Price: US $49,995.00 Item location: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Buick
  • Model: Skylark
  • SubModel: GS 455 STAGE 1
  • Type: Other
  • Doors: 2
  • Year: 1970
  • Mileage: 53,379
  • Color: Other
  • Engine size: 455 Stage 1 V8
  • Power options: Air conditioning
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Interior color: Other
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1970 Buick Skylark GS 455 STAGE 1

Buying a vintage car today is often about making up for when you weren't able to buy your childhood dream. That's why it's so important to find one of the rare few where someone has cherished it, ust like you would have done from day one. This rare and ultra powerful 1970 Buick GS 455 Stage 1 is exactly that kind of gem you've been searching for.In 1970, he GS 455's design perfectly blended Buick's upper class image with performance touches that reflected the serious muscle car power it was bringing to the road. It starts with the great looking Bamboo Cream paint. It looks so good we suspect a professional respray of its factory-correct color. This hue is the perfect complement to the saddle brown vinyl top. Plus, his was one of the final years before chrome bumpers had to sacrifice style for federal regulation. You see this, specially in the rear, here the one-piece bumper creates an entire panel that's crafted to integrate the angular rear fenders and trunk. While this was mature styling at its finest, he Grand Sport lived up to the latter part of its name, ith aggressive features like red striping on the rocker panels, he functional hood scoops with correct Stage 1 badging, nd the iconic Buick Rallye wheels.The interior carries this same upscale performance attitude. The original saddle interior look amazing, nd it's especially nice when you realize this car was ordered specifically so the exterior vinyl top would match the inside. The bucket seats have a cool vented pattern that you'd expect from a classic German car, ut of course, he design is more for sustained driving comfort. The same can be said about the center console, nd once again, he performance feeling immediately comes back once you lay your hands on the horseshoe shifter. This GS 455 came loaded, nd you can tell the moment you grab the optional X2 Rallye steering wheel. Beyond that you see the full factory gauge package that includes a tachometer. The original air conditioner is still in place and workint to cool down this large interior. This level of preservation should seem quite amazing, ut if you're still not convinced, ust take a look at the radio. The AM/FM unit still has the original 8-track stereo, nd you even get The Sounds of Buick cassette that came from the factory. So this car has plenty of documentation to back it up, ut rarely do you get the kind of meticulous care that even the incidental materials survive.With such an impressive preservation so far, ou won't be surprised to know that the 455 cubic-inch V8 is a numbers-matching powerplant. This is important for a Stage 1 car like this because it added performance goodies such as a special four-barrel carburetor, igher compression pistons, nd a high lift camshaft. Buick rated it at 360 hp, hich was a bit of an underrated fib for the insurance companies that were beginning to crack down on such muscle cars. It has lived a good life, veraging less than 1,200 miles per year, nd in fact, he only major component that is known to have been replaced is the radiator. So you know maintenance has been about keeping it original without sacrificing reliability. The big block is mated to the original Turbo Hydra-Matic 400 three-speed automatic transmission. The stout gearbox not only easily handles all the power, ut also it was only 1 of 1,785 coupes ordered from the factory that way in 1970. This Buick's comfortable nature is also seen in features like power steering too. Handling is also well in control with the GS 455's special finned aluminum brake drums, nd modern Goodyear Eagle tires at all four corners.The Buick GS 455 was true muscle car royalty. It outran just about any blue oval, r Mopar on the streets, nd it did it with style and grace. This example is the true king that can prove its bloodline with documents like the original dealer invoice, arranty card, indow sticker, ill of sale, nd owner's manual. And if you're quick enough to snap this up, ou can wear the crown. Call today!!