1967 Buick Special
This car was purchased in 2016 from our good friend Al. Al is a skilled and dedicated Buick enthusiast who originally assembled this car around 2004.
Prior to the conversion to its current state, the car was simply a straight and rust-free Special, the poor man's Buick, painted yellow and equipped with the original V6 and Powerglide transmission. These days, the car is powered by a custom-built 540HP 464 engine, and a built TH400 transmission. The axle housing is an aftermarket 12-bolt unit with 3.73 gears, good axles, and c-clip eliminators. The front brakes are Wilwoods, and shocks are a combination of Bilstein and QA1.
The engine itself was meticulously assembled and tested, and made as much as 560 HP with a Holley carburetor. It currently uses a custom-built Quadrajet on a TA SP1 intake manifold that provides unmatched streetability. The production cylinder heads were extensively modified and fitted with T & D rockers. A custom camshaft was installed, along with a complete MSD ignition system, MT Scavenger headers, and a BHJ harmonic balancer.
With Al at the wheel, the car has run as fast as 11.40 at 117 MPH, on Nitto drag radials, using pump fuel.
One of the things that makes the car unique is the fact that it has no options beyond power steering - it is a clear-glass, radio-delete, manual-brake car, with 51K original miles. It drives easily, and it goes fast easily.
Since the car arrived in our garage last year, our time has been mostly spent adding our premium Metco rear suspension components, some updating under the hood, and some polishing and detailing. Our primary intent with this car is to enjoy it, with minor upgrades along the way. We'll get some better pics up very soon.
Short video, here...No burnout, just parking, but you can get the vibe of the car: