• Stock:

    3325-CHA

  • Engine Size:

    455 Stage 1 V8

  • Transmission Type:

    3 Speed Automatic

  • Body Color:

    Bamboo Cream

  • Interior Color:

    Burnished Saddle

  • Miles:

    53,379 (Actual)

  • Location:

    Charlotte, North Carolina

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MATCH #'S 455 V8, AUTO, HIGHLY DOCUMENTED, CORRECT COLORS, WIN STICKER ETC. NICE

Buying a vintage car today is often about making up for when you weren't able to buy your childhood dream. That's why it's so important to find one of the rare few where someone has cherished it, just like you would have done from day one. This rare and ultra powerful 1970 Buick GS 455 Stage 1 is exactly that kind of gem you've been searching for.

In 1970, the GS 455's design perfectly blended Buick's upper class image with performance touches that reflected the serious muscle car power it was bringing to the road. It starts with the great looking Bamboo Cream paint. It looks so good we suspect a professional respray of its factory-correct color. This hue is the perfect complement to the saddle brown vinyl top. Plus, this was one of the final years before chrome bumpers had to sacrifice style for federal regulation. You see this, especially in the rear, where the one-piece bumper creates an entire panel that's crafted to integrate the angular rear fenders and trunk. While this was mature styling at its finest, the Grand Sport lived up to the latter part of its name, with aggressive features like red striping on the rocker panels, the functional hood scoops with correct Stage 1 badging, and the iconic Buick Rallye wheels.

The interior carries this same upscale performance attitude. The original saddle interior look amazing, and it's especially nice when you realize this car was ordered specifically so the exterior vinyl top would match the inside. The bucket seats have a cool vented pattern that you'd expect from a classic German car, but of course, the design is more for sustained driving comfort. The same can be said about the center console, and once again, the performance feeling immediately comes back once you lay your hands on the horseshoe shifter. This GS 455 came loaded, and you can tell the moment you grab the optional X2 Rallye steering wheel. Beyond that you see the full factory gauge package that includes a tachometer. The original air conditioner is still in place and workint to cool down this large interior. This level of preservation should seem quite amazing, but if you're still not convinced, just take a look at the radio. The AM/FM unit still has the original 8-track stereo, and you even get The Sounds of Buick cassette that came from the factory. So this car has plenty of documentation to back it up, but rarely do you get the kind of meticulous care that even the incidental materials survive.

With such an impressive preservation so far, you won't be surprised to know that the 455 cubic-inch V8 is a numbers-matching powerplant. This is important for a Stage 1 car like this because it added performance goodies such as a special four-barrel carburetor, higher compression pistons, and a high lift camshaft. Buick rated it at 360 hp, which was a bit of an underrated fib for the insurance companies that were beginning to crack down on such muscle cars. It has lived a good life, averaging less than 1,200 miles per year, and in fact, the only major component that is known to have been replaced is the radiator. So you know maintenance has been about keeping it original without sacrificing reliability. The big block is mated to the original Turbo Hydra-Matic 400 three-speed automatic transmission. The stout gearbox not only easily handles all the power, but also it was only 1 of 1,785 coupes ordered from the factory that way in 1970. This Buick's comfortable nature is also seen in features like power steering too. Handling is also well in control with the GS 455's special finned aluminum brake drums, and modern Goodyear Eagle tires at all four corners.

The Buick GS 455 was true muscle car royalty. It outran just about any blue oval, or Mopar on the streets, and it did it with style and grace. This example is the true king that can prove its bloodline with documents like the original dealer invoice, warranty card, window sticker, bill of sale, and owner's manual. And if you're quick enough to snap this up, you can wear the crown. Call today!!

Features

Defrost, Numbers Matching, 8 Track, AM/FM Radio, Air Conditioning, Heat, Vinyl Interior, Power Brakes, Power Steering, Seatbelts

Documentation

Dealer Invoice, Original Bill of Sale, Original Warranty Card, Original Window Sticker, Owner's Manual, Title Documentation

Drivetrain

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
455 Stage 1 V8
Transmission Type
3 Speed Automatic
Transmission Spec
Turbohydramatic 400
Fuel Specification
Gasoline
Rear End
10 Bolt

Body

Body Or Basic Color
Bamboo Cream
Body Style
Hardtop
Doors
2

Basic

Year
1970
Make
Buick
Model
Gran Sport GS 455 Stage 1
Miles
53,379 (Actual)

Interior

Interior Or Basic Color
Burnished Saddle
Seating Type
Bucket
Seat Material
Vinyl
Shifter Type
Floor
Center Console
Yes

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