Posted by: Mark Polk | 2013

General Motors Heritage Center Tour Part 4

 Now it’s time for my favorite category from the General Motors Heritage Center, GM muscle cars. I mentioned earlier that GM has so many vehicles in its collection it is impossible to display them all in one building. Here is a sampling of some GM muscle cars on display at the Heritage Center the day I visited. Enjoy!

1970 Buick Grand Sport GSX

1970 Buick Grand Sport GSX

1970 Buick GSX. The Buick Grand Sport name was introduced as a competitor to the Pontiac GTO. The first Grand Sport had a 325 hp 401 CI engine and was referred to as “the gentlemen’s hot rod.” In 1970 the GSX had a 350 hp 455 CI engine. Wouldn’t you like to have this car? Me too!

1987 Buick Regal GNX

1987 Buick Regal GNX

1987 Buick GNX. This Buick was one of the fastest production cars built in the 80s easily reaching 13 second 1/4 mile times. There were only 547 McLaren modified GNXs ever built.

1969 GTO Judge

1969 GTO Judge

Another one of my favorites is the 69 Pontiac GTO Judge. The Judge was a special performance GTO with an RA III engine rated at 366 hp. Only 6725 code 332-Wt1 Judge models of the 69 GTO were built. Here Comes the Judge!

1969 Pontiac Trans Am

1969 Pontiac Trans Am

1969 Pontiac Trans Am. The high performance Trans Am was introduced in mid-year 69 and only 697 were built that year.

1967 Pontiac GTO

1967 Pontiac GTO

Another all-time favorite of mine is the 1967 Pontiac GTO. Standard for this model was a 400 CI engine and Turbo 400 transmission. I am adding a 3 Deuce carburetor induction set-up on my 71 Dodge Power Wagon build similar to the Tri Power set up commonly used on the 389 powered GTOs.

1970 Oldsmobile 442 W30

1970 Oldsmobile 442 W30

1970 Oldsmobile Cutlass 442. The Oldmobile 442 with the  W30 package included a 455CI engine, Forced-Air Induction, aluminum intake manifold, fiberglass hood and body side paint stripes. Only 1542 Oldsmobile 442s with the W30 package and automatic transmissions were ever built.

Chevrolet Camaros on display

Chevrolet Camaros on display

No GM car showing would be complete without Camaros. The day I visited the GM Heritage Center there were several generations of Camaros on display.

Engines displayed at the GM heritage Center

Engines displayed at the GM heritage Center

If you are an engine enthusiast the GM Heritage Center offers an entire history of engines used in General Motors vehicles through the years.

The General Motors Heritage Center

The General Motors Heritage Center

If you ever have the opportunity to visit the General Motors Heritage Center do yourself a favor and stop. It is truly a walk through the past and may be the only opportunity to see this many rare automobiles under one roof that you will ever get.

For more information on the GM Heritage Center click here http://www.gmheritagecenter.com/

Mark Polk

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