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This rare 1972 Buick Skylark Sunroof Coupe has been tastefully customized with many upgrades throughout. It was the product of a frame off nut and bolt restoration. It’s in show quality condition throughout. From the information gathered the body retains all the original sheet metal and is very straight. A GS 455 Ram Air hood, GSX front chin spoiler and GS 455 rear spoiler was added. It sports beautiful red paint with a white rollback sunroof top. All of the glass is new throughout. The car has a great stance on 18” US Mag 10-spoke wheels with Nitto NT555 G2 tires. The black, white and red interior is equally as beautiful. Some interior features include a new cluster including RPM gauge, tilt steering wheel, air conditioning, Retrosound system and custom bucket seats. The engine compartment is nicely detailed with many upgrades. It’s powered by a rebuilt 455/350HP V8 with Stage 1 cam and functional Ram Air system. The engine breathes through a custom dual exhaust system with Pypes mufflers and electric cut outs. It’s equipped with an aluminum radiator and a CPP quick ratio power steering box. The Turbo 400 automatic and 10-bolt Eaton Tru-Trac POSI rear end with 3.42 gears was rebuilt. The undercarriage is nicely detailed with many upgrades. It’s equipped with Ride Tech suspension with coilover shocks and Strong Arm tubular control arms. It’s also equipped with Wilwood power four wheel disc brakes with drilled and slotted rotors. This isn’t your grandmothers Buick. Dare to compare!
As the original VIN number indicates this car was built in Flint, MI as a 1972 Buick Skylark 2-door hardtop with a 350 V8 with 4-barrell carburetor. As the original trim tag indicates this car was built in Flint, MI as a 1972 Buick Skylark 2-door hardtop coupe that had a Fire Red exterior with a white vinyl top and a white interior.
The exterior of this car is in beautiful condition throughout. This car was the product of a frame off nut and bolt restoration. From the information gathered this was a rust free car prior to the restoration so it retains all the original sheet metal. During the restoration a GS 455 Ram Air Hood, GS 455 rear spoiler and GS 455 dual sport mirrors were added. The body is very straight with good gaps throughout. The car was re-painted in its original shade of red which dresses this body style very nicely. The paint is show quality and has been detailed to a show quality shine by MS CLASSIC CARS. The red paint is complemented by a white vinyl top that rolls back for the sunroof. All of the glass is new throughout and crystal clear. Everything on the exterior was restored or replaced such as the window trim, wipers, front bumper, door handles, fender trim, rear bumper and emblems. The GS emblems are on the grille, fenders and truck. The Sun Coupe emblems are on the rear quarters. MS CLASSIC CARS added a new front GSX chin spoiler and lower side moldings with red stripes. MS CLASSIC CARS also painted the front grille and headlight buckets black to match the hood vents and rear tail light panel. The car has a great stance on 18” US Mag 10-spoke wheels with matte gray centers, polished lip and Buick logo center caps. The wheels are wrapped with Nitto NT555 G2 tires that are 245-40-ZR18 on the front and 255-45-ZR18 on the rear. This is one great looking early 70’s muscle car!
The black, white and red interior of this car is also in beautiful condition throughout. The black trim is found on the headliner, dash, steering wheel, door panel and center console. The white trim is found on the door panels and seats. The red is found on the door panel and carpeting. The simulated wood on the dash, door panels and center console adds a touch of class. It’s very spacious and comfortable inside the cabin. The entire interior was restored very nicely with Legendary products. The black headliner looks great and folds back nicely. Everything has been restored or replaced such as the dome lights, sun visors, rear view mirror, dash, gauge cluster, door sill plates, door panels, door hardware including driver’s side mirror control, pedals and center console with horse shoe shifter and storage compartment. The dash gauges are crystal clear and include an RPM gauge. Some interior upgrades include Equus water temp and oil pressure gauges, tilt steering column with billet levers, Deluxe Sport steering wheel, R134 converted air conditioning, Retrosound stereo system with upgraded speakers and the custom front bucket seats which are contoured seats but upholstered to match the original. A USB and AUX input was added where the factory cigarette lighter would be. It’s equipped with front and rear seat black seat belts. The red carpeting is covered with matching red carpeted floor mats. Everything in the interior is in working order such as the dome lights, under dash lights, headlights, turn signals, horn, gauges, heating system, air conditioning and stereo. The trunk compartment was restored and painted. There is no spare tire or tools included.
The engine compartment is nicely detailed throughout with many upgrades. The back side of the GS 455 Ram Air hood has a satin black finish with new insulation. The firewall, inner fenders and radiator support are also stain black. The car is powered by a 1970 Buick 455/350HP V8 (Code SR). The engine was completely rebuilt and bored .30 over with a Stage 1 cam. The engine was painted red and dressed with red valve covers. The engine is equipped with a functional GS 455 Ram Air system, Quick Fuel 750 carburetor, HEI distributor, red Performance 8.5mm Ferrite wires and spark plug covers. The engine breathes through factory manifolds and custom dual exhaust system with Pypes mufflers and electric cut outs. The electric cut outs are operated with a remote control and work excellent. The engine is cooled by an oversized aluminum radiator with dual electric fans. It’s equipped with a CPP quick ratio steering box which is a great improvement over the factory setup. The engine is coupled to a rebuilt Turbo 400 automatic transmission. The driveshaft was balanced and MS CLASSI CARS replaced the yoke. The 10-bolt rear end with Eaton Tru-Trac POSI and 3.42 gears was rebuilt by MS CLASSIC CARS. This car has a great drivetrain that operates very smoothly.
The undercarriage is also nicely detailed throughout with many upgrades. The frame was powder coated black. The floors were coated with a textured paint for durability. The entire steering system, suspension system, braking system and fuel system was gone through. It’s equipped with Ride Tech suspension with coilover shocks, Strong Arm Control arms and heavy duty sway bars. It’s also equipped with Wilwood four wheel power disc brakes with drilled and slotted rotors.