One of 15!

Discussion in 'Members Rides' started by upstaged, Oct 24, 2008.

  1. upstaged

    upstaged Well-Known Member

    After a five year restoration, here is my 4-speed, matching numbers, 1972 Stage 1 convertible. Be sure to look at the license plate.
     

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  2. mltdwn12

    mltdwn12 Platinum Level Contributor

    Very nice :TU:
     
  3. Lon Bauer

    Lon Bauer Well-Known Member

    WOW!!!! That looks awesome. Now it's time to drive it...:3gears:

    I'm afraid to start my restoration as it would probably take longer....... I like driving mine.

    Congratulations....It does look great.
    Lon
     
  4. 6769RIV

    6769RIV Platinum Level Contributor

    Beautiful car and nice job. Drive it each and every day, letting people know what cars USED to be...

    Great ride. :3gears:
     
  5. rex362

    rex362 paint clear and drive

    looks great :TU:
     
  6. upstaged

    upstaged Well-Known Member

    Thanks to all who assisted in the in the longstanding labor of love, frustration and committments. It is Burnished Copper with factory 4-speed and A/C.All numbers matching and the N-25 bumper option. I have driven it only a handful of miles and look forward to Spring/ Summer of 2009. This board was very supportive and helped me to obtain the hard to find parts and answer the hard to answer questions. I will post larger and better pictures in the near future. Regards, Upstaged in Michigan.
     
  7. Water man

    Water man Knee Deep in Mud

    Nice ride!!! Enjoy

    Kurt
     
  8. Lucy Fair

    Lucy Fair Nailheadlova

    Astonishing.:eek2: :kodak:

    I have just started my 66'Riv resto, also 100% number matching.
     
  9. N360LL

    N360LL milehi71Stage1

    Welcome to the world of "completed" restoration ownership. And to Stage 1 Convertible brotherhood. I had the same sentiments when my father finished ours 12 years ago after two years of work. It was like a second job during those years. But well worth it! Drive it some to work the bugs out and enjoy owning it in whatever fashion you choose.
     
  10. kevin mcculloug

    kevin mcculloug 72 GS 455 Convertible

    Terrific work . Not many of "us" 72 guys out there. Looks beautiful .
     
  11. 69_GS_400

    69_GS_400 Well-Known Member

    WOW. Thats NICE.:TU: :TU:
     
  12. bmcmillan

    bmcmillan Dented Hood Tach

    Wow :tu:
     
  13. SpecialWagon65

    SpecialWagon65 Ted Nagel

    Congratulations! That looks like so much fun. :TU:
     
  14. 1 bad gs

    1 bad gs Well-Known Member

    she's a beauty! how many miles on her?
     
  15. upstaged

    upstaged Well-Known Member

    John ( 1 bad GS ),92,000 three owner miles total. Believe me, I am the LAST owner of this one ! Loaded with buzz windows, power bench and locks too. N-25 of course and the rare "fasten seatbelts" light on top of the dash pad. Everything including the reverse lockout on the 4-speed tranny works as it should. Due to the final cash outlay I do have a couple of other Buicks for sale. A 1970 Burgundy Mist Skylark (code NN-1) and a 1972 real GS 350 parts car are listed under cars for sale here on V8Buick.com.I have it in heated storage for the next 6 months but I cannot wait until Spring/ Summer of 2009. I am planning on attending the GS Nats as well. Regards, Upstaged in Michigan.
     
  16. Marco

    Marco Well-Known Member

    It looks GREAT!

    ..and thanks for the pictures :beer
     
  17. upstaged

    upstaged Well-Known Member

    Thanks Marco ! It runs even better.Glad you got the pictures. A prominent board member here inquired about any Burgundy Mist Stage 1's. He may have already contacted you on this topic ? It has since snowed here in Michigan. I am tempted to drive it around my barn but is now full with 16 cars, 3 boats and a couple of RV's. I will wait for Spring/ Summer and get it out on the open road and let it do what it was designed for . RUN. Regards, Upstaged in Michigan.
     
  18. 1 bad gs

    1 bad gs Well-Known Member

    SUPPOSED TO BE SUNNY AND 60S THIS WEEKEND IN THE CHICAGO AREA. PERFECT WEATHER TO BURN SOME 100 OCTANE. I WILL DRIVE MY X UNTIL THEY SALT THE ROADS.:beer
     
  19. upstaged

    upstaged Well-Known Member

    John, I too will be out for one last cruise, hopefully with the top down! And yes, my license plate is legitamite. When I do get pulled over, the conversation starts with the license plate but always ends up under the hood and the majority of the law enforcement officials want to know how fast the car will run and who did the restoration. Regards, Upstaged in Michigan.
     
  20. upstaged

    upstaged Well-Known Member

    I saw some nice iron out on the roads today. Even got the top down for one last drive. My vintage Goodyears are going to be for shows only. 20 plus year old tires make me uneasy. Even at low speeds. Upstaged in Michigan.
     

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