1970 Buick GS 455:
Stage 1 Car. Buick muscle at its best. Here at Lost Legends we have had the opportunity to restore a lot of muscle cars, but this one is special. You have all the raw power and performance of a true muscle car with the style and class of a Buick. Best of both worlds!
This project came to us with all the parts and pieces to make it great again. Rust issues wee just enough to warrant replacing rear quarters, panel below the back glass and trunk floor. Interior floor pans were perfect and required some cleaning up. We epoxy primed and applied a tinted texture coating to provide a little extra sound deadening and durability before the interior was installed. The vinyl top and seats were done by Atlantic Upholstery, who as always, did a perfect job. The vehicles owner reinstalled the interior and did some of the final assembly.
We pulled and replace the front windshield so the typical rust spots at the cowl panel to the windshield frame could be addressed. We also patched the cowl plenum side panels. The owner also supplied us with 2 NOS front fenders that were fitted and straightened to the vehicle. Original GS hood, doors and deck lid were all stripped, repaired and put back into service.
As with all our projects the vehicle was painted with all the sheet metal removed from the body shell and all opening jambs and inner panels were painted inside and out at the same time eliminating tape lines. We actually put more paint to the inner surfaces than the factory did. Even if it is in an area you never see again it gets the same protection and finish as the exterior surfaces. Unless of course we are doing a concourse to the letter restoration were we are actually recreating the same factory imperfections.
The mechanical and drivetrain work was handled by the vehicle owner, who owns Route 77 Motors, here in Weare, NH. This vehicle runs as good as it looks.