1971 Buick GS Stage 1 Tribute
455 with 3 Pedals
1971 Buick Grand Sport Stage 1 Tribute -
True GS (Originally 350ci w/4Speed) - 455ci V8 added to create GS Stage 1 TRIBUTE - Awesome Condition - Lots of Documentation -
(Please note: If you happen to be viewing this vehicle on a website other than our main website, it's possible that only some of our many photographs of this car are presented due to website limitations. To be sure you access all the photographs, please go to our main website: Garage Kept Motors.)
Want to stand out from the Chevelles, 442s, and GTOs of the same era? This Grand Sport may just be the car for you! This Stage 1 Tribute has all the goodies of a real deal Stage 1 without the high price, and possible reluctance to drive it often. This car is ready to enjoy!
The car originally left the Flint production plant finished in Green over a Lime Mist interior, with a 350ci V8 mated to a 4-Speed manual transmission. The vehicle was painted white and had a black interior added by the second owner, who used the car as a daily driver. After years of regular use the car sat until it was purchased by a gentleman with a vision for the car - a full restoration, with the end product being a Stage 1 GS Tribute. That vision was realized in 2006 when the restoration was completed by an experienced shop, and the car was back on the road as a very convincing Stage 1 Tribute. All the details are there!
During the restoration, the car was painted in DuPont San Marino Red. As you can see from our photos, the color of the car is stunning. The paint is bright and glossy, and trim is all present, although some of it shows a little age, like the grille surround and the bumpers. Updated grille trim and re-chroming the bumpers would make this car absolutely jaw dropping, and it may even pass as a GS that just rolled off the Buick dealer's showroom floor.
The interior is in amazing condition. All the details were gone over during the restoration process. Among the many interior features, a few of the highlights are: tilt 3 spoke steering wheel, front bench seat with integrated armrest, tachometer, Hurst shifter, wood grain trim, and OE Buick radio.
While the restoration on the body and interior was being done, the engine was getting an overhaul of its own. As we mentioned earlier, this car was originally a Grand Sport with a 350ci V8 mated to a 4 speed. Keeping the goal of a Stage 1 GS in his crosshairs, the gentleman who had the car restored made sure a 455ci V8 mated to a Muncie M20 replaced the 350 when the time came. The 455 was built from the ground up with new main bearings, rod bearings, cam bearings, rocker arms, piston rings, timing chain, belts, hoses, lines, and cables. A fully restored Stage 1 Buick 4 BBL Quadrajet carburetor was placed atop the intake manifold and Stage 1 valve covers were added, keeping with the Stage 1 Tribute plan. All in all the engine rebuild cost in the neighborhood of $10k, and we're told this car is f-a-s-t. In addition to the engine rebuild and upgrades, the car has upgraded suspension, disc brakes, and quick ratio steering. A 3.42 positraction rear end, Pertronix electronic ignition, and Doug's ceramic headers are other powertrain highlights.
Stand out from the rest of the muscle cars of the era with this GS Stage 1 Tribute. It's a beautiful car that has been restored to a high standard, and with all the details of a Stage 1 GS. Be sure to check out all the photos and video on our main website: Garage Kept Motors. Call if interested or e-mail with any questions. Thank you for looking.
4 - GM Division: Buick
34 - Series: Grand Sport
67 - Body Style: Convertible
1 - Model Year: 1971
H - Assembly Plant: Flint, Michigan
103903 - Sequential Production Number
Trim Tag Decode:
71-43467 - 1971 Convertible
TR 150: Green
PNT 43: Lime Mist
09A - Production Date: 1st Week of September