1972 Buick GS 455 7.5L Barn yard since 1988 great find no reserve For Sale
Description 1972 Buick GS 455 7.5L Barn yard since 1988 great find no reserve
Very rare on ebay, only 1099 ever made. This is barn find and all that it implies. If you have a donor car then you wouldn't have any problems restoring this muscle car.
This is a GENUINE GS455, as you can see in the pictures. I have done little work to it to the panels to bring it to the primer stage on one side.
I have since put on the fender loosely to allow for shipping. The bumper and grill are wraped and inside, As are the radiators, Chrome carb air intake, and all the nuts and bolts in marked
bags. New 800 - 1000 min cranking amp Battery (not in), I have not touched the engine other than to remove the water pump, AC pump and the spark plugs to put in diesel.
The floor boards look ok from the bottom but I suggest you replace them. The quarter panels will need to be replaced at some point and it needs an interior.
This has been sitting under a tarp outside for since 1988 and you will need to restore it completely. Unmolested like this, all original muscle car can fetch upwards of 50,000 or more at auction.
Low reserve for this very rare car. Only 1099 ever made.
There is no trouble getting an antique vehicle across the border. Any broker can help you.
1.A Hemmings write up on the 1972 model GS455
The GS 455 was actually an option to the base GS during the 1971-'72 model years. As the badge hints, the 455 signified the selection of sales code A9. With its 4.31 x 3.90 bore and stroke, five main bearings, hydraulic lifters and Rochester four-barrel carburetor, it was the same basic big-block that had been introduced in time for the 1970 model year.
"The final power transfer point was a corporate 10-bolt open differential containing an 8.50-inch ring gear and semi-floating axles. As had been the case for some time, engine/transmission selection determined the final drive ratio. For example, a base 455/automatic combo resulted in a 3.08:1 gear, with 3.42:1 optional. A base 455/four-speed came with the same 3.42:1 gear. The Stage 1 mandated selecting the Positive Traction (limited slip) option and a 3.42:1 gear, no matter the transmission installed."
That is to say, through the 1972 model year, it was a fully boxed perimeter type measuring 112 inches between the front and rear wheel hubs. Also unaltered was the basic suspension setup: independent up front and coil springs at all four corners. As with previous GS editions, the basic components were automatically upgraded to heavy-duty status--specifically, the aforementioned springs and hydraulic shocks; also included was a solid 15â
Both the A9 and A1 engines mandated that GS buyers had a choice between the Turbo Hydra-Matic 400 automatic transmission and the floor-shifted four-speed manual. That automatic could have been shifted via a column-mounted lever, or through a full-length center console. It contained three forward speeds; the ratios were 2.48, 1.48 and 1.00:1, with a reverse ratio of 2.08:1.