Golden Opportunity: 1969 Buick GS 400 Stage 1

This Antique Gold 1969 Buick Gran Sport is up for sale. The seller has listed the car with bidding for this GS 400 starting at $36,000. The auction can be seen here on eBay and there are 4 days remaining. The GS 400 is located in Greenville, South Carolina and the seller states that this is 1 of only 832 Stage 1 Buick Grans Sports built-in 1969.

Of note, the 400 cubic inch V8 engine comes with the car but not in the car. The 400 cubic inch engine has been replaced with a Buick 455 cubic inch engine that is reportedly rated at 370 horsepower. The original engine is included in the sale. The car is equipped with a floor shifted automatic transmission and the correct 3:64 positive traction rear end. It is probably a real stump puller with loads of torque.

The buckskin interior looks very nice and, like any good Buick, has power steering, power brakes, bucket seats, console, and tilt wheel. The older I get the more I like tilt steering! The odometer shows 5,656 miles but it is highly likely that this is on its second trip around the block. The car has been repainted once during its 50 year lifetime.

The car looks great with the redline tires and is said to be a solid car that drives well. This is a fairly rare car and I don’t see them that often. The seller comments in the ad that it is hard to find a numbers matching Stage 1. Since the original engine is not in the car, I think that backs up that opinion fairly well!

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  1. Moparman Member

    This is a beautiful example, but for me personally, the vinyl top design is awkward, and clashes with the ‘C’ pillar. My preference would be the full vinyl top/or no vinyl at all, which would really make this car stunning. GLWTA!! :-)

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    • Gus Fring

      This was the “full vinyl top”…there was no other style available.

      • Poppy

        Moparman is saying he would prefer a factory vinyl top design that more fully wraps around the quarter windows.

  2. z28th1s

    I really like this car!

    I had a ’69 GS 350, ’70 GS 350 (4 speed) and a ’70 GS Stage 1back in mid 1980’s.

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  3. Keith

    Really a strange design on the 68 and 69 mid size Buick’s. Not a fan but when the 70 redesign happened they took off in sales and performance.

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  4. Troy s

    These ’68-’69’s had to have been styled for the “mature” customers who wanted a mid sized car but didn’t want the more aggressive looks of a GTO or SS396. I really like the ’70-72, which is just that….Buick aggression.
    The driver’s seat is where this car will really shine, flooring the pedal at about thirty and hang on.

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  5. Vincent Sgroi

    Having owned two 1969 Buick Skylarks back in the day, these are sentimental to me. The rear bumper design is very unflattering but, having been rear ended in my first ‘69, I incurred no damage while the car that struck me practically wiped out the nose of his car.

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    • Jcs

      Oddly enough, I have always thought that the rear ends of these Skylarks looked like they had been hit hard in the center straight from the factory. Never could warm up to it.

  6. PRA4SNW PRA4SNW Member

    Same steering wheel that comes in a ’70 Corvette.

  7. Max Wedge

    I owned this car, very nice one.

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