1969 Buick GS California


Available only from 1967-1969, the Buick California GS is an interesting and rare footnote in Buick’s rich history.  Initially available only in California, the California GS was a special option package built on the two-door thin pillar coupe body that combined Buick style and luxury with an entry-level price point.  Eventually available country-wide, it sold in relatively small numbers, making it a unique option in the muscle car arena.

This California GS is equipped with a numbers-matching Buick 350ci engine, four-barrel carburetor, Turbo 350 transmission and 2.73 limited slip rear end.  Exterior colour is Burgundy Mist with black vinyl roof in good shape and black vinyl bench seating.  Also fitted is a period-looking under-dash A/C unit with all hardware in place.

The underside of this Buick is very clean, with a solid chassis and rocker pinch welds.  The body will need some attention behind the rear wheel wells and will also require paint.  The vehicle has good BFGoodrich Radial T/A tires and comes Ontario safety-inspected.

Based on the documentation with the vehicle, it was purchased new on January 30, 1970, in York, PA from Bratton Buick.  It was sold to a second owner in mid-1976 who then kept the vehicle for 25 years.  The car comes with the Protect-O-Plate, mileage log from the original owner, original owner’s manual and various records from the second owner.

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