1970 GS 455 4 SPEED CLONE

Discussion in 'Cars for sale' started by KELLY SONNABEND, Jul 26, 2017.

  1. KELLY SONNABEND

    KELLY SONNABEND Well-Known Member

    850 2.jpg IMG_0900.JPG inside.jpg thumbnail_IMG_5655[1].jpg thumbnail_IMG_5656[1].jpg thumbnail_IMG_5660[1].jpg IMG_0900.JPG inside.jpg thumbnail_IMG_5655[1].jpg thumbnail_IMG_5656[1].jpg thumbnail_IMG_5660[1].jpg I never thought I would sell this car, but I just have to many other interest know to enjoy it. Solid turn key car, meticulously maintained, nothing is worn out, titled as a 72 GS350, no rust except a little under the trunk mat and under the battery tray. 76 455 block built about 15 years ago, i only raced it a few times around 1K on the engine just to see how fast i could go and keep it streetable, it has a total of less then 10K, zero decked .030 over, polished and peened rods, 11 to 1 compression. 113A cam, ported and polished Stage 1 heads, with dual valve springs and adjustable pushrods. SP1 intake 750 DP carb,1 7/8 chrome headers. Very streetable 500+ HP engine. Balanced and blue printed, It will rev to 6500 rpms and it wants to keep going, I only revved it that high a couple of times after the break in, runs well on pump gas, I boosted up octane when I was racing it. Large 4 row radiator and HD thermal clutch fan, I have driven in traffic at 100+ and it never went over 205 degrees. Rear end is a 8.5 BOB 373 posi, it also has only 10K miles. Transmission is a Kiesler RS600 5 speed manual, with only about 1000 miles on it. Never raced it with the manual, back then it had a 400SP with a 4000 stall, and ran the best of 12.33 at 110 MPH. It was a frame on restoration about 20 years ago, paint and interior is good, vinal top is about 10 years old. Wheels are custom made 15x8 Buick rally's with new bolt on center caps, NOS grill, billet flywheel, QuickTime bell housing, GM mini brushless starter, re anodized break booster, new radiator overflow, front bucket foam was recently replaced, Deltron basecoat clear coat. Has a long list of parts that have been replaced over the years. It has been garaged and hardly driven, for the last 17 years. Comes with original ram air cleaner, and 10.5 slicks mounted on aluminum wheels. Starting at $19,000 OBO More photos to come. Spokane WA. 509-939-5147
     

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  2. hwprouty

    hwprouty Platinum Level Contributor

    Fine looking Skylark!
     
  3. oldsmobiledave

    oldsmobiledave Well-Known Member

    Damn. Love it.

    What was the driveline originally?

    Does everything work including reverse lights and does it have a functioning neutral safety switch?

    thanks
     
  4. KELLY SONNABEND

    KELLY SONNABEND Well-Known Member

    Original car was a nice 72 GS 350 Automatic, with buckets and console,Yes on reverse lights, no on switch, If I remember correctly you would need a manual steering column, the center console column looks right.
     
  5. cjp69

    cjp69 Platinum Level Contributor

    Nice looking car Kelly. Is the interior 70 or 72 or a combination of both?
     
  6. KELLY SONNABEND

    KELLY SONNABEND Well-Known Member

    To the best of my knowledge I tried to match it to a 70 interior. It does have the smaller rally steering wheel. I just preferred that to the larger original.
     
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  7. eagleguy

    eagleguy 1971 Skylark Custom

    Sorry to hear about your wife.

    Did the car ever have A/C?

    Any bubbles under the vinyl top?

    Looking forward to some more photos!

    PM sent
     
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  8. KELLY SONNABEND

    KELLY SONNABEND Well-Known Member

    No rust on body and only bondo less then 1/8 thick were required for finish work., there was some small pitting starting on the rear of the vinyl top, so about 10 years ago I pulled off all the vinyl, front and rear window trim and glass. I sand blasted the pits and channels, removing the corrosion. then I applied epoxy primer to the top and window channels, then did the minor body work and replaced all trim clips. Then I repainted the rear quarters and replaced top. new photos added. And it was a non A/C car.
     
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  9. eagleguy

    eagleguy 1971 Skylark Custom

    How well does the paint match?

    PM sent
     
  10. KELLY SONNABEND

    KELLY SONNABEND Well-Known Member

  11. KELLY SONNABEND

    KELLY SONNABEND Well-Known Member

    Paint match is great, I was a aircraft painter/sheet metal worker for 25 years and have done auto body on the side for 25 years and I have done all work on this car. Presently a machinist.
     
  12. oldsmobiledave

    oldsmobiledave Well-Known Member

    It is great that you added more pics but most would agree that the resolution & size of the pictures is frustratingly small.

    Also you describe trunk rust under the trunk mat but did not post a picture of the trouble.

    Any better & more detailed pics possible?
     
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  13. KELLY SONNABEND

    KELLY SONNABEND Well-Known Member

    Work in progress. My wife will take some with her SLR camera. here is the trunk rust.
     

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  14. cstanley-gs

    cstanley-gs Silver Mist

    Columns are the same in auto vs manual.
    The switch is actually on the clutch. Starter will not turn if the clutch is not depressed all the way. Same switch used on Pontiac and repros are available.

    Sweet looking car btw.. twin to mine
     
  15. eagleguy

    eagleguy 1971 Skylark Custom

    Anyone near where the car is located that could take a look at it for me. Willing to compensate for time.
     
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  16. eagleguy

    eagleguy 1971 Skylark Custom

    Have you gotten my PM's
     
  17. KELLY SONNABEND

    KELLY SONNABEND Well-Known Member

    If your taking about the inbox alerts at the top of form, I got them, other wise I cannot find a PM tab.
     
  18. eagleguy

    eagleguy 1971 Skylark Custom

    If only it had A/C!
     
  19. BrianTrick

    BrianTrick Brian Trick

    I like it without AC
     
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  20. oldsmobiledave

    oldsmobiledave Well-Known Member

    That is one of the best features....NO A/C!
     
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