"Maroon Belle" is our 1968 Buick GS-Colorado 350

Original factory/dealer installed options:
Special Deluxe (2-door post sedan model),
GS Colorado Edition,
GS hood,
GS air cleaner,
GS emblems,
GS 14" chrome wheels,
dealer-installed "Colorado" emblems,

GS 350 cubic inch Buick small block V8

with 4-bbl carb and dual exhaust
,
rated at 280 HP,

ST-300 2 speed automatic transmission,
"Dark Maroon Metallic" paint,
black vinyl top,
black cloth bench seat interior,
power steering, power brakes,
air conditioning,
front shoulder belts,
AM radio.

History:
3rd week of April, 1968:
Assembled at the GM Buick plant
in Fremont, CA.

17 July, 1968:

Sold by Deane Buick of Denver, CO.

October, 1994:

Sold at estate sale by original family.

December, 1994:

Purchased by current (3rd) owner
from Santa Claus at Westminster Mall.

October, 1995:

Mechanical upgrades and repairs.
1996-1998:

Daily driver.
August, 1998:

Collision with 1992 Cougar (wife driving).
(Cougar is at fault and is totalled).
Maroon Belle is deemed repairable.

March, 1998:

Repairs and restoration completed.

Additions By Current Owner:
1971 Buick "Stage 1" 350 V8

stainless "Stage 1" 455 valves,
1973 cap-screw rods,
10:1 forged aluminum pistons,
premium bearings & fasteners,
aluminum intake manifold,
1971 800 cfm QuadraJet carburetor,
GM HEI distributor,

chrome headers,
chrome valve covers & air cleaner,
1971 TH-350 3 speed automatic,
2000 RPM converter, mild shift kit,
1971 8.5" 3.42 positraction,
15" Buick chrome wheels,
red line radial tires,
1969 front disk brakes,
1968 GS 3-spoke sport steering wheel,
under-dash gauges & tachometer,
1969 headrests,
1968 Buick AM/FM radio,
1968 Buick clock (quartz conversion),
2-1/2" mandrel bent exhaust,
polygraphite suspension bushings,
heavy duty springs and anti-sway bars.


"GS" and "Colorado" emblems are original.
"350" and " Stage 1" trunk lid emblems
were added by current owner.


Black stripe on hood & decklid was added by current owner.

More info on the Buick GS California/Colorado

This vehicle was featured on an episode of My Classic Car with Dennis Gage.

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