340 CI 4BBL, FRESH RESTO IN ERMINE WHITE ON GARNET RED, POWER TOP, PS, PB!!
The cool thing about BuickпїЅs Skylark is that it combined luxury and performance in a way no other manufacturer could quite match. With a rumbling 340 cubic inch V8, an ultra-rare manual transmission, and an awesome color combination, this might be the luxury car that thinks itпїЅs a muscle car.
Built on the same A-body platform as the Chevelle, the Skylark looks like a bigger, lower, sleeker car in every way. This rust-free specimen was given a ground-up restoration to original specs, including the brilliant Ermine White paint that gives this Buick an upscale look. The long lines are dramatic, no doubt about that, and youпїЅll note how well-assembled it is, with that character line running from stem to stern in an unbroken curve. Gaps are excellent, particularly for a powerful body-on-frame convertible, and the finish has a very authentic shine that just looks right. ThereпїЅs plenty of chrome, including stainless rocker panel trim, and while IпїЅm no fan of fender skirts, who can deny that they donпїЅt look great here? If you want to stand out, this Skylark is a great alternative to a garden-variety Chevelle or Tempest.
The contrasting Garnet Red interior absolutely pops thanks to new materials inside. Fresh seat covers, correct carpets, and beautifully detailed door panels give it a factory fresh feeling. Look closely and youпїЅll note there are three pedals on the floor, linked to a 3-on-the-tree transmission, an incredibly rare option that makes this car one of only a handful built. ThereпїЅs also a rare AM/FM radio in the dash, and the gauges are in remarkable condition. Dig the cool steering wheel with its funky пїЅ60s spokes, the upward-canted switch gear, and black rubber mats with the Buick tri-shield logo on them. The back seat is spacious enough for three, and with this carпїЅs good looks, youпїЅll have no trouble finding friends that want to cruise with you. A new black convertible top has been fitted recently, and the trunk comes complete with a correct rubber mat, full-sized spare, and unique wheel cover.
The engine is the original 340 cubic inch V8 topped by the optional 4-barrel carburetor, which makes for a very potent package. ThereпїЅs bright Dante Red paint on the block, 340-4 decals on the valve covers, and a correct air cleaner up top. Recently rebuilt, it starts instantly and settles into an even idle immediately without any crankiness from the choke. The front suspension was also fully rebuilt within the past year, and dual exhaust was added with just the right amount of sophisticated rumble for a vintage Buick. Gorgeous Buick Road Wheels will never go out of style, and while they are not original equipment on this car, they look right. The 215/70/14 whitewall radials are in good condition with plenty of life left in them, but imagine how awesome this car would look with a set of redlines!
If youпїЅre a Buick fan, or perhaps just looking for something with the right combination of muscle and performance, this Skylark is an awesome choice. Call today!
- Engine Type
- Engine Size
- 340 CI
- Transmission Type
- 3 Speed Manual
- Body Or Basic Color
- Body Style
- 72,196 (Unknown)
- Interior Or Basic Color
- Center Console