COPO, BUICK R and D ordered for the 72 NHRA season. Heavy doc's, World champion.

Price: US $110,000.00 Item location: Sedona, Arizona, United States
  • Make: Buick
  • Model: GS STAGE 1
  • SubModel: BUICK MOTORS OWNED STAGE 1
  • Year: 1972
  • Mileage: 48083
  • Color: Red
  • Engine size: BUICK 470 CU. IN.
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: TILT, Power Locks, Power Windows
  • Fuel: GASOLINE BLEND
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1972 Buick GS STAGE 1

FACTORY CORPORATE OFFICE ORDERED BY BUICK FOR THE 1972 N.H.R.A. SEASON. 1ST OWNER - " BUICK MOTOR DIVISION RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT". PROVENANCE/HISTORY/QUALITY. "THE MOST SUCCESSFUL STOCKER IN HISTORY." REFERRED TO ON THE COVER OF DRAG RACING USA MAGAZINE AS " KING STOCKER ". FREMONT CALIFORNIA BUILT.THANKS TO DAVE BENISEK AND BUICK MOTOR DIVISION'S RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT'S COMMITMENT TO DOMINATE THE 1972 SEASON.NHRA UNDEFEATED WORLD CHAMPION, NATIONAL E.T. RECORD HOLDER. LIONS GRAND PREMIER WINNER. LIONS LAST RACE-PARTICIPANT, CLASS WINNER, WORLD RECORD. 1972N.H.R.A. WINTERNATIONALS WINNER, WORLD FINALS AMARILLO WINNER, STOCK ELIMINATOR CHAMPION, WINNER 5 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, DIVISION 7 WINNER. APPROX50 MAGAZINE PHOTO'S, AD'S, ARTICLES AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS. HOTROD MAGAZINE-3 TIMESINC. MAY 72' HOTROD MAGAZINES FEATURE ARTICLE "IS" BIG RED'.BIG RED IN HOTROD MAGAZINE'S 25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION. NATIONAL DRAGSTER 12 TIMES. NATIONAL HOTROD ASSOCIATION MAGAZINE. DRAG NEWS MAGAZINE 6 TIMES. MOTOR TREND 2 TIMES. AMERICAN MUSCLE CAR MAGAZINE. RODDER AND SUPERSTOCK MAGAZINE. BUICK CLUB OF AMERICA MAGAZINE. POPULAR HOTRODDING MAGAZINE. SUPERSTOCK MAGAZINE. CARCRAFT MAGAZINE3 TIMES. POPULAR HOT RODDING MAGAZINE. HIGH PERFORMANCE CARS MAGAZINE. PERFORMANCE NEWS MAGAZINE. DRAG RACING USA MAGAZINE4 TIMES. AUTO WEEK MAGAZINE.HIGH PERFORMANCE MAGAZINE. REFERED TO IN CARCRAFT MAGAZINE AS 72'S"KILLER CAR".FEATURED IN1973 WINTERNATIONAL PROGAM. 1001 CUSTOM AND ROD MAGAZINE.ADS FEATURING BIG RED INCLUDE - PENNZOILAD 2 TIMES, BUICK FACTORY AD FEATURING BIG RED, CRAGARWHEELS 2 TIMES, M AND H RACEMASTERTIRES 5 TIMES, STEWART WARNER GUAGES,ROSSI RACING TRANSMISSION'S 2 TIMES,LEE ELIMINATOR AD,BIG RED FEATURED IN 7BOOK'S INCLUDING MUSCLE CAR FIELD GUIDE, NOTHIN BUT MUSCLE, NHRA'S HISTORY OF THE NHRA WORLD FINAL'S, NHRA'S HISTORY OF THE NHRA WINTERNATIONAL'S, JUNIOR STOCK, MUSCLE CAR- MIGHTY MACHINES THAT RULED THE ROAD, MUSCLE CAR-THE ART OF POWER. 3 MAGAZINE PHOTO'S OF BIG RED WITH WALLY PARKS. ALL ADS, ARTICLES, ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ARE INCLUDED IN INCHES OF PORTFOLIO'S AND THREE RING BINDERS, LOTS OFDOCUMENTATION. DOZENSOF LAMINATED PHOTO'S, ADS, AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS. YOU WILL NEED A WALL APPROX 8 BY 20 FEET TO DISPLAY. INSIDE OF TRUNK SIGNED BY DAVE BENISEK - DENNY MANNER -( LEAD ENGINEER BUICK RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT) AND DOUG JONES.
728 TOTAL PRODUCTION-GS STAGE 1 FOR 1972, 1 OF 1 IN COLOR COMBO. 1 OF 1 INOPTIONS PACKAGE ORDERED BY BUICKS' CORPORATE OFFICE. COPY OF BUILD SHEET.EXTENSIVE DOCUMENTATION.ALL MAGAZINES, BOOKS, PHOTO'S, ARTICLES, SIGNBOARDS, AND 72 WINTERNATIONAL TROPHY WILL BE INCLUDED IN SALE.


Documented by Sloan Museum



Winnings in the 1972 Season;


Division Title 1st Place in Five consecutive Southwest Division 7 WCS Stock Class Set ET record Set speed record for C/SA for all 7 divisions Nationally Won Stock Eliminationor over 32 classes


Grand Premier Won Class


Winternationals World Champion New National C/SA E.T. Record Stock Eliminator 13.39 105.5 We have found different numbers for the E.T. Record from 13.35 13.38 13.39 different magazines have different numbers.


World Finals World Champion Stock Eliminator New E.T 13.15


Lions Last Drag Race Won Class Stock Eliminator E.T 13.16 MPH 90.54



Drag Racing USA 1972 December edition quotes Dave Benisek E.T. At 13.10.


Hot Rod Special Anniversary Edition January 1973 stated, “The Stock Crown was captured by NHRA'S Winningest Stock Driver Dave Benisek and his Winternational 72 Buick.”


National Dragster November 3 1972 in the article “Benisek's Buick Bombs Stock” they name Dave Benisek: Mr Stock Eliminator a man that has never lost a race this year.”


National Dragster Novembe, “This car was unstoppable in C/SA. Undefeated in Class or Eliminator the entire year.”