I am the third owner of this beautiful  1970 Stage 1 convertible. I found my GS in Hemmings, and went with my dad to Columbus Ohio on July 4th, 1987 to pick it up. I still remember seeing the fireworks reflecting off the hood as I drove it through Indianapolis. It is all original with the exception of top, very old repaint, and rebuilt numbers matching engine and TH400. It still has the California Highway Patrol inspection sticker that expired in 1972. It has buckets with console, convenience group, Rallye ride control, pw, ps, pb, pseat, tilt, Rallye gauges, a/c, deluxe interior, am/fm and positraction.  It also has cruise control, though the build sheet doesn't have it listed. I found the original owner, who said that he bought it as a college graduation present to himself. It was steeply discounted, as it had been a Rose Parade car and had a few miles on it. He also said that it only got 13mpg when he had it, too. He sold it in 1980 to the second owner to buy a 1980 Sunbird convertible, which he thought would be a very collectible car.

Although I have left it all stock, it has never lost a contest, having bested on the street, among others, a built '70 LS6 4spd, '70 H.O. 455 GTO, '70 440 sixpack Challenger, numerous 69 Camaros (easy wins), 67 427 Fairlane, and a  69 428 shaker Mach 1 . I have had 2 separate Hemi cars decline my offer for obvious reasons. I don't blame them.......Motor Trend was right.

Dan

1970 Buick GS455 GS Skylark Stage1 Convertible

 

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