Restoration Project: 1972 Buick GS Convertible

One would think when trying to sell a car, one would try list as much information that they can. There isn’t much in this listing for a 1972 Buick GS convertible. It has a buy it now price of $4,500 but an offer may be submitted. It is located in Laconia, New Hampshire and the VIN is listed. You can view it here on eBay.

There are no photos of anything under the hood but the listing claims that what is residing there is a 350 cubic inch V8 connected to an automatic transmission. Although with no photos, it is hard to tell unless you can decode the VIN. Engine power for that year was displayed lower than it might have been due to the SAE net ratings.

While a big blue tarp is covering the barely existent convertible roof, the interior still looks to be in salvageable condition. If you want to save it you should act fast. There were multiple different interior options for this model and year. Deciphering the VIN should help distinguish what the car came with.

If you can justify all the cons with all the pros of this car, then you should at least put in an offer to be entertained. It is always so hard to watch convertible vehicles suffer from the elements although, based on the exterior photos, it looks like this one has been kept indoors and has been cared for.

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Comments

  1. RoughDiamond Member

    Well the Doberman’s should do a pretty good job of keeping well, pretty much everyone away.

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    • Mark

      Having a couple of killer dogs guard an open top car with its keys kept in the ignition is what you call giving would be thieves a “sporting chance”.

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  2. flmikey

    I used to complain about ads with very little information and pictures, but now I think serious buyers will call and ask all the right questions…that being said, I think I’m gonna contact this seller…

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  3. PhiljustPhil

    I don’t know how many BF peeps read author Lee Child with his character Jack Reacher but I just picked up his latest titled “Past Tense”. The story is about Jack stumbling into the town where his father was raised called Laconia, NH. Frequently in the book series there are locations that are fictionalized so I hadn’t bothered to look up to see if Laconia is a real place. Now thanks to BF I know that it exists. Bored yet?

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    • Poncho

      Laconia, NH is home to a big motorcycle meet every year (96th year in 2019). Guess you could call it the Sturgis of New England, though that may get some people upset. My buddy had been trying to get me to go up with him for years. I missed out on an opportunity to buy a silver GSx convertible years ago. Don’t think they ever made GSx convertibles but that was a really nice car. This one could be done up like that too. But this one would be nice just cleaned up, install a new top and get it back on the road, and drive it.

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    • PRA4SNW PRA4SNW Member

      It’s a rather large city (by NH standards), on the banks of Lake Winnipesaukee.

      It was a turn of the century mill town with lumber and textiles as it’s main output.
      It’s densely populated, so it has it’s share of “urban issues”.

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  4. Alexander

    @flmikey let us know if you do! From the listing photos this looks like the interior and trunk just might reek of laundry left in the washer too long, that is if the floors are even still there. Gotta love the photos in the rain and/or car freshly hosed off. Makes the car look like a great 20 footer.

  5. Woody

    Sure it needs a new top,but there is metal left on this GS to work with,and the color is right! This is a cool ‘72, and I’m not crazy on too many GM’s…..

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  6. Mike

    The inability to pull off a tarp/car cover just baffles me. How many have we seen on this website in the last month?

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  7. Bakyrdhero Member

    I’m a huge Reacher fan Phil. I have Past Tense in the on deck circle, thanks for no spoilers! Also a fan of these 68-72 A body Buick’s. I had a 71 Skylark Custom Conv. Fun car. Not much info on this one, but I’d say it’s worth the BIN all day…

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