A fully custom-built 1966 Buick Skylark coupe with a screaming
Merlin 540 V8 motor, five-speed stick, and four-wheel disc brakes.
Oh yes, this is a restomod and pro touring machine that's built to
look as mean as the motor. So when you see a price this affordable,
you know it might not be around long enough for you to read the
rest of this description.
The paint's satin finish gives this a more modern and meaner
attitude. It almost feels like this car has gotten in a few street
fights during its day. Taking the shine away creates a new form of
distinction. It highlights all of the design lines. Some of these
were created by Buick fifty years ago, like the full-length body
crease; and others are part of the new performance image, like the
custom cowl hood. And speaking of the hood, take some time to
notice the darker paint applied there. This not only covers the
front area, but also detail lovers will notice it flows to the roof
pillars to create a subtle two-tone effect. The full grayscale
package means the shining chrome bumpers and upgraded 17-inch Boyd
Coddington polished alloys fit into the car's look even while
providing an interesting contrast to the paint's matte finfish.
The moment you open the door, you see more investment integrating
the right modern pieces. The front seats are borrowed from a
Cadillac CTS-V. So not only are they leather with a comfortable
suede-like insert, but also they are power adjustable and offer far
superior bolstering than anything that came out of the '60s. And
the full dark package feels right with tis car's attitude. Your
left hand will love the grip of the sports steering wheel, and your
right one may never want to leave the cue ball shifter. The dash is
a custom layout that contains a full white face gauge package,
including speedo and tach. They all provide crystal-clear and
complete info, which is just another indication that there is
something really special under the hood.
Sure, there's some shine in that engine bay, but one look at that
V8, and you really know it's ready for asphalt combat. It's a 540
cubic-inch V8 from the wizards at Merlin. It's a big investment on
performance, but it's worth it for a truly hardy setup. This has
also has been further enhanced with more go-fast goodies like
aluminum heads, an Edelbrock intake, and a Quick Fuel carburetor.
Plus, it's backed up by reliable components like an aluminum
radiator, electric fan, Holley electric fuel pump, steel braided
lines, and full MSD 6AL ignition. Those headers also add to the
performance, and at the same time, contribute to the fury that
barks from the FlowMaster dual exhaust. Best of all you can control
this intimidating sound and stay in the powerband as long as you
like thanks to the complete control provided by the TKO five-speed
manual transmission. Making sure this total package hooks up with
the pavement is a stout Ford 9-inch rear end. Complete with
upgraded suspension components (w/air ride rear,) power steering,
and the grip of drilled & slotted four-wheel disc brakes w/ZR-rated
tires, you're looking at a muscle machine that can literally run
circles around many modern cars.
While the sale comes complete with the cool/classic owner's manual,
you really know the full appeal lies in the big $$$$ spent on
turning this Skylark into a bird of prey on the streets. It's a
mean-looking and fast-driving total package that is surprisingly
affordable, call today!