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BUICK GS ‘CALIFORNIA’ COUPE 1968

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General Information

Category Original Survivor / Daily Driver
Make Buick
Model GS California
Body Style 2-door Hardtop Coupe
Price $24,900

Engine Specs

Engine & Transmission Specs GM Buick Small Block
Engine Type 5.7L 350cui V8
Transmission Super Turbine 300 (ST-300) 2-speed column shift automatic

Additional Information

Length 5.10m (16' 9")
Weight 1545kgs (3410lbs)
Fuel Capacity 76 ltrs
Exterior Colour Cameo Cream
Interior Colour White / Black
VIN 433278Z112xxx

Car Description

1968 Buick GS California 2-door Hardtop Coupe powered by a 5.7L 350cui V8 GM Buick small block engine and driven by a 2-speed Super Turbine 300 column shift automatic transmission.

Buick touted the California model as “The Distinctive Personal Car for Americana on the GO”, and used their Skylark platform.

Mid year 1968 saw the official introduction of the California GS, and it is frequently known as a ’69 model. Buick asked “Why settle for less when the California GS, built especially for YOU, costs no more?” Exclusively designed for Golden State motorists, Buick advertised the car nationally as a high performance family sports car at an economy car price. Though the car was not included in Buick’s yearly catalog it was shown in a two-page black and white fold out brochure. Custom California GS emblems again graced the rear fenders while GS ornamentation could be found in the grille and sail panels. The drivetrain included Buick’s new for ’68 350-4 V8 with 10.25:1 compression and a Rochester (GM) 4GC Quadrajet four-barrel (four-choke) carburetor, producing 280 hp and 375 lb·ft of torque. The two-speed Super Turbine 300 transmission (driving a 3.23:1 rear axle gear, designed for highway cruising) and bench seat interior were again the only choices. Buick also added chrome plated wheels and air cleaner lid to the two-door thin pillar coupe.

This is a very rare car, with only 4831 ever produced by GM. It is all original with matching numbers, and has spent all it’s life in California and Oregon states in the USA. The body is straight, solid & rust free, having only typical surface rust for a car of its age. The floors are solid, the trunk is good & solid. It could use a new paint job, but still looks ok from 20-feet away. It is in ‘average’ unrestored condition with minor scratches & dents, has 168,000 original miles, starts-runs-stops & drives good.

 

Features & Options

  • 5.7L 350cui 280hp V8
  • ST-300 2-speed column shift automatic transmission
  • Power assisted brakes
  • Power steering
  • New Edelbrock 600cfm 4bbl carburetor w/ electric choke
  • Factory air conditioning
  • Sport steering wheel
  • 3.23 diff ratio
  • 14″ Rally wheels w/ new BF Goodrich Radial TA tyres
  • New carpet installed
  • AM radio

 

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$24,900 BUICK GS ‘CALIFORNIA’ COUPE 1968

DUE TO ARRIVE: Late June

Car Description

1968 Buick GS California 2-door Hardtop Coupe powered by a 5.7L 350cui V8 GM Buick small block engine and driven by a 2-speed Super Turbine 300 column shift automatic transmission.

Buick touted the California model as “The Distinctive Personal Car for Americana on the GO”, and used their Skylark platform.

Mid year 1968 saw the official introduction of the California GS, and it is frequently known as a ’69 model. Buick asked “Why settle for less when the California GS, built especially for YOU, costs no more?” Exclusively designed for Golden State motorists, Buick advertised the car nationally as a high performance family sports car at an economy car price. Though the car was not included in Buick’s yearly catalog it was shown in a two-page black and white fold out brochure. Custom California GS emblems again graced the rear fenders while GS ornamentation could be found in the grille and sail panels. The drivetrain included Buick’s new for ’68 350-4 V8 with 10.25:1 compression and a Rochester (GM) 4GC Quadrajet four-barrel (four-choke) carburetor, producing 280 hp and 375 lb·ft of torque. The two-speed Super Turbine 300 transmission (driving a 3.23:1 rear axle gear, designed for highway cruising) and bench seat interior were again the only choices. Buick also added chrome plated wheels and air cleaner lid to the two-door thin pillar coupe.

This is a very rare car, with only 4831 ever produced by GM. It is all original with matching numbers, and has spent all it’s life in California and Oregon states in the USA. The body is straight, solid & rust free, having only typical surface rust for a car of its age. The floors are solid, the trunk is good & solid. It could use a new paint job, but still looks ok from 20-feet away. It is in ‘average’ unrestored condition with minor scratches & dents, has 168,000 original miles, starts-runs-stops & drives good.

 

Features & Options

  • 5.7L 350cui 280hp V8
  • ST-300 2-speed column shift automatic transmission
  • Power assisted brakes
  • Power steering
  • New Edelbrock 600cfm 4bbl carburetor w/ electric choke
  • Factory air conditioning
  • Sport steering wheel
  • 3.23 diff ratio
  • 14″ Rally wheels w/ new BF Goodrich Radial TA tyres
  • New carpet installed
  • AM radio

 

General Information

Category: Original Survivor / Daily Driver
Make: Buick
Model: GS California
Body Style: 2-door Hardtop Coupe
Price: $24,900

Engine & Transmission Specs

Engine: GM Buick Small Block
Engine Type: 5.7L 350cui V8
Transmission: Super Turbine 300 (ST-300) 2-speed column shift automatic

Additional Information

Length: 5.10m (16' 9")
Weight: 1545kgs (3410lbs)
Fuel Capacity: 76 ltrs
Exterior Colour: Cameo Cream
Interior Colour: White / Black
VIN: 433278Z112xxx
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