For Sale: 1965 Buick Skylark in Morgantown, Pennsylvania

Vehicle Description

1965 Buick Skylark Convertible

Known for its prolonged singing while soaring, the European Skylark is oft seen hovering over large farmland expanses and open country. The Skylark line of automobiles produced by Buick, from 1953 through 1998, has seen many variations and iterations of design and performance. Soaring over roads, this Skylark has sung its tune for a few generations, some of the "hippest" during the 1960's.

This 1965 convertible example of the Buick Skylark provides the viewer of it with a combination of 1960's cool, and early muscle cars disguised as family sedans. One of 10,456 produced convertibles, not counting the ones that are no longer with us it is definitely lower! This year Skylark sports some fab seats with tuck and roll and plenty of buttons, a long trunk deck with a bar of rear taillights stretching from rear quarter to rear quarter A pointed nose raked forward and overall thinner and wider car, gave the impression of speed and style. This particular car was treated to a mechanical and interior refresh along with a conversion to a 4bbl carburetor, an upgrade to power front disc brakes, and new brake and fuel lines. A new top was put on and sequential tail lights have been added for a little extra pizazz and we have a tome of repair receipts that document all of thework performed on this skate. It comes with lots of extra parts, see the list in the photos. Let's soar kids!

Exterior
A Flame Red repaint, the original color, covers the exterior surfaces. Presenting with some dents, scrapes and dings, the exterior presents nicely but does have some slight areas of orange peel paint, a few touched up chips and at the lower doors, just a smidgeon of rust bubbling is noted along with invasive rust at the bottom of the driver's door. The iconic Buick trio of front quarter venting are present on the car and are covered in chrome and morph into a side spear running rearward on the slab steel sided body. Grille, dual headlights and surrounds are in good condition with mirror-like finishes and we note BUICK in block letters across the leading edge of the hood and the Buick Tri-Shield hood ornament. A black canvas top is clean with no tears or rips, and the rear window is scratch and sun fog free, and can be electrically raised and lowered. 5 spoke American Racing Torque Thrust wheels are wrapped in deeply treaded tires. A rocker trim runs the length of the lower part of this car and shows in good condition as well. Front and rear bumpers are blemish free.

Interior
Newly minted in 2012, the interior vinyl is in excellent condition. Beautiful black vinyl vertical ribbing is covering the split bench seat in front, and bench seating in back. Also, plenty of buttons lined up on the backs as well as being power actuated and the seats are just fab! Door panels show black vinyl trimming, horizontal ribbing, and more buttons, and have plenty of chrome accenting attached even encompassing the row of power window rocker switches. A panel of black carpet is on the bottom. The dash chrome and black trim is in good condition with just slight tarnish and minor scratching; however all gauges and knobs are clear and working. The upper padded dash is crack free and in black and we note the round ball vents for the heat and AC at the base of the dash. Black carpet floods the floors and Skylark embroidered black carpeted mats are on for extra protection.

Drivetrain
A 300ci V8, fully dipped in aqua paint is now within the clean and original engine bay. This mill has been upgraded to a 4bbl carburetor for a little extra kick in the seat and we note the addition of an open element chrome air cleaner assembly. This is attached to a ST300 2-speed automatic transmission, which is correct for this car. A 10 bolt axle in the rear takes the power hand off and spins the tires via 2.78 gears.

Undercarriage
Nice and clean with no rust, very structurally sound and lots of black undercoating. Floor pans and rockers are smooth, rust free and straight. Rear power drum brakes are seen and for the front, new updated to power disc brakes all with new lines and hoses. A like new dual exhaust snakes its way rearward and is looking nice and polished. A like new fuel tank with new fuel lines hangs off the back securely, and no runs, drips, or errors are to be seen throughout.

Drive-Ability
A quick starter, and effortless drive for the test area. Smooth acceleration, and a smooth ride too all in comfortable confines of the convertible top.

I imagine dad behind the wheel, flat top cut, Wayfarers, white shirt and thin necktie, with mom next to him with her Oliver Goldsmith Manhattans, silk bandanna covering her low beehive, and matching paisley dress, rolling down the highway with top down smiling and just enjoying life. This convertible is drive away condition, can be you, 57 years later with that same smile, and sense of satisfaction in your 1965 Buick Skylark Convertible...goose it!

444675B132895

4-Buick
44-Skylark V8
67-Convertible
5-1965
B-Baltimore, MD Assy Plant
132895-Sequential Unit Number

TRIM TAG

05C-3rd Week May Build
ST 65 44467-1965 Buick Skylark Convertible
BDY BAL2237-Baltimore Body #
TR 148-Black Vinyl
PNT R2-Flame Red, Black Top

Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display.
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 www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.

Vehicle Details

  • 1965 Buick Skylark
  • Listing ID: CC-1669488
  • Price: $26,500
  • Location:Morgantown, Pennsylvania
  • Year:1965
  • Make:Buick
  • Model:Skylark
  • Exterior Color:Flame Red
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:98124
  • Stock Number:4584
  • VIN:444675B132895
Listed By:
Classic Auto Mall
6180 Morgantown Rd.
Morgantown, PA 19543

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