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This is my 1969 Buick Special Deluxe with the high compression 280HP 350, TH350 and 4.10 positraction.

My Dad and I built the car over the winter of 2015/16 for the purpose of drag racing it at the Pure Stock Muscle Car Drag Race, and at the F.A.S.T.( Factory Appearing Stock Tire) Races in the Factory Stock class.
The car has 14,800 original miles and retains 90% of it's original lacquer paint.
 
 It was purchased new by a retired couple who only used it for Church, grocery store trips, and weekend pleasure drives in nice weather. The car spent it's life in a heated garage which preserved the car as nice as any western car I've seen, and this was a Northern Michigan car, sold new at Staal Buick of Grand Rapids, and spent most of it's life in Cadillac Michigan.
 
 
 I bought the car in December of 2014 from the Niece of the original owners, she inherited the car after their passing in 2006, at which time it had 12,300 miles.
 
 
The engine is .030 over and built to Pure Stock Drag rules, which allows 1.5 extra compression over stock advertised, which was 10.25 to 1, this engine measures at 11.66 to 1.
Over the summer the car was running consistent 13. teen passes in the heat of summer. This fall in cooler weather the car went a best of 13.01 @102mph
 
 
I waited years to build this engine, and it took finding the right car to make it happen.  I'm having a blast with it, and I still feel there is more to be tuned out of it. Next years plan is for an X pipe in the exhaust, and possibly a dyno tune.
 
 
 
I think the car will see a 12 second pass with further tuning, but even if it never goes quicker than the 13.01 it ran this fall, I'm pretty sure this is the quickest all cast iron Quadra Jet equipped Pure Stock Buick 350 in the world.
 
 
Tom Miller


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I love my pick for feature car but that license plate makes me furious every time I see it actually I love the plate and hope to race Tom in 2018

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Well Done Tom.....you how I feel about her....Buick's Rock!

In 2017 you'll have a 12 second Buick Post Sedan

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Great Choice Great car. SA-LUTE!!

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Congratulations. Awesome car. As Dan said you will be in the 12's in 2017. Looking foreward to meeting you at MCACN.

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Outstanding Tom that is and ace. hard to come across a car so nice. it has the right care taker. Buicks are awesome. I have a recent renewed interest in them. Looking forward to meeting you at MCACN.



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Love this Buick! Well done Tom! smile



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Congrats Tom awesome car and a very fitting feature car.....Love it

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Great choice !!! Love that Buick.

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Great looking Buick, Tom. I like the last picture of it smoking the tires the best!!! Way to go Tom!!!



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Thanks guys. I am blessed to have some great friends who without their help, this build wouldn't have been possible, at least not in a timely fashion.

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Well done, Tom. Nice seeing a Buick at the top of the page.

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Tom, just discovered this post and ooo lala.

You are a lucky dude!

 

Great car, and the mileage, Priceless.

Superb pics too.

ENJOY MY GOODMAN



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your car Is my blueprint for me new special build

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A perfect blueprint to follow. Congratulations on finding your 69 Ken.


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This is it now

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