Up for sale in Gateway's Houston showroom is this super sweet 1971 Buick Skylark GS tribute car. The Buick Skylark needs no introduction and has been a staple in the classic muscle car scene for many years. There are many out there in the market but this one is particularly clean and cool. Powering this bad Skylark down the road is a time period correct 455 CiD V8 that is factory correct. It features the cold air induction system that is feed through the functional scoops in the hood. These big block Buick engines were notorious for the torque they delivered, and this is sure to provide all the thrills & sounds you would expect from such a powerhouse. It is paired to a smooth shifting 3-speed automatic transmission. The transmission is firm but not harsh, shifts smoothly up & down through the gears. The engine & transmission have both been rebuilt with approx.. 10k miles on them since their installation. Looking at the exterior of the car you will see the car has been repainted in its original color Silver Fern (#41) and it shows very well. It is free from very noticeable scratches, dings, dents, or blemishes. The clear coat shines look great out in the sun! The body is straight & true, and the paint was applied well, and the body panel gaps are parallel with each other and even. The car was restored to retain a more authentic and original look. The car sits on a newer set of American Racing 17-inch wheels that are wrapped in Kumho low profile tires that have plenty of life left in them. Getting into the drivers' seat of the car you will see a mostly original and authentic restored interior that looks fantastic. Staying true to form with the car, the seats are covered in factory correct light green vinyl trim code #100. The carpet, door panels, headliner, dash, & glass are all in excellent condition. The seats are very comfortable & were obviously re-padded. With no cracks in the dash, no tears in the seats, this car is turn-key ready to go! The car shows very well but drives even better. The suspension has been updated & reconditioned. The doors open & close with ease. The car just drives like a classic should with no surprises. It has an amazing amount of torque off the line and it sounds like a real muscle car should. To see more pictures of this car please follow the link below. The owner has had the brakes serviced (4 wheel drum all 4 corners), new SS exhaust, & more.
This is the seventh car in a 10-day countdown to Barrett-Jackson’s annual Northeast auction
Pick of the Day was one-owner vehicle until he reached age 93
Buick launched its compact Special sedan for the 1961 model year, mid-way through the selling season, it added a sport coupe called the Skylark, a name last used by the GM division in 1954.
My Dad and I bought this in 1984.
In addition to Cadillac and Oldsmobile, Buick celebrated its golden anniversary in 1953 with a special edition convertible.
Created to celebrate Buick’s 50th anniversary, the Skylark joined the Oldsmobile 98 Fiesta and Cadillac Series 62 Eldorado as the top-of-the-line, limited-production specialty convertibles.
Created to celebrate Buick’s 50th anniversary, the Skylark joined the Oldsmobile 98 Fiesta and Cadillac Series 62 Eldorado as the top-of-the-line.
Priced at $11,800 or best offer, the Pick of the Day is a 1963 Buick Skylark that might be a nice starter car for someone looking to get into the classic car hobby.
Thirty years ago in October, I went to buy a 1965 Buick Skylark hardtop, found out it was a four-door and decided to pass.