1965 Buick Skylark Convertible 455 T 400 Air Conditioning Nice California Car on 2040-cars
Loomis, California, United States
For Sale By:Private Seller
Number of Cylinders: 8
Drive Type: real wheel
Exterior Color: Green
Disability Equipped: No
Interior Color: Gray
Condition: Used: A vehicle is considered used if it has been registered and issued a title. Used vehicles have had at least one previous owner. The condition of the exterior, interior and engine can vary depending on the vehicle's history. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections. ...
I own a restoration shop and this is a car I am selling for a customer. It is a 1965 Buick Skylark convertible with Grand Sport emblems. He has owned it for about 20 years and all the modifications he has done over that time frame. As seen by the black and gold plates, it has always been a California car so there are no rust issues. The rockers, floors and trunk pan are very clean. The body is real straight and shows very minor touch ups prior to this paint which is a real dark green. There are two areas with scratches in the finish and these are shown in the close up photos. One tire came apart and scratched the left outer wheel well. On a scale of 1 to 10 I would say the paint and body are still a strong 8+ maybe a low 9. The car is really nice and a little detailing and a good polish would help. The engine is a 1970 Buick 455 with dual quads. It runs great and plenty of performance. The transmission is a Turbo 400. The rear end is probably a 3.36 ratio. He had the hood scoop installed to clear a larger air filter. A stock hood is included if you want it. The wheels are 15 inch where the stock were 14's. Super nice driver at highway speeds or around town. A couple of things it needs are the convertible top hydraulics either need new rams or the pump replaced. The rams are disconnected from the top so it could be lowered manually. The shifter is the factory floor shift and because it was originally a two speed auto, you can not drop the trans to the low range. These are things I can fix for you if you wish without too much cost. Overall a real tight daily driver that runs well, drives well and shows well. If you need more photos or have any questions, please call Bruce weekdays at 916-652-6852 or use the "Ask the Seller a Question" feature in this ad. To see and drive the car, I am about 15 miles east of Sacramento just off Highway 80 going towards Reno. Thank you.
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Thu, 31 Jan 2013 13:31:00 EST
Four different General Motors vehicles from the 2012 model year are being recalled over a potential airbag issue. The driver's side airbag shorting bar in the 2012 Buick Verano and 2012 Chevrolet Camaro, Cruze and Sonic might make contact with the airbag terminals, even during a crash. If so, the airbag won't deploy when it should, possibly increasing injury to the driver.
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The recall is expected to begin on February 13 for the 3,896 units that might be affected. GM will notify owners who can then take their vehicles to dealers to have the airbag coil replaced. A bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration below has more info.
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Twenty years ago, a comparison between an entry-level Buick and Acura would have matched a Skylark against an Integra.
Twenty years ago, a comparison between an entry-level Buick and its Acura equivalent would have matched a Skylark against an Integra. The unfair battle would have resulted in the compact American's defeat in nearly every measurable category, as the Japanese competitor was arguably at the height of its powers.
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Except for the base Regal eAssist, the Regal Turbo and Regal GS will both be adding the benefit of all-wheel drive, but there is no word as to how much weight this system will add to each car's curb weight. The Regal Turbo's 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder has received a decent bump in output from 220 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque to 259 hp and 295 lb-ft; unfortunately, these same figures are carried over to the Regal GS, which means that car drops from 270 hp. Both turbocharged models (Regal Turbo and Regal GS) will now be offered with all-wheel drive and the ability of sending more than 90 percent of the engine's torque to the rear wheels.
In terms of styling, the 2014 Regal gets similar styling changes found on the updated Enclave and LaCrosse, including reworked fascias, scalloped headlights and a full-width chrome strip spanning between the new LED taillights. Inside, key changes were made to the Regal's cabin technology, such as the instrument gauge cluster and infotainment system. On the Regal and Regal Turbo, a new 4.2-inch color display is available for drivers to see information for the vehicle, navigation and audio systems, but the Regal GS' cabin is slightly different with an eight-inch configurable gauge display. One of the best changes may be the overall reduction in buttons on the center stack, creating a cleaner-looking and easier-to-use cabin.