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WTB: 70 Buick GS or Olds 442

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Paul455, Feb 4, 2019.

  1. Paul455

    Paul455 NES Member

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    Looking for a restored 1970 Buick GS or Olds 442 hardtop.

    Auto transmission

    No vinyl roof

    Number 2 condition car

    No projects

    All leads welcomed - Thanks
     

  2. Scott7980

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    Isn’t a 442 manual
     
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    No very few if any were by 1970. I know of a 1971 convertible that might be for sale.
     
  4. Glockster30

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    Supposedly, 4-4-2 meant a 4-barrel carburetor, a 4-speed manual trans, and a 2 for dual exhaust pipes (or some other designation that I forgot). However, auto transmissions were always an option. and I'm pretty sure that they were an option on the Hurst/Olds model too.
     
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  5. drgrant

    drgrant Moderator NES Member

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    I would probably PM turbo38gn.... if he doesn't know where to find one, then it likely ain't happening. [laugh]
     
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    I was a fan of the 442 in my youth, culminating in spending over $25k in 1990 dollars on a body off frame full resto to a 4 speed W30 442 convertible with the 455 I rebuilt by hand with a Mondello cam. Sold it at a loss. Still regret doing it.

    Be careful and make sure you're getting an ACTUAL 442 (check the VIN)
     
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    LOL.........I bought a '68 Buick GS at the PX in Saigon. It was waiting for me when I got home in July '68. Think it was $2700 or so. Wish I still had it.
     
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    Guy i worked for had a GS convertible. It was a chick magnet!
     
  10. George D

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    That is a pretty broad WTB, what sort of price range? A friend of mine is always buying and selling Buicks, may have some for sale.
     
  11. Paul455

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    $30-40k is the range.
     
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    A friend of mine has a nice one in black, very hi performance vs. everyday driver. I dont know exact model, If its anything you want to look into message me ill put you in touchwith him.
     
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    Be careful of clones! I'm partial to the GS, my father had a 72 455.
    I agree w no vinyl top, that shit is nasty.
     
  14. RapidTransit

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    Over time vinyl tops have grown on me, it really depends on the car and color combo.
     
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    On the 16 yard line, shootin' for the Lewis!
    Two door.
     
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    I would simply suggest asking member "turbo38gn" What the 'gn' stands for....
     
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    My vote is for the Buick. I prefer the styling and I liked the Buick 455 out of all the BOP motors most.
     
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    They have mostly been turned into toyotas. Fisher bodies were rot boxes.

    My Dad had a 65 gs 350 then a 69 gs 400. Both sticks. I have the window tag fir the 69. $3,200 with all the options.
     
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    GOD if I could go back in time there are SO many cars and guns I would have bought and still have...
     
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    In 1970, Motor Trend magazine said the Buick GS 455, was fastest muscle car that they tested in the quarter mile for 1970.
     
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    When I was in high school (late 70's) a friend had a 70' GS 455 Stage I.
    He bought it with about 80k miles on it, but it was the proverbial old ladys car, one owner, very clean, always garaged and dealer serviced. Had all the paperwork including original window sticker. It was pretty fast too, but when a high school kid gets his hands on something like this, bad things tend to happen. He rolled it over one night, when he hit a curb while making an illegal U turn on Route 9 in Newton.

    [angry]
     
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    I thought the "4speed" was an automatic with manual valve body.
    [​IMG]
     
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    I'd love to get a Buick GS with the 455 + quadra-jet.

    I had a 70' Buick Wildcat with a 455 quad. My grandfather bought it brand new, and I got it from him in the mid-80's = That thing hauled A$$.
     
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    Negotiating om a 72 GS 455 now.....will post my outcome.
     
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    Keep in mind on the '72, there is a HUGE dropoff in HP compared to the 1970
     
  27. mitch28

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    455 either way can't go wrong!!
     
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    can't beat the Buick GS 455. this was mine. Wish I still had it. bought it when it had a 350. I can still tell you every part I put in the 455 I built for it.

    GS - Airport2.jpg
     
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