1969 Buick GS 400 Ready To Restore

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There is a level of respect that comes when one admits to letting something go because they just don’t see themselves working on the project. That is the case for this 1969 Buick GS 400 located in Temecula, California. The title is clean and there is no VIN or miles listed. The seller would like $3,500 for it. Thank you, Junker, for the tip. You can view more on Craigslist.

There are no photos of the engine and the car is not in running condition. It has been sitting for 17 years. The motor is a 430 V8, that has some issues with it but the seller does have the original 400 that can come with the car. An automatic transmission is claimed to be what moves the car. According to the listing, the seller says they rebuilt the front suspension back when the car was still running. They converted the car to disc brakes at that time. If you still want the drum brakes, they have them as well.

Unfortunately, there are no photos of the interior either. Beyond the lack of photos, the listing seems optimistic that this project car would be worth time and money. The seller just admits that it isn’t something they aren’t going to be able to get to anymore. According to the listing, the seller may be willing to reduce the price if a serious buyer shows up and looks at the car in person. They list the best way to contact them and a time frame of when to do so.

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  1. Rhett

    So a CA solid big block GS for maybe 2000.00? – it’s already gone. And I say this every time a Buick comes up, but these cars fear no machine. Set up right, up against a SCJ, solid lifter Chev, 440-6 or whatever it’s anybody’s race.

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    • TriPowerVette

      @Rhett – My brother and I had a 1969 GS400 Stage 1 convertible. My brother has had a 1970 455 Stage 1 coupe and a 1970 GS455 convertible (which later became my then-girlfriend’s 1st car – in which I taught her to drive).

      All of them were not to be taken lightly. We never got to run the Stage 1’s against our 440+6’s or the HemiCuda convertible, but the outcome, it seems to me, would have depended upon the intangibles. They were all strong.

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  2. PhiljustPhil

    Personally I have found it very difficult to admit that I will be unable to complete a project that I initially swore would change my life once completed. He certainly gave it enough time to take hold. I’m happy for the seller that they have freed themselves of the burden. Life!

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  3. brianashe

    10 year old pictures? *sigh*

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  4. 68custom

    Love 68/69 skylarks especially of th GS variety. Back in the day my friend had a nice 69 stageone but he kept spinning the crank bearings. Sold already!

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  5. Davis

    My second oldest brother had a new ’68 GS 400. Several years later he sold it and the new owners brother blew the motor street racing. Our dad ended up with it and he did a motor swap, it was now a GS 283……….

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    @Davis – Putting a 283 in that car would be like selling your sister to the Arabs

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    • TriPowerVette

      @HARDBALL – …to the HUNS!

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    • Davis

      When dad passed away, our sister ended up with it…

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  7. stillrunners

    Whale there ya go…..just might see it again soon.

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  8. BuickGuy

    Even the 350 2 barrel 71 Sylark I had was a strong runner that held its own.

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