Pinnacle of the Car: 1965 Buick Skylark
If a 1965 isn’t the best year for automobiles of all time, then I don’t know what year is better. Take this next car, it is a Buick Skylark that still has a reasonable curb weight and clean styling (later A-Body Buicks were heavier and chunkier) but is modern enough that you don’t have to deal with wacky engineering like a late ’50s car or complex emissions equipment like ’70s junk. It should have seat belts and with the addition of dual-circuit master cylinder (and discs up front) it should be totally drivable in 2020 or 2050 or 2065. Try that with a car from any other year. Find this 1965 Buick Skylark offered for $10,900 in La Mesa, CA via craigslist.
From the seller:
1965 Buick Skylark
cylinders: 8 cylinders
title status: clean
FOR SALE: 1965 Buick Skylark.
This 1965 Buick Skylark was built in the late 1990s by local San Diego legend Bill Murray and was featured in the February 1999 issue of Car Craft with an article written up by David Freiburger
1970 455CI Buick With a 700R4 transmission.
Rebuilt 12 bolt posi rear with 3.73:1 gears out of a Chevelle.
TA performance headers with a 2 1/2” Dynomax exhaust.
New Edelbrock Performer carb.
In the past year she’s gotten a new alternator, battery, fuel lines, header gaskets, aluminum radiator, carburetor, plugs, wires, and a recent oil change.
$10,900 OBO. Possible trades + cash for motorcycles or other cars. Located in San Diego CA, clean title in my name with current tags. Can help assist with shipping. DM for more information.
Starts, runs, stops. Such a fun car and a real sleeper. Has all of the trim, all stock interior besides driver’s seat, and an extra bumper, and grill. It was painted by Bill in the 90s and still looks decent with a little patina. I don’t want to part with it but I’m building my C10 so she has to go.
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Nice and it’s got trunk for days. Makes me want to pull out my Hagfish’s Buick Men disk from back in the day.
I love me a 65 GS i know same car but better trim….lol
Nice cheater air cleaner on this one.
455 with a 3.73 and Cali gas prices. Ouch! Still dig it tho!
Well yes if you want a bastard of a Skylark…..originally gold……… with the wrong engine and everything else beat to crap. Slush box to boot! You guys dipping into the punch a little early, aren’t ya?
I’m just not sure I’m ready to forgive Buick for not dying so Oldsmobile could live…