1970 Buick Skylark GSX Biscuit Edition
Seabiscuit (May 23, 1933 - May 17, 1947) was a champion Thoroughbred racehorse in the United States. A small horse, Seabiscuit became an unlikely champion and a sumbol of hope to many Americans during the Great Depression. Those who knew him loved him simply as "The Biscuit."
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- Automatic TCI Transmission
- Dana 60 Strange Rear Differential (3.70 Gear Ratio)
- Power Steering
- Power Brakes
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Seabiscuit was foaled in Lexington, Kentucky, a grandson of Man o' War. Seabiscuit grew up on Claiborne Farm in Paris, Kentucky. Seabiscuit was a very small horse. Seabiscuit did not at all resemble anything in the way of his fast or powerful counterparts.
The original owners sold Seabiscuit to Buick automobile entrepreneur Charles S. Howard.
He made his fortune as an automobile dealer and became a prominent thoroughbred racehorse owner. Howard has been dubbed the most successful Buick dealer of all time.
The thoroughbred experts reasoned Seabiscuit was too small to race. But the Biscuit did not care; he ran anyway.
Seabiscuit had a desire for running and winning. When he ran all Biscuit's family could feel that pleasure.
The GSX Biscuit Edition started life much like that of Seabiscuit with numerous similarities.
The undersized weak 350 Skylark, under 200HP, resembled Seabiscuit's modest beginnings.
GSX abbreviates Gran Sport Experimental which is so appropriate for this car.
Inspired with the history and image of Seabiscuit the horse, I conceived the idea to build the all original one family hand me down little 350 Skylark into a winning 350 GS Experimental with power and race that exceeded Buick's optional original 455 engine of the Skylark family.
The Biscuit Edition 350 "horse" power exceeds the factory 455/360HP by nearly 80 horsepower at an uncommon 439.2hp/ 435.8tq.
Seabiscuit, the horse, inspired so many of the unfortunate with modest beginnings. It is hoped this one of a kind "Biscuit" edition of GSX will inspire, remind, or make known the Seabiscuit story or how the little guy sometimes wins when so inspired to do so even against all odds.
I am so reminded of the Seabiscuit history every time someone remarks; "the little 350 is too small to run with the 455 big brother." I bear in mind a Biscuit finishing moment, a Charles Howard smile & experience that "Biscuit Pleasure."
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