Todd Miller’s 1970 Buick GS Stage 1

One of my personal projects is a 1970 Buick GS Stage 1 that has been built for the street as well as the strip.

This is a Super Clean – Rust Free Car that came from Colorado and should be the nicest GS I’ve owned and restored when finished. Purchased in 2015 I immediately cleaned up the engine bay and replaced the original Trans and Motor and installed a 1970 455 & Trans for the purpose of racing it.

The current motor is a 1970 455 that has Cast Iron Stage 1 Heads and a lot of port work otherwise the motor is factory appearing. My goal was to have a stock appearing Stage 1 GS that would run 11 second E.T.s without any (visible) aftermarket engine parts. The rest of the car would be Factory throughout as well. 

Some highlights worth mentioning:

  • Runs on Pump Gas
  • No Fiberglass Parts
  • No Lexan Windows
  • No Headers
  • No Aluminum Engine parts painted red
  • All Cast Iron parts in place!
  • QJ Carb!
  • Factory Air Cleaner
  • Factory Interior
  • Concours Restoration


I’m on a 30 year mission to prove how fast these cars can be without all the aftermarket goodies found on most “Race Cars”.


2016 Update: Best E.T. so far: 11.92 @ 110 MPH

We have also ran 11.92 on the brakes so with good air we feel we’re currently in the 11.70 area. Best 60 foot so far: 1.61 – Factory Cast Iron Heads, Cast Iron Intake, Quadra Jet Carb and Cast Iron Exhaust Manifolds.

2020 Update: New Motor with Custom Cam & Frame Off Restoration currently underway at Autokraft.
The above photos are Prior to Frame Off Restoration . . . .

We’re shooting for Low 11’s and a Concours Restoration in 2022!

Below are the current Restoration Photos. More to come as progress continues. . .



These photos were taken right after we had the Car Media Blasted so our viewers can see how “Rust Free” this car is! Something about cars from Colorado!!