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  1. #51
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    Default Re: Flame Orange '72 Stage 1 convertibles - Buick Zone Office Cars - qty 25!

    Hi Gary, I just joined BPG the other day. I purchased my car and received it last Thursday. It is 1/25 zone cars. It's build date was 8/26/71 and I have all the Sloan documents, awards etc. You may have this one on your list already as it belonged to " Oldtimebaseball " a board member on the V8 site. The low VIN 100135 I'm thrilled to have it. Let me know if you have this one.Talk to you soon. Jay.

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    Default Re: Flame Orange '72 Stage 1 convertibles - Buick Zone Office Cars - qty 25!

    This is the car I refered to earlyer in the post carey sonnenburg sold it to lookers in napoleon ohio they detailed it up and have it up for sale

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaydeb11 View Post
    Hi Gary, I just joined BPG the other day. I purchased my car and received it last Thursday. It is 1/25 zone cars. It's build date was 8/26/71 and I have all the Sloan documents, awards etc. You may have this one on your list already as it belonged to " Oldtimebaseball " a board member on the V8 site. The low VIN 100135 I'm thrilled to have it. Let me know if you have this one.Talk to you soon. Jay.
    Jay, I'm glad that your car finally found a home and will be enjoyed. Of the 9 '72 Zone Office cars I've seen so far, the car you own is the nicest of all of them in my opinion. Send me a PM with your email address when you get a chance. Thanks.

    ---------- Post added at 10:25 PM ---------- Previous post was at 10:24 PM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by OH stage one View Post
    This is the car I refered to earlyer in the post carey sonnenburg sold it to lookers in napoleon ohio they detailed it up and have it up for sale
    Thanks for the info. I tried to find a website for Lookers but only found a phone # and address listed. I may give them a call next week and ask about the car. Thanks again for the lead.
    Gary Steele
    Owner of a bunch of junk.

    www.gsrestorations.com <--- Disclaimer: This is neither an advertisement for my dad's place nor a solicitation for customers. Only visit this site if you want to see an outdated site that shows some of the muscle cars my dad has restored in the past.

  4. #54
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    Default Re: Flame Orange '72 Stage 1 convertibles - Buick Zone Office Cars - qty 25!

    Quote Originally Posted by Jaydeb11 View Post
    Hi Gary, I just joined BPG the other day. I purchased my car and received it last Thursday. It is 1/25 zone cars. It's build date was 8/26/71 and I have all the Sloan documents, awards etc. You may have this one on your list already as it belonged to " Oldtimebaseball " a board member on the V8 site. The low VIN 100135 I'm thrilled to have it. Let me know if you have this one.Talk to you soon. Jay.
    Hi Jay
    I once owned your car.
    I sold it to Oldtime baseball years ago as a project car.
    Great to see you are giving it a happy home.
    Richard Johns

    Owner/Operator Pure Stock Auto Restorations Inc
    www.purestockauto.com


    70 GS Stage 1 Convertible Auto 3:64 12.71@109.15 1.92 60 ft PSMCDR 2009
    70 GSX Stage 1 M21 4 speed 3.64 Original Paint # 67 of 678
    70 GSX Stage 1 Auto 3:64 # 603 of 678 12.44@109.73 GS Nats 2012, 12.71@110.64 PSMCDR 2011
    70 GS 455 M21 4 speed 3:42 Bench Seat
    87 GN Astroroof
    70 GTO Judge Ram Air III M21 4 speed 3.90
    69 GTO Judge Ram Air IV M21 4 speed 3.90

  5. #55
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    Default Re: Flame Orange '72 Stage 1 convertibles - Buick Zone Office Cars - qty 25!

    Quote Originally Posted by rjohns View Post
    Hi Jay
    I once owned your car.
    I sold it to Oldtime baseball years ago as a project car.
    Great to see you are giving it a happy home.
    Hi Richard, I knew that a restoration shop in Maryland sold the car to a fellow in Canada who then sold it in 2005 to Oldtimebaseball who happened to be in Maryland also. Am I correct? I'm sure you know that in 2006 in went in for a frame off restoration by Mark Reeves ( then and now ) which was completed in 2008. Mark then took the car to the BPG nationals and the Buick GS nationals and the car won concours gold in both. Along with all the documentation, Sloan, Stage 1 Registry etc. I have a CD with all the restoration photos. It was an amazing transformation seeing what the condition of the car was and all the steps that brought it to it's present form. 392/400 was from the Judges form. Hope to speak with you soon. Thanks. Jay.

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    Default Re: Flame Orange '72 Stage 1 convertibles - Buick Zone Office Cars - qty 25!

    To The Top...

    Quote Originally Posted by N360LL View Post
    Maybe there should be a thread about the '71 promotional cars
    http://www.v8buick.com/showthread.ph...fice-Cars-quot
    James Weinman

  7. Default Re: Flame Orange '72 Stage 1 convertibles - Buick Zone Office Cars - qty 25!

    Update: I've now confirmed that 10 of the 25 cars built, still exist. I'm sure there are more so I'm still looking.
    Gary Steele
    Owner of a bunch of junk.

    www.gsrestorations.com <--- Disclaimer: This is neither an advertisement for my dad's place nor a solicitation for customers. Only visit this site if you want to see an outdated site that shows some of the muscle cars my dad has restored in the past.

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    Gary ,
    Ill email you a lead you may or may not have .
    DL
    Wouldn't you really rather have a Buick ?

  9. #59
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    Default Re: Flame Orange '72 Stage 1 convertibles - Buick Zone Office Cars - qty 25!

    Another to your list. I picked up the San Francisco, CA 72 Zone car. Its been in Calf since new, No rust, numbers matching.
    Zone 23 .. One of two invoiced on 8/30/71 and one of two Calf cars...


    Nelson
    Last edited by Redmanf1; 08-02-2014 at 02:02 AM.
    Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out and loudly proclaiming: "WOW! WHAT A RIDE!!"

  10. Default Re: Flame Orange '72 Stage 1 convertibles - Buick Zone Office Cars - qty 25!

    With Nelson's San Francisco, CA Zone Office car the total jumped to double digits, 10. Now another '72 Zone Office Stage 1 convertible has surfaced on eBay and it has a really groovy paint job. This bring the total confirmed number of surviving Zone Office Stage 1 convertibles to 11 of the 25 made. The survival rate is good for these cars so I'm confident more are out there.

    Here's the eBay car: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Rare-...item1c318103bc
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    Gary Steele
    Owner of a bunch of junk.

    www.gsrestorations.com <--- Disclaimer: This is neither an advertisement for my dad's place nor a solicitation for customers. Only visit this site if you want to see an outdated site that shows some of the muscle cars my dad has restored in the past.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dl7265 View Post
    Gary ,
    Ill email you a lead you may or may not have .
    DL
    The lead that DL was referring to is the car that's now on eBay. He somehow finds these cars before I can!
    Gary Steele
    Owner of a bunch of junk.

    www.gsrestorations.com <--- Disclaimer: This is neither an advertisement for my dad's place nor a solicitation for customers. Only visit this site if you want to see an outdated site that shows some of the muscle cars my dad has restored in the past.

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    Default Re: Flame Orange '72 Stage 1 convertibles - Buick Zone Office Cars - qty 25!

    I noticed mine has three invoice dates, numbers and amounts ..... 8/30 - 9/24 - 2/23 ..

    08/30 001 Buick Motor Division San Francisco, CA

    09/24 492 Don Collins Buick San Rafael, CA

    02/23 523 Smythe Buick Inc San Jose, CA


    Nelson
    Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out and loudly proclaiming: "WOW! WHAT A RIDE!!"

  13. Default Re: Flame Orange '72 Stage 1 convertibles - Buick Zone Office Cars - qty 25!

    If anyone is looking a nice solid example of a 1972 Stage 1 Zone Office car, there's one on eBay right now. It's owned by v8Buick board member if you want to contact him with questions: http://www.v8buick.com/showthread.php?291038-1972-GS-Stage-vert-Another-zone-car

    here's the current eBay ad: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Buick-Skylark-Gran-Sport-Stage-1-Rare-Buick-GS-Stage-1-Convertible-1-of-only-66-made-/121494330599?forcerrptr=true&hash=item1c49a05ce7&item=121494330599&pt=US_Cars_Trucks
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    Gary Steele
    Owner of a bunch of junk.

    www.gsrestorations.com <--- Disclaimer: This is neither an advertisement for my dad's place nor a solicitation for customers. Only visit this site if you want to see an outdated site that shows some of the muscle cars my dad has restored in the past.

  14. Default Re: Flame Orange '72 Stage 1 convertibles - Buick Zone Office Cars - qty 25!

    I've been tracking these '72 Stage 1 Zone Office cars for four years now and have verified that at least 11 of the 25 still exist today. If you know of one of these cars please let me know by posting here, sending a private message or sending me a direct email at buquick@comcast.net

    I want to spread information and raise awareness about these cars so I can find out how many still exist today. I do not post any personal info about anyone or their VIN. I actually do not track who owns the cars because the ownership often changes. I just want to prove that the cars still exist, in any condition, from rust bucket to perfectly restored.

    Here are the body numbers from the cowl tag (not the VIN) of the 11 cars I've seen so far:

    010120
    010123
    010127
    010128
    010131
    010132
    010133
    010134
    010137
    010140
    010142
    Last edited by BUQUICK; 12-20-2016 at 09:25 PM.
    Gary Steele
    Owner of a bunch of junk.

    www.gsrestorations.com <--- Disclaimer: This is neither an advertisement for my dad's place nor a solicitation for customers. Only visit this site if you want to see an outdated site that shows some of the muscle cars my dad has restored in the past.

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    I'm still looking to see how many of the 25 orange Zone Office '72 Stage 1 convertibles are still around. If you know of one that isn't listed above please let me know.
    Gary Steele
    Owner of a bunch of junk.

    www.gsrestorations.com <--- Disclaimer: This is neither an advertisement for my dad's place nor a solicitation for customers. Only visit this site if you want to see an outdated site that shows some of the muscle cars my dad has restored in the past.

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    Default Re: Flame Orange '72 Stage 1 convertibles - Buick Zone Office Cars - qty 25!

    Good work Gary! By looking at your numbers that you have gathered, it looks like they were all built at the same time. Maybe they were all built on the same day ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 69 GS 400 View Post
    Good work Gary! By looking at your numbers that you have gathered, it looks like they were all built at the same time. Maybe they were all built on the same day ?
    Yes, the invoice date for 21 of the 25 Zone Office cars was 8/26/71 (Thursday), one more was invoiced on 8/27 (Friday), two were invoiced on 8/30 (Monday), and the last one on 9/1 (Wednesday). By the way 8/26/71 was the earliest date (first day) that a regular production '72 A-body Buick was invoiced. So those first 21 were likely built on the first day of regular production.


    I'm not sure if you can get it to open but there is a pdf attachment on the first post of this thread that summaries some information about these cars.
    Gary Steele
    Owner of a bunch of junk.

    www.gsrestorations.com <--- Disclaimer: This is neither an advertisement for my dad's place nor a solicitation for customers. Only visit this site if you want to see an outdated site that shows some of the muscle cars my dad has restored in the past.

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    Default Re: Flame Orange '72 Stage 1 convertibles - Buick Zone Office Cars - qty 25!

    So it looks like even though my car was invoiced on 8/30 it could be the lowest body number Stage 1 convertible built (010120)??? Or do you think there is a lower body number??

    Nelson


    "The first 25 Stage 1 convertibles, built in August of 71, were sent directly to the Buick Zone Offices across of the USA."
    Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out and loudly proclaiming: "WOW! WHAT A RIDE!!"

 

 
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