Streetside Classics - Nashville
6000 Reliance Dr
The 1971 Buick GS 455 convertible is the ultimate dream muscle car for many of us. It perfectly blends the worlds of luxury and performance. It's a special day when you find show-ready example that has all the features you want, right down to the big V8 force-fed thought the hood scoops.
A Buick in Cortez Gold brown just seems to represent the 1970s perfectly. And the reason why you find it so attractive today is because the factory-correct color was treated to a high quality respray that lets this one radiate with a golden glow every time you take this convertible out into the sunshine. Plus, it was one of the final years before chrome bumpers had to sacrifice style for federal regulation. You see this, especially in the rear, where the one-piece bumper creates an entire panel that's crafted to integrate the angular rear fenders, trunk, and dual exhaust. But the premium appearance is only half of the reason why you really want this Buick so badly. You also love the aggressive touches like the functional hood scoops, Rallye wheels, and red striping on the rocker panels that lets everyone know this Buick is no doctor's house call machine. And as you look over the whole package, you can really see they wanted to give you that true classic feeling, right down to the Goodyear Polyglas tires.
The bright white convertible roof is the perfect premium topper to the gold paint package, and it only gets better with the flip of a switch. The top powers back to reveal a superbly restored white interior. So you get a premium color combo with the roof up or down. You can tell they really made a big investment here keeping everything looking crisp and clean. You see the quality in all the details, like the smooth wood-like trim, working courtesy lights, color-matched convertible boot cover, and GS trim in the door panels. Just like the exterior, this is about retaining the vintage appearance. So you have pieces on display like the Sonomatic AM radio. And not only do you have factory A/C controls, but it was also converted to modern R134a refrigerant (the blower motor currently needs servicing.) While this is a great drop-top to share with family and friends, there are the right features to make sure the driver is always king. A fold-down center armrest, tilt steering column, and grippy Buick sports steering wheel gets you ready for a muscle car experience.
You'll love lifting the hood and showing off the full engine bay. It has a clean style that makes this almost look like day one off the Flint assembly line. And everyone is drawn to the bright red block and bold GS 455 callout in front of the correct air element and gaskets that connects this to the fresh air hood. This 455 cubic-inch V8 is a is a true powerhouse. It's an era-correct replacement motor with the correct displacement and proper Quadrajet four-barrel carburetor on top. This mighty V8 fires up with ease, and the dual exhaust gives you the kind of high-octane tune that never gets old. The big block is correctly mated to a TH400 three-speed transmission, so you get a stout construction and smooth automatic shifting. Plus, you have power steering, power brakes, and front discs. And the ultra-clean undercarriage shows the kind of investment that gives you confidence out on the road.
So if your tastes can't decide between premium and power, you know this show-stopping drop-top is the only one that will satisfy it all. Call today!!!
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