1968 Buick Gs California restored
- Condition: Used
- Make: Buick
- Model: Skylark
- Year: 1968
- Mileage: 0
- VIN: upon textrequest
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1968 Buick Skylark
Buick touted the California as "The Distinctive Personal Car for Americana on the GO", using the Skylark platform. The merchandising creation of the West Coast's Mickey Garrett, the California GS became one of Buick's entries into what is now often known as a junior musclecar. The intent of these autos were to provide the visual impact of the era's supercars with the low maintenance and price of a more economical car, while maintaining reasonable performance levels. When reviewed with these thoughts in mind the California GS delivered quite nicely. They were fitted with the small block GS drivetrain and the exterior received the full treatment including vinyl top, chrome moulding package, GS emblems, and special California scripts. This marketing approach was also used in Colorado, using the "Colorado" name instead of "California".
1967 was the maiden year for the California GS. It was available in California only and was not advertised nationally by Buick. Built on the thin-pillar coupe chassis it came equipped with the 340 ci/260hp engine and Super Turbine 300 transmission. Bench seats were standard and accessories were kept to a minimum to help keep the price down. Car Life tested one in their June issue and ran the 1/4 in 16.7 seconds at 81mph, they also recorded a top speed of 105mph. The article contains a lengthy description of the car and how it performed during testing, it is a must read for anyone interested in learning more about the '67 California GS.
Mid year 1968 saw the official introduction of the California GS, and it is frequently known as a '69 model.Buick asked "Why settle for less when the California GS, built especially for YOU, costs no more?" Exclusively designed for Golden State motorists, Buick advertised the car nationally as a high performance family sports car at an economy car price. Though the car was not included in Buick's yearly catalog it was shown in a two-page black and white fold out brochure. Custom California GS emblems again graced the rear fenders while GS ornamentation could be found in the grille and sail panels. The drivetrain included Buick's new for '68 350-4 V8 with 10.25:1compressionandRochester(GM) 4GCQuadrajetfour-barrel(four-choke) carburetor,producing 280hp and 375lb·ft of torque. The two-speedSuper Turbine 300 transmission (driving a 3.23:1 rear axle gear, designed for highway cruising)and bench seat interior were again the only choices. Buick also added chrome plated wheels and air cleaner lid to the two-door thin pillar coupe. Tires were 7.75in (197mm) on 14in (36cm) rims. (This is the wikepedia on this car) This car has been rebuilt from top to bottom itwas a fabulous start no rust. The car
has a newly rebuilt everything the transmission is now a 3 speed though. Only 200 miles since restored excellent car.HAS AIR CONDITIONING
This was the first car
i restored at If you have tried to restore a buick you know how hard the parts where to come buy. I finally found the last piece after 9 years
text me or call 336 213 0177 The hood tach is functional. PLEASE TEXT ME FOR MORE PICTURES THIS CAR LOOKS GREAT IWILL TEXT THEM DIRECTLY
AFTER I GO TAKE SOME HI DEF SHOTS EAST COAST GETS FREE DELIVERY OR PICK UP FROM YOUR LOCATION SO YOU MAY DRIVE IT HOME
WITH BUY IT NOW ALSO HAVE A 68 GS 400 90 PERCENT FRAME OFF RESTORED
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