Here’s the final car from Ben’s collection and it’s my personal favorite. What do you guys think – which of these big convertibles do you want?
From Ben B – This GS 400 is silver blue with a matching interior. The original white top has a glass rear window and is still serviceable – only the beading has cracks. Car was stored about 36 years in a three sided carport I had built in my backyard in Oakland, California. I hung a heavy duty canvas curtain across the front, but the sun soon rotted that and I didn’t find the energy to do it again.
Car is equipped with auto, console shift, p/s, am radio, and floor mats match the paint, but are not original. Interior is in great condition with only a 1 ” split in the driver side bottom back of seat. Glass is perfect, rubber around windows good, no cracks in dash, and it has only just under 73,000 miles. Second owner since 1969 or 1970 if memory serves me right.
New or rebuilt: radiator, red line tires (which were originally optional), replaced chrome sport wheels that were optional (saved the wheel covers), complete brake job, gas tank dropped and cleaned, gas sensor replaced, rebuilt carburetor, water pump, hoses, full tune up, new dual pipes and mufflers, battery, headlights and wipers. Runs very nice, power top, motor not working. Needs paint and chrome redone due to sea air.
Total production # of 2,454 and only 2 years of this body style. Many of these cars were done with black interior and top, but I believe this to be more desirable combination. Old Cars price guide show a #3 condition worth $20,250. Asking best offer over $12,500.
Along with the Cougars, this Buick is located in Vista, California and you can contact Ben via email here if interested. Thanks for listing these with us Ben! If any of you have a few classics that you would like to sell, please consider listing them here on Barn Finds!