This 1969 Buick GS400 convertible hits the right high notes with a
cool color combo, vintage details, drop-top appeal, and numbers
matching V8 that's ready to be on display.
Red always has an appeal on convertibles, and the trim tag tells us
this is a factory signal Red car. Today it has a later respray that
represents an ideal style. The red retains a good gloss while
remaining nothing too ornamental to keep you from enjoying this one
out on the road. More than just the color, the allure in this one
is about its total package. There's a quality in the fundamentals
where the bumpers shine brightly, the body panels look good, the
gaps are clean, and all the badging is in place. Even the
convertible top looks good and fits sung. And the GS is a beautiful
blend of power and style. The functional hood scoop, Buick Rallye
wheels, and dual exhaust tips add aggression. And the wave-like
form in the side sheet metal and the gracefully sloping trunk
remind you this is a premium drop-top.
For the same reason you like the look of the black roof against the
red paint, you're going to love the top-down style with the full
black interior. It's quite attractive and very vintage - right down
to details, like the texture of the upholstery and GS badging in
the doors. And of course, two wide rows of bench seats give you a
true classic cruiser feeling. This has the right comfort features,
like an AM/FM/cassette stereo, a power convertible top, and
provisions for factory air conditioning (will need servicing and/or
a compressor to blow cold again.) It has a true classic cruiser
feeling with the unique Buick steering wheel and a speedometer as
wide as the horizon. Plus, the auxiliary gauges under the dash let
you keep a full eye on the car's operation.
Under the hood is the numbers-matching 400 cubic-inch V8. It has
great classic details, like the bright red block and 400 callouts
on the valve covers. And we just know you'll love displaying the
gaskets at the front of the air grabber. They signal true
performance with the hood scoop feeding fresh air directly to the
Quadrajet four-barrel carburetor. The mighty motor exhales with a
dignified authority out of the dual exhaust. Newer items like the
hoses, master cylinder, and alternator are signs of proper
maintenance, and so it's a strong runner. It makes an ideal pairing
for the stout but smooth TH400 three-speed automatic transmission.
Add that to more great driving features like power steering, power
brakes, a rear sway bar, and wide Firestone tires, and you've got a
powerful convertible that also has everyday sensibilities.
Complete with owner's manual, this is a premium drop-top muscle
machine with a great driver-ready style. So when it's time for the
premium muscle car experience, it's time to step up to this GS.