|The '69 Gran Sport was available as an upgrade on the Skylark and Riviera.|
1969 Buick Gran Sport
Buick got more serious about performance in the rapidly growing muscle car market by giving its high output engines greater publicity in 1969.
The GS 350 again appeared like the Skylark Custom on the inside and pure muscle on the outside. Gone are the ventipors for this year. All vinyl foam padded seats were standard equipment and bucket seats were optional. To identify, there is a GS 350 plaque on the center of the deck lid as well as the grille and door panels.
The GS 400 could be identified by the GS 400 plaque on thd hood scoop and rear quarters. Features included an ashtray light, deluxe steering wheel, padded seating that was all vinyl with optional bucket seats and GS 400 grille and cold air induction package. A delear option included the Stage 1 version of the 400 cid V8 boosted output to 345hp while the even rarer Stage 2 boosted output to 360hp.
Gran Sport equipment could be ordered on the Riviera for an additional $131.57 which consisted of chrome covered air cleaner, heavy duty front and rear suspensions, white stripe tires, and positive track differential. The Gran Sport could be identified by the special narrow rocker panel covers and a thin side trim molding.
1969 Buick Gran Sport Production
|Model Number||Body/Style Number||Body Type & Seating||Factory Price||Shipping Weight||Total Production|
|GS 350 Series|
|43400||37||2 dr Hardtop Coupe - 6P||$2,980||3,406 lbs||4,933|
|GS 400 Series|
|44600||37||2 dr Hardtop Coupe - 6P||$3,181||3,549 lbs||6,356|
|44600||67||2 dr Convertible - 6P||$3,325||3,594 lbs||1,176|