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158 Rolling Hill Rd
Mooresville, NC 28117
1970 Buick GS 455 Stage 1
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HIGHLIGHTS: Get that $100,000 car look for less than half the price! This 1970 Buick Skylark GS455 Stage 1 clone is a fantastic car that turns heads everywhere it goes! Looks like a Stage 1 AND drives like one too! High-powered drop-top ready to cruise!

BODY OVERVIEW: Having received a quality restoration in the past, the body on this car is no less than stellar. It is very straight, and all those beautiful Buick-y body lines are super crisp!

PAINT CONDITION OVERVIEW: The gorgeous red paint is accented by a wrap around black stripe, correct GS 455 Stage 1 badging and the correct functional ram air hood. The body lines are very good and the paint quality shows very well. It's not so clean that you aren't going to want to drive it, but still nice enough to win awards at your local shows.

INTERIOR CONDITION OVERVIEW: Inside, you'll find that starting with a Skylark wasn't necessarily a bad thing because now we have power windows, power locks, tilt, A/C, power steering, power brakes and all kinds of high-option goodies. The interior shows little to no wear and with the power top down, it's a great place to enjoy the summer in.

MECHANICAL OVERVIEW: Inside the engine bay you'll find a 455ci V8 with the correct GS 455 ram air filter with Stage 1 badging. The engine fires up very easily and has a great sound thanks to a new exhaust. The engine dates to 1972, with a 1238861 casting number and the correct 455 cast in the block. Highly detailed and very authentic, this Buick's engine bay is NICE!

WHAT YOU'LL LOVE ABOUT THIS CAR: The aggressive muscle car look combined with the topless capability.

WHAT YOU MIGHT HATE ABOUT THIS CAR: Clones aren't for everyone, but this one is done right!

DOES IT NEED ANYTHING? One exhaust tip could use adjustment, and the driver side rear window only operates when using the rear switch. Other than those minor quirks, this car is ready to go!

WHAT BUYER IS LOOKING FOR THIS CAR? Originally leaving the factory as a 1970 Buick Skylark Custom, today it sits as a Stage 1 clone that you don't have to feel guilty about taking out on the open road. If you are hunting that drop top that packs a punch and looks killer doing it, then this is the car for you.

Contact Shelton Classics & Performance for details at (704) 663-0432 or visit

Air Conditioning NO - Compressor kicks on, air not cool
Heater YES
Speedometer & Odometer YES
Oil PSI Gauge YES
Temperature Gauge YES - aftermarket gauge works, factory temp light on all the time
Fuel Gauge YES
Tachometer N/A
Wipers YES
Windows YES - driver rear does not operate from main switch, only rear
Horn YES
Radio YES
Headlights YES
Tail Lights YES
Brake Lights YES
Reverse Lights YES, right side is out
Turn Signals YES
Emergency Brake YES
Keys – Ignition, Door & Trunk YES
Runs & Drives YES


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All vehicles are being sold As-Is, Where-Is with No Warranty expressed, written, or implied. All sales are final. It is the sole responsibility of the customer to thoroughly inspect the vehicle personally or via a 3rd party inspection company.


Engine Type
Engine Size
455 V8
Fuel Specification


Body Color
Red & Black
Body Style
Paint Type


GS 455 Stage 1


Interior Color
Secondary Interior Color
Seating Type
Seat Material
Shifter Type
Center Console

All vehicles are being sold As Is, Where Is, with No Warranty, expressed, written or implied. All sales are final. It is the sole responsibility of the customer, and which we strongly encourage, to thoroughly inspect the vehicle personally or via 3rd party, to ensure satisfaction to the condition and value, prior to purchase. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be constructed as a warranty of any type.

Vehicle information is provided by the consignor (current owner) of the vehicle, and while we do perform a visual and safety inspection of the vehicle upon arrival, we can make no warranty, guarantee or representation regarding the accuracy, truth, or reliability of such information. Dealership is not responsible for any errors, omissions, or inaccuracies contained in information provided by third parties. The majority of these vehicles are considered classics or antiques, meaning they are older vehicles with sometimes dated automotive technology. We are not an expert in the construction, engineering, finishes, materials or components of these vehicles. Our employees are a team of talented individuals with a history in the classic car industry. We perform an extensive visual inspections on all vehicles we represent, but we do not disassemble vehicles or components for inspection purposes and therefore it is always possible there is hidden damage that is not readily apparent.

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Engine Size
455 V8
Transmission Type
3 Speed Automatic
Body Style

Vehicle Options

  • Accent Stripes
  • Body Side Moldings
  • Chrome Exhaust Tips
  • Chrome Wheels
  • Cowl Induction Hood
  • Wood Trim
  • 12V Power Outlet
  • Air Conditioning
  • All Weather Floor Mats
  • Center Arm Rest
  • Climate Control
  • Clock
  • Courtesy Lights
  • Heater/Defroster
  • Padded Sun Visors & Dash
  • Power Door Locks
  • Power Driver's Seat
  • Power Windows
  • Tilt Steering Wheel
  • Power Steering
  • Front Disc Brakes
  • Power Brakes
  • Variable Speed Windshield Wipers