Scoop This 1969 Buick Skylark For A Steal

Steven Symes

At under $12,000 this American muscle car could be the deal you’re looking for.

Buying a classic American muscle car might seem out of reach, thanks to prices having inflated over the years. But as this 1969 Buick Skylark clearly demonstrates, there are still some deals to be found.  According to seller Classic Cars of Sarasota, this Buick is part of an estate liquidation.

The exterior of this Buick Skylark looks pretty clean. A nice two-tone black and green exterior with a thin red stripe dividing the two dominant colors adds a very customized look. Chromed bumpers, fender vents, rocker strip, and more add a touch of class without getting carried away. The factory badges are still in place, including the tri-shield on the grille and the Buick name at the very front of the hood. Nice tinted wheels almost match the upper portion of the body, while the mag wheels are a great classic touch.

Under the hood sits a brutal 350ci V8, so this car has some solid power to back up the aggressive exterior. With an automatic transmission you don’t have to worry about accidentally grinding gears or having to double clutch, making driving this Buick Skylark much easier. Power steering and power brakes are a huge help as well.

Mostly stock, the black interior for this Buick is clean and overall in good condition. The vinyl upholstery isn’t showing damage or even much wear, while the door panels and carpeting look pretty fresh as well. Factory air conditioning is something you’ll be grateful to have next summer, especially if you’re looking to drive longer distances in this classic. The previous owner smartly kept the factory radio in place, adding a modern deck below the dash. All the original gauges and controls are also still there.

With the muscle cars raging, Buick stepped up its game for the Skylark in 1968, debuting a reworked A-body with a more muscular vibe. This coupe has the upgraded engine, making it more entertaining to drive. It could make a great vehicle for someone looking to get into collecting cars or just a nice addition to a growing collection. If you want to negotiate a deal, talk to Classic Cars of Sarasota.

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