1969 BUICK GRAN SPORT GS 400 CONVERTIBLE - 63840 Sold* at Palm Beach 2008 - Lot #653.1 1969 BUICK GRAN SPORT GS 400 CONVERTIBLE https://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/63840/63840_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #653.1

1969 BUICK GRAN SPORT GS 400 CONVERTIBLE

Auction Palm Beach 2008
Reserve NO RESERVE
Status Sold
Price
Lot 653.1
Year 1969
Make BUICK
Model GRAN SPORT GS 400
Style CONVERTIBLE
*Includes Buyer Commission
Details
VIN 446679H120951
Exterior Color SIGNAL RED
Interior Color PEARL WHITE
Cylinders V8
Engine Size 400
Transmission 4-SPEED MANUAL
Description

Lot #653.1 - Having spent its life in Arizona, it retains all original sheet metal and an AZ title. The Flint, Michigan plant was designated to be where the highest performance Buicks would be built for the 1969 model. During the third week of September, this one was built. Of the only 1,176 built, only a small percentage were 4-speeds. The engine (Cast #1383790, Cast Date F-8) were transferred calendar day 267 along with the M21 close ration Muncie and the performance rear axle, all with corresponding dates and codes. The data tag on the cowl identifies #52 as Buick's Signal Red, a beautiful dark version of red on 1969 model only, #185 as Pearl White interior with bucket seats, and "A" as black convertible top. Buick's cool dual induction system enhances the 340hp 400 with a high performance cam shaft, fast flow fuel pump, special calibrated quardo-jet, high pressure lubrication system and 10:25 to 1 compression. It was meticulously rebuilt with all performance parts to achieve the original expectations as when built new. It is backed with Hurst shift linkage, 11" super duty clutch, 3:64 posi-traction performance rear axle gears, road hugger handling suspension package with wide ovals, extra heavy duty radiator, disc brakes and distinctively tuned dual exhaust. This Buick is equipped with the above performance options and the following comfort and convenience options and accessories: power steering, power brakes, power top, Super Sport chrome wheels, Rally steering wheel, floor console, consolette shift plate with built-in tachometer, courtesy lamp package throughout, electric clock with quartz movement, Soft Ray tinted date-coded glass, raised white letter wide ovals, AM/FM and factory air conditioning. It has undergone a comprehensive professional off-frame rotisserie restoration to the highest degree. The attention to detail is evident. The overall fit and finish is impeccable. It has never before been offered and this is the first time shown. A very unusual find. Wouldn't you really rather have this Buick?
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