Buick Skylark Model Overview
Buick Skylark Cars
Trying To Find My 1968 Skylark
i am trying to find a 1968 buick skylark that i sold in 1973. i traded the car in to O'keefe chevy in hartford conn. i have been trying for years to find it, realizing it may now be a cube, but i re...
I have a 1992 Buick skylark and the speedometer does not work. I took it to a mechanic and he could not figure it out. Is it operated by a cable or is it electronic?
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How Can I Trace The History Of A 1969 Buick Custom Special
I just purchased a 1 owner 1969 Black on Black Buick Custom Speacial. 350 v8 3 Spd on the column. But vin Number is 4332791118257 and does not show up as being a valid vin number. Where do I go from...
Do Canadian Cars Have 13 Numbers For A Vin Or Do All Cars Have To Have 17 N...
I know own a 1969 Buick custom Special 350 3 spd on the tree. The car is a an 1 owner car all matching numbers. how do i trace this car if the vin only has 13 numbers?
About the Buick Skylark
The Buick Skylark was a shape-shifter, taking on a different style and image it time it disappeared and reappeared on the market. It debuted in 1953 as a limited edition convertible Roadmaster to celebrated Buick's 50th anniversary. With a design by Harley Earl, it looked like a Roadmaster, but had a uniquely lower roof and lower seats. A 1954 restyling which put it on a shorter chassis failed to excite buyers, and the Skylark was discontinued.
It reappeared in 1961 as a coupe housing a V8 engine. Over the course of the '60s, the engines would grow in size and horsepower, eventually reaching close to 300-hp. The Buick Skylark also introduced the Gran Sport, which later became its own model, with a 401-block V8 engine. This Skylark marked Buick's entry into the muscle car segment. The popular Skylark lasted until 1973, after the gas crisis forced the detuning of engines and the Skylark sunk to way under 200-hp.
A plainer, blander sedan and coupe returned in 1976 with a choice of a V6 or V8 engine. Maximum horsepower was 165, though most of the cars only hit an underwhelming 110-hp. It was definitely not a sport racer anymore. The mid-size Skylark did well, though, as an economy car. In the 1980s it was rebranded as a compact car with few standard bells and whistles.
The Buick Skylark was seen as a sensible first-time car for its economy and size. It had decent power as well, with a standard V6 engine throughout the latter part of its life. For this reason, it enjoyed a stable popularity in the Buick lineup until 1997, when it was discontinued.