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  • How many have ever seen one of these?-1973 Buick Gran Sport

    https://bringatrailer.com/listing/19...ry-gran-sport/

  • #2
    I faintly remember them. By 73 the 455 wasn't quite as powerful, but that engine with a 4 speed would have still been a lot of fun to drive. I think it said only 755 produced.
    Tom Senecal Not enough money or years to build all of the Studebakers that I think I can.

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    • #3
      There is one that shows up about every other year at different car shows here....the owner is never around the car so I havr never to get the low down on the beast.
      I never knew anything about them either, performance Buick's were not plentiful in Upper Michigan.

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      • #4
        Tom,
        If I recall correctly, circa 1970 was the heyday for the big blocks and Buicks had 510 lb feet of torque. So even with the lower compression, it still would have hauled a**.
        I think it would make a great daily driver.
        Bill

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        • #5
          I had a 68 Olds Toronado for a few years. It had the 455 Olds motor and auto, built low to the ground and heavy. It was a blast to drive, but only about 6mpg, so not real practical. Wish I had it back now though.
          Tom Senecal Not enough money or years to build all of the Studebakers that I think I can.

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          • #6
            I learned to drive in a 74 Buick Century and it was my main mode of transportation during my late teens and early 20s. I've always had a soft spot for these cars.

            As rare as the the '73 Gran Sport Stage 1 is, the '74 Gran Sport Stage 1 is even more so. The following is a link to a Hemmings article from a few years ago.

            https://www.hemmings.com/stories/art...ick-gran-sport

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            • #7
              I've had a few Buicks and these have always been a favorite. I like all the 73 A bodies but the Century is probably the best looking. A Gran Sport jsut makes it that much cooler.

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              • #8
                I'd take a '73 Grand Am over this.

                The ugly oversized 5-mph front bumper doesn't do it any favors.

                Craig

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                • #9
                  Nice. Seen one at a car show over 30 years ago.

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                  • #10
                    Sold for $35,000

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                    • #11
                      I remember when you could buy a used one for $300!!

                      Craig

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