Lost '70 Stage 1

Discussion in 'Lost and Found' started by Jim Jones, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. Jim Jones

    Jim Jones Wretched Excess

    OK, I know this is a long shot, but I have to try.

    Years ago I sold a '70 Stage 1 hard top 4-Speed car VIN 446370H169734. The car was Burgandy with brown vinyl top, and had Burnished Saddle buckets. This was not a Buick recommended color combination, and I distinctly remember the code Z189 on the body tag. The car went to the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area as I recall, but it could be anywhere now. When I sold it, it had the original engine and trans, but not the carb and distributor. It had the consolette, but lacked the shifter. The entire front clip was missing.

    The car seemed to fall off the map. I have not seen it since, and it is not in the Stage 1 registery. I would love to get it back if it still exists. Hopefully with the original engine and trans. Does anyone know of it's whereabouts?

    I know......good luck!
  2. JCP

    JCP Well-Known Member

    That's a really unusual color combination. Probably the only one built like that. Good luck on your search.
  3. Steve e Summer

    Steve e Summer Well-Known Member

    Hey Jim,
    Keep up the faith. You have gotta a whole lot of views here and you never know what might happen. It was your ad that inspired me to create a "lost poster" here about my missing engine. Here's hoping we get lucky! ~ Steve
  4. Jim Jones

    Jim Jones Wretched Excess

    Thanks for the words of encouragement guys, I hope it turns up.

    I was actually selling another car at the time, and a gentleman had come to look it over. A friend of his who came along saw this one in the garage, and had to have it. He started making offers, and I had a weak moment I guess. I really regret selling it now.
  5. bammax

    bammax Well-Known Member

    Have you checked the registry or police yet? They can at least tell you if the car is registered or not and in what area it's located. We had them run a check on a car we bought to make sure it was on the up and up (long story) and they found that it hadn't been registered in all of New England in the past 5 years.

    ---------- Post added at 02:06 PM ---------- Previous post was at 01:28 PM ----------

    Are we sure it's not JCP's "triple brown" car that we're looking for?
  6. Racerx88

    Racerx88 Platinum Level Contributor

  7. HLohio

    HLohio GS owner since 1977

    I know where this car is! I was with them when they picked it up from you. That was AT LEAST 25 years ago! It was stored for years in my rental garage after coming back to Cincinnati. It's pretty much still in the same condition you sold it in. PM sent with current owner info. Good luck!

    PS: The current owner and myself actually traded ownership on the car several times. If you get it back, I have almost ALL the parts to restore it. That was my plan when I owned it. lol
  8. HLohio

    HLohio GS owner since 1977

    HA! I even found pictures of the car in question from 10 years ago. The original Stage 1 engine sat on an engine stand in my basement until 5 years ago when I finally insisted the current owner come get it.

    Attached Files:

  9. staged70

    staged70 RIP

    Wow there it is. Man what an interesting story. I would not mind having that one sitting in my garage. A rare car with unique history check, rare color combo check and a 4 spd check. Ok now Jim just has to get it back
  10. Jim Jones

    Jim Jones Wretched Excess

    PM returned :pray:

    I can't thank you enough.!
  11. sriley531

    sriley531 Buckle up, this could get rough....

    What an awesome story! Hope you can work something out to get it back!
  12. SpecialWagon65

    SpecialWagon65 Ted Nagel

    Amazing. HLohio I'm glad to see some other Buicks in Cincy. I'm heading for my garage in Northside to fire up a 65.
  13. taf44667

    taf44667 69 Vert 4-Speed

    That is pretty amazing after all that time and pretty much the same as when it left. Hope you get it back.

    Good Luck
  14. Guy Parquette

    Guy Parquette Platinum Level Contributor

    I love non a/c 70' stage1's
  15. Lon Bauer

    Lon Bauer Well-Known Member

    Wow!!! Nice story. Jim - you better buy a lotto ticket before your luck disappears.........
  16. staged70

    staged70 RIP

    Where is my old 4 spd non air stage 1 44637ohXX4637 I do remember all the vin but the last 4 are hard to forget. Silver Mist with black top and interior NOM missing the rear also but the 4 spd was there.

    TROSE11SECGN Boost is my drug

    Any updates Jim?
  18. Jim Jones

    Jim Jones Wretched Excess

    Nothing thus far, but I am keeping my fingers crossed. Since it has been nearly a month with no reply, I may try another avenue to contact the owner.

    Wish me luck.
  19. Rich Johns

    Rich Johns Platinum Level Contributor

    Did you get this GS back?
  20. Jim Jones

    Jim Jones Wretched Excess

    Have had no response from owner. I am trying to find additional contact info. :pray: Keeping my fingers crossed.

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