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1970 Buick GSX

With the 455 in³ motor, the GSX had a higher torque rating than any other production muscle car. This made it one of the fastest Buicks both on and off the 1/4 mile. Motor trend called it “the quickest American production car we had ever tested.” There’s no doubt that the GSX was built compete against cars like the Pontiac GTO Judge, Oldsmobile 442 W30 and Chrysler’s HEMI ‘Cuda.

For $199, Buick offered a Stage I package that used a different camshaft, stronger springs and ported heads to offer more power. Rated at only 360 hp, the figure is much closer to 400 in reality.

The GSX built upon these upgrades by offering the Stage I package with a hood-mounted tachometer, Hurst shifter, Polyglas G60xl5 tires, front disc brakes and a heavy duty suspension. This came at the steep price of $1,196 over and above the cost of a 455 Buick GS.

In 1970 Buick built 678 built of the GSX in either Apollo White or Saturn Yellow. In 1971 became an option on the Gran Sport and opened up the doors for many new colors.

1970 Buick GSX Gallery

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In Detail

submitted by anonymous
type Series Production Car
built at USA
production 678
price $ $ 4,880
engine V8
position Front, Longitudinal
block material Cast Iron
valvetrain Pushron OHV
fuel feed 1 4-Barrel Carburettor
displacement 7456 cc / 455 in³
compression 10.5:1
power 268.5 kw / 360 bhp @ 4600 rpm
specific output 48.28 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 198.24 bhp per tonne
torque 691.5 nm / 510 ft lbs @ 2800 rpm
body / frame Unitary Steel Monocoque
driven wheels RWD
front tires Polyglas G60xl5
rear tires Polyglas G60xl5
front brakes Discs
rear brakes Drums
curb weight 1816 kg / 4000 lbs
wheelbase 2844.8 mm / 112 in
0 – 60 mph ~6.5 seconds
0 – 1/4 mile ~13.8 seconds

Auction Sales History

1970 Buick GSX – did not sell for $60,000 Numbers matching 455/350 HP engine. Automatic transmission. Apollo White with Black stripes and Black interior. Bucket seats with center console. Power steering and disc brakes. Rear defogger. Hood tachometer. Front and rear spoilers. Chrome super stock wheels with correct Goodyear white letter tires. GM of Canada documentation showing 1 of 187 Apollo White GSXs produced with a production date of May, 1970.
Auction Source: Kissimmee 2014, #WhereTheCarsAre by Mecum