My first "real car" was a 1970 GS Stage 1. Dad let me buy it (when I wrecked my "trainer car") because it was a Buick! Camaro's and Mustangs were off limits. But grampa had a Riviera, so Buicks were "old mans cars" and OK. I had no idea how lucky I was! I just saw the Hurst 4 speed shifter and I wanted it! It was Sherwood Green with a white interior. I bought it in 1973 and sold it in 1975 (when I went to college). In the three summers I had it I never lost a race! LS6's, Hemi's, 6 packs, Shelby's, it didn't matter. From a standing start it was no match. Even against automatic Stage 1's i'd usually get them by a car or so ... had to be that extra gear. It was completely stock. A one time trip to the drag strip yielded a best of 13.08 on street tires through mufflers! She was a monster. I was a kid with no $ to make it go faster, and what was the point anyway then. That was then.