Carlyle Motors is proud to offer this great 1969 Buick GS 400. This is another great car currently owned by Lance Berkman, formerly of the Houston Astros, St. Louis Cardinals, New York Yankees and the Texas Rangers. Lance Berkman personally autographed a bat and ball that will go to the new owner of this car. (More information about Lance Berkman and his baseball career can be found below.)
Lance bought this car several years ago right here in Houston, Texas and decided to make some major upgrades to an already great car.
First, he had the original GS 400 engine (which comes with the car) pulled and had a 455 engine put in the car. The 455 engine was built to the desired specifications by Jeff Pate and Classic Cars of Houston. The engine has approximately 500 HP and 600 Ft. Lbs. of Torque.
Aluminum Edelbrock Heads,
Aluminum Edelbrock Intake,
Custom Ground Roller Cam Shaft,
Complete Roller Rocker Setup,
Custom Aluminum Timing Cover,
Custom High Flow Aluminum Water Pump,
MSD Billet Distributor and MSD plug wires,
Custom Headers Ceramic Coated at PolyDyn in Houston, TX,
Custom Aluminum Valve Covers (Buick cast),
Major suspension upgrades were done as well. A complete 4 page invoice accompanies the car.
This car is being sold with 2 engines. The engine that is currently in the car (455 Engine built by Jeff Pate of Classic Cars of Houston, TX as described above) and the original, numbers matching 400 engine. We are told that the original 400 engine was rebuilt as well and has less than 100 miles on the rebuild. Pictures of both engines will be shown in the pictures below.
The car also has an incredible sound system. Lance tells us that he spent close to $10,000.00 on the custom stereo system, dynamat insulation, window tint and keyless entry alone! This car is tricked out in every way with all the creature comforts of a new car.
The custom stereo work was done in Houston, Texas at Custom Car Stereo. The Pioneer sounds system is crystal clear and will please even the pickiest of car stereo fanatics.
The car also had Vintage Air Conditioning installed as well. The Vintage A/C system works great.
As mentioned above, the car also received dark window tinting all the way around including a window tint visor strip on the front windshield which gives the car a very sinister look. (Special Note: At the buyer's request, we can also have the window tint professionally removed if so desired. Buyer's choice!)
A few highlights of this great car are listed below:
Professionally built 455 Engine (Also comes with the original 400 Engine as well.)
TH-400 Automatic, 3-Speed Transmission
Custom Stereo System by Custom Car Stereo of Houston, Texas. (The sound cranks very loud and is crystal clear!)
Vintage A/C and Heat
Front Disc Brakes
Tilt Steering Wheel
Keyless Entry and Alarm System
If you add up all of the special, custom upgrades including the engine work, custom stereo, vintage air and creature comforts, the investment in this car is easily approaching six figures. Plus, the car comes with an extra GS 400 numbers matching engine and it is owned by a true Major League Baseball Star. It just doesn't get much better than that!
Please call us with any questions or to make us an offer at 713-466-8630 or 832-289-5750.
Thanks for looking at our cars.
Carlyle Motors, LLC
Lance Berkman's Career Highlights Include:
2011 World Series Championship with the St. Louis Cardinals.
2011 National League Come-Back Player of The Year.
Six(6)-Time All Star.
Just to name a few...
Footnote: This car was previously consigned to another Dealer in Fort Worth/Dallas but the car is now located in Houston, Texas with Mr. Berkman. Just in case there is any confusion about the duplicate listings. We have asked them to take down the previous listings but so far they have not. Sorry for any confusion this may be causing.