70 Triple Black Stage 1 Convert. Rides Again

Discussion in 'Chassis restoration' started by flynbuick, Mar 23, 2007.

  1. flynbuick

    flynbuick Super Moderator Staff Member

    Thought you might enjoy these shots of another great stage 1 brought back from many years of slumber. Many thanks to JW, Ric and Josh at Trishield for another concours resto on a very rare 70, code 19, stage one convert.
     

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  2. bignastyGS

    bignastyGS Maggot pilot

    Very nice...Great color combo as well. I'd love to have a coupe with the same combo..
     
  3. flynbuick

    flynbuick Super Moderator Staff Member

    Here it is on the Tri-shield Performance operating table.
     

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  4. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    Congratulations, Jim(s) and crew:beer

    ...can't wait to see them in person!
     
  5. flynbuick

    flynbuick Super Moderator Staff Member

    Insofar as we can tell statistically only a couple of 70 code 19/B/188 stage 1 converts were made. (Perhaps only one) In any case this is the only one we can verify to be still in existance. According to the Buick factory daily car reports a total of 11 black GS 455/stg 1 converts were made at the Flint plant during the 70 model year. This number 11 includes black non stage one converts which were much more prevalent.
     
  6. BUICK528

    BUICK528 Big Red

    I'm going to pass these pic's on to my buddy Willy, he's gonna freak since he owned it for about 20 years or so... the first owner of this car lived about 5 minutes from me
     
  7. MikeM

    MikeM Mississippi Buicks

    Jim, is this another one of yours? Wow, nice car. Best part is that you got it done. How long from start to finish? My green one must be going on five or six years now, hoping for this year - again.:pray:
     
  8. flynbuick

    flynbuick Super Moderator Staff Member

    We have to thank all who sold and sometimes even gave us parts to bring back this convert and the 70 4 speed stage 1 GSX. Without this Board bringing these cars back to concours condition would not have been possible.
     
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  9. moleary

    moleary GOD Bless America

    3B....Absolutely priceless:TU:

    Thanks for restoring this beauty..it is a true piece of automotive history for ALL to behold. I hope to see it in person one day.

    Now, I will be sending you my vert for one of your "makeovers" :Brow:

    MarkO
     
  10. copperheadgs1

    copperheadgs1 copperheadgs1

    Jim, I know of another one up here in Mass. pretty sure it is real. It is black with white top and interior. Sat in guys yard since at least mid 80's. I tried to buy the car many times but guy would not sell as car deteriorated. Guy would not let me get close to car so not sure if auto or 4Spd. I got plate number although old expired plate a cop friend of mine gave me VIN which I still have. Guy sold house when his father died and moved. May try and research car and find it again. So there is another around. At least car had GS455 VIN and Stage-1 emblems on car in correct place long before many people were faking them.
     
  11. HAUK67

    HAUK67 Well-Known Member

    Wow, what can be said after looking at those pictures.I have been a mopar guy for a long time, i have always been a conv guy but for such a rare car and in triple black this is the nicest i have seen yet......Congrats:3gears:
     
  12. flynbuick

    flynbuick Super Moderator Staff Member

    China Mike

    Bringing the GSX back frame off to concours took about 8 months. The triple black stage 1 convert took about 17 months. It would have been completed a lot sooner if some outside vendors had not dropped the ball. But delays are part of a concours restoration. The amazing thing is much of the time JW ,Rick, and Josh were doing both cars simultaneously along with their other work while I was hunting parts which as you know are chicken lips--especially the quality ones we needed. Just things like bumpers with no pits even on the back are difficult to locate. Just try to find a no pit correct date coded voltage regulator. It sounds easy until to have to do it. Just try to find a correct NOS clear water jug with the correct lid and script for an early pointed lens car, NOS belts, hoses, storage compartment latch button, etc . Very difficult but we did it. And this is a complicated car with power windows, power door locks, convert rear defroster, rear speaker, tilt etc. Just try finding some correct 70 only bezels for power door lock switches or NOS tri shield mirrors. We did it but I do not believe I want to tackle any more concours Buick restos.
     
  13. 70aqua_custom

    70aqua_custom Well-Known Member

    looking at those pics it's hard to come up with words that give justice. I am reminded about a post on this site that asked if graffiti was art. I didn't reply in that thread but I will here. Graffiti is NOT art. The car pictured on this thread is.
     
  14. BUQUICK

    BUQUICK I'm your huckleberry.

    Awesome car!! I like it even more than the GSX!! Not going to see another like it in any condition even at our Buick events! Congrats to all of you guys for finishing another great ride.
     
  15. GS4551970

    GS4551970 70 Buick GS 455

    Very Very nice. Brings back memories. I had a 70 triple black Skylark convertible years ago. Didnt have it long but it the reason i have the convertible i have today.Had to have another.
     
  16. Buickwise

    Buickwise Well-Known Member

    There is another documented code 19 '70 Stage 1 convertible still around. Add it to your list. I have owned mine for 33 years. Dennis
     
  17. cstanley-gs

    cstanley-gs Silver Mist

    B E A Utiful !!!
     
  18. cjp69

    cjp69 Platinum Level Contributor

    Beautiful car Guys!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  19. flynbuick

    flynbuick Super Moderator Staff Member

    Very few miles on this resto.
     

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  20. JSteele

    JSteele Well-Known Member

    That car is nothing but AWESOME!!!! Please, please, please, take it to the GS Nats this year as would love to see it in person. Jim can you email me more detailed pics of the car? Beautiful!!!:TU:
     

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