Skylark GS 350
MATCHING #'S 350 V8, BORED .30 OVER, CAMMED, AUTO, FACTORY A/C, SLICK PAINT
This gorgeous 1970 Buick Skylark that has been transformed to a GS350 is available for a fraction of the cost of its Pontiac and Chevrolet siblings. The restoration is fresh, it's got the right options and hardware, and you can't argue with the stunning good looks.
That luscious red paint is called Firepepper Red Pearl, and rendered in two-stage DuPont urethane, it has a look you almost want to touch to see if it's still wet. This Buick's familiar A-body look didn't come easy, though, because there was a lot of effort invested in getting the sheetmetal right before the paint went on, including fresh quarters to make someone else's work near perfect. The result it a super straight Buick that fits together right and looks like it should cost thousands more than it does. A GS hood with twin nostrils gives it an aggressive look, but the Buick is always dignified, so it does without spoilers and stripes. It does, however, offer a lot of shiny chrome that's in excellent condition, including both bumpers and the stainless trim around the windows. This is a really sharp car!
The black bucket seat interior was added to help complete the GS look and was all new at the time of restoration in 2012 and still looks fantastic today. Reproduction seat covers, new foam and springs, and fresh carpets provide a factory-correct look and settling in behind the wheel is easy. But to give you a better idea of how nice this car is, those are the original door panels, and the line between new and old is very blurry indeed. Nice! Options include a center console, factory A/C with R134a refrigerant, and a speed minder that's kind of a cool period piece. The gauges are clear and show well, while a set of aftermarket gauges hangs under the dash. And instead of going crazy with the upgrades, this car retained its stock AM radio rather than stuffing some modern piece in there, and the dash looks all the better for it. Horseshoe shifters always look great and in the Buick, the woodgrained handle lends it a more upscale look than in some of its lower-priced cousins. The trunk is also correctly restored, offering a reproduction mat, spare tire with cover, and fresh spatter finish paint on the original sheetmetal floor.
The car's original, numbers-matching 350 cubic inch V8 was rebuilt to largely stock specs, although there was an .030 overbore and a lot of new parts inside. A Comp Cams camshaft was added to give it a bit of a cackle and a T/A Performance intake manifold was installed under the original Rochester Quadra-Jet carburetor. Up top, there's the distinctive Ram Air air cleaner and a custom dual exhaust system was fabricated to give it the right sound. It has been comprehensively detailed and looks as good underneath as it does up top, an endeavor that is neither cheap nor easy. There's a new radiator, a new drive shaft, a rebuilt A/C system, and a sturdy TH350 3-speed automatic transmission. The entire suspension was rebuilt with quality MOOG components and boxed control arms out back and with 2.73 gears in the 10-bolt rear end, it's a very comfortable highway cruiser. Classic Buick Road wheels are among the best-looking rims of the period and carry 225/70/15 BFGoodrich T/A radials all around.
Look at the quality on this car, then look again at the price. If this was a Chevelle or GTO, it would cost 25% more, but as a Buick you get just as much performance with a little bit of luxury to match. Call today!
Air Conditioning, AM Radio, Defrost, Front Disc Brakes, Heat, Numbers Matching, Power Brakes, Power Steering, Seatbelts, Vinyl Interior, Build Receipts
Sloan Documentation, Owner's Manual, Restoration Photos
- Engine Type
- Engine Size
- 350 V8
- Transmission Type
- Transmission Spec
- Rear End
- 10 Bolt
- Body Color
- Body Style
- 12,858 (Unknown)
- Interior Color
- Seating Type
- Seat Material
- Shifter Type
- Center Console
Estimated Monthly Payment
Based on 20% down over 96 months