1969 Buick Skylark Custom Hardtop 2-door 5.7l 4bbl Auto Original Gs In Drag on 2040cars
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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Just the other day, we told you about how Lincoln isn't really a luxury brand, according to Ford's head design man, J Mays. His argument was that Lincoln lacked the unique DNA to differentiate it from the rest of the market, although the arrival of the MKZ is beginning to change that. Now, we have this video from Autoline Detroit, where Jim Hall, an analyst for 2953 Analytics who was quoted in yesterday's Lincoln story, explains the influence of certain styling cues and how they impact the brands.
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Using BMW (Angel Eyes) and Buick (Ventiports) as examples for small, simple touches that serve to distinguish the brand's vehicles on the road, Hall then points out how changing trademark styling features, as Chevrolet has done on the new Corvette Stingray, can hurt the vehicle's public perception. Take a look at the full video below for an interesting dive into what these styling features mean to their individual brands.
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.
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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.
If VIN tags recently posted online prove accurate, the 2014 Buick Verano may be getting a new base engine. Presently the Verano makes use of GM's 2.4-liter Ecotec four-cylinder engine in non-turbo trim; 2014 documentation appears to indicate that GM's entry-level luxury compact will instead feature a 1.6-liter turbocharged mill.
If this is the same engine seen in Europe, GM Inside News suggests it may offer 192 horsepower and 170 pound-feet of torque - useful improvements over the larger naturally aspirated mill's 180 hp and 171 lb-ft. More importantly, the downsized engine would likely improve on the Verano's current fuel mileage estimates of 21 city and 31 highway.
We like the Verano in both of its current iterations, but the 1.6 turbo engine sounds like a worthwhile upgrade if this reports turns out to be true. Plus, if more performance is your bag, baby, there's always the Verano's optional 2.0 turbo engine with an impressive 250 horsepower and 260 lb-ft from just 2.0 liters of displacement.