Jason Line, a three-time NHRA Pro Stock champion, unveiled a freshly restored and rare 1970 Buick Gran Sport 455 convertible at the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals in Rosemont, IL earlier this month.
He bought the car on eBay about four years ago and put it through a major restoration via the automotive magicians at Eau Claire, WI-based Autokraft Race Cars and Restorations.
You might have read about it here.
The Buick is one of only 126 4-speed convertibles produced in 1970, and Line’s car is the only one ever made in Stratomist Blue, which is the same color as a the 1970 Buick GS 455 Stage 1 Stock Eliminator car he also owns and competes with when he’s not piloting his blue Summit Racing Pro Stock Chevy Camaro at an NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event.
“This is a very rare car, and you’re not going to find another one like it,” Line said, previously. “It doesn’t have air conditioning—instead it has good ‘ol crank windows, a basic radio, a 3.64-geared, Buick-specific 10-bolt rear axle with positraction, and manual front disc brakes.”
The newly restored Buick scored 999 out of a possible 1,000 points in judging, earning a Concourse Gold Award as well as the Outstanding First Time Show Buick award.
We got our hands on some photos of Line’s car from the gang at Autokraft, and wanted to share. We hope you like them as much as we do.
Anyway. It’s awesome. You want one. Us too. Sigh.
Let’s look at Line’s to tide us over.
(All images courtesy of Autokraft)