Down @ my uncles today and he pulled out his 1972 Buick Gran Sport Stage 1 for its bi-monthly cleaning and block run. When this thing starts up it kicks a huge cloud of exhaust and proceeds to rumble the neighborhood. After it was chugging happily for a few minutes, he let me jump and and drove it around the block. We hit one strait away and he brought it down to First (Automatic Tranny) and gassed it. When this thing took off, everyone within a mile knew it. My Uncle told me he used to run 13s in it when it was in its prime. I can believe it! Now I'm not always one to reach for the sh*t handles when the driver takes off, but I was grasping for them and they just werent there. Its not the acceleration, but the shake up you get with 400+ hp in a 6 or 7 L engine thats just blows you away. Just wanted to share this little story and pic with you guys. What do ya think? Could I take it in my Rex?
Here's the pic, enjoy: