Sunday, March 25, 2012

1970 Buick GS 455

The 1970 Buick GS represents the pinnacle of Buick performance during the muscle car era. Since General Motors lifted the ban on greater than 400cid engines in mid size models Buick was quick to build a 455 cid version in the Gran Sport line.

The 455 cid engine featured bigger valves, hotter cam, more displacement, and a functional cold air system that produced an absolutely stump pulling 510 ft/lbs of torque. For the buyer looking for even more power there was the Stage 1 option. Though Buick claimed the Stage 1 system was only good for 10 hp, quarter mile times for Stage 1 Buicks were nearly a half second better than the standard GS 455 cid.

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A Stage 1 engine featured special ported heads with larger valves and revised valve springs, a hotter camshaft, and a tweaked carburetor. These improvements along with a 3.64:1 geared positraction made for nearly endless burnouts. With sticky tires a Stage 1 Buick was capable of low 13 second quarter mile times.

The GSX was first offered in 1970 and was essentially a trim package that included hood tachometer, Saturn Yellow or Apollo White paint, low profile spoiler, unique black striping and blacked out hood treatment, black bucket seats, floor shifter (Hurst for the four speeds) disc brakes, wide oval tires, quick ratio steering and upgraded suspension.

GS 455 - 8,710 hardtops and 1,416 convertibles. GSX production was limited to 678. Quarter mile performance for a Stage 1 was 13.4 seconds at 103mph.

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Der 1970 Buick GS bildet den Höhepunkt des Buick Leistung während der Muscle Car-Ära. Da General Motors hob das Verbot von mehr als 400cid Motoren in mittelgroßen Modelle Buick sorgte schnell für eine 455 cid-Version in der Gran Sport Linie zu bauen.

Le 1970 Buick GS représente le summum de la performance Buick à l'époque la voiture du muscle. Depuis General Motors a levé l'interdiction sur les moteurs de plus de 400cid dans les modèles de taille moyenne Buick n'a pas tardé à construire une version 455 cid dans la ligne de Gran Sport.

La Buick GS 1970 rappresenta l'apice della performance Buick durante l'era muscle car. Dal momento che General Motors tolto il divieto di maggiore 400cid motori nei modelli di medie dimensioni Buick si è affrettato a costruire una versione cid 455 nella linea di Gran Sport.
Den 1970 Buick GS representerar höjdpunkten av Buick prestationer under muskel bil era. Eftersom General Motors lyfte förbudet på mer än 400cid motorer i mitten skalenliga modeller Buick var snabb att bygga en 455 CID version i Gran Sport linjen.
1970 Buick GS представляет собой вершину производительности Buick в эпоху автомобиля мышцы. Так как General Motors отменил запрет на большее, чем 400cid двигателей в середине модели размер Buick быстро построить 455 кубовый вариант в линейке Sport Gran.    

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