One Owner Barn Find: 1972 Buick GS

After spending the last 12 years in a barn, this numbers matching one owner Buick Grand Sport is very complete. In need of general sorting, and worthy of a restoration, this Buick is offered for an intriguing Buy it now of $6,200. Check out this classy muscle find here on eBay out of Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Numbers matching, this Buick 350 V8 is indeed a runner, and still features it’s dual inlet intake system. Looking closely you will find custom wiring, along with an aftermarket coil, and some dried grass. This Buick is a factory equipped air conditioning car, but the compressor has been removed. Although the engine runs, I get the idea that this is not a driver by any means. Equipped with 4 wheel drums, I would guess the brake system needs a complete overhaul.

Although faded and dirty, the interior is remarkably complete. The front bench appears to be faded to a greyish like appearance from its original tan coloring. A few extra gauges have been added over the years including the below dash gauges, and the “A” pillar mounted gauge. The door panels are very nice other than some mild fade, and the dash looks very decent with no obvious signs of cracking.

As a whole, the lower body of this Buick is very solid, but here is the catch. The vinyl roof did no favors for this cool muscle car. As you can see there is some rust to contend with on this Buick’s roof. There are certainly a few crispy areas, including around the rear window. Not the best situation in the world, but considering the rest of the cars condition, the roof doesn’t sound like a terrible project to take on.  There is one rusty area along the lower body and it resides in front of the passenger rear wheel. Otherwise, the rockers and quarters look very good. Appearing like to be a great project with a lot of potential, would you make a move on this Buick Gran Sport?

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Comments

  1. Nevadahalfrack Nevadahalfrack Member

    It appears that it needs some work in the engine compartment (at least hide the aftermarket Accel coil), perhaps with the suspension (did those come with a rear lift?) and most apparently with the body/interior requirements, but it does appear to have good bones to build on, yes?

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    • Nevadahalfrack Nevadahalfrack Member

      BTW, is the chrome handle in front of the shifter an early type of trans lock for drag strip duties?

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    • Jamie

      Sometimes they’re a Reverse/Park lockout. So you don’t jam it into reverse or park when your slapping gears. You might hit neutral, but at least you won’t tear the transmission or rear end out of the car by going too far on the shifter!!

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  2. LARRY

    The chrome t bar…you lift it to select each gear so you don’t miss a gear..I had one in a v8 maverick they work well when you start in low1 BANG low 2 BANG 3rd made by b&m

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  3. Nevadahalfrack Nevadahalfrack Member

    Thank you, Larry, I’ve Never seen or heard of it before-learned something new today!

    • LARRY

      You’re welcome sir..the 302 in my maverick was slightly rev happy lol ( if u get my meaning) shifter worked great

  4. gbvette62

    The front seat isn’t faded, it’s some kind of cheap Pep Boys seat cover set.

    Even though I prefer Chevy’s, I always thought the 70-72 Buick Skylark’s were the best looking of the early 70’s GM A-Body’s.

    A friend of mine has a very nice original 70 GS 350 convertible, that his uncle bought new. The GS 350 makes a great cruiser, but they’re hardly a muscle car. If you want to go fast, the GS 400 and GS 455 are the hot ticket, especially the 70 Stage 1.

    This car might be a nice project for someone, providing the rust isn’t too bad, but personally I’d hold out for a 400 or 455 GS. It doesn’t cost any more to restore a 400 or 455, and either of them would be more desirable, and valuable, when done. Not to mention, more fun to drive!

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  5. Stevieg Member

    It is either an ambitious project (replacing a badly rusted roof is not minor surgery) or a beck of a nice parts car. It needs one of everything to be made into a nice car again. I strongly agree with a previous statement…hold out for a GS 400 or GS 455.

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  6. Johnmloghry Johnmloghry Member

    Rust of this magnitude is the Devil in disguise. But for a very good body man there’s potential. I hope someone has the heart to take this on, it could be a nice car, but it’s too much for me. And I love Buicks.
    God bless America

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  7. Mark

    That’s got to be the best way ever to say ‘red flag!” : custom wiring

  8. Troy s

    Typical street cruiser for Friday nights and the fun drive home from high school forty or so years ago. Got the cool shifter, the gauges, the tach up on the dash, jacked up, probably thrush hush mufflers, all that in a car that wasn’t all that quick really. Not like the nasty 455 stage 1 cars, but it was all for fun and good times, besides, it looks just as hot strolin’ down Second Street around midnight anyways.
    I think it’s great that there are left overs still out there.

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  9. Pete

    Even at the BIN price you throw a 1000 at it for parts and leave the rest be, you could have an interesting hell raiser of a car. Especially if you throw a speed shift kit in the tranny if it doesn’t already have one. I remember them B/M shifters. I prefer the Hurst my self. Not all cars need to look perfect to be fun.

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