Frame Off Restored Numbers Matching GS455 Convertible Stage 1 455 V8 4 Speed

Price: US $199,900.00 Item location: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Buick
  • Model: Skylark
  • SubModel: GS Stage 1
  • Type: Convertible
  • Doors: 2
  • Year: 1970
  • Mileage: 54,050
  • Color: Green
  • Engine size: 455 V8
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Interior color: Black
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1970 Buick Skylark GS Stage 1


Restoration completed in 2013 / Restoration conducted by Buick aficionado Joe Castrigano
Original 455 cubic inch Stage 1 V8
Original Muncie M21 4-speed manual transmission
Correct Sherwood Green paint / Correct White top
Correct Black interior
Sale includes Sloan Museum Documentation
Correct power steering / Correct 4-wheel power drum brakes
Correct Rallye Ride Control Suspension / Correct Rallye wheels
Correct 10-bolt rear axle
1 of only 67 4-speed Stage 1 convertibles produced for the 1970 model year

Buick's mighty GS is one of Detroit's all-time automotive success stories. Spawned from one of General Motors' most conservative divisions, t built a fast reputation as one of the meanest and most revered offerings of the muscle car era. And when you take a close look at a gem like this Joe Castriganorestored convertible, ou'll understand exactly why. 1 of only 67 Stage 1 4-speed drop-tops produced for the 1970 model year, t's an inherently scarce car. Naturally, t wraps a highly accurate restoration around a numbers-matching drivetrain. And, hen you add in the fact that it's fully authenticated by official Sloan Museum Documentation, ou get one incredible, nvestment grade classic that's almost guaranteed to appreciate. If you're looking for some old school muscle car attitude, ut want something that's unique enough to make even the most jaded gearheads take notice, HIS is the car for you!


Born with classic good looks, his Buick's current condition comes courtesy of a complete, round-up restoration that was conducted by well-known Buick aficionado Joe Castrigano. That professional reboot began with a complete strip of what was likely a very solid body. With its metal clean and fully prepped, he car's smooth fuselage was carefully sprayed in a correct layer of code 48 Sherwood Green 2-stage. And the result is one arrow-straight classic that displays a super-reflective finish, ossesses very few imperfections and presents as a stunning muscle car that literally embodies the term 'crowd-gathering appeal'.

By 1970, uick had pretty much perfected its top dog performance offerings both mechanically and aesthetically. At the front of the car, clean grille hangs a bold GS emblem between a broad bumper, hrome-trimmed headlights and clear parking lamps. Behind that grille, scooped hood hides correctly recessed wipers at the base of factory-tint glass, olished stainless trim and correct White vinyl. At the sides of that hood, raditional door handles and tri-shield stamped mirrors perfectly complement tight wheel frames, ed-trimmed rocker guards and fresh GS Stage 1 ornamentation. And at the back of the car, second broad bumper centers a classy "BUICK" script between clear tail lamps, orrect deck trim and a fourth "GS" emblem.


While the exterior of this slick A-Body does an excellent job of upholding GM Design's world-class visual aesthetics, he engine compartment is where purists REALLY start to take notice. And for good reason too, ecause the 455 cubic inch Stage 1 V8 that's bolted between the car's freshly detailed fenders is the kind of killer powerhouse that makes people either put up or shut up. Turn the key and a big Quadrajet carburetor mixes air from a black, ual-snorkel cleaner with fuel that's supplied by carefully bent stainless, nd shoves it into a correct, ast iron intake. That intake feeds cast iron heads, hich ride between a familiar points distributor and fresh Packard TV R Suppression cables. Spent gases are jetted through correct, ast iron manifolds, hich ride under polished and decaled valve covers. And a correct, eavy-duty radiator utilizes pliable GM hoses and reproduction tower clamps to provide ample cooling. The bright red block looks fantastic, ramed in Satin Black fenders and dressed in an array of correct marks and decals. Correct ancillary components, ike an authentic Delco Moraine brake booster, Saginaw steering box and a high quality Delco battery topper, rove that someone really sweated the details during this Buick's top-notch restoration. And naturally, he monster mill displays a correct 1231738 casting number behind a correct "SS" assembly stamp and matching partial VIN.


Under this Buick, t's just as the factory planned, xcept with much more precision and, ubsequently, uch more appeal. An original Muncie 4-speed hangs a matching partial VIN between a correct 3925661 casting number and 1970 (0) Muncie (P) M21 (B) assembled on November (S) 12th (12), 969 build stamp. That stalwart gearbox jerks a correct 10-bolt axle, hich is finished with mild, ighway-friendly gears. Holding that killer drivetrain off the ground is a tagged Rallye Ride Control Suspension, hich pairs factory power steering with better springs, etter shocks, thicker front sway bar, standard rear sway bar and boxed rear control arms. During restoration, he car's massive, ower-assisted drums were completely rebuilt to factory specifications. On the outside of those brakes, hrome Buick Rallyes twist G60-15 Goodyear Polyglas GTs around red, hite and blue center caps. The aforementioned manifolds dump spent gases in to aluminized pipes, hich make excellent use of throaty turbo mufflers. The car's frame, ree of any major damage, s painted black to match its solid, ndercoated floors. And, n keeping with the 455 up top, uch attention has been paid to making sure everything under this classic is clean and ready to roll!


Pop the sculpted doors and you'll find a correct code 158 Black interior that's still restoration-fresh in virtually every way. Comfy bench seats complement stylish, GS" branded door panels. In front of those thrones, straight dash hangs upgraded telemetry above a retrofitted AM/FM radio. At the base of that dash, ike-new carpet floats heavy duty, hield-branded floor mats at the sides of a familiar Hurst shifter. The driver stays connected to the road thanks to a correct Buick Rallye Wheel. And, ehind the passengers, black convertible cowl snaps tight over a restored trunk that's complete with a fresh mat, correct jack, full-size spare tire and a new decklid decal.


Since the sale of this awesome Buick includes Sloan Museum Documentation, here's really no question about the authenticity of its restoration. But, or good measure, ere's a look at the car's specially coded VIN and cowl tag.


4: Buick Motor Division
46: GS455
67: Convertible
0: 1970 model year
H: Assembled in Flint, ichigan
XXXXXX: Production Sequence Number


70: 1970 model year
4: Buick Motor Division
46: GS455
67: Convertible
FL1: Assembled in Flint, ichigan
098636: Fisher Body sequence number
158: Black interior
48: Sherwood Green paint
A: White convertible top
11B: Assembled during the second week (B) of November (11), 969


The aforementioned Sloan Museum documents

This mean green drop-top pretty much defines investment grade muscle. It's rare... It's documented... It's numbers-matching... And on top of all that, t carries a highly accurate restoration that was perfected by a man who's known for building award-winning Buicks. If you find yourself searching for some sort of meaning in today's crowded, lone-infested muscle car market, his top-notch GS Stage 1 is, s GM marketing put it, something to believe in"!