This 1963 Buick Skylark Hardtop was found in the desert region of Washington State. The seller believes it had been parked in the same spot for the past 16 years and has spent its whole life in the region. It needs some attention, but is in solid condition and is running and driving. It’s currently in Benton City, Washington and can be found here on eBay.
While the second generation of Skylark was classified as a compact car, you won’t find a four or six cylinder under this hood. Instead you will find a 215 cui aluminum V8, which was rated at 200 hp and 240 lbs. of torque. It might not sound like a ton a power, but remember this car weights less than 2900 pounds. Our only complaint here is that the motor is bolted to a two speed slushbox. The seller claims the engine runs, but that it needs work and could possibly have a lifter that’s sticking.
This one was obviously parked outside for most of its life. The interior needs some work and what isn’t torn or damaged, is very sun faded. It will need new front seats and some trim replaced, but it appears everything else could be salvaged, that is if you don’t mind the sun faded look. The exterior is also looking weathered, but the original paint has a nice patina too it. Hopefully the rust in the front fenders isn’t serious and can just be treated, so further rusting can be prevented.
It might need a little work, but for the right price this could be a great project. We probably wouldn’t spend a ton of money on it, as good drivers can be found cheap, but we love the aged look of this one. Let’s just hope it doesn’t have a serious rust issue hiding underneath. Anyone have any fun memories of the Skylark or any of its cousins, the Pontiac Tempest or the Oldsmobile F-85?