1965 Buick Skylark Review from North America

1965 Buick Skylark 2 Door Hardtop Sport Coupe 300 V8

Year of manufacture1965
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 300 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired139150 miles
Most recent distance139180 miles
Previous carChevrolet Caprice

Summary:

A long skinny car with a surprising amount of power for something so small!

Faults:

AC compressor, condenser missing.

Head gaskets are gone so loud clicking sound in engine.

Needs plenty of interior parts.

Needs fresh paint job.

Minor rust problems that are grindable.

General Comments:

Lightweight old classic that had all the options, plenty of room for passengers and yourself. Has one of the largest trunks that is conceivable to man! A lot of chrome old style looks, classic handling, a lot of power out of a small V8. Great show car, or daily driver. Seats are bumpy, but need recovering. A lot of interior parts cracked and need of replacing, but what do you expect from a car made in 1965? Came with a 300 cubic inch V8 with factory aluminum heads and a 4bbl carb producing 270 HP and 335 LB of torque. Hard on gas mileage, but well worth its weight in gold! Parts are expensive and hard to find, but Buick didn't make many of them and there aren't many around so its fun looking for them and a challenge to rebuild to factory condition.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st April, 2002

2nd Apr 2004, 19:46

I own a 1965 Buick Skylark 300cu.4bl coupe I love when it time to runner her on the road, heads turn. She`s fast for and old girl! and when my son turns 18 it`s his, he has 15 years to go,lol! No it was my first car at 16 now at 42 its awesum maroon with black inter.

31st Aug 2005, 23:57

I have a 1965 Buick skylark GS that came with a 401cu motor. I was showing off and locked the engine up racing down the highway. So I bought and engine out of a 71 Buick skylark GS which is a 7.5 liter 455.This motor has and Edelbrock carburetor and a comp.cam.I love everything about this car, the speed, the feel of classic power steering, the size, but most of all that positive traction rear-end.I would never sell this car because I did all the work to it with my dad, so I am very fond of it.

13th Oct 2005, 21:08

I have a 64 Buick Skylark I am restoring. Lots of work and expensive.

Check out these web sites for parts and information:

OPGI.com

yearone.com

buickclub.org

v8buick.com

buicks.net

Good luck with your cars.

16th Oct 2006, 20:04

I am currently in the process of trying to put back on the road a 64 Skylark Convertible. I am having trouble finding replacement quarter panels or repair panels for the quarters. If anyone has any suggestions, please let me know.

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 1 review