wheelcovers, deluxe steering wheel, remote mirror, and H78-14 whitewall tires (I'm planning on redlines). Only other changes I'm considering are getting rid of the remote mirror and radio options & adding a right side mirror & I'll use BBB alum. front drums. I can't picture it done any other way than with the the original style (volcano) wheelcovers.
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  9. 442w30

    442w30 Well-Known Member

    That really is my kind of car. Imagine if it was a Stage 1? You and I would go gaga over it.
  10. Dano

    Dano Platinum Level Contributor

    My Stage 1 4-sp. is very similar - Sherwood Green w/green vinyl top, white buckets (no consolette), disk brakes, AM/FM, 14" wide oval/chrome wheels, tinted glass, remote mirror, gauges/clock (?), Rallye Steering wheel, mirror map/trunk light, and upper peak trim. I've been fortunate enough to have 4 manual steering/no AC 4-sp. GS's - 2 ea. 350 (both manual brakes) & Stage 1 (both disk brakes. All 4 were different variations of green and all 4 had different interior colors.

    Honestly, being that I like oddball stuff, even thought 220 more '70 350 4-sp. cars than Stage 1 were originally made, very few survived & I'm probably more stoked about the current 350 car than my Stage 1 (yea, I'm strange:)).
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  11. gd2227

    gd2227 Platinum Level Contributor

    The Preacher. Factory two tone..... 68 painted roof.jpg 68buick.jpg
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  12. 442w30

    442w30 Well-Known Member

    Sorry, your Stage 1 doesn't seem as interesting to me. :)
  13. no1oldsfan

    no1oldsfan Well-Known Member

    442w30 I have to ask. What are your cars? Where are you from etc?
  14. 442w30

    442w30 Well-Known Member

    I used to own a W30 ragtop:


    It used to be a pace car at Dover Downs Raceway. I grew up an hour from there:


    Currently live in CA.
  15. no1oldsfan

    no1oldsfan Well-Known Member

    One if my brothers owned a 70 W-31 in those colors. Warped me for good
  16. 442w30

    442w30 Well-Known Member

    Blue stripes are quite rare.

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  17. 442w30

    442w30 Well-Known Member

    What's that? A cream with dark green?
  18. gd2227

    gd2227 Platinum Level Contributor

    Diego- yes. I wish I could remember the paint codes. It still had the original paint. It was at the BPG Picnic Party back in 2013? Someone may have better pictures of it. I have a bunch in photobucket, however, I cannot access them.
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  19. SpecialWagon65

    SpecialWagon65 Ted Nagel

    Looks like Desert Beige on the bottom. T code.
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  20. CCM

    CCM Gold Level Contributor

    Here's my Crystal Blue with white vinyl top.

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