1971 BUICK GS455 CONVERTIBLE - 96068 Sold* at Scottsdale 2011 - Lot #10100 1971 BUICK GS455 CONVERTIBLE //cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/96068/96068_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #10100


Auction Scottsdale 2011
Status Sold
Lot 10100
Year 1971
Model GS455
*Includes Buyer Commission
VIN 434671H208935
Exterior Color FIRE RED
Interior Color BLACK
Cylinders V8
Engine Size 455
Transmission 4-SPEED MANUAL

Lot #10100 - Has undergone a comprehensive professional off-frame rotisserie restoration to the highest degree. Production records show that only 902 convertibles were manufactured, only a small percentage had AC and even less had the 4-speed gear box. The cowl data tag reveals that the exterior color is Fire Red Code 75, with a black bucket seat interior Code 168 and a black convertible top Code B. The Flint Michigan plant, indicated by the H in the VIN, was designated to be where the very highest performance Buicks were to be built. The 455cid engine casting #1231738 Code TR consists of huge valves, a recurved distributor #1112016 dated OK25, special performance camshaft, high volume fast flow long fuel pump, re-jetted Quadrajet carburetor #7041242, high pressure lubrication system, high compression, posi-traction, and for an appearance aspect, a chrome dress up kit. Buicks cool dual induction and lower front air dam also enhances performance. All this is backed by the Muncie close ratio 4-speed gear box, Hurst shift linkage, 11" super duty clutch and a 3.64 posi-traction rear axle. These components were brought together in Flint and the vehicle was built the last week of June 1971. This Buick is equipped with the above high performance options without documentation. The following comfort and convenience options and accessories are: power steering, power disc brakes, power top, Super Sport chrome wheels, Ralley steering wheel, floor console, console shift plate, hood tachometer, courtesy lamp package throughout, Soft Ray shaded date code glass, raised white letter wide ovals, Ralley electric clock with Quartz movement, AM/FM sound system, air conditioning, tilt wheel, and the specially sized N-25 outlets which release the exhaust through the bumper. The attention to detail is evident. The overall fit and finish is impeccable. First time shown and never before offered since restoration. **SOLD AT APPROXIMATELY 7:00PM ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 21**