Step Dad passed away a few years ago and Mom is ready to let this beauty go. Only 68,645 original miles. All original parts and never been damaged. The car has been garaged all its life but has rarely been started over the past several years. Engine runs and everything works but whoever purchases this will most likely need to replace some hoses, spark plugs and maybe a few gaskets as there are a few minor fluid leaks, but everything works. No dents or signs of rust so you'll be getting a classic that requires very little cost or attention to get this running and looking like it just came off the factory floor.
See three separate videos on YouTube at the following addresses: https://youtu.be/65x_fraPsFo, https://youtu.be/-O2Py1DvkSY; https://youtu.be/tKT6_tRiKUo
Engine Compartment: Stock 8 cylinder, 350CI, 230HP; Carburetion: Stock Rochester 2GV 2-barrel; Ignition: Distributor & Coil, Spark ignition; Power steering; Fender wells in good condition.
Transmission: Stock Super Turbine 300 (ST-300) with the torque converter Switch-Pitch, 2 speed automatic.
Rear End: Stock Semi Floating with Hypoid Gears, 2.56:1 ratio.
Brakes: Stock, self adjusting, finned air cooled alloy steel drums.
Front Suspension: Stock independent suspension with coil springs and upper and lower A-arms.
Rear Suspension: Stock, 4-link rear suspension, consisting of coil springs as well as upper and lower control arms.
Wheels: Stock, Buick Sport Rallye, 14" Tires: Daytona 215/70R/14.
Body Paint: Stock Signal Red body & white top. Graphics: Stock Buick, Skylark badging. Trim: All original stainless steel window & tire well. Bumpers: Stock chrome Grille: Stock, slats with stainless steel trim. The body is very straight and was repainted in the late 90's. The paint is not faded or pealing. The stainless steel trim & emblems are all there, they are original & could use a little polish. The grill looks good.
Interior Seats: Stock, Bench/Bench, white vinyl no rips or tears. Door Panels: Stock, white vinyl matching seats with armrest. Headliner: Stock full vinyl Dash: Stock, black vinyl with original clusters.
Purchase will be completed by a bank wire-to-wire transfer. Offers through PayPal or Cashiers Checks will not be considered.
Buick launched its compact Special sedan for the 1961 model year, mid-way through the selling season, it added a sport coupe called the Skylark, a name last used by the GM division in 1954.
My Dad and I bought this in 1984.
In addition to Cadillac and Oldsmobile, Buick celebrated its golden anniversary in 1953 with a special edition convertible.
Created to celebrate Buick’s 50th anniversary, the Skylark joined the Oldsmobile 98 Fiesta and Cadillac Series 62 Eldorado as the top-of-the-line, limited-production specialty convertibles.
Created to celebrate Buick’s 50th anniversary, the Skylark joined the Oldsmobile 98 Fiesta and Cadillac Series 62 Eldorado as the top-of-the-line.
Priced at $11,800 or best offer, the Pick of the Day is a 1963 Buick Skylark that might be a nice starter car for someone looking to get into the classic car hobby.
Thirty years ago in October, I went to buy a 1965 Buick Skylark hardtop, found out it was a four-door and decided to pass.
The first picture is why. The second picture is when. The third picture is now. Remembering Dad (and having a mid-life crisis.)
The Pick of the Day is a stylish two-door loaded with personality