Discussion in 'Color is everything!' started by MikeM, Aug 5, 2005.
Here's mine......Arctic White 1971 GSX
Absolutely one of the most beautiful GSX's in existance. I believe we saw a yello 72 but not saturn yellow. Canadian car at the NATS several years back. ALso a very nice red 71 GSX
I tend to agree. Wish I still had this car!
Thanks for the compliment Stage 11.
Re: My Black GSX
Cool Car brad I have that book but did not know that was yours on the cover, figures
John that must have been 1996 GS Nats
I took my real Sunburst Yellow 72 GSX to Nats that year and showed it.
It was the first real 72 GSX to be ever shown at GS Nats from what I understand to that point in time.
Glad to hear you remember it.
Funny thing was the whole experience was deflating. Even in 1996 Buick Die hards were having a difficult time believing my GSX was legit even though car was very original and had GM of Canada Documentation showing WA5 option GSX Ornamentation Package.
People rolled their eyes and shook there heads all day at the show.
Today, everyone is very up to speed on 72 GSX cars but my car being a 72 and being a 350 GSX had a lot of guys very confused.
All I heard all day was" Buick did not build GSX cars in 72 and all GSX's were Big Block cars"
This after showing documentation and explaining the car.
Explaining my 72 GSX all the time, every time I took that car out, got to be a real drag!
Again,very deflating experience for me at the time ,I thought people would be excited to see a real 72 GSX but the opposite was true.
I thought people would be excited to see a real 72 GSX but the opposite was true.[/quote]
Do you have any photo's of that car. I know Im one of the few that like 71-2 X's over the 70 models, but they excite me:TU:
Do you have any photo's of that car. I know Im one of the few that like 71-2 X's over the 70 models, but they excite me:TU:[/QUOTE]
It was true ,back in 1996, 71-72 GSX common knowledge was very low, so every know it all, who came to view my GSX did just as I described in my previous post.
Challenging peoples knowledge about cars they think they know cold is always the same... negative.
Like I said, it was an original car with GM of Canada documentation and for every one person that liked the car and was excited to see a real 72 GSX there were 4 or more that reacted negatively as if they wished I had not brought it to the GS Nats.
Again,I was really surprised by the reactions I recieved, very unexpected and deflating at the time.
I thought back then, that the one place where I would not have to explain the car would be at the GS Nats but it was no different than if I had attended a local car show with all the chevy guys scoffing at it.
Yes I have regular old photos of that car nothing digital I can post but I will if people are interested
I hear ya Rich........Im sure they're kicking themself's now:grin:
Com'on dont make me beg, lets see it. Who the heck wouldn't want to see an extremely rare GSX
OK guys, I will have to dig out old pics, take new digital pics of them and than post...be patient as I have soo little time to do this ,my restoration shop is very busy and demanding.
I will do this!
Keep an eye out for this thread
Thanks for your interest
Fire Red 72. Clone...... but a fast clone.
From the Merv Bauman collection in Northern Alberta Canada. GM of Canada documented two tone car.
I missed out on this car when it was sold. Anyone know where it went?
The 1970 GSX was ordered as a GSX, the 71-72 GSX was a GS ordered with GSX options, that's why 71-72 have so many different combos ext, with hood tack, without hood tack, a 455 or stage 1 455 or 350 engine...etc...
Look at this link for the color choices. Scroll down and you can find the 71's all except a white one it was there but unpainted in resto at the time. I went with Ken Shup who owned a 71 Cortez gold 455 X, and had a great time. I sure hope they have another X party after I hit the lottery cause I'll have at least one
Judging by the fender emblems this car is not a GSX.
...and the grille emblem too.