The Charlie Thomas Collection | Lot 140
1971 Buick GS 455 Convertible
$29,700 USD | Sold
| Grapevine, Texas
20 October 2012
350 hp, 455 cu. in. overhead-valve V-8 engine, Turbo Hydra-Matic automatic transmission, independent coil front springs with rear semi-elliptic springs and live rear axle, and power front disc and rear drum brakes. Wheelbase: 124 in.
In 1965, the Skylark coupe was transformed to create the Gran Sport, and soon thereafter, the mighty 455-cubic inch V-8 was shoehorned into the engine bay. This Buick sports a seldom seen original color combination of Cortez Gold with Ivory upholstery. The body is in very nice condition and best shows off the quality paint finish. Features include BF Goodrich radials, power steering, power brakes, air conditioning, a remote mirror, a tilt wheel, and the big Ram Air 455. The convertible top has been recently replaced and shows no wear. Under the big twin-scoop hood, the engine compartment was restored some time ago using correct colors, with only updated plug wires and other minor items. Please note the partial build sheet does not include engine information, and the VIN does not distinguish between GS and GS 455 models. Nevertheless, this is a fantastic opportunity to own a desirable muscle car.