Ten Months Gone: 1968 Buick Grand Sport 400 Convertible – Sold?

Aug 2021 | Classifinds, Topless Thursday

September 16, 2021 Update – While this “Classifind” expired recently, given the seller’s past history we suspect may not actually be sold yet.  For now, we’re labeling this ride “Sold?” However, we will keep an eye out for an updated listing. In the interim, please reach out either by email or call Rudy directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.

August 3, 2021 Update – Following a two-week hiatus, we spotted the latest Craigslist ad for this 1968 Buick GS convertible we’ve been tracking the sale of since last October.  Now offered at $29,000, this is the first time the seller has listed the car for a price below thirty large and we hope it helps finally find a buyer for it before Labor Day.

July 14, 2021 Update – while this “Classifind” expired recently, given the seller’s past history we suspect may not actually be sold yet.  For now, we’re labeling this ride “Sold?” unless we come across a replacement listing.

June 9, 2021 Update – The private seller appears to have dropped the consigner they tried in may as they are now back to listing their Buick themselves on Craigslist.  The latest asking price is $30,000.

May 20. 2021 Update – We just came across what is one of the oddest Craigslist posts we’ve ever encountered. When we clicked on the link, the seller’s original Craigslist post was changed to a consignment listing of what we believe may be the same car yet the overexposed pictures in the new ad leave us wondering whether it is.  Between that nuance and the consigner now claiming to be listing on behalf of the seller for a lower price, we’ve decided it’s best to just take this ad down.

April 28. 2021 Update – We just came across a new listing for this 1968 Buick GS400 convertible we first featured last fall as one of our “classifind cuts” as the seller only provided a brief description and several exterior pictures.  Fast forward five months and their latest listing posted on Craigslist provides a more detailed description as well as a number of better quality pictures that include shots of the interior, engine, and trunk.  The additional detail, however, comes at a cost as the private seller increased their asking price from last year by $975 to $34,975.

January 7, 2021 Update – We just confirmed the Craigslist ad for this ride expired. With no replacement listing found, we’re assuming this car sold.

December 2, 2020 Update – While preparing for Topless Thursday, we confirmed the private seller of this Buick GS 400 convertible we first featured in mid-October remains available with the same asking price of $34,000.  With only exterior pictures posted, we think that may be holding want appears to be a nicely well-optioned example.

In the late sixties, car enthusiasts wanting a bit more luxury in their muscle car turned to Buick for their Grand Sport model.  In 1968, the standard engine found in the GS 400 was a 400 cubic inch engine producing 340 horsepower and 440 foot-pounds of torque.  We came across a convertible example originally listed in October 2020 in Somers, Connecticut with many new parts and an asking price of  $34,000. The Collector Car Market Review confirms this asking price falls between this guide’s #2 “Very Guide” estimate of $32,400 and its #1 “Excellent” appraisal of $38,600.

Here’s the seller’s current description:

“Beautiful 1968 Buick GS 400. Correct high performance 400 V-8 engine, 117,334 miles on the car, turbo 400 transmission, power front disc brakes, power windows, beautiful blue interior with a white convertible top. New tires, brakes, shocks, gas tank, new brake & gas lines, weatherstripping, new gas tank & straps, new exhaust manifold gaskets, complete front end rebuild. I can send videos of car starting and driving. Car located in Colchester Ct”

Here’s the seller’s original description from the fall of 2020:

“1968 Buick Grand Sport 400 convertible. New top, new tires, new gas tank, and more.
Power windows, power seats, tilt wheel, cruise control, no ac.

Do you have a Buick GS story you’d like to share?  Comment below and let us know!

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