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About a year into this project, it finally occurred to me that I was in way over my head. I was still in college, and my minimum-wage part time jobs were not allowing me to bring this car to life.
Pay stub from WIHN Radio making minimum wage.
I had come to grips with the fact that I would never have a real GSX, as prices for good cars easily crossed the $20,000 range back then. Of course today they are going for 10 times that number. I’m still OK with not owning a real one, primarily because I have the opportunity to be around these cars with projects like Muscle Car Of The Week and the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals show. Could you tell I was ga-ga over the car in this MCOTW episode featuring a GSX Stage 1 4-speed?
I’m not sure how it all happened, but I somehow worked a deal with my Dad that I needed to get another Buick to use for parts and to drive while I worked on my ‘72. That’s when things took a turn.