June 24, 2024

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GSX – The Buick Super Car

I’m going to chat about the 1970 Buick GSX, this was a very special car, with it’s 455 CID Buick big block, that was pumping out an amazing 510 FTLB of torque, which by the way, held the record for the most torque in an American car until 1992, when the Dodge Viper stole it’s glory, but the Viper is a special car, it’s not as if we could all own a Viper, but we could all own a Buick GSX, now you may think Buick “That’s a grandma car” but you’d be wrong, oh so wrong.

Many a races were lost to this car due to a lack of respect, a lot of people were fooled by the name on these cars, but make no mistake, this car was fully capable of beating any car on the road during the muscle car era, a lot of people took these cars lightly, and paid a heavy price of their disrespect, there were 678 Buick GSX super cars manufactured in 1970, there were 187 Apollo white GSX Buick’s built, and 491 Saturn yellow ones.

The GSX sported a hood mounted tach; 3.42:1 rear gear ratio; G60-15 “billboard” Wide-Oval tires; a special front stabilizer bar; and a rear spoiler, the GSX also came with a 4 speed gear box, and a Hurst shifter, the cars also had a special graphics kit installed from the factory, which included two racing stripes running over the hood and deck lid of the car, and a thin stripe running down both sides of the car.

The Buick GSX was nothing to laugh at, this car could put you in your place, fully capable of providing your with a heart-attack style ride, this car was not for the weak of heart, it was most certainly not a grandma car.