1969 Buick Skylark Review

1969 Buick Skylark Custom 2 door hard top 350 4BBL from North America

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




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