Hemmings find of the day: 1975 Buick Century GS

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    Hemmings find of the day: 1975 Buick Century GS

    I spotted this one on Hemmings blog
    http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2...ay-1975-buick/

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    Re: Hemmings find of the day: 1975 Buick Century GS

    Those swivel buckets sound pretty cool. Beautiful car.
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    Re: Hemmings find of the day: 1975 Buick Century GS

    That thing is awesome. I would hate to see how much HP that 454 was making in 1975. This just continues to remind me that Buick needs a badazz coupe.

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    Re: Hemmings find of the day: 1975 Buick Century GS

    Quote Originally Posted by big swede View Post
    That thing is awesome. I would hate to see how much HP that 454 was making in 1975. This just continues to remind me that Buick needs a badazz coupe.
    You mean 455 don't you? 454 was a Chevy motor. This one is all Buick!
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    Beautiful car and a perfect example of what GM does best.
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    Re: Hemmings find of the day: 1975 Buick Century GS

    Crapwagon, its poorly done, as far as I can recall, the swinging buckets were not availalble on Buicks, the car is missing the a/c comp and the wipers, and thridly, there is no such thing as a 75 GS. For that money, your better off buying one of the real colonade GS's that were made 73-74.Pass.

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    Re: Hemmings find of the day: 1975 Buick Century GS

    Quote Originally Posted by MCGARRETT View Post
    Crapwagon, its poorly done, as far as I can recall, the swinging buckets were not availalble on Buicks, the car is missing the a/c comp and the wipers, and thridly, there is no such thing as a 75 GS. For that money, your better off buying one of the real colonade GS's that were made 73-74.Pass.
    The car is a clone or tribute car if you will, it says so in the info. Last year for the GS was '74. It has a '73 455 engine in it. Nicely done.

    The last year for the 455 was '76.
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    Re: Hemmings find of the day: 1975 Buick Century GS

    The car is a clone or tribute car if you will, it says so in the info. Last year for the GS was '74. It has a '73 455 engine in it. Nicely done.

    The last year for the 455 was '76.
    Really?

    Yes, I know, I still dont like it, the details are sloppy for 12K, maybe as a 5K weekend car show cruise in car, maybe. I actually like the colonade cars, but I would rather spend the money on the real deal, not a Century that someone slapped a 455 from who knows where in.

    Ill take a 73-74 Century GS 455,73-75 Grand Am, 77 Can Am, or any of the 455 engined Olds 442/Hurst Olds combos, rather than spend money on this.

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    Re: Hemmings find of the day: 1975 Buick Century GS

    I love the looks and design of many '70s GM cars like this beautiful Buick. It was so cool when GM wasn't trying to be something it's not and sell to people who won't buy from them anyway.
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    Re: Hemmings find of the day: 1975 Buick Century GS

    Quote Originally Posted by MCGARRETT View Post
    Really?

    Yes, I know, I still dont like it, the details are sloppy for 12K, maybe as a 5K weekend car show cruise in car, maybe. I actually like the colonade cars, but I would rather spend the money on the real deal, not a Century that someone slapped a 455 from who knows where in.

    Ill take a 73-74 Century GS 455,73-75 Grand Am, 77 Can Am, or any of the 455 engined Olds 442/Hurst Olds combos, rather than spend money on this.
    I hear ya... 12K it's not. I would rather have the 73-74 GS too. A freind of mine just bought a 73 GS 455 4 spd car and is having it redone here at a local shop. Something you rarely see anymore.
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    Re: Hemmings find of the day: 1975 Buick Century GS

    Back from the days when GM was a leader in styling if not always quality. There cars were arguably some of the best looking pieces of the dismal 70's and 80's including the A-bodies, G-bodies, B-bodies, C-bodies and F-bodies.

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    Re: Hemmings find of the day: 1975 Buick Century GS

    Quote Originally Posted by MCGARRETT View Post
    Crapwagon, its poorly done, as far as I can recall, the swinging buckets were not availalble on Buicks, the car is missing the a/c comp and the wipers, and thridly, there is no such thing as a 75 GS. For that money, your better off buying one of the real colonade GS's that were made 73-74.Pass.
    There was still a GS package offered on the Century (and on the Riviera too) in 1975, but as in 1973-74, it was offered on the Century 4AD37 model, not on the Century Luxus/Custom 4AH57.

    Here's a '75 Century GS V6!


    In 1975, the V6 or the Buick 350 were available on the GS but not the 455 and the Stage1 package wasn't available on any model after 1974...

    The blue car featured on Hemmings is a Century Custom (4AH57) with some modifications that I don't like... The GS package wasn't available on this specific model.

    Quote Originally Posted by fast86-gn View Post
    Last year for the GS was '74. It has a '73 455 engine in it. Nicely done.

    The last year for the 455 was '76.
    The last year for the GS package on RWD Buicks (in both Riviera and Century models) was 1975. It was reintrodced in 1986 on the FWD Century and later on FWD Skylarks and FWD Regals too...

    The last year for the 455 was 1976 but it wasn't available in intermediates like the Century and Regal after 1974.
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    Re: Hemmings find of the day: 1975 Buick Century GS

    There was still a GS package offered on the Century (and on the Riviera too) in 1975, but as in 1973-74, it was offered on the Century 4AD37 model, not on the Century Luxus/Custom 4AH57.
    Is this one of those Canadian only things? Like gravy on french fries? Cause as a far as I can recall, the GS was last available in 1974, the S/R package was kind of like a GS package on Buicks in the mid 70's

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    Re: Hemmings find of the day: 1975 Buick Century GS

    Quote Originally Posted by MCGARRETT View Post
    Is this one of those Canadian only things? Like gravy on french fries? Cause as a far as I can recall, the GS was last available in 1974, the S/R package was kind of like a GS package on Buicks in the mid 70's
    Absolutely not! The GS package was available on the 1975 Century in the US too. The only S/R models in 1975 were the Apollo and Skylark. In 1976, the Regal and Riviera were also available with the S/R package and the GS package was deleted.

    Another 1975 Century GS with remains of the original striping.






    A page of the 1975 US brochure showing the GS package for the Century

    zoom on the GS package description:


    Here's a 1975 Riviera GS:
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