70-72 Cars

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

  1. Brett Slater

    Brett Slater Super Moderator Staff Member

    Nice 3 pedal ride, Ted!!

    Took my daily driver to work today. :)
  2. Rob696

    Rob696 Well-Known Member

    '72 Skylark Crystal Blue - Absolutely love the color

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  3. Sweet Stage 1, Red with a "Man Pedal" , doesn't get any better than that
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  4. SpecialWagon65

    SpecialWagon65 Ted Nagel

    I have the POP and the IBM punch card for this one- it was born on my birthday on 12/2/69! no wonder - we share a birthday! Cheers!
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  5. bat

    bat Member

    Here's my "numbers matching, unmolested" '70 GS 350 w/ many ongoing modifications that make it a bona fide pro-touring beast. It came up for sale online as "all-original" in Iowa in 2012 , so my friend Leo flew out to scope it, make the purchase, and drive it back to DC for me.
    It's a triple black automatic w/ buckets and center console. It had 126K original miles and was in excellent condition- very straight w/ no rust, as well as a very nice interior (still original except for small oil & temp. gauges, after market radio, and Vintage Air controls).
    After it came home it went through a number of shops such that it took 4 years for me to put as many miles on it as Leo did bringing it home. I drive it as much and as far as I can- here's a shot taken in Memphis earlier this month
  6. bat

    bat Member

    Since it's "completion" in spring of 2016 I've driven to and from places like Cleveland, New Orleans... over 8000 miles. I swapped out the original transmission (still have it) for a Jasper-built 700r4 and on road trips it hugs the highway at 85-90 mph w/ the AC blowing cold while still getting 15 mpg (I think that's such a huge victory).
    Here's the main stuff and the folks that did it (so far):
    * Jim Justice Racing Engines did a complete engine rebuild. I think I waited 8 months for that but it runs like a top and doesn't leak a drop (I think Jim does specialty work for Subaru now and has since closed his shop)
    * Supercar Automotive did the tranny swap (Donald has done a lot of other work on the car)
    * Barney Squiers at Ultimate Garage (formerly Performance Auto Crafters) fabricated a serpentine belt system (nobody makes one for a '70 Buick 350) to install Vintage Air and new power steering. They installed coil overs plus Hotchkiss suspension parts (including anti-sway bars (front/rear)) to give it an awesome-yet-functional stance, as well as installed the Be Cool radiator plus temp. controlled dual fan, refinished the interior as well as the body/paint... and whatever else I'm forgetting without digging through a folder of receipts. I want to make sure I properly credit the people who have done so much outstanding work, especially because finding knowledgeable/dependable/honest mechanics is so difficult.
    Here's shots of the serpentine belt system when it was first installed, and the Be Cool radiator and the fans:

    Serpentine Belt '70 Buick 350.jpg

    Be Cool Radiator w: Temp. Activated Fans.JPG
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  7. bat

    bat Member

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  8. rogbo

    rogbo Gold Level Contributor

    Still rubbing my nose in it!??? I love the color too! :p
  9. Jclstrike

    Jclstrike Well-Known Member

    Here is a few pics of my 70 GS 350 with a 4 speed

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  10. Shane

    Shane New Member

    New member here.... Just rolled it off trailer today. It has a 350 with factory 4bbl. Set in woman's garage since 1998. I put a battery in it and poured gas into carb and it started right up. Fortunately, I think they ran it out of gas keeping it running all those years. A couple rusty spots and a torn top are the worst parts so far. I drove from Mississippi to Tulsa to pick it up. Driving down the old Route 66 was pretty cool. Well... I have six years to get it ready for my son to take his drivers license test in it. Let the journey begin... I am sure I will be asking convertible questions in the future. 2017-08-30 01.52.08.jpg
  11. theitalianflip

    theitalianflip 71 Buick GS

    Since I was into cars, I've always wanted a 70-72 GS. A few weeks ago, my dreams came true when I picked up this 71 GS 350.
    This car is a real barn find, and was found in a field in the the Californian central valley. Completely original and never been modified, it probably sat for some 25 years.
    I did happen to start it up a few days ago, it idled very well for it's condition.

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  12. 70lark350

    70lark350 Well-Known Member

    70 Stage 1 4spd Diplomat Blue with a Wh/Blk int. Factory disc brakes ps non ac. 15x8 and 15x7 steel rims with Nitto 27560 Drag Radials.

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  13. Brett Slater

    Brett Slater Super Moderator Staff Member


    Tell us more. History? Numbers? How long have you had it?
  14. 70lark350

    70lark350 Well-Known Member

    4th owner. Bought in 2010. Came from Midwest originally. Has 72k on it. Block has been decked so not sure if original or not. #’s matching trans and rear. Original interior but car was painted sometime ago. Missing correct distrubtor and carb. Real deal Stage 1 4spd though. Was authenticed I believe by Wayne Roberts. I have paperwork on car.
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  15. wallypep

    wallypep Silver Level contributor

    My 1970 gs 455 numbers matching motor and transmission

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  16. mstapell

    mstapell New Member

    Here's my 1970 Wildcat
  17. Badbird94

    Badbird94 John

    IMG_0417.JPG IMG_0419.JPG IMG_0420.JPG IMG_0472.JPG IMG_0474.JPG IMG_0476.JPG My 71 GS clone-still a work in progress
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  18. moleary

    moleary GOD Bless America

  19. Badbird94

    Badbird94 John

    Thanks-they are Procar Rally seats--If I had it to do over again, I would have the original buckets recovered-the Rallys look fantastic and are comfortable-but they are a snug fit on me-( 5'10" - 155# ) someone bigger might have a hard time with them-access to the back seat is hard- they don't fold very far forward because of the bolster design-you have to pull the seat as far forward as it will go and then you can get in the backseat-not really a problem for me, as not many people will be riding in the back
  20. Xporcelli

    Xporcelli Gold Level Contributor

    12/69 Fremont built, #'s matching lifelong NW car. Met a lot of great people because of this car.
    1970 GS455 auto bench, born Fire Red and White Pearl.

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