1969 Buick Skylark Review from North America

1969 Buick Skylark Custom 2 door hard top 350 4BBL

Model year1969
Year of manufacture1969
First year of ownership1969
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 350 4BBL Automatic
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Distance when acquired2578 miles
Most recent distance100000 miles
Previous carBuick Skylark

Summary:

Perfect

Faults:

No problems; it is still going strong.

Need paint and some restoration effort.

General Comments:

This car was my fathers since 69. I have the car for 10 years. It's been very reliable, and I've never had any big problems with it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th July, 2007

4th Aug 2007, 13:20

The '69 is my favorite year Skylark. I have been waiting for someone to put an informative and interesting review of the '69 Skylark on this site.

I'm still waiting!

4th Aug 2007, 19:01

My family's experience with the '69 Skylark was not that inspiring, I'm afraid.

My dad bought it new, and was quite proud about having a new car. It was a yellow body with black top, a 2-door Special Edition. Oddly enough, it came with a 6-cylinder (so says my dad).

I was only about 3 or 4 when we had it, so I barely remember it, but it didn't last long. The transmission quit on it after it was only about 3 years old. Hence, his often quoted saying of "If your life is going along easily and you need to have some problems to spice things up, just buy a Buick and you'll have all the problems you could want."

Anyway, he traded it on a new '71 Charger, so it worked out for the best.

Average review marks: 10.0 / 10, based on 1 review