1970 Buick Skylark Convertible
The Buick Skylark is a passenger car formerly produced by Buick.
The model was made in six production runs, during 46 years, over
which the car's design varied dramatically due to changing
technology, tastes, and new standards implemented over the years.
It was named for the species of bird called Skylark.
For consignment, a 1 family ownership car since it came off the
showroom floor in 1970. This Buick Skylark. It underwent an engine
rebuild in 2019 and is still under warranty. It has an original
40,426 miles clocked on her and shows nicely. This car has been
used to commute to work every day by the current family member and
consignor, and last summer was driven to Maine! Uhhh yup!
Deep jewel green metallic is bathing the straight steel on this
coke bottle designed car. Paint shows nicely with some areas of
slight chipping and very light rust in a few seams. Dual headlights
and an egg crate grille lead us off and a shiny bumper below has
inset turn signal lights. Some thin stainless trimming can be seen
edging the wheel wells and a bit wider piece for the rockers. Gaps
are good save for the passenger door which does not close
completely. It does latch but a wider gap is noted at the back of
the door. A new convertible top in contrasting tan is looking in
very good condition and sports a glass rear window. It moves up and
down smoothly. A sporty design with characteristics of the Chevelle
SS. Within the rear bumper are horizontal taillights and the bumper
wraps around the rear quarters. Another wider gaping is noted on
the driver's side where it wraps. Nice badging and Buick rally
wheels are wrapped by raised white letter BFG's.
A swing of the door Willy Wonka and furnished chocolate vinyl with
various textures covers the door panels. On the bottom of the
driver's door some wrinkling and damage near a mounted speaker. A
nicely stuffed split back front bench and a matching rear bench
without the split are seen welcoming the passengers. A fold down
armrest is between the front seats. These are covered in burnished
saddle vinyl which is looking an awful lot like leather. Chocolate
smooth headrests are on the tops of the front seats. A wood rimmed
steering wheel fronts a chocolate molded plastic dash and out uses
a black insert to house the square bezel round insert instruments.
Below a trio of aftermarket gauges hangs above nicely preserved
deep god carpeting. The tonneau cover is a lighter tan but works
well with the interior. An aftermarket Sony AM/FM/Cassette radio is
in the center of the dash. This dash shows some wear on the lower
panels, and the temp sider panel is missing the front bezel.
Under the hood resides a newly rebuilt 350ci V8. It has a Howards
cam, (.475i&e lift, .215 ie duration). An Edelbrock 650cfm carb
is on top in 4-barrel form, and on back a TH350 3-speed automatic
hands off power to and 10 bolt 2.73 posi rear axle.
Some heavy surface rust is seen throughout the undercarriage. It is
contained to mostly the rear portion of the vehicle and is
remaining structurally sound. The mid-section floor pans have no
rust, as is the front of the car, only seeing some surface rust at
the bottom of the engine framing. Stainless steel mufflers are on
as is a front disc brake conversion with a power booster. Power
drum brakes are on back. Independent front suspension and a 4 link
with coil springs in back is showing most of the surface rust along
with the rear axle.
This car started right up and on the test track worked flawlessly.
It has nice power from the 4bbl and good handling. All functions
were in working order, and the seats were found to be very comfy.
Excellent brakes and the new top are definite upgrade plusses.
A nice example owned by 1 family all its life; it shows some wear
but certainly nothing that cannot be remedied in a flash. The color
is very nice, and the contrasting top is new. The 350 rebuild is
still under warranty.
67-2 Door Convertible
H-Flint, MI Assy Plant
314289-Sequential Unit Number
ST 70 44467-1970 Buick Skylark Custom 2 Door Convertible
BDY FL256973-Flint Body #
TR 179-Burnished Saddle Vinyl
PNT 68B-Burnished Saddle, Black Top
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This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
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