For sale is a gorgeous Turquoise Mist GS400 Hardtop featuring its original 400ci Ram Air V8, Automatic, air conditioning, power steering, power brakes, rear defrost, power locks, and AM/FM/8-track player with power antenna! Currently, this classic Buick shows only 86,397 original miles. It has also been cosmetically restored to all original standards making this vehicle a wise contender for any muscle car enthusiast!
History of the 1969 Buick GS400 Hardtop:
Buick was often overlooked as an underrated powerhouse in the performance age of the muscle car era. Although much dominance throughout GM came from Pontiac and Chevrolet at this time, Buick wasn't going to allow itself be left out of the excitement of delivering horsepower packed vehicles to hungry buyers! The sports car market was well attended to with Chevrolet's Corvette, so most auto manufacturers turned their attention to the mid-size 2-door hardtop and convertible option as the premier platform to attract showroom buyers. By 1965, following the GTO, Buick launched the Gran Sport which included small-block engine choices that quickly adapted to newer, larger displacement V8's by 1968. This was delivered by the 10.25:1 compression 400ci V8 (6.6L) engine which proved to be a solid pavement pounder by delivering 340 horsepower and 440 lb. ft. of torque! This was a monster performance machine that could easily give any competitor a run for its money, literally! Buick used a special 1st gear ratio in their Super Turbine 400 automatic transmissions to ensure you’re off the line quickness would gain you the advantage, earning you some serious street credit!
Details about this 1969 Buick GS400 Hardtop for sale:
Offered here is a ready to drive 1969 Buick GS400 Hardtop Coupe finished in factory code correct 55B- Turquoise Mist Poly with a Black vinyl top and matching code 188- Black vinyl bucket seat interior! This stand out muscle car is powered by its original 400ci V8 Ram Air engine and Super Turbine 400 automatic transmission and has been wonderfully restored with originality in mind! Options are abundant which include factory air conditioning, power steering, power brakes, power door locks (in-op), Delco All-Transistor AM/FM radio with working Stereo Tape System (8-track), rear seat speaker & power antenna, rear window defroster, remote driver mirror, trunk & glove box lamp, door edge guards, all tinted Soft-Ray glass, 14” styled steel wheels wrapped in raised white letter tires, and more.
This example was built in Wilmington, Delaware and sold new from Lash Buick-Cadillac based in Carlisle, PA to Leroy E. Thumma on November 15, 1968. Our professional team found this GS400 parked in an Arlington, Texas collection where it has been highly cared for since January 2015. Its previous owners had the original engine completely freshened at 84,695 miles with new camshaft, cam bearings, lifters and springs, timing chain, rear main seal, all new gaskets, a of which was completely detailed for shows! Today, the odometer shows only 87,500 miles. More recent servicing records include a full air condition service with a new compressor clutch, rebuilt carburetor, fresh engine oil/filter, new exhaust manifolds and gaskets, new master brake cylinder and wheel cylinders, along with other routine maintenance items. Upon purchase, this classic Buick will come complete with the original owner's manual, factory warranty booklet with Protect-O-Plate, accessory brochure, service manual, shop manual, and six 8-track tapes waiting in the glove box. The trunk houses a spare tire, jack, tools, cover, and trunk mat.