Beautiful 66 Skylark on Craigslist

Discussion in 'The Bench' started by blyons79, Jul 13, 2018 at 12:25 PM.

  1. blyons79

    blyons79 Well-Known Member

  2. wkillgs

    wkillgs Gold Level Contributor

    Yes they're the factory hubcaps on red-painted steel wheels.
     
  3. efogs400

    efogs400 Well-Known Member

    But it is "emaculant"...
     
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  4. 65gs76limited

    65gs76limited Well-Known Member

    For 20,000 I would expect the correct tail pipes.
     
  5. gsjohnny1

    gsjohnny1 Well-Known Member

    boat load of incorrect stuff under the hood. "restored". over used word and doesn't know what it means.
     
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  6. blyons79

    blyons79 Well-Known Member

    Boy everybody’s a critic nowadays. The tailpipes?? Not restored?? Lol Car looks plenty “restored” to me. $20k is exactly what my starting price would be too. Probably won’t get that...but definitely worth more than $15k IMO.
     
  7. gsjohnny1

    gsjohnny1 Well-Known Member

    how about......wrong wires, battery hold down, hose clamps, gas filter, black parts are chromed or painted another color from what I can see from the engine pic. who knows what else is wrong.
    maybe defining "restored" should be an English lesson for all of us.
     
  8. blyons79

    blyons79 Well-Known Member

    Does it have the wrong wing nut on the air cleaner too?? Lol Perhaps the term restored doesn’t necessarily mean concours restoration either. I wouldn’t call it a restomod either. I’d simply say it was restored. Why so serious?
     
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  9. Golden Oldie 65

    Golden Oldie 65 Well-Known Member

    If anything, it's certainly patriotic. White car, red wheels, blue interior.
     
  10. wkillgs

    wkillgs Gold Level Contributor

    I'd go with 'restomod'. The rocker and wheelwell moldings were removed, and that's a significant change from stock, especially considering the amount of welding involved to fill the trim holes.
    Don't know what they are calling this style of mod.... it's kind of a retro look like was done in the 50's? Sorta like the rockabilly thing.

    As far as 'most beautiful '66'?, I like mine better! This one on CR I like more than the white one, tho I'd prefer stock Buick rally wheels:
    https://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/cto/d/66-buick-skylark/6642319682.html
     
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  11. gs66

    gs66 Well-Known Member

    It’s a nice car but you can probably find a nice GS for that price too, or less. As far as correctness who cares on a car like this. Not like it’s a super rare “one of eight built” or something. Owners can do whatever they want to their cars. To 98% of the population this one is restored, at least to a certain level. I’d put a 455 in it with AC, overdrive, and a killer stereo in it if it was mine.
    I like yours better too Walt!
     
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  12. blyons79

    blyons79 Well-Known Member

    You know I just never paid much attention to 66-67s. That back window is killer. I’m very partial to white. Think it accentuates the lines body lines.

    I agree... that Seattle Skylark is nicer. And that’s just how I’d build it too.
     

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