1971 Buick Gran Sport for sale 101099362
1971 Buick Gran Sport
Shelton Classics and Performance
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1971 Buick Gran Sport

Car for sale by Shelton Classics and Performance in Mooresville, North Carolina 28117


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Classic Car Overview

The GM A-body platform was the base for many wonderfully iconic American cars. Way back, when the A-body platform was still being produced, the Buicks were perhaps the best driving vehicles made on this platform. Buicks have long been known for their comfortable ride and effortless driving, but by this time period, they were gaining a reputation for combining luxury with horsepower. And for many the Buick GS 455 was the best kept secret for hot rodders. In true Buick fashion, this 1971 Buick GS455 convertible is a refined muscle car. It has lots of bite, but a quiet bark! Itll put you back in your seat, but youll be comfortable. This is a car destined to be someones weekend driving machine. This particular car is a true survivor, with just one repaint in the original color and a new convertible top being the only major changes since it was new. Believed to be a two-owner car, it is documented by the original Buick price sheet, original delivery check list and original protect-o-plate. Originally sold new at San Rafael, California, this Buick only changed hands in the early 80s before being offered for sale today. Extremely highly optioned from factory, lift the hood and youll find the correct Buick 455 V8 that left the factoy with 315 horsepower, but an astonishing 450-lbs.ft. of torque at 2,800 RPM. Bolted to the big block is a TH400 automatic transmission that sends power to a 12-bolt rear. Collector car enthusiasts know that anything Buick and a convertible is rare, but what many dont know is that the 1971 Buick GS 455 convertibles are one of the rarest Buick muscle cars of all time. Only 165 GS455 convertibles were ever produced in 1971, of which only 147 were produced with the automatic in 1971. The engine runs and sounds great, and this car shifts just like it should! Driving this Buick is an absolute pleasure, as driving a Buick should be. The interior is all original, and while it shows some minor aging, this is to be expected given that this is an unrestored vehicle. The 50,963 odometer reading is believed to be accurate. Many enthusiasts prefer the original interior to a restored interior, as it just has a different feel to it! For being unrestored, the interior is in excellent condition as a whole and could easily be enjoyed as-is with no major improvements needed. Headed out for a sunny cruise? Unlatch the top, hit the switch, and down the top goes-thats right, power top! Additional features include the original AM radio (which works!) and power seats. Truly, there are no disappointments to be found. The exterior is in as good condition as can be expected of any car this age that hasnt seen a restoration. Though it has been repainted once before, the repaint appears to have been a quality job and shows well. Aside from minor blemishes in low-visibility areas, the car could be easily enjoyed in this paint for many more years without worry. The convertible top was replaced with the correct color top at the same time as the car was painted. All of the brightwork, wheels, and emblems are in excellent condition! This is an honest, unrestored Buick of a rare breed. A discerning buyer would be hard pressed to find another like this, as production numbers were low and a survivor is hard to come by. Included with the car is the Protect-o-Plate, Owners Manual, original Warranty Booklet, original delivery slip, and many more documents! This car runs smooth like a sewing machine, and we cannot stress enough what a pleasure it is to be behind the wheel of this vehicle. It has really impressive throttle and steering response and drives as a real Buick should! If youre looking for a rare and unrestored Buick, dont pass this one up. Contact Shelton Classics & Performance at 704-663-0432 or info@sheltonclassics.com for more information Title: CLEAN DOES IT WORK? Air Conditioning YES Heater YES Speedometer YES Oil PSI Gauge/Light YES Temperature Gauge/Light YES Fuel Gauge YES Tachometer YES Wipers YES Horn YES Radio YES Headlights YES Tail Lights YES Brake Lights YES Reverse Lights YES Turn Signals YES Emergency Brake YES Keys Ignition, Door & Trunk YES Runs & Drives YES

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Vehicle Specifications

  • VIN
  • Classic Car ID
  • Stock Number
  • Category
    Muscle & Pony Cars
  • Body Style
  • New/Used
  • Mileage
    50,963 miles
  • Engine
    455 V8
  • Drivetrain
  • Transmission
    3 Speed Automatic
  • Exterior Color
  • Custom Color

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