1969 Buick Skylark Custom Hardtop 2-door 5.7l 4bbl Auto Original Gs In Drag on 2040-cars
Alpine, California, United States
Engine:5.7L 5736CC 350Cu. In. V8 GAS OHV Naturally Aspirated
For Sale By:Private Seller
Trim: Custom Hardtop 2-Door
Sub Model: Custom
Drive Type: U/K
Options: Cassette Player
Number of Cylinders: 8
Condition: UsedA 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.Seller Notes:"it's a 43 year old car been around a while not new"
Clean straight car with original 350ci 285HP 375ft lb torque 4bbl rebuilt less than 35k ago by previous owner was his wife's car. Car was parked last 5 years due to brakes and was left under a carport. New distributor cap, rotor, points, condensor, plugs, plug wires, radiator hoses, fuel filter. Car starts but still needs accelerator pump in carb and fuel line to fuel pump. Does need tires, comes with 2 extra stock rims will need to be towed. It had alot of surface rust on the hood so I sanded it to bare metal and put it in white primer, matches the faded original white pretty good. Does have some rust not bad for it's age, pic's available, Itreated all rust with Extend before putting it in primer, pic's are available...NADA books this car at $7500 as a daily driver, climbs up to triple that when restored, Medical requirements like a torn rotater cup, are making me sell my project before I can go out for a ride in it.
Buick Skylark for Sale
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Mon, 09 Jun 2014 16:31:00 EST
When you think of daring concept cars or emotional design-student projects, Buick probably isn't the first brand that comes to mind. It's not for lack of concepts; when General Motors ran down 11 concept-car highlights from Buick's 110-year history, three of them are from the past 15 years, with other experiments in that same timeframe like the Black Hawk, Centieme and Cielo left unmentioned.
Mon, 09 Jun 2014 15:30:00 EST
But the company still thinks about them even if we don't. It ran a contest for students at Detroit's College for Creative Studies to create a Buick for the year 2030 that would incorporate future materials and transportation needs, and nanotechnology.
Best exterior design went to Sam Kenny for his Neo Classical Buick, Justin Salmon took honors for innovative material use, like having exposed algae on the bodyshell to generate energy, and Namsuk Lee nabbed best overall concept and best interior for his Buick Vision Sedan. You can read more about the design challenge and winners in the press release, and hear students talk about what went into the work in the video below.
Good news, boys and girls (well, at least those of you who still like shifting for yourselves). Buick got in touch with us to correct some information that it had mistakenly announced; namely, that the 2015 Verano will lose its optional six-speed manual transmission. Apparently, that announcement was incorrect, and the compact sedan will indeed continue to offer a manual option for 2015, despite what we're certain is a low take rate. Additionally, the Desert Dusk Metallic paint that was said to come as part of an Appearance Package is no longer part of the deal. With that out of the way, we now return you to your regularly scheduled automotive-obsessive broadcast...
Fri, 06 Jun 2014 11:25:00 EST
Well, all good things must come to an end. For 2015, the Buick Verano's experiment with a manual transmission will cease, as the American manufacturer has announced it will discontinue the 6MT in the turbocharged version of its compact sedan. According to Buick, the take rate on the Verano Turbo 6MT was (unsurprisingly) low, leading to its discontinuation.
That's not the only bit of news for the Verano, though. After a few years on the market, Buick has seen fit to refresh the popular sedan. The visual changes aren't huge, really, with subtle tweaks to the headlights and taillights. We'd bargain that the average passer-by wouldn't notice a difference between the two.
The main aesthetic change is a new appearance package, available on the mid-range Convenience and Leather option groups. Unimaginatively called just that - Appearance Package - it offers up a new paint color, Desert Dusk Metallic, as well as a grille treatment and a rear spoiler. The new package is, however, limited to naturally aspirated models.