69 Motion Resto

Discussion in 'The Bench' started by Duane, May 25, 2018.

  1. Ken Mild

    Ken Mild King of 18 Year Resto's

    Duane what makes you think that 69 is not yours in the background? There's no chance it could be at that dealership at that time? I realize it would have been done years earlier but still. How many 69 Buicks would ever be sitting at Motion Dealer.
  2. wkillgs

    wkillgs Gold Level Contributor

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  3. Duane

    Duane Member

    "Duane what makes you think that 69 is not yours in the background? There's no chance it could be at that dealership at that time?"

    It could be, but I can not really see an indication of the thin body stripes on that car. There are some bright spots there, but who can say. Of course it is an old very grainy pic and the car is far away from the camera, so it's really hard to make out.

    Cool pic Walt.
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  4. buick64203

    buick64203 Right wing conservative Staff Member

    Building still looks relatively the same. Notice the three late 50's gas pumps. Possibly Tokheims. Odd where they are because there isn't a lot of real estate between the side of the building at the side street.
  5. Mike B in SC

    Mike B in SC Well-Known Member

  6. 436'd Skylark

    436'd Skylark Sweet Fancy Moses!!!!!

    Looks to me like that's a skylark. Can't see any hoodscoops. Maybe just a coincidence someone was there driving a 69 skylark?
  7. Ken Mild

    Ken Mild King of 18 Year Resto's

    I was thinking same thing. It's tough to tell though because of the glare combined with the grainy pic.
  8. Mike B in SC

    Mike B in SC Well-Known Member

    There appears to be a '67 GS in the background of this picture. Hard to tell if it is at Motion, the Chevron or the used car lot.

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  9. Brett Slater

    Brett Slater Super Moderator Staff Member

    What I wouldn't give for a time machine....
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  10. got_tork

    got_tork Well-Known Member

    Look at the curb in the picture it appears that's driveway or side street and 67 appears to be on the Motion lot.Could me totally wrong though.
  11. got_tork

    got_tork Well-Known Member

    Also looks like some kinda of lettering on the fender.
  12. Mike B in SC

    Mike B in SC Well-Known Member

    Yes, that is a side street (see picture in post #507) and I think you are right, the GS is on the Motion side of the curb.
  13. Mike Trom

    Mike Trom Blah, Blah, Blah

    A little info on Balwin Firebirds from the interweb
    The name Baldwin Motion is almost universally associated with the famous Baldwin Motion Camaros that this company produced. Some may not realize that the same Motion Performance group modified a few TAs here and there as well. While the Macho TAs are rare and the Fire Ams are even more rare, Firebirds modified by Baldwin Motion would have to be classified among the rarest of rare in the Pontiac community. I have yet to do a lot of research on these cars so the knowledge I can impart here is limited but it is my belief that these particular "tuner" TAs were not widely popular because a common part of the modification process was an engine swap to a chevrolet powerplant. I believe these swaps took place primarily because the Motion Performance group already had a lot of R&D invested in modifying chevrolet powerplants for big hp gains for the Firebirds little brother, the Camaro. As I do more research and learn more about these cars, I willc ertainly continue to update the information I provide here. Of course I am always open to any information site visitors can provide. You can send your comments to webmaster1@ firebirdgallery.com (Please remove the "1" before sending).

    The company, Motion Performance, was owned and run by a Mr. Joel Rosen. Common modifications for Firebirds included but were not limited to: an engine swap for a Phase III 454c.i. engine built by Motion Performance, installation of a TH-400 transmission built by B&M, installation of a 12-bolt rear end modified by Motion Performance and more.

    Now lets get back to the really rare 69 Motion GS :D
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  14. Duane

    Duane Member

    I'm getting a kick on how the sign above the garage doors changed in the different pics.
  15. 72STAGE1

    72STAGE1 Runnin' with the Devil

    I am so intrigued by this whole thread..........seriously some amazing stuff!
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  16. 12lives

    12lives Engage! - Jean-Luc Picard

  17. Duane

    Duane Member

    That's "The Ugliest GSX" at the GSX Reunion.
    Tim & Rich did a great job on it, I basically only helped with the acquisition and with some parts. When he got it I gave Tim 1 of everything I had in stock. That car went a good ways towards cleaning me out of parts.:D
    Almost got in a fight over that car.

    This 69 car was a cream puff in regards to Tim's car.
  18. tsgp51

    tsgp51 Well-Known Member

    Duane did a little more than he is saying,and it wasn't me he almost got into a fight with . Found a gsx reunion photo

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  19. Duane

    Duane Member

    That car was so funny at the Reunion. Everywhere I went people were asking each other if they saw the "Ugly GSX" and they were all referring to Tim's car. After hearing this a bunch of times I got an idea. After the show I asked the other Board of Directors of the BPG if I could make up a "Special Award" for the car. They were ok with it so I got one of the un-used show plaques and had the trophy company make up "The Ugliest GSX at the GSX Reunion" award. When I gave it to Tim, you would have thought I gave him a million dollars.

    Maybe Tim can post a picture of it here, hint, hint.

    I have said it before and I will say it again, that car found the right owner.
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2018
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  20. Mike B in SC

    Mike B in SC Well-Known Member


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