Stratomist Blue 1970 Buick GS Headed To Mecum Orlando12
With the heady days of 1960s big muscle performance behind them, the power-loving muscle car faithful stared down the barrel of 1970 with the knowledge that the horsepower party was drawing to an end. New federal emissions standards and insurance companies unwilling to cover cars with huge horsepower ratings sounded the death knell for high performance. Buick had a final ace up its sleeve in the form of the Buick GS Stage I.
For the 1970 model year, General Motors rescinded its previous internal edict that restricted displacement in mid-sized passenger cars to 400 cubic inches. Buick responded by stuffing its 455 cube Big Block into the Skylark-based Buick GS. The Buick GS cranked out 350 horsepower. The Stage I package was rated at 360 horsepower (rumor had 420 was closer to the truth) and a staggering 510 pound feet of torque. The 1970 Buick GS Stage I would smoke through the quarter mile in 13.38 seconds at 105.5 miles per hour, according to Motor Trend magazine, and that was on bias-ply tires.
Our feature 1970 Buick GS Stage I has been the subject of a restoration, with parts and labor totaling approximately $50,000. The GS has been refinished to a high standard in Stratomist Blue with black painted stripes. The paint looks to be a high-quality respray. Chrome bumpers and trim are brilliant, with no signs of pitting or patina observed. Stainless trim is well polished. The glass is free from nicks or scratches, and the weatherstrip appears pliable. The chrome five-spoke Buick Rallye wheels present well, shod in raised white-letter BFGoodrich radials. Custom made “463” and “Stage 2” emblems adorn both front fenders.
Inside, the Buick GS Stage I wears a black vinyl interior with bucket seats, a center console that is home to a horseshoe shifter, air conditioning, power steering, power brakes, and tilt steering column. The odometer is believed to show true mileage, with just 56,456 miles ticks on the clock. Seat bolsters show no undue wear, carpets are colorfast, and the dash is free from cracks.
The 455 cubic-inch V8 housed in the engine bay of the Buick GS Stage I has been bored slightly, and now displaces 463 cubes. It is one of 1,785 built with the three-speed Hydramatic automatic transmission. The GS has been restored with upgraded performance parts, including aluminum Stage 2 heads, high performance fuel pump, headers, and high performance cam. All the original parts have been retained and are included in the sale.
This 1970 Buick GS Stage I hardtop will cross the Mecum Auctions block at their Orlando, Florida sale taking place July 6th through the 9th.
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People you must face reality it much more than the real American made cars are gone Americia its self is gone we just need to focus on how blessed we are to have live in the old America where pride and respect were common daily life where a country took family first and family values were so important to us. We must try to find some happiness and we’ll being where ever we can.
It’s so sad to watch GM Killing Buick, taking it to China just to infuriate Americans. Why does GM Kill everything?
RIP – Oldsmobile, Pontiac, Saturn, SAAB. At least we can thank God that GM didn’t succeed in Killing Opel and Lotus – in spite of giving it their all.
GM Management must snicker each time a pre-1975 car comes up for auction and goes for big bucks; then they sit back smuggly and say: “We Kiiled it.”
Today’s GM stock price proves what I’ve said more than a few times – Killing brands isn’t a great business model, neither is Killing Americans.
I agree with you 100%.
GM has been on this spree for a long while.
Even the initials GM have been down sided to small letters as if to say the corporation is no longer the company it used to be.
It is sad…all the brands and models my family bought and enjoyed are gone.
If people would buy their cars then GM wouldn’t have to adapt and kill off their car line. I have a 2018 Regal GS and my son has a 2019 Regal GS and whenever I take my car to a car show I get lots of people stopping by and checking out the car to say where can they buy one?, My reply is you are too late since you didn’t want to buy a car and GM had to switch to the flavor of the day which is a CUV or SUV!
Nice car I actually checked one out a a dealer but for that kind of money $45,000 for the one I looked at I could buy a new Acura RDX which is much more versatile and easier for me to get in and out of.
The only problem is there are more Acura RDX’s on the road and not that many Regal GS’s on the road. I am not an SUV fan and had a Saab 93 Sport Combi before I bought my Regal GS and I have almost as much room in the back seat when I fold them down and take off the rear deck lid than I had in my wagon. To me it is the wagon replacement for those of us who will go kicking and screaming before they buy an SUV.
I remember attending a wedding in 1970- 71 when one of the guest drove up in a orange Buick GS convertible with white interior
Sharp looking car
This is the same crap over and over. Car people need to run a car company! Not HR, manufacturing or bean counters. It takes understanding the market place, not balance sheets. Keep following Mary and it’s a straight road down the toilet. She’s got to go.
People needs to understand first what has taken place over the years to understand what has happened to GM there’s two different stages that not only the automotive industry has been through although it seems like the auto industry is much more transparent than others, first GM generation let say prior to 1960 Americans were living the auto dream it was an exceptional special experience of excitement and challenges people were first releasing that owing an automobile was more than just transportation it was a reflection of who we were are at least who we wanted to be it was part of our family.
Now the second generation came into existence let’s say 61 to 72 it was the time to push the limits as in design, colors, body style, interior, handling, and of course HORSE POWER, then after say 1980 things started to change most or all the original gear heads started to retire or pass away so where does that leave the auto industry let me tell ya it left it in the hands of college kids who were only taught the dollar and massive sales so that’s where it all started to go to sh*t only a handful of parents passed on the love and importance of a good American built automobile that’s why now all we see is overseas junk being imported into our country. So at the end of the day we can blame the young generation for being so empty minded all they care about is themselves sex,alcohol drugs seeing who can look the most like a freak. But some of this goes back to not having someone to teach them about the most important things in life.
wanna know what’s a lot worse than General Motors car disappearing or anything else as far as thats concerned that is the disappearance of freedom of speech so who ever monitoring this post kiss my ass, oh sorry kiss my buttocks and have a blessed day.