1968 Buick GS 350 California

Price: US $1,025.00 Item location: Providence, Rhode Island, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Buick
  • Model: Other
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: GS California
  • Year: 1968
  • Mileage: 72,400
  • Color: Red
  • Engine size: 350
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1968 Buick Other

This is a rare California edition. True survivor of a classic car. This is a nice cruiser which is in all original shape. No aftermarket mods. This is the original color which was only re sprayed once in 1992. Paint shines nice. There are some signs of paint bubbling on the rockers but it's in the initial stages. Frame and underneath is in good shape as well. The vinyl top is in great shape and is all original. Interior is near perfect and only needs a drivers side arm rest repaired. This Buick runs and drives great with no known issues. Numbers matching engine with original four barrel. True mileage at 72,000 and I have a title from 1992 showing it only had 50k miles then. I bought it from the original owners family. Comes with car cover. Feel free to ask any questions.
I will help load it for shipping.
Here is some history...
The California GS's were fitted with the small block GS drivetrain and the exterior received the full treatment including vinyl top, hrome moulding package, S emblems, nd special California scripts. 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/260 hp 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 81 mph, hey also recorded a top speed of 105 mph. The article contains a lengthy description of the car and how it performed during testing, t 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 by Buick. Buick asked "Why settle for less when the California GS, uilt especially for YOU, osts no more?" Exclusively designed for Golden State motorists, uick 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, ew for '68, 50-4 V8 with 280 hp and 375 ft-lbs. of torque. The Super Turbine 300 transmission 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. 1969 was the last year of production for the California GS. The car was for the first time featured in Buick's big brochure. A two-page color picture of the thin pillar coupe and pictures of the again standard bench seat interior were included along with equipment descriptions