Thursday, November 15, 2012

10k Flash: 1964 Buick Skylark Sportwagon Restomod


The third generation Buick Skylark, 1964-1972 was based on GM's intermediate sized chassis and shared parts with the Olds F-85, Pontiac Tempest and Chevy Chevelle.  It was a large car by todays standards and was available as a convertible, coupe, hardtop, sedan and wagon.  Power came from a variety of inline 6 and V8 options, but non as sweet as the Buick 455 V8.  This 1964 Buick Skylark Sportwagon with VistaRoof has been through a major restoration and modification and is for sale in San Diego, CA via ebay, currently bidding at $6,001 reserve-not-met.




 This Skylark has a paintjob that the seller describes as "about a 7" and says it looks great from 10 feet away but isn't show quality.  We find the rims to be abhorrent and would exchange them for something more period correct.



 The Buick is powered by a 455 cubic inch (7.5 liter) Buick V8 that has been built up to 450 horsepower according to the seller -- expect it to do fearsome burnouts.


 Inside looks in good shape for the age and has a burgandy/red interior scheme that works well with the two tone exterior paint.  Lots of room for junk in the back.


We've always been big fans of the Vista Roof and while this one may have a shade too dark tint, its probably a good thing for any rear seat passengers as the extra sunlight can be annoying on a long drive.  Bottom line: This looks like a great driver for someone who doesn't want a car for shows and we hope the reserve is set low.

See another sportwagon for cheap? email us here: tips@dailyturismo.com

5 comments:

  1. ~ a great comparison to BaT's VistaCruiser. let's see where they each end.

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  2. This is what your doctor's wife drove to the country club for her tennis lessons after she dropped off the kids at St. Albans School for the Blonde.

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  3. This is what your doctor's wife drove to the country club for her tennis lessons after she dropped off the kids at St. Albans School for the Blonde.

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  4. OMG! My Dad bought the stripper version new in '64, black with tan interior and of course not a Vista roof. I grew up in that wagon. An original version of the Vistaroof would be great. Ditch the pimp wheels and all the rest of the brick a brack.it's a freaking family wagon fer cripes sakes. Also the dinoc loks wrong where it ends at the rear bumper.but I'll have ot look into it. I like these

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  5. Correction...........so thats paint below the beltline. Hmmmmmmmmmm. Each to his own said Mrs. O'Leary as she bent over and kissed the cow

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