'70 Aqua Mist Stage 1, four speed. First $40,000. FIRM

Discussion in 'Cars for sale' started by sixtiesmuscle, Apr 12, 2019.

  1. sixtiesmuscle

    sixtiesmuscle Founders Club Member

    Many of you are familiar with this car from a couple of years ago when I bought it from Mike Nielsen. It was also discussed when I took it to Mecum in Phoenix a few weeks ago. Link attached: https://www.mecum.com/lots/AZ0319-366575/1970-buick-gs-stage-1/It did not sell for what I was willing to net, so before I go anywhere else, I thought I should offer it here for members to consider. Since getting it from Mike, I have spent quite a bit on it to prepare it for cruising in Arizona. New radial tires, new exhaust, and some serious detailing have made it a joy to drive, and always gets lots of compliments at cruise nights. It runs cool even in hot Arizona weather. Mike built a great engine that runs as well or better than any Stage 1 I have ever had, and it drives even better. That is, as long as you are OK with no power brakes or steering. I happen to think it's great that way. It has a '71 correct casting 455, but assume that no numbers are matching, and I believe it is priced accordingly. I hope this first post of pictures ever works. IMG_20190412_112308113_HDR.jpg IMG_20190412_112237988_HDR.jpg IMG_20190412_111858403_HDR.jpg IMG_20190412_112002855_HDR.jpg IMG_20190412_112339874_HDR.jpg IMG_20190412_112355708_HDR.jpg

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  2. 1972Mach1

    1972Mach1 Just some guy.....

    Just letting you know your pics worked just fine.....against the rules to comment on a car if not interested, but it is a beauty.
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  3. 1970 STAGE 1

    1970 STAGE 1 Well-Known Member

    That is a very clean car. Can you see the transmission tag ? Passengers side , it will be stamped with 2 letters.
  4. BuickGSrules

    BuickGSrules Gold Level Contributor

    I looked at it many times when Mike had it for sale. You want a race car in trade?
  5. sixtiesmuscle

    sixtiesmuscle Founders Club Member

    Thanks guys. I can't use a trade, as the only reason I'm selling is that I'm out of room. If I move a few cars around, I could get it on the lift to see the trans code. That will take some time I don't have right now.
  6. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    There isn't a tag on a 4speed that I'm aware of
  7. 1972 Stage 1

    1972 Stage 1 Well-Known Member


    This car is a 4 speed so no tag on the passenger side. Also, from what I remember it is not the original M21 trans. Hope that helps.
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  8. BrianTrick

    BrianTrick Brian Trick

    There is a small metal tag attached to the side cover,originallyused to help identify the transmission. For 1970,The was WB for M20,and KA for M21.
    I am perfectly fine with manual brakes and manual steering. All of my cars are like that.
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  9. Clarkie

    Clarkie Well-Known Member

    I think I'm in love. If I sold both of my cars I'd be somewhat close...
  10. 72STAGE1

    72STAGE1 Runnin' with the Devil

    Where in AZ, and would you consider this car in as built new in options? Is it a posi and what M20 or 21? Miles on the chassis? How many since restoration? Quality of paint and body would you say 1-10? Everything work as it should.....sorry for so many Q's but I'm really interested and I'm moving to AZ this summer and could join my collection as I sold a 70 Z28 and may have room.....She sure is pretty!
  11. sixtiesmuscle

    sixtiesmuscle Founders Club Member

    Thanks for your interest. Here are answers to the questions I can answer as I understand them:

    The car is in Scottsdale.
    Based on the GS Historic report, I had the posted repop window sticker made, so that's how it was built.
    The report shows it was built with a painted top, which is now vinyl.
    Options added include tilt steering column and the "hens teeth rare" passenger side mirror.
    Options swapped, the 8 track was installed instead of a consolette. I have no 8 track tapes, so not sure if it works as it should.
    Miles showing on ODO, 69,907, but the speedo with over 100k was replaced during resto with a mint used unit. I would estimate no more than 2000 miles since the resto.
    12 bolt posi with 3.55 gears.
    1970 M21 trans
    I can't get at the trans to see the stamping, but since it's not the original trans, what's the difference? If I hear back from Mike Nielsen, I'll update.
    Quality of the paint is what I would call a 7.5 or 8, but I'm picky. There are minor specs in the paint, to be expected on a car that's been driven. The metallic is consistent, with no "tiger striping" or light areas.
    Everything works as it should as far as starting, running & driving. I honestly have never turned on the radio, because I'd rather listen to the awesome exhaust note.

    If you're a purist, this is not the car for you. If you want a very shiny, straight car that runs great, and will never let you down, then you will love this car.
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  12. sixtiesmuscle

    sixtiesmuscle Founders Club Member

    I have updated the description with additional info.
  13. 72STAGE1

    72STAGE1 Runnin' with the Devil

    I appreciate the quick and courteous response. I like Stock appearing as this car is, just wondering what has been added was all, it helps with value to me. I really love the car and I think the vinyl top was a plus side addition. Do you have the shorty console and consolette pieces to go with the car? And 1 more Q, can you confirm any of the engine components such as cam used, pistons, sizes and Stage 1 heads?
  14. sixtiesmuscle

    sixtiesmuscle Founders Club Member

    No problem. I want any potential buyers to know all the facts, so that this car exceeds expectations, rather than disappoints upon arrival to its new home. I will try to find the engine specs, but it was done when I bought it. Suffice it to say that it has a Stage 1 + cam that has a wonderful lope to it. Whether the valves were enlarged during the rebuild, I don't know. Since it is not the original engine, it doesn't matter to me, as long as it runs like a Stage 1 should, and it surely does that!
    The car never had the shorty console, but I will include the following:
    Five G-60 X 15 Goodyear tires as shown in the Mecum listing.
    The top section of the consolette, along with the very hard to find shift boot. I do not have the bottom or brackets.

    When was the last time anything similar to this was available at anywhere near $40,000? Let's face it, solid, straight, four speed cars that don't need to be restored do not come up every week. For all those who have been "looking" for one, this is a chance you will regret passing up.
  15. Slgenge

    Slgenge Dream Buick!

    Mike , I sent you an email,
  16. ray morris

    ray morris Well-Known Member

    If it only had A/C !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  17. 72STAGE1

    72STAGE1 Runnin' with the Devil

    ............................if it would stay un-sold until September when I travel to my new home in Buckeye!
  18. woody1640

    woody1640 Well-Known Member

    "IF" the dog would not have stopped to poop, he would have caught the rabbit to. Lol

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  19. ginpolejumper

    ginpolejumper Founders Club Member

    Bump for an old Buick. Woof woof.....
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2019
  20. moleary

    moleary GOD Bless America

    Such a beauty!

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