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1972 Buick GSX Stage 1 Convertible Tribute 455 V8 Stage II Aluminum Resto-Mod

1972 Buick Skylark 1972 Buick GSX Stage 1 Convertible Tribute

Make: Buick
Model: Skylark
SubModel: 1972 Buick GSX Stage 1 Convertible Tribute
Type: Convertible
Doors: 2
Year: 1972
Mileage: 54,410
VIN: 4H67J2H105185
Color: Blue
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Interior color: White
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Air Conditioning, Power Door Locks, Power Windows
Compact Disc

Description for Buick Skylark 1972

1972 Buick GSX Stage 1 Convertible Tribute Resto-Mod 455 V8 Stage II Aluminum Engine A/T Resto-Mod 1972 Buick GSX Stage 1 Convertible

This beautifully restored Buick GSX Stage 1 Convertible Resto-Mod Tribute car is in excellent condition. This GSX started its life out as a Buick Skylark Custom GS Convertible 350 4 bbl. A/T. They made 601 of these convertibles in 1972. However now the car is represented has a 1972 Buick GSX Stage 1 Tribute Resto-Mod. It is furnished in a deep royal blue with white stripes white top and beautiful white interior. The car after completing a Rotisserie restoration now features many modern upgrades such as:

Engine - Modern 455 V8 All Aluminum crate engine built by TA Performance; Stage 2 TE Aluminum Cylinder Heads - TA's Stage 2 Track Eliminator (TE) series heads again as with the Stage 1 TE heads have the Stage 3 intake runner incorporated into the Stage 2 heads producing one of the most powerful cylinder heads in the performance market. These heads were bred on the track but are also the perfect head for the ultimate street/strip combination. Tuned Port Fuel Injection with SPX Intake and injection assembly. Estimated 600 + HP

Brakes - Upgraded Master cylinder with Power front disc brakes and rear drum.

Transmission - Upgraded Automatic transmission

Cooling System - Upgraded radiator

Upgraded Dual Exhaust / Upgraded Hotchkis suspension & traction bars /
Power Steering / Air Conditioning / Hood Tachometer / Functional Ram Air / Bucket Seats with center console / Front & Rear GSX Spoilers / Stage 1 Emblems / PW & PL / Beautiful White Vinyl leatherette interior / Tilt Steering / Power (White) Convertible Top / Upgraded AM/FM CD Audio System with AMP & Sub-Woofer.

This car is rust free with everything in working order. It looks great Runs strong with no problems or issues found. Considering the great condition of this car with its 'cloned' status of a car that they made only 44 of in 1972 and with an impressive 455 aftermarket crate motor this car truly is a must have one of a kind muscle car that you could drive every day!


History of the 1968-1972 Buick GS / GSX

The Buick Gran Sport was launched in 1964 as Buick's answer to the Pontiac GTO. By 1968 it was on its second-generation body that would carry it through 1972 and the end of mainstream muscle.

The 1968 Buick GS was based on a Skylark Custom and available with a 350-cid V-8 with 4-barrel and 280 horsepower. It offered three- and four-speed manual transmissions and two-speed automatic transmission. The California GS added a vinyl roof and was only available with an automatic transmission.

The GS 400 offered the 340-horsepower 400-cid V-8 and was available in coupe and convertible. Three- and four-speed manual transmissions were offered along with a three-speed Turbo Hydra-Matic automatic transmission. Cold-air Stage I and Stage II induction was available from January 1968 and was the performance option of choice. A Stage I equipped GS 400 could run to 60 mph from a stop in 7.5 seconds.

In 1969 the GS 400 wore a different hood with cold-air induction and the Stage I and Stage II packages offered serious performance. The Stage I made 345 hp and came with Posi-traction optional disc brakes and heavy-duty suspension. More impressively the car's engine generated 440 ft-lb of low-end torque. The Stage II was even wilder and not recommended for street use. Car Life managed 0-60 mph in 6.1 seconds.

Buick GS's went even faster in 1970 with the introduction of the 455-cid 340-hp V-8. A Stage I GS 455 was timed by Motor Trend at 13.79 seconds though the quarter mile at 104.5 mph. The big news for 1970 was the conservatively rated 350-hp 455 GSX. The car was a wild package in yellow or white with black stripes and it carried standard most of the optional equipment from a GS 455 including hood tach spoilers sway bars four-speed Posi and a heavy-duty suspension. Only 678 were sold; 491 in yellow and 187 in white.

The GSX package was available in 1971 and 1972 though power gradually fell due to emissions. The package was available in any color and with several power plants up to the 345-hp Stage I. Only 124 were sold in 1971 and 44 in 1972 so a real one is a rare find indeed and verifiable provenance is a must.

The 1972 GS and GS 455 would be the last of Buick's muscle car line until the Grand National ten years later. While no single year of this generation of Buick GS sold particularly well in their day they are now remembered as one of GM's premier muscle cars. Stage I and Stage II GSs in particular combine copious amount of torque and abundant power with luxury.