"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.

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.

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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