For Sale at Auction: 1965 Buick Skylark in Salt Lake City, Utah

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Vehicle Description

1965 Buick Skylark Gran Sport

VIN:  444375Z116220


When Buick Management authorized engines up to 400 cid in its intermediate cars, Buick seized the chance to create its first muscle car...The 1965 Buick Skylark Gran Sport!  The divisions big block V-8, better known as the nailhead, actually displaced 401cid.  Buick simply renamed it the "400".  Teamed with a heavy duty radiator, four-barrel carburetor, 10.25:1 compression, hydraulic lifters and dual exhaust, the Nailhead was rated at 325bhp!  The "Wildcat 455" on the air cleaner referred to the engine's massive torque rating.


To Buick's credit, the Gran Sport received more than just an engine transplant.  All 1965 Buick Gran Sports were built on the convertible beefed-up frame for better rigidity, special valved shocks and heavy duty springs.  Buick added a thick anti-roll bar up front and enhanced the rear suspension with added links to fight axle windup and differential twist.  Braking was improved with enlarged front wheel cylinders.


The 65 Buick Gran Sport presented auction features:

  • Fully restored and detailed
  • Turbine 300 Automatic Transmission
  • Floor Shifter with Console
  • Factory Console Mounted Tachometer
  • Dealer Installed Air Conditioning
  • Power Steering and Tilt Steering Wheel
  • Dual Exhaust
  • Buick Rally Wheel with New Coker Red Line Tires
  • Original Buick Body and Chassis Manuals

This car has been consigned to the 5th Annual Salt Lake City Classic Car Auction featuring 150 Classic and Collector cars selling across the auction block! The auction is held Saturday, May 30 at the Mountain America Expo Center in Sandy, UT.  For information on buying or selling at the auction go to

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1330464
  • Price:Auction Vehicle
  • Location:Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Year:1965
  • Make:Buick
  • Model:Skylark
  • Odometer:0

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