Yet another project, 71 Stage 1 4speed

Discussion in 'Members Rides' started by hugger, Mar 7, 2018.

  1. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    Since my X is off the rotisserie, it's time to hang another on it. This is a going to be an awesome ride, been looking forward to getting started on it for sometime now.

    71 Stage 4speed
    AC,tilt,f41,342 Posi,tach,ralley wheel,power disc,power steer,no consolette but did have the console. n25, AM/FM stereo, courtesy lights, color is code 29 Nocturne blue with white interior and top. We also ALL the documentation, build sheet, protec-to-plate, dealer invoice etc etc. Original engine is gone was blown under warranty, have dealer paperwork where warranty engine was installed in 72 IMG_20180307_171208340.jpg

    Goal is a very clean driver, with a stockish engine, just something to cruise and enjoy
  2. Dwayne B

    Dwayne B Well-Known Member

    That's cool, I like 4 speed cars.What kinda shape is the body.
  3. hwprouty

    hwprouty Platinum Level Contributor

    Looks good!
  4. BYoung

    BYoung Stage me

    I’ve seen this car in person, it’s got great bones. And Nocturne Blue over white is going to be stunning. Looking forward to this build.
  5. Smartin

    Smartin Staff Member

    Nocturne Blue! I don't think I've ever seen an A body with that color.
  6. Gallagher

    Gallagher Founders Club Member

    I've seen it too. I can't wait to see it finished.
  7. Mike B in SC

    Mike B in SC Well-Known Member

    Ethan, was this a local car? What dealer sold it? My 71 Stage 1 came from Cloninger Motors in Greer.
  8. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    Was sold new in FL I'm thinking around the Ft Lauderdale area can remember rite off. IMG_20180307_171233576.jpg IMG_20180307_171218951.jpg IMG_20180307_171255044.jpg
    Yea I'm thinking the amount of A bodies that received Nocturne is really low, car isn't terrible, needs trunk , couple small floor repairs, bottoms of 1/4's and the roof has a few soft areas overall it's not bad, little crustier than we normally fool with but it's too cool not too
  9. alain

    alain Well-Known Member

    :)WOW great project keep us posted:cool:
  10. BYoung

    BYoung Stage me

    Only 36 left the factory Nocturne Blue out of 9170 total GS cars in 1971.
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  11. 455monte

    455monte Well-Known Member

  12. buick64203

    buick64203 Just plum crazy Staff Member

    Wow, what a rat! That thing was rode hard and put away wet. I always look at cars like this and wonder what happened to them. Someone drove that car off the lot, washed and waxed it, took care of did it go from that to this? Makes you wonder what event led to it being sidelined. I sound like Mark Worman now.....:D
  13. Ryans-GSX

    Ryans-GSX Have fun, life is short.

    I cant say I recall ever seeing a car in Nocturne blue. I am sure it will look great against white.
  14. alain

    alain Well-Known Member

    :)Show it some love:cool: It is not that bad:)Make it happen:cool:
    Saving a 1971 Stage 1:eek:
  15. Dwayne B

    Dwayne B Well-Known Member

    Hugger, I was just curious on the progress .
  16. flynbuick

    flynbuick Super Moderator Staff Member

    Jason will be driving this one around L.I. as is.
  17. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    Working on a 66 Chevelle resto rite now, then gonna concentrate on my GSX, hope to have the frame all dolled up by Christmas, then I'll start on the body. Next spring..., I hope, got a 71 GS 455 I'm getting ready for the spring Charlotte auto fair too, rest around here
  18. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    I thought about getting it up and going and cruising it around till we had more time to work on it, it was fundamentally solid enough,..and would have been a blast but apparently I have hidden need for shop decorations so I have to tear everything apart so it doesn't even roll then move it around once every two months ha
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  19. Dwayne B

    Dwayne B Well-Known Member

    Is going to make A nice car when you get it finished, I love 4 speed cars. I thought it would have been cool to just drive it the way it was ,but I know you want to fix it right.

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