1965 Buick Skylark Sport Coupe. Under the car's hood is a Buick 300
V-8 Wildcat 355 w/4-barrel carb. Super Turbine 2spd. Auto.
Trans.(Engine & Trans. UNVERIFIED). According to the previous owner
the car isn't entirely original bust mostly original. That doesn't
mean that collectors with a passion for muscle won't be interested
- this car has much going for it. Features include power steering,
power brakes, a new paint job, Buick wheels and new B.F. Goodrich
radial tires. Newer polished trim and a lots of newer chrome. The
interior is very clean, has bucket seats and retains most of its
original materials. This special car has enjoyed a recent repaint
within the last ten years - and looks new! The engine compartment
is highly detailed and very clean as is the underside. The
underside is also equipped with a thin layer of dealer installed
undercoating which was freshened up when the car was painted.
Furthermore underneath some of the open rails have been box welded.
What's more, the car's modifications have been expertly applied -
to the extent that it "drives like a new Buick". Beginning with the
1964 model year, the dressed-up compact Skylark trim level had
enough sales to merit its own separate line. Along with the
lower-priced Special from which it was derived, the model would
move to a new 115 in (2,921 mm) wheelbase intermediate-size chassis
shared with the Oldsmobile F-85, Pontiac Tempest, and new Chevrolet
Chevelle. Both Buicks had a length of 203.5 in (5,169 mm). The
standard 215-cubic-inch-displacement, aluminum-block V8 engine was
discontinued, and the associated tooling eventually was sold to the
British manufacturer, Rover. Rover initially improved and produced
the Rover V8 engine, manufacturing several additional versions for
use in its sedans, Land Rover sport utility vehicles and trucks
until 2006. In its place was a new 225-cubic-inch (3,690 cm3),
all-cast-iron-block V6 with a Rochester 1-barrel carburetor that
generated 155 hp (116 kW) at 4400 rpm. It was almost 30 cu. in.
larger than a prior, unrelated 196 cubic inches (3,210 cm3) V6
introduced for the 1962 model year. The 225 was basically a Buick
300 CID V8 engine, less two cylinders. The basic V8 option was a
300-cubic-inch, with cast-iron-block, aluminum-heads, and a
Rochester 2-barrel carburetor that generated 210 hp (160 kW) at
4600 rpm. A high performance version was offered with 11:1
compression and a 4-barrel carburetor, generating 250 hp (190 kW).
A long-throw, 4-speed Hurst shifter was available. For the 1965
model, cast-iron blocks and heads were used for all engines. For
the first time a four-door sedan was offered in addition to the
two-door convertible, two-door sedan, and hardtop coupe. Specials
and Special Deluxes only came in pillared coupe versions. All
Skylarks would have higher levels of exterior and interior trim
than the Special and Special Deluxe from which they were derived.
The sedan would come with cloth-and-vinyl seats standard, with an
all-vinyl interior optional. All-vinyl bucket seats were standard
on the convertible and optional on the hardtop coupe. The Skylark
Coupe had a lower, more road-hugging profile than the other models.
Buick's traditional VentiPorts were integrated into the front half
rub strip that ran the entire length of the vehicle, with later
versions appearing vertically stacked as on the Buick Wildcat.
Looking really straight and clean, driving like a beautifully
restored cream puff, this one's sure not to disappoint. Showing
only 20,317 miles.