Lot 294 - 1968 Buick Skylark Custom Convertible
|Estimate||£9,000 - £12,000|
|Result||Sold - £13,440|
The 1968 model year was one of significant change for the Buick Skylark. Although still using the same basic chassis, all of GM's mid-sized cars adopted a policy of using two different length wheelbases. All of GM's mid-sized cars received all-new sheet metal bodies as the US government mandated for safety features which improved occupant protection and accident avoidance starting with the 1967 models. The basic Skylark was available as a two-door hardtop coupé or a four-door saloon. The Skylark Custom came as a two-door convertible coupé, two-door hardtop coupé, four-door hardtop saloon, or four-door saloon. Optional on the Skylark and standard on the Skylark Custom was a new 350 cubic inch, V8 engine using a two barrel Rochester carburetor that produced 230hp at 4400rpm, this engine was based on the previous 300 and 340 cubic inch, V8 engines.
This one owner, 40,000 mile Buick Skylark Custom Convertible fitted with the 350 cubic inch V8 engine, was purchased by the vendor from the Lendrum & Hartman Ltd stand at the 1968 Earls Court Motor Show, the car was delivered to France and re-imported to the UK as a temporary import and registered on a Q plate, after about a year the seller registered the car at his Isle of Man home saving over a £1,000 in tax and duty. Permanently importing the car to the UK in 1975, it was issued with its current registration number and was used as a second car for trips to the south of France and special excursions. Finished in lime green with oatmeal interior, this Skylark Custom is completely original, it has been fully maintained throughout and is ready to use but would benefit from a cosmetic restoration. Supplied with car is a V5C registration document, a new MoT test certificate and a history file containing old registration documents, old MoT test certificates, invoices and photographs. It is rare to find low mileage, one owner cars from the 1960's such as this, a good investment for the future.
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