68-69 Cars!

Discussion in 'Members Rides' started by Mike Atwood, Oct 11, 2004.

  1. lesabre 69

    lesabre 69 Member

  2. 69 GS 400

    69 GS 400 Well-Known Member

    20161011_165745.jpg My 69. Originally Fireglow Orange . 1 0f 3 built at Fremont plant.
     
  3. Max Damage

    Max Damage I'm Working on it!

    When you say one of three from Fremont, does that mean '69 convertibles? 3 is a small number! Beautiful car.
     
  4. 69 GS 400

    69 GS 400 Well-Known Member

    Hi. 1 of 3 Fireglow convertibles built at Fremont.
    I believe there were 20 built in total in that color . It was only offered in spring of 69. The car is painted in Twighlight blue which was a factory color in 69. It is an interesting paint in itself. Depending on the light , it goes from a dark blue to purplish , to all most black if it is an overcast or cloudy day.
     
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  5. 69_GS_400

    69_GS_400 Well-Known Member

    Do you have the numbers
    Matching block in your car. Just curious if you do if yours is stamped in the front drivers side or where they say it should be in between the plugs. Freemont was known for stamping the vin on the front especially if it was a late build for 69?
     
  6. 69 GS 400

    69 GS 400 Well-Known Member

    Matching numbers on the front. If I remember right it was built May 5 / 69
     
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  7. 69_GS_400

    69_GS_400 Well-Known Member

    Mine was July same location.
     
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  8. SpecialWagon65

    SpecialWagon65 Ted Nagel

    Patrick- here is a preview of the 68 Wildcat...Desert Beige , buckets, short console. Driven off the trailer then I took it apart for a possible 455 upgrade...
    now thinking to refresh the 430.
     

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  9. 69ragtop

    69ragtop Active Member

    Hey there
    I’m looking for a good running 430 for my 69 Electra if you’re going for an upgrade to 455 or if you know anyone that is looking to sell one or rebuild mine I’d appreciate it. Not having much luck around here. I’m near NYC Either way let me know if you can
    Pete
     
  10. pbr400

    pbr400 68GS400

    Very cool, Ted! Mine was originally code V, Dark Grey Gold Metallic-isn’t that what your LeSabre ragtop is? It had been painted red when I got it. Also attached is the bartender’s convertible.
    Patrick
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  11. SpecialWagon65

    SpecialWagon65 Ted Nagel

    Currently on lift 96FF6141-924C-4D05-BD47-5101F6122E8B.jpeg
     
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  12. jannhall

    jannhall Member

    Cool. Are you planning to repaint the scratched on its hood?
     
  13. packrat-john

    packrat-john Active Member

    Well, I'm no purist. Here's my GS tribute, started as a Special, blew the 350 so I put in a 455. Working on my snorkel air filter and have a floor shift dash cluster I'd like to swap this winter (quicksilver shifter). 20211003_120755.jpg
     
  14. SpecialWagon65

    SpecialWagon65 Ted Nagel

    I’ve got another hood for that…the right front fender needs help too. Looks like there was a battery fire.
     
  15. 69 GS 400. Bought a month ago. Buying a 70 455 motor this weekend.
     

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  16. FLGS400

    FLGS400 Gold Level Contributor

    Love it, another stepchild!
     
  17. pbr400

    pbr400 68GS400

    That’s pretty!
    Patrick
     
  18. iwasrobbed68

    iwasrobbed68 New Member

    My 1968 Buick gs 400 4-speed. Took original motor out and built a 455. It’s been a fun hobby so far and look forward to the next project with the car.
     

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  19. FLGS400

    FLGS400 Gold Level Contributor

    Beautiful car!
     

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