Sometimes all you need to sell a car is a good price and a some fetching photos of the car. In this case, this 1973 Buick Apollo stood out from the typical myriad of rides I’d walk past any day of the week. The Apollo is a Nova with a Buick badge, and other than the nose and tail of the car, there isn’t much to tell it apart from any of the other X-cars. The Apollo looks clean enough in a fresh coat of lime with black accents and a set of Buick Rallys on it, but open the doors and you can see the original avocado green color.
Underhood is a 350ci V8, which is claimed to be a Buick motor. (I’m not good enough yet to tell the differences between GM’s 350s so a little help is appreciated if you can.) The 350 is hooked to the usual-suspect TH350 which shifts on the column. Inside it’s brown leather bench seats in an otherwise black interior. There’s just enough wear on the inside to be legitimate without the inside looking absolutely thrashed.
Using the Rough Start formula, there would be another $2500 set aside for fun. I think an assessment of the car is in order to make sure all is well. If you’re lucky enough that the car is sound and stout, it’s suspension and brakes time. And a wheel upgrade…I don’t care if they were stock, even a Nova-based Buick is too big to be wearing 14″ wheels.