1972 Buick GS - Auction Ends 8/18

Clasiq Auctions
3951 Higuera Street
Culver City, CA

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Bethel, Springs, TN



Year 1972
Mileage 8200
Engine 100
Doors 2
Transmission Automatic
Make Buick
Model GS

GS 1972

Title Status Clear
Exterior Color Diplomat Blue
Interior Color Black Vinyl


The car you see before you is by all accounts the finest muscle car ever produced by Buick. We are happy to present this vintage original 1972 Buick Gran Sport GS-1 in its original Diplomat Blue and possessing some of the most desired options available. A rare car to begin with, Buick only produced 728 of the GS-1 model in 1972. Much rarer still, it is the California version with its vinyl roof and has tilt wheel steering and air conditioning. Oh yes, the biggest engine available, the 455 Cubic inch V-8 putting out 270 horses and 370 ft pounds of torque.

Our owner drives a big rig for work. He has enjoyed many of the great cars of the muscle era and is conversant on many GM cars. So when he drove his semi truck past his friend's house and saw this car there, he knew it was special and called him right then. His friend was not home so he left a message. He called back 40 miles later. Our owner turned his big rig around, drove the 40 miles back and bought the car right then and there. He knew the GS Stage 1 was rare and he did not let it get away. Our blue Stage 1 has a few issues, but it is one of the best candidates for a total restoration that can be found anywhere. All of the pieces that take months or years to track down are all here. All from the same car. This is a rare, highly collectible car.

The first thing that confirms that this car is a real Stage 1 is the ram air hood. Ours is that way from the factory, not added later. Included is set of foam connectors for the 2 air ducts, new in the box. Diplomat Blue is a special color that only came on certain cars, our GS-1 is one of them. The vinyl roof means that this is a California version of the 2 door coupe. Most of these cars had hardtops. The vinyl roof needs replacing. The car has some rust in the trunk pan and some behind the window. That is not unexpected on a 50 year old car. Here's good news: all of the hard to find chrome factory trim for the car is here. Original windows and all of them work. The massive front and rear bumpers. Huge- shiny-unmolested. The GS emblems front and out back even the Charles Reed Buick badge. They sold this car new. The body panels are all straight. Even the chrome trim on the top and the windows, this is a restorer’s dream car.

One of the features of our Stage 1 car is the horseshoe shifter between those bucket seats. It is flanked by the front bucket seats, and rides on the center console. All of the instruments and gauges work except the tachometer, and there is a brand new replacement unit included with the car. Everything is original inside. It is a 50 year old unrestored car and shows its age in a few places, but it is all very fixable and none of the hard to find parts are missing. The arm rests are in tough shape and the headliner is sagging, but all of the windows work. Two great options that make this Stage 1 rare are the factory air conditioning and the tilt wheel steering column. All original and unrestored.

Under the hood we find the legendary Buick 455 CI V-8 with a four barrel carb. The total actual miles of the car is unknown. We also do not have any info on the engine's history except that it is original. The car runs strong. Gear shifting is done by the Turbo Hydramatic 3 speed automatic transmission. Our car is un-restored, but it does run well. The brakes and the overall ride are what you might expect from a 50 year old car.

Our Buick was evaluated by an independent third-party inspector. His inspection found a few things to note: The console does not close, the driver's door is missing some trim strips (they are included with the car), and the shocks need replacement. There is also a small leak in the exhaust pipe that should be fixed if the car is to be driven.

If you are reading this then you are probably aware of the spike up in prices of almost all collector and classic cars over the last couple years. Imagine what this car will be worth either in present condition or restored, but you can bid to buy it today, get the baddest Buick muscle car ever made. Good luck with your bids.

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Auction Ends 8/18

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