MERLIN 540CI BLOCK, 5 SPEED TREMEC, CADILLAC 4 WHEEL DISCS, CTS-V SEATS, SWEET!
A fully custom-built 1966 Buick Skylark coupe with a screaming Merlin 540 V8 motor, five-speed manual, and four wheel disc brakes. Oh yes, this is a pro touring machine that's built to look as mean as the motor. So when you see a price this affordable, you know it might not be around long enough for you to read the rest of this description.
The satin finish on this paint really sets the mood for the whole car. After all there has been a lot of investment in this Buick to give it more modern features and larger power. We'll get to those details in a moment, but for now, you can really see how the car makes the right first impression. Taking the shine away creates a new form of distinction. It highlights all of the design lines. Some of these were created by Buick fifty years ago, like the full-length body crease; and others are part of the new performance image, like the custom cowl hood. And speaking of the hood, take some time to notice the darker paint applied there. This not only covers the front area, but also detail lovers will notice it flows onto the A and B-pillars to create a subtle two-tone effect. The final piece to this custom performance package are the Coys wheels that are staggered in size so the larger rear ones tuck under the wheel well and really send a message about where the power is being sent to the ground.
The moment you open the door, you see more investment in all of the right places. The front seats are borrowed from a more modern Cadillac CTS-V. So not only are they leather with a comfortable suede insert, but also they are power adjustable and offer far superior bolstering than anything that came out of the '60s. Your left hand will love the grip of the Momo sports steering wheel, and your right one may never want to leave the cue ball shifter. The dash is a custom layout that contains a full white face gauge package, including speedo and tach. They all provide crystal-clear and complete info, which is just another indication that there is something really special under the hood.
Sure there's some shine in that engine bay, but one look at that V8, and you really know it's ready for asphalt combat. It's a 540 cubic-inch V8 from the wizards at Merlin. It takes a huge investment for one of these monster motors (and we even have the receipts to prove it.) But more than just big and bulletproof, this has been further enhanced with more go-fast goodies like an Edelbrock intake and a Quick Fuel carburetor. Plus, it's backed up by reliable components like an aluminum radiator, electric fan, Holley electric fuel pump, steel braided lines, and full MSD ignition. Those Hooker long tube headers also add to the performance, and at the same time, contribute to the fury that barks from the FlowMaster dual exhaust. Best of all you can control this intimidating sound and stay in the powerband as long as you like thanks to the complete control provided by the TKO five-speed manual transmission. Making sure this total package hooks up with the pavement is a stout Ford 9-inch rear end running versatile 3.73 gears. Complete with Hotchkis suspension components, air ride rear, power steering, and the grip of four-wheel disc brakes w/ZR-rated tires, you're looking at a muscle machine that can literally run circles around many modern cars.
There's only about 1,500 miles on the whole build. That's right...this Buick is barely broken in. So when you go over all the receipts for this very cool custom coupe, you'll realize just how great a deal this one is. In fact, your only concern should only one up for grabs. So you have to be quick if you want to take this speedy Skylark home. Call today!!!
- Build Receipts
- Leather Seats
- Four Wheel Disc Brakes
- Power Steering
- Rear End
- Ford 9" 3.73
- Front Suspension
- Rear Suspension
- Air Ride
- Front Brakes
- Rear Brakes
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