Won’t Last At This Price: 1971 Buick Skylark

Has the market for used A-Body Skylarks always been this reasonable, or have we just stumbled upon a few good ones in the past few weeks? It must be time warp Tuesday, because you get an original car with a nice interior and decent paint for about 1992 pricing.  Find this 1971 Buick Skylark offered for $5,500 in El Sobrante, CA via craigslist.

What am I missing?  This car has original California blue plates, a claimed 85,000 mile odometer reading and matching numbers with the Buick 350V8 — how is this offered for $5500?

The front bench seats have been redone — and I love the idea of driving this ever day as a six person family hauler.  

The engine bay isn’t slathered in ArmorAll or cheesy PepBoys chrome — and the 350 with 4bbl carb was rated at 260 horsepower and 360 ft-lbs of torque according to various interweb sources.

If one of you guys doesn’t buy this thing, I just might! tips@dailyturismo.com