WTB: Guide to Buick Gran Sports book by Steven Dove

Discussion in 'Parts wanted' started by rkammer, Jul 30, 2018.

  1. rkammer

    rkammer '71 GS455 Arctic White

    I'm looking for a copy of the Steven L. Dove book in used but good condition. Either the original one published in 1988 with the black cover or the second printing published in 1992 with the white cover. PM if you have a copy you can sell. Thanks.

    STAGE III Lost Experimental Block

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  3. Buickrat1

    Buickrat1 Well-Known Member

    I have one
  4. rkammer

    rkammer '71 GS455 Arctic White

    PM, please with price delivered to 32757 and which one you have, original or second printing?
  5. OHC JOE


    What does this book talk about?
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  6. rkammer

    rkammer '71 GS455 Arctic White

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  7. OHC JOE


    Wow 80 bucks must be a good book
    Thanks for information
  8. thepartsman

    thepartsman Back Ordered Again ?

    Just a post to keep up with this thread.
  9. rkammer

    rkammer '71 GS455 Arctic White

    BTT - Still looking
  10. thepartsman

    thepartsman Back Ordered Again ?

  11. Brett Slater

    Brett Slater Super Moderator Staff Member

    That black car on the cover of the 1970 looks familiar. :D

    How much again?
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  12. rkammer

    rkammer '71 GS455 Arctic White

  13. thepartsman

    thepartsman Back Ordered Again ?

    I understand Stephen Dove's book is good. Mine only covers,
    Production numbers, identifying part numbers ( Belts Brackets Pulleys, Battery and cables) engine codes, transmissions, rear ends
    correct body parts ID and numbers etc.....Stephen Dove got his info from Buick....so did I.
  14. Topcat

    Topcat Got TORQUE?

    i think i have a used one in nice shape available.

    Peace WildBill
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  15. rkammer

    rkammer '71 GS455 Arctic White

    Can you PM me with image and price mailed to 32757, Mount Dora, FL?
  16. Duane

    Duane Member

    Just be careful if you are going to use the book to reference part numbers. Some of the info in the book came from the Service Division and references the numbers needed to order the parts, and not the part numbers cast into the pieces. I talked to Steven about that.
    Other then that they are great books, and are a part of our history. My original "Black" book was used so much it fell apart. I got another to replace it and it's still taped together.
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  17. rkammer

    rkammer '71 GS455 Arctic White

    Thanks, Duane. Appreciate the thoughts. The rest of the story is that I already have the 1st issue black book but am asking to buy another copy because the one I have is an original #24 signed by Steven Dove. I want to keep it in its present excellent contrition and use another copy for occasional reference. :)

    As long as I'm thinking about it, is there any difference between the original black cover version and the second printing version with the white cover?
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  18. Duane

    Duane Member

    Yeah, there are some differences.
    The White book has a bunch of added pictures in it, and some more info, so it might be good for you to get one of them if you have not seen it before.

    ............but to be perfectly Honest, I prefer the Black book. It seems easier to find info in that one. Maybe it's because I am used to the earlier book, I don't know.

    They do say that, " Cats and Duane don't like change."
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  19. Chi-Town67

    Chi-Town67 Gold Level Contributor

    Bill, you're back!? Hopefully you stick around, I'm jonesin' to see more white Wildcat pics.
  20. 65gs76limited

    65gs76limited Well-Known Member

    Holy crap! Hell has frozen over. Good to see you posting again. Tom

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