Used 1965 Buick Skylark SKYLARK

Pre-Owned 1965 Buick Skylark Gran Sport 2 Door Hardtop-Wildcat 445 Engine-All Original-72,698 Miles-New Tires-No Rust-CLEAN-Priced to Sell-UNDER $26K!!!
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1965 SKYLARK Features and Options

We just took in trade this local 1965 Buick Skylark Gran Sport Two Door Hardtop. Everything is Original, it comes with an Automatic Transmission, Wildcat 445 engine and only 72,698 miles. We just put on New Tires & Wheels to complete the look. Clean Interior, No Rust, AM/FM Radio, AC/Heat, Roomy Backseat, Large Trunk, you can see the Original Invoice & Build Sheet in the photos.

General Motors authorized engines up to 400 cid in its intermediate cars, Buick seized the chance to create its first muscle car, the 1965 Buick Skylark Gran Sport. In actuality, the division's big-block V-8 displaced 401 cubic inches. Undeterred, Buick simply renamed it the "400." Teamed with a heavy-duty radiator and dual-exhausts, the 401 carried the same 325-bhp rating as in Buick's full-size models. ("Wildcat 445" on the air cleaner referred to the engine's torque rating.)

To Buick's credit, the operation was more than just an engine transplant. Any 1965 Buick Skylark Gran Sport -- hardtop, pillared coupe, or convertible -- got the convertible's beefed-up frame for better rigidity, plus specially valved shocks and heavy-duty springs. Buick added a thick anti-roll bar up front and enhanced the rear suspension with added links to fight axle windup and differential twist. Braking improved with enlarged front-wheel cylinders.

Given the success of the 1964 GTO, Buick countered in 1965. By adding to the A-body Skylark the Gran Sport option--a boxed convertible frame, heavy-duty suspension, bucket seats, larger tires, emblems and its tried-and-true V-8--Buick was hoping to make some goat's head soup.

All 1965 Buick Skylark Gran Sports had to be ordered with bucket seats, a $72 "mandatory option." Posi-traction should have been mandatory, too. As with other high-powered intermediates, wheel spin off the line was a problem.

But buyers were happy. This was a solid car with a smooth, responsive engine; good ride quality; and competent handling. Motor Trend remarked that its 12.3 mpg in city driving was "not bad at all."

Nearly 70,000 1965 Buick Skylark Gran Sports were sold

Wheelbase, inches: 115.0
Weight, lbs: 3,200
Number built: 69,367
Base price: $2,040
Standard Engine
Type: ohv V-8
Displacement, cid: 401
Fuel system: 1 x 4bbl.
Compression ratio: 10.25:1
Horsepower @ rpm: 325 @ 4400
Torque @ rpm: 445 @ 2800
Representative Performance
0-60 mph, sec: 7.8
1/4 mile, sec @ mph: 16.6 @ 86

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Location: Kalispell, MT
Stock# UB22470
1965 SKYLARK Specifications
Interior Color Blue
Exterior Color BLUE
Fuel Type Unleaded
Miles 72698
Engine Wildcat 445
Passengers 4
VIN 444375Z122470
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