1972 Buick Gs 455 Stage 1 Convertible Tribute on 2040-cars
Hamden, Connecticut, United States
Engine:7.5L 455Cu. In. V8 GAS Naturally Aspirated
For Sale By:Private Seller
Number of Cylinders: 8
Trim: Custom Convertible 2-Door
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Drive Type: U/K
Power Options: Air Conditioning, Power Windows
Exterior Color: Blue
Interior Color: Black
Condition: Used: A vehicle is considered used if it has been registered and issued a title. Used vehicles have had at least one previous owner. The condition of the exterior, interior and engine can vary depending on the vehicle's history. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections. ...
Up for auction is a 1972 Buick GS 455 Stage 1 convertible tribute or clone.Buick only built 81 of the real Stage 1 convertibles in 1972 and this is a nice driver/project you can drive,enjoy as is and restore/upgrade as needed.I have owned this car for approx. 6 years.I will describe the car the best I can.Please read this description very carefully. It has a very strong running 1970 455 that has been rebuilt and upgraded approx. 10,000 miles ago by the previous owner w/.030 over forged pistons,Poston performance camshaft,headers,Pertronix electronic ignition conversion using the factory distributor.It has a 2.5" exhaust(up to the mufflers) w/H pipe,Dynomax Super Turbo mufflers and stock tailpipes.It sounds great.TH350 transmission w/shift kit (shifts firm and barks the tires on 1-2 shift as it should) and has a BOP 10 bolt 3.23 posi.Also has the HD rear suspension w/sway bar,boxed control arms and the factory braces.
It has power disc brakes,air conditioning (not hooked up,I have the compressor) power windows,power steering.The interior is in nice original shape.Driver side door panel does show wear.Dashboard is in excellent shape.Wheels are 15x7 all around and have 235/60 tires on the front,275/60 tires on the rear.They are in nice shape.
The body needs some work.The worst being the drivers side 1/4 panel which does have bubbling around the wheel opening and on the bottom of it.The doors have some bubbles on them and the drivers side door has some very small holes in the corner.Please check out the pictures.The fenders are nice. The passenger 1/4 panel and fender were replaced with NOS ones when the car was painted approx 20 years ago.The radiator support is also NOS and is not rotted in the usual area were the battery is located.Frame is nice and solid with no repairs that I can see.Floors are pretty decent but it does have small holes on the passenger side front.Nothing scary in my opinion.Trunk floor appears solid as well.Top does go up and down,but has a leaky cylinder.I have a good used one that I havent got around to installing and it will be included w/the car.It does need a top. It has a nice black top boot too.The paint shines up well but is old and has its share of scratches,chips,dings,touch ups,etc.
here is a video of the car: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8dwdZ5O870
I can be reached at 203-464-7302 if you have any questions.Car is sold as is,where is.No warranties expressed or implied.I have described the car to best of my ability and am not responsible for differences in opinion.Car must be picked up with 7 days of auctions end unless we have an agreement beforehand.Zip code is 06514.Transport is full responsibility of the buyer.
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