All original survivor! 54,902 actual miles. Juanita Brown bought this car brand new and pampered it until she sold it in 1999. Her son was tracked down and he said the car was garage kept, only left town once and his mother took exceptional care of it. It was also owned by a serious Buick collector. He was restoring some rare Stage-1s and used this car as a reference of authenticity. Everything is original except for typical maintenance- battery, tires, exhaust etc.
EXTERIOR: Original .....
paint! Never rusted, never damaged, never restored. It is a clean, straight body that fits right. Functioal ram air hood. For original 53 year old paint it looks great. It presents nicely but of course has flaws. Beautiful color- Gulfstream Blue. So many of these were brown or green back then. Original white vinyl top overall looks great, it has an area of dry cracks. The bumpers shine bright. The grill, emblems, trim look great. The original glass is very clear. 15 inch Buick mags sparkle. Reproduction Goodyear GT tires. Original T3 headlights.
INTERIOR: It is amazing that an original white interior that is 53 years old still looks this good! The dash area is mint. The lenses, chrome instrument bezel, heater controls, knobs, vents are excellent. It has an AM/FM radio that works, deluxe wheel is mint. Down on the floor is original carpet and floor mats in great shape. The seats still feel firm, the upholstery is excellent. The bench seat has a fold down armrest. Complete set of original seat belts. The headliner and visors are excellent.
ENGINE COMPARTMENT: #s match ram air 455-365 hp motor, it's never been out of the car. All original components: manifolds, valve covers, air cleaner etc. It features air conditioning, power steering and brakes. Original overflow bottle, washer bottle, heat riser tube, fender flaps etc. It has a reproduction Delco battery.
TRUNK COMPARTMENT: Under the trunk lid and the jamb have original paint, even the decal is still original. Original mat and weatherstrip. Inside is rust free metal with mostly original spatter paint. Original mat, jack and a GS wheel with a Polyglass tire for a spare.
UNDERSIDE: It is a rust free, very well preserved original underside. It was maintained as needed. It does have upgraded gas shocks, a new pitman arm, we just replaced the fuel tank. It also has a correct replacement dual exhaust system. It has the big Buick finned brake drums, e-brake is hooked up. Looking up at the motor it is clean. It has it's original VIN# matching Turbo 400 automatic. Original 10 bolt posi rear. Although you may see minimal surface haze of rust, this is absolutely rock solid metal. It's not rotten, patched or repaired. It's never even been spray painted over!
SERVICE: We inspected the car and adjusted the choke, repaired the reverse lights, adjusted the e-brake and replaced the fuel tank because of a slight leak.
Occasionally we can find a survivor but rarely is it a desirable muscle car like this one. It's usually grandma's car that nobody had an interest in. This is truly a rare opportunity to own a survivor that people want. You can restore a car over and over, it's only original once!
I, Jay Grams, take pride in personally writing the descriptions for virtually every car for about the last 30 years now. A significant amount of effort goes into fact checking. What I am offering is my professional impression of the vehicle.
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