MATCHING #'S WILDCAT 445 V8 401 NAILHEAD, PWR STEER/BRAKES, SOLID ORIGINAL CAR!
In the 1960s you bought a Buick because you wanted style to go with your power. Today that spirit has made them a true unique cruiser, and in the case of this 1965 Buick Skylark Gran Sport with its 401 numbers-matching V8, there might be no more affordable way to get a classy classic with this much power.
The body is a little more curvaceous than your garden-variety Chevelle, and the factory-correct white paint goes perfect with Buick's premium image. As you look over this coupe, there's plenty of evidence that this has led a cared for life with correct maintenance and upkeep, but not so much that it ruined this car's original attitude. The real attention is in the details, such as how nicely the big hood and deck lid fit. Buick's designs were coming into the modern era during this time and had done away with gratuitous chrome on their cars. This makes the big bumpers, grille, and iconic portholes impressive standout styling elements. But what really sets this car apart are the '60s sporting touches, such as the wire wheels, black vinyl roof, and the original Gran Sport badging.
Nothing feels as '60s cool as the moment you sit down in the red vinyl bucket seats, grab the gearshift, and rest your arm on the center console. Every piece of original trim is still in place, from the chrome on the door panels, to the Buick crest sitting below the dash. The interior has pristine seating for five, but the driver gets all the real treats. The stylish red Buick steering wheel sits in front of the big original gauges. You'll love all of the accessories that still look fresh from the factory, including the heater/defrost controls and the AM radio, that still spells out B-U-I-C-K in the preset buttons.
Under the hood you'll find a numbers-matching Wildcat 445 V8 – named after its torque rating. An interesting marketing approach, these engines actually displace 401 cubic inches and were topped by a freshly built carter four-barrel carburetor that provides reliable startups. Regardless of the name, this powerplant advertised an impressive 325 horsepower. The Wildcat is hooked up to a dual exhaust system, but unlike the brutish muscle cars, this is a sophisticated animal. So the low-end rumble will provide you personal pride without setting off neighborhood car alarms. If you really want to get attention with this monster motor, then just pop the hood and everyone at the car shows will flock to your exceptionally original engine bay. This Buick is truly set up for cruising with power steering, power brakes, and a two-speed automatic that was much smoother than Chevy's.
This Buick is powerful, elegant, and highly original former AACA multiple award winner. Where else are you going to find this much vintage American appeal for under $20K? Call now!!
- Numbers Matching
- AM Radio
- Power Brakes
- Power Steering
- Front Suspension
- Rear Suspension
- Leaf Spring
- Front Brakes
- Power Drum
- Rear Brakes
- Power Drum
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