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This 1969 Buick GS 350 California is a cool little sub-model with the ultra-hot and ultra-desirable Grand Sport series. So to discover a sleek V8 classic like this for a value price is a true find.
As the name suggests, the GS California was originally a Cali-only option package, but for two short years, it was a nationwide offering. So there are not that many people who even know about these. It takes paperwork like a window sticker to verify the special edition, but this has the badging and pillared coupe style that's right for a GS 350 California. And this body style is quite important. Everything else in the Grand Sport series was either a hardtop coupe or a convertible. So the GS California has the strongest body configuration of the year. That's something to know for anyone thinking about using this as a base for a big power build. And we all know these cars have a powerful style. The outstretched front end, blackout grille, functional hood scoops, and Rallye wheels are terrific muscle car pieces. But this also has the right touches of elegance, because after all, it's still a Buick. You see the added thoughtfulness in the sweeping line that starts at the headlight and runs through the door line. And the way the trunk sleekly dips low to meet the bumper is pure sheet metal elegance. It's all finished in a nice respray of the factory-correct Champagne Mist paint that has a light metallic glow like a proper California sunset, and an overall finish that will never make you nervous to cruise the PCH.
The tan interior is about being both comfortable and vintage. That's why the two rows of bench seats are done in a velour cloth. You'll likely find details to upgrade, and the value price is there to leave room in your budget if you want to radio the dash, add a more modern stereo, or restore the components for factory air conditioning. But overall, it just feels like the kind of classic style that will have you looking for a drive-in movie night. And driving really is at the heart of this one. You have good cruiser features like the factory tilt column, a three-speed automatic transmission, power steering, and an added engine temp readout.
Under the hood is a terrific presentation of a terrific power car motor. After all, it's great to lift the hood and show off the special air intake that feeds cool oxygen from the hood scoops directly into the four-barrel carburetor. And Buick's own 350 cubic inch V8 is also known for being a terrific torque king. So it's a nice Grand Sport-level motor that also makes a nice power car tune from the dual exhaust.
This makes for a great classic to enjoy as a cool cruiser from day one. Plus, the value price and strong pillared two-door body style make for a lot of potential muscle car fun you can have in the years to come. So if you want a cool and affordable cruiser that also has an extra story to tell, call today!
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