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Preserved 1971 Buick GS 455 Stage 1 – Stored from March 2004 – September 2013

This 1971 Buick GS Stage 1 455 is a prime example of the benefits of storing a classic car.  The vehicle was purchased in 2001 from the original owner. With original paint, 54,000 miles, factory chrome and interior, this car is what many would have considered a true “survivor”.  Although this vehicle remained remarkable condition for over 30 years, several years after it was acquired by its second owner, the car underwent a complete restoration to return it back to the condition it was in when it was purchased new in 1971.

1971 Buick GS

circa 2004 – 2 days out of the paint booth

If your familiar with car restorations then you know that this can be an off and on process that extends over many years.  This particular restoration took place over 9 years and was carried out in a section of the same building where Seekonk Car Storage is currently located.  Over the course of this 9 year restoration the vehicle was stored in the premium car storage section of Seekonk Car Storage when the car was not being worked on.

circa 2013

circa 2013

The restoration recently came to end in August of 2013 and even though 9 years has gone by since the restoration process began the car appears as though it was restored yesterday.  The flawless glass finish paint job, detailed chassis, engine compartment, un-restored chrome bumpers and replacement pearl white interior show no signs of deterioration typically found on vehicles stored for long periods of time.

Below are photos of the car taken in August 2013.

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