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1975 Buick Skylark CA$8900.


..........listing this for a friend in our club........car is in very good condition and I would

personally vouch for the owner.......imho - very reasonably priced

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In 1975 only 27,689 Skylarks were produced - very few left with these options.
Lunar Yellow with Black Vmyl Landau roof.
All Black interior with optional buckets seats & centre console.
231 cu. in. V6 with 2 barrel carburetor & dual exhaust system.
3 speed Turbo 350 automatic trans. with console shifter.
Buick factory optional 14" Ralley Wheels & low mileage tires.
Factory pushbutton AM radio.
Rear window defroster.
Chevelle radiator - new heater core.
Some engine compartment chrome parts.
Trunk floor mat from NOS original replacement parts.
Rechromed : front bumper, headlight bezels, hood ornament base, rear Buick nameplate.
Dual chrome sport mirrors & new outer door handles.
New "Skylark" rear fender scripts. (name plates).
New Monroe front & rear shock absorbers.
Installed an electric choke assembly.

Appraised at $10,000.00 Asking $8,900.00 Open to reasonable offers



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I like that. Would a 455 fit?

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Very nice!  Reminds me of the '76 Nova that I beat on in my university days.  Was one of the toughest cars I ever owned, and actually pretty nice on the road.  Mine was a six cyl, though.

A couple of questions/comments:

- I was surprised to see the landau top on a '75 as I thought '76 was the first year for it (my Nova had it).

- Would the bumper filler panels have originally been body colour or were they silver on some cars as they are on this one?

 

Best of luck to your friend on the sale!



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Canadian Poncho wrote:

I like that. Would a 455 fit?


 .........rather have this than the Corvair............just sayin'



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I like it but it's way over my budget. The Corvair owner is asking $6000 and of course I'd be offering much less with the backfiring issue. 



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MC wrote:

A couple of questions/comments:

- I was surprised to see the landau top on a '75 as I thought '76 was the first year for it (my Nova had it).

- Would the bumper filler panels have originally been body colour or were they silver on some cars as they are on this one?

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The Landau top.

I called up various 1975 Buick Skylark sites on my computer & some of them showed Landau tops yet the 75 brochure does not show one as an option.

Bumper filler panels - When the previous owner brought the car home, the rear bumper was off & the rear filler panel had been removed. He found a replacement rear panel but he used fibreglass to mould it to the body & painted it the body colour when he painted the whole car.  A few years after I bought it, cracks began to show in the paint at the rear bumper filler panel seams because of the different expansion rates between the steel body & fibre glass rear panel. I located new rear filler panels, took them to a friends body shop & he restored the installation back to original. I chose to have the rear panels painted silver to match the front filler panels. I went back to my computer for 1975 Skylarks & found some had both front & rear in body colour, some had the front filler panels in silver but all the rears were body colour.
 
 

 



-- Edited by bjburnout on Friday 21st of July 2017 09:06:04 PM

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Canadian Poncho wrote:

I like that. Would a 455 fit?


 I have a friend with a 500 Cadillac in a Ventura so the answer is for sure on the 455.



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bjburnout wrote:
MC wrote:

A couple of questions/comments:

- I was surprised to see the landau top on a '75 as I thought '76 was the first year for it (my Nova had it).

- Would the bumper filler panels have originally been body colour or were they silver on some cars as they are on this one?

 ----------------------------

from the owner

The Landau top.

I called up various 1975 Buick Skylark sites on my computer & some of them showed Landau tops yet the 75 brochure does not show one as an option.

Bumper filler panels - When the previous owner brought the car home, the rear bumper was off & the rear filler panel had been removed. He found a replacement rear panel but he used fibreglass to mould it to the body & painted it the body colour when he painted the whole car.  A few years after I bought it, cracks began to show in the paint at the rear bumper filler panel seams because of the different expansion rates between the steel body & fibre glass rear panel. I located new rear filler panels, took them to a friends body shop & he restored the installation back to original. I chose to have the rear panels painted silver to match the front filler panels. I went back to my computer for 1975 Skylarks & found some had both front & rear in body colour, some had the front filler panels in silver but all the rears were body colour.
 


-- Edited by bjburnout on Friday 21st of July 2017 09:06:04 PM


 Thanks for that.  It might have been a mid-year addition?  I hadn't recalled seeing any 1975's with it, but it's not something I would have paid a lot of attention to back in the day.

When I looked at the 1976 brochure:

http://www.oldcarbrochures.com/static/NA/Buick/1976_Buick/1976_Buick_Brochure/dirindex.html

Under Other Skylark Features it says you can get it "this year", which implies it's new for '76 but doesn't explicitly say it.  I'm guessing mid-year '75...

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The bumper fillers must be the hardest thing to find for the shock-bumper cars.  I have seen many of them for sale with none, actually, so I'm assuming that they deteriorate and crack over time like the Grand Am front bumper/grille fascias from the mid seventies.  I was wondering about the silver fillers as I've seen some body colour and some silver in the past, but the vast majority I've seen have been body colour.

Another thing I remember from that era is that the back bumpers always rotted out around here.  They collected a lot of snow/salt/slush/mud and didn't last much more than 7 or 8 years in this climate out east.



-- Edited by MC on Saturday 22nd of July 2017 08:00:07 AM

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