NICE DROP TOP SKYLARK, MOSTLY ORIGINAL, BUICK 350, UPGRADED RADIO AND A/C
Buicks don't seem to get the same respect their Pontiac and Chevy cousins do, but that means that cars like this 1969 Skylark convertible are insanely affordable. Offering great V8 performance, a bunch of luxury features, and awesome A-body styling, it makes you wonder why anyone would ever pay a premium for a Chevelle.
In truth, this is a good, clean, honest car. It isn't a show car, it isn't a rest-mod, and isn't trying to be a GS clone. Instead, it's been properly maintained its entire life and looks great because of it. It might have been repainted at one point, but it's hard to say; the overall look is quite good but there's a bit of patina to it, and I personally wouldn't change a thing. The color is called Trumpet Gold and it's the right choice given the time period in which it was built and the fact that it is an upmarket Buick. It does not appear to have ever been wrecked or rusty, and the panel alignment is quite good, including the doors which are notorious for sagging on these cars after a few years. Instead, this sucker fits together really well. The trim is probably original and showing a bit of age, but again it's appropriate to the car's overall look and replacing one part might start an avalanche of replacing everything, and you know where THAT inevitably leads. No, better to leave it the way it is and simply enjoy because everyone you meet will think it's a gorgeous car.
The black interior is unquestionably original and in remarkable condition, perhaps the best proof of this car's comfortable life. Seat covers, door panels, and even the carpets are vintage 1969 and showing only minor wear and signs of use. That funky Buick steering wheel is unlike anything else in the GM stable at the time and the gauges are still crisply market and very legible. Auxiliary instruments were tucked under the dash in the usual fashion, and while the original Sonomatic AM radio still lives in the dash, there's a modern AM/FM/CD stereo hidden in the glove box. Factory A/C is a welcome sight and it uses R134a refrigerant so it'll be easy to service in the future. The black power convertible top is new and features a glass rear window. The mat in the trunk is also original and a little frayed around the edges, but it's otherwise in nice shape and includes a full-sized spare with original cover.
Buick's own 350 cubic inch V8 provides big torque from a small package and a unique sound that's music to Buick lovers' ears. The bright Dante Red engine block and accessories are simply too nice to be original, so the engine bay has obviously been detailed in the recent past. Upgrades include an HEI ignition system and dual exhaust, but otherwise it seems pretty stock. A TH350 3-speed automatic transmission powers the original 10-bolt rear end, and just a single glance at the underside of this car is all the proof you'll need of its excellent condition. Sporty Buick road wheels are fitted with 205/75/14 whitewall radials, so it's ready to cruise.
This Buick offers lots of top-down fun for a fraction of the price of the other guys, and the performance will likely surprise you. Become a Buick fan and take this one for a drive. Call now!
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- Engine Size
- 350 V8
- Transmission Type
- 3 Speed Automatic
- Body Or Basic Color
- Body Style
- 51,427 (Unknown)
- Interior Or Basic Color
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- Center Console