The 1970 Buick GS Phase 1 was one of the final total-powered boulevard bruisers built. For Standard Motors, the ultimate year of the Muscle Auto wars was 1970, as emissions laws, coverage firms that balked at monstrous horsepower ratings, and fuel financial state requirements all culminated in the dying of large electric power GM muscle mass cars and trucks.
Rated at 360 horsepower (it is rumored that 420 was substantially nearer to the fact) and 510 pound-ft of torque, the 1970 Buick GS Phase 1 was a performance monster. Under the hood was a 455 cubic-inch behemoth. In January of 1970, Motor Trend magazine analyzed a 1970 Buick GS Phase 1, and managed an amazing 13.38-next quarter mile go at 105.50 miles for every hour. Very heady things from a stock passenger motor vehicle with bias-ply tires.
Our feature car is a 1970 Buick GS Phase 1 convertible in code 48 Sherwood Eco-friendly with a white convertible major and black vinyl bench seat interior. It has its primary numbers-matching drivetrain, a 455 cubic-inch V8 and Muncie M21 four-speed manual transmission. It is just one of only sixty-7 4-velocity Phase 1 convertibles ever crafted, and has been the subject matter of a fastidious concours restoration. Ordered new from Francher Buick of Dunkirk, New York, it is geared up with electric power steering, energy brakes, Sonomatic Radio, rear speaker, tinted windshield, factory mats, protecting aspect moldings, a Rallye steering wheel, and Tremendous Sport Wheels.
This Buick GS has a laser-straight overall body with dependable physique panel gaps during. The Sherwood Eco-friendly complete has extraordinary gloss. Chrome bumpers and stainless trim are each perfectly-polished and brilliant. The glass is crystal clear, with no indicators of wiper tracks or highway pepper. Authentic Rally wheels existing nicely, and are shod with primary-type raised white-letter bias-ply tires.
The engine bay of the Buick GS is spotlessly cleanse and factory accurate. The original 455 dice V8 seems showroom new, painted in dazzling purple. The foam ingestion surrounds display only minor crushing from the cowl induction hood. All paint finishes surface to be suitable in Satin Black, and the firewall has been appropriately marked. The battery appears to be as it did from the factory, courtesy of a Delco battery topper.
Inside the Buick GS is the suitable black vinyl covering the entrance and rear bench seats. No wear is seen in this freshly restored inside. The carpet is as new, guarded by Buick shield embossed floor mats. A Hurst shifter is topped with a black change ball.
This Buick GS Phase 1 convertible is provided by Legendary Motor Cars and trucks for $185,000.