There are exceptions to all the rules, right? For me, one of the hard and fast rules I have always had about cars is that I dislike convertibles. Never liked the way they looked in particular, never liked the weight penalty paid by having to stiffen the frame, and I have always enjoyed cars with roof way more. And then this. Listen. This 1970 Buck GS 455 convertible has a four speed, flawless interior, paint, and underside, and more horsepower than stock because of the 455 engine that is wearing some awesome TA parts. You don’t even have to like Buicks or cars for that matter to see this machine and just stop and admire it.
This car completely embodies the “going fast with class” adage that people have long used to talk about Buick’s approach to the muscle car era. Like everyone else, they were peaking in 1970 and when you combine the styling with the color, the black interior, and yes, the dropped top, you have something akin to an automotive Mona Lisa. Not a brush stroke out of place.
Here’s the text from the ad. There are loads more photos to see there:
1970 455 convertible. 1 of 126 4 speeds. NOM (period correct) SR block.,burgundy mist, black interior, Ps, pb, no a/c, Wayne Roberts documentation, rallye package. Engine rebuilt in 2014, 30 over, all TA perf parts, stage 1 cam., 3.42 posi, new fuel lines & tank, body mounts, all new bushings and steering linkage, M/T Headers (have orig manifolds), etc…., interior excellent condition. Under carriage and frame 9 out 10. Paint is a about 8.5 out of 10 what I would call great driver quality, does very well at local shows. I have a lot more pictures if needed. All chrome and bright work in excellent condition.