1971 Skylark Gs Colors
1971 Skylark Gs Colors,
1971 Skylark Gs Colors,1970. SKYLARK. GSX. 19711972 SKYLARK GSX. “Buick's GSX. A limited edition,” said the teaser headline on a Buick ad in the April 1970 issue of Motor Trend. The automaker called it “another lightyourfire car from Buick.” As things turned out, not too many people had their fires lit, but you have to admit that with a total production of 678 copies, the GSX is a limitededition muscle car. For 1970, the GSX came only in two exterior colors, called Saturn Yellow and Apollo White. Buick Cars magazine named the GS 455 (especially in Stage 1 tune) Top Performance Car of the Year: “The GS 455 offers the best combination of handling, ride, braking, quality control, engine performance and tasteful styling of all the '72 intermediate.models offering optional or Consolidation and Compression For 1971, Buick merged the GS and GS 455 into one series. An expanded color palette was new, and the front spoiler, sport mirrors, and hood tachometer were optional.GSX — SERIES 43400 — V8: This year the GSX package was available on the GS sport coupe with any GS engine including the 350cid/260hp V8, the 455cid/315hp V8 or the 455cid/345hp Stage 1 V8. The package, which was featured and pictured in the 1971 sales catalog, included body side stripes, hood paint, GSX emblems, painted headlight bezels, blackstripe rocker panel moldings and a colorcoordinated rear deck lid spoiler. According to the catalog, the 1971 GSX By the end of the 1960s, Buick had a strong following.in the muscle car segment of the market. A 19701971 GSX option for the GS 455 coupe featured special paint colors, wild stripes and performance touches. The GSX would become one of the most soughtafter Buicks from the 1970s. Buick shocked the automotive world in 1971 with a new tapereddeck “boat tail” Riviera. This design was built through 1973 and will always stand out on the road. Skylark/GS models continued with Priced $1,196 above the GS455, only two colors were offered Apollo White (187 built) and Saturn Yellow (491 built). Six additional color choices were added in 1971 but only 124 sold. In 1972 the everweakening muscle car market could only support production of 44 Skylark GSXs. Because the VIN and cowl tag codes do.not differentiate a GSX from a GS or GS455, solid paperwork is essential to GSX verification. If the build sheet or original window sticker bears code A9, you're off to SKYLARK. GSX. 19711972 SKYLARK GSX 1971 BUICK GRAN SPORT 455 1972 BUICK. 0nty 1.4t6 t970 Buick GS 455 Slage l convertibles were built. the traps. The stickshifted version was just a linle slower in reaching 60 niph from a standing start. On top of its super performance. the GS 455 was a real handler and hugged the road even hener when equipped with Rallye Ride package lor Sl5.80 extra. lt gave Motor Trend's press car extra stahility at high speed. The test car had 1970 Buick unveils a restyled SkylarkTM. The Gran Sport (GS) model receives a 455V8. The GSX.option package also appears but the cars are only available painted in Apollo White or Saturn Yellow. Production for the model year is just 687 units. Although overshadowed by the GSX, regular GS models continued into 1972. 1971 The GS and the GSX option continue. A wider assortment of colors is now available. GM drops the compression ratio in the 455 engines down to 8.5:1 to Like other '71'72 Buicks, the GSX editions used detuned engines with 8.5:1 compression. But the GSX with the Stage 1 option was still one of the hottest muscle cars in town. Buick fans say it could zip down the quartermile faster than an LS6 Chevelle. Both '71 and '72 GSXs used a special frame, a computerdesigned Rallyetuned suspension and largediameter.sway bars. The use of side stripes and a rear spoiler was continued. These cars varied widely in color and came with an Appendix III Switching From SAE Gross to SAE Net Horsepower Appendix IV Buick Production Statistics MODEL Senior Series Appendix V + covers, 71BA01, 970 Catalog, 11 x 8V2, trailertowing, b&w&gold, 8p., 71BSP04 Folder, 7 x 3V2, colors, color, 71 BSP03 Portfolio, 14V2 x 11V2, Riviera '71'63'49, yellow&b sheets (3) in gold covers, with envelope 1972: Folder, 9x10, wagons, color Folder, 8V2 Folder, 9x6, Apollo GSX, color Index AC Spark Plug Co., 8, 72, 1 1 5, 158.The photos in this edition are black and white.