Price: US $18,995.00 Item location: Local pick-up only
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Buick
  • Model: Skylark
  • SubModel: Custom
  • Type: Coupe
  • Doors: 2
  • Year: 1968
  • Mileage: 39,030
  • Color: Blue
  • Engine size: 350 V8
  • Power options: Air conditioning
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Interior color: White
  • Options: CD player
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1968 Buick Skylark Custom

If you're not driving a vintage Buick, we have only one question: why not? Cars like this 1968 Buick Skylark are affordable V8 fun that deliver more luxury, more comfort, and just as much performance as a comparable Chevelle, all for thousands less. Look around and I doubt you'll find a cleaner A-body with factory A/C than this!The turquoise color is pretty darned close to the original code K Aqua Mist, and we have to admit that we love the look on this car. With the bright white vinyl top, it has a very upbeat look that's still grown-up, perfect for the sporting Buick. Styling was all-new in 1968, and the dramatic sweeping crease that runs through the fenders, doors, and quarter panels is designed to emulate the "sweep-spear" styling of the 1940s and '50s. It really works well here, especially with clean, straight bodywork that doesn't let any ripples or misaligned panels get in the way of the look. For a Buick, there's a minimal amount of trim, which was optional, letting the clean, nicely restored bodywork speak for itself. Both bumpers fit well with nice chrome, and it's kind of nice to see that they didn't bother to try to dress this one up as a fake GS or something like that. Twin chrome strips down the trunk give it an upscale look and all the stainless trim has been buffed up to look great. You won't find many of these that have been treated as well as this one has.The bright white vinyl interior has a lot of new pieces and a few original bits, all combining to make a comfortable, inviting driving environment. The white upholstery is complemented by black carpets and dashboard, so it's not overwhelming, and with a fold-down center armrest, it's easy to get comfortable in the big Buick. A unique steering wheel should be familiar to long-time Buick fans, and the gauges have cool white faces that were way ahead of their time. The secondary controls have a brushed stainless applique and it's nice to see that the A/C is fully functional with good old R12 inside. There's a modern AM/FM/CD stereo head unit in the dash and it was neatly installed so nothing was cut or mangled, and we especially like the Skylark's ornate door panels that recall the decorative pieces from the 1940s. There's also a big trunk that's tidy and clean and has nothing to hide.Buick's 350 cubic inch V8 is all about torque, and this one with its two-barrel carburetor is a fantastic runner. Sure, you could upgrade to a 4-barrel, but I bet you wouldn't feel the difference and it's so smooth and easy to drive, I'd be afraid of losing that user-friendly nature. It's pretty original, with Dante Red paint on the block and a big air cleaner up top, but a weekend of cleaning things up would pay big dividends. It appears that the A/C system has some recent service work and it offers a nice V8 rumble from the single exhaust system. An automatic transmission was the most popular choice in the Skylark, which really is a luxury car first and a sporty car second, and with highway-friendly gears out back, you can cruise for hours without feeling fatigued. The suspension is supple, the steering is smooth, and with recent 205/75/15 radials on original Buick Road Wheels, it looks great and handles beautifully.You get a lot of car for your money with vintage Buicks, and this Skylark is a great example. Come in and take it for a drive; we promise you'll love Buick's take on the familiar A-body. Call now!