1970 GS production numbers by color code

Discussion in 'The "Paper Trail"' started by Ross Fisher, Mar 8, 2018.

  1. 70 gsconvt

    70 gsconvt Silver Level contributor

    One turd brown, er, burnished saddle, convertible here. I wonder how many of them had a/c, bucket seats, center console, ps, pb?
  2. Mike Trom

    Mike Trom Blah, Blah, Blah

    Here is a chart of the color breakdowns. As stated above, this is for total GS production, no breakdowns any further are currently available. The attached .pdf file is easier to read.


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  3. BYoung

    BYoung Stage me

    Not many, especially Burnished Saddle with Pearl White buckets. I still wish I could have kept that car. But you can’t keep them all.
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  4. 442w30

    442w30 Well-Known Member

    Let's be clear that "by this chart" is just an opportunity for misinformation to spread, even though it's done with good intentions.

    You cannot get a percentage for a population and apply it to a sample (with apologies to the statisticians who actually know how to say this correctly). It's statistically incorrect.
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  5. BadBrad

    BadBrad Got 4-speed?

    1 of 3-ish; or 7-ish depending how broken down; and actually 1 of 1-ish if you consider the Original Owner cigarette butt still in the ashtray (left there on purpose). :D
  6. Mike Trom

    Mike Trom Blah, Blah, Blah

    Without further breakdown of combinations such as, vinyl roof with color, interior style, etc you can only guestimate on production numbers. I could guess that my '68 GS is one on one since it was ordered by the original owner and not a "lot" car. Its color combo, PW, 8-track, AM-FM, Tilt, tinted windows, etc....what are the odds that another one was ordered with those exact options?
    Does it really matter, no, since there are so few of our cars left they are all probably one-of-one now (unless you own one of the GSX cars :p):D
  7. MikeM

    MikeM Mississippi Buicks

    Yes. Like I said before, if you have a Stage 1 and want to see how "rare" it is, look at the Stage 1 registry. Colors, options, etc.

    I will also recall what a friend said when I bought a '71 GS455 convertible one of 155 all together any color or anything else. Bragging about how rare it is. He said, it is rare because at the time nobody wanted one. The market is still pretty thin and grim, especially compared to what a Chevelle SS454 LS6 brings compared to a GS Stage1, which is a better car.
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  8. Brett Slater

    Brett Slater Super Moderator Staff Member

    I would agree with your summation.

    As for Regal Black '70 Stage 1 cars: (and I've said this before as well) one could surmise that of the 160 GS 455's built at the Flint plant, the actual number of the $199.05 option has to be very low. Like, double digit low.

    Again - that's just Regal Black without any other accoutrements.
  9. copperheadgs1

    copperheadgs1 copperheadgs1

    That's while so many of these cars have brown and green interiors. Really limits you on exterior color choices.
  10. dl7265

    dl7265 Gold Level Contributor

    are you planning on a DNA test to identify them ?
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  11. BadBrad

    BadBrad Got 4-speed?

    I've had email contact with his daughter. Could be accomplished.:D
  12. dl7265

    dl7265 Gold Level Contributor

    no, 160 Big block black hardtops built at flint. Includes 455 and stage 1.

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