- Transmission Type
- 2 Speed Automatic
1967 Buick Skylark Convertible
Known for its prolonged singing while soaring, the European Skylark is oft seen hovering over large farmland expanses and open country. The Skylark line of automobile produced by Buick, from 1953 through 1998, has seen many variations and iterations of design and performance. Soaring over roads, this Skylark has sung its tune for a few generations, some of the “hippest” during the 1960's
This 1967 convertible example of the Buick Skylark provides the viewer of it with a combination of 1960's cool, and early muscle cars disguised as family sedans. This year Skylark, sported fender skirts, bucket seats with shoulder restraints, recessed controls on the instrument panel, a softer dash, and a collapsible steering wheel and column. A pointed nose raked forward and overall, it was a thinner and wider car which gave the impression of speed and style.
A white repaint, matching the original color, covers the exterior surfaces. Virtually dent and ding free, the exterior presents beautifully. The iconic Buick front fender venting are present on the car and are covered in chrome. Grille, dual headlights and surrounds are in good condition with slight pitting, as is rear brake lighting surrounds. A white canvas top is clean with no tears or rips, and the rear window is scratch and sun fog free. The top can be electrically raised and lowered. 5-spoke steel wheels chromed, with Buick faux knockoff center logo hubs, are framed by a skirting chrome trim, that runs the length of the body on both sides. This trim shows in good condition and the front and rear bumpers are mostly blemish free.
Original interior vinyl is in excellent condition. Beautiful blue horizontal ribbing is in the front of the 2 bucket seats and bench seating is in back. Door panels show blue vinyl trimming as well and have plenty of chrome accenting attached. This is the same for the seats, as the back of the buckets are framed in chrome trim, have chrome locking mechanism buttons, as well as lower back trim. A chromed center console houses a flip glove compartment, the automatic transmission floor shifter, and aftermarket gauge is between the bucket seats. The shifter shaft and knob are chromed as well and is reminiscent in design of the Seattle Space Needle. Dash chrome and blue trim is in fair condition with come pitting and scratching, however all gauges and knobs are clear and working. The upper dash shows cracking on the passenger side, and is typical for this year, as it was the first for the padded dash.
A 2-barrel carburetor sits atop a 300ci V8, which produces 210hp. This is attached to a 2-speed automatic transmission and is exhausted by a dual system. 4-wheel disc brakes with double A arm front suspension, and coil spring rear suspension, which appears newly rebuilt show on the underside. Also some passenger floor pan rust, which has undergone repair, is seen.
I imagine dad behind the wheel, flat top cut, Wayfarers. white shirt and thin necktie, with mom next to him with her Oliver Goldsmith Manhattans, silk bandanna covering her low beehive, and matching paisley dress, rolling down the highway with top down smiling and just enjoying life. This convertible, in drive away condition, can be you, 50 years later with that same smile, and sense of satisfaction in your 1967 Buick Skylark Convertible…goose it!