The 1973 Buick Apollo is quite a rare find. These were only offered
for a few years, but since they are based on the Chevy Nova, they
also are a great package of a lighter/smaller car with a hardy
rear-wheel drive setup. So it makes for the ideal place to get the
full power car upgrade with a Buick big block V8, four-wheel disc
brakes, an upgraded suspension, and the control of a five-speed.
There's even a custom A/C interior! It's all part of a sleek and
fresh build that loves to be both unique and powerful.
The Buick Apollo two-door didn't quite know how to fit in the
market when it debuted for 1973. It had a distant Buick-style front
end and the tail lights were an intricate wraparound setup. But you
could also unmistakably see it was part of the Nova family. So this
was only offered for two short years before being dropped. And
everything that made it trying when new now makes it rare and
desirable as a true classic today. So there have been a few people
who recognized this uniqueness. So not only is this car coming from
a Buick collector, but the story we're told is that this started
life as a low-mileage Apollo that was with its first owner up until
1999. It was then given a full restoration and upgraded treatment
that was completed around 2010, and there have been less than 3,700
miles since then. So proper care and respect mean you have a car
where the slick black paint looks absolutely awesome and there have
even been investments to keep the chrome shining brightly. So while
the black vinyl roof adds to the mean attitude, it also feels right
on a premium Buick. In fact, you'd almost mistake this for just a
really nice classic if it were not for the upgraded 17-inch wheels,
mean stance, and 455 callouts on the fenders.
We'd almost call this Buick a triple-black package because of the
paint, roof, and interior. But it's not just black inside. This one
shows off its aggression and premium nature with a tastefully added
red on the seat piping and door inserts. It's just another one of
those details that reminds you this has been owned by Buick lovers.
It keeps the vintage style idea with pieces like the wide bench
seats, working dome lights, and dual-spoke steering wheel. But this
classic also wants to be fun for modern times. So you have
additions like cold-blowing air conditioning and the upgraded
stereo speaker just waiting for the modern deck of your choice. And
you absolutely know this one was made to be a driver when you spot
the fully upgraded Stewart Warner gauge package and count the gears
on the Hurst shifter.
Since this Apollo is a true Buick that also loves to be a true
Nova-style upgraded power car, we love what they did with the
engine bay. After all, there are some terrific Novas with Chevy big
blocks in them, but this Buick makes sure to keep its distinction
with a monster Buick powerhouse. It's the 455 cubic-inch V8, and
that's just the base for an enhanced and fortified setup. It has
been enlarged to 464ci total, with a girdled block, Eagle
connecting rods, a TA Performance cam, Diamond Racing pistons, and
TA Performance Stage 2 Street Eliminator aluminum heads. It inhales
deeply with a Holley four-barrel carbonator, and it exhales with
added power and authority as Hooker Super Competition headers feed
the dual exhaust. You get to fully harness this big power with the
upgrade to a Tremec TKO600 five-speed manual transmission that has
a hydraulic-actuated clutch and Lakewood hydro-formed clutch bell
housing. This feeds into an Eaton True-Trac 3.73 rear end. The full
package is built for all-around enhanced control. That's why you
have Speed Tech upper and lower tubular front control arms,
subframe connectors, fresh bots, and sway bars front and rear.
There's also rack & pinion steering, modern sport tires, and Baer
four-wheel power disc brakes with drilled & slotted calipers.
Complete with build receipts, this is an impressive muscle car
built from an impressive classic So if you want power and
distinction, you know you need this Buick. Call today!!!