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1973 Buick GS Stage 1 vintage road test




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reminds me of my 1973 Lemans Sport Coupe with 350 sbc  and duals    

orange with white bench seat interior    

 

Mine was a lot faster than the car in the test  (as I remember )



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If the tires weren't smoking so much the times may have been better, I have the same problem with my LeMans.



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Sorry, what a wallowing barge. The slalom had me laughing...as did most of the rest. At least it was really ugly.

The 70's sucked for cars in general. There were a few exceptions, but pretty far and few between. Detroit had so lost touch at that point, I'm amazed they ever got back to building something respectable. Just my opinion of course. I had the misfortune of being just old enough that most of this crap was what was affordable and available when I was younger. I had many of this era of the big 3's offerings. Regretted almost all of them.



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Actually, I think think that 455 did pretty well considering the beating it took. 

My mom had a 73 Century 2 door, Mustard, tan, super ugly. It was soft to be sure, but drove fine for what we wanted. I had it for a year when they were done with it, it was a really good car. Red Buick engine as well.

My good friend back in 78 had a gorgeous black/black USA 73 Luxury LeMans with a warmed over Pontiac 350, he put on nice TA's, and a bar on the back, good shocks, and it drove better than good. Funny that at the time I thought that his car was so "Modern" compared to my 69 2+2.

So I don't get that these cars were all over the road and crappy. They weren't. At least I remember it that way.

 



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The driver did all he could to hang onto that car ... props to the driver. That Buick was bouncing all over the place. It was funny to watch.



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smileThanks Todd for posting. We are the same age and kind of relate to these unique cars of that era. This is very close to one a buddy had in the early 80s.
It rode really nice /lots of room/had torque /sounded ok with a set of free flowing pipes. Not a rocket but nice in its own right. Yes the trunk would hold a good quantity of camping gear with couple coolers no prob.
I havent seen one of these in a long time,except at the woodward cruise .
Nice to see something different at the many shows i get to ,especially any CDN or US Ponchos.



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I've always liked these cars. You could also get a 4 speed in the GS



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The 1973 engine ran with the 1972 engine; it's just that the newer cars were heavier. The test car also had a/c, and the 455 was not a Stage 1. It also could have used a Positive Traction rear end. Tires would have been H70-14 bias-belted on 14x7 wheels. In 74 you could get G or H70-15 radials, plus the Stage 1 was still offered. Those 455s were torquey motors and they didnt care if you left the a/c on or not. Seeing that clip reminded me of days gone by in friends big old wagons with big engines.



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