Looking for a Skylark

Discussion in 'Cars wanted' started by buzzin frog, Aug 8, 2018.

  1. buzzin frog

    buzzin frog Member

    I am new to the board and hoping someone can help me get my first Buick. I've decided that I want a 65-66 or 70-72 Skylark, preferably with a manual transmission, but I will swap one in if I have to. I know I will have to do some work to the car given my budget but am not interested in doing rust repair unless it is small holes in the trunk or floor that are easy to fix. I'd rather get a roller than a running car with rotted quarters and frame. I am in the center of Bucks County in Pennsylvania and willing to drive several hours or more for the right car. I have $6500 ready to go but can go up or down a little if needed. I can tell you that the car will be driven often and splitting daily driving duties with my 1972 K20 once I make it dependable enough for that.
     
  2. 1972Mach1

    1972Mach1 Just some guy.....

    Welcome! You should be able to find a nice car for that or close to it. Check the Leads section, there's been some real nice cars go for 6k or so the last year.
     
  3. 2001ws6

    2001ws6 last of the v8 interceptors

    Welcome aboard! :cool:
     
  4. racenu

    racenu Well-Known Member

    Welcome, What state are you in?
     
  5. buzzin frog

    buzzin frog Member

    Pennsylvania
     
  6. Dwayne B

    Dwayne B Well-Known Member

    Welcome from WV
    Hope ya find a Buick ,there nice cars ,have you looked on Craigs list.
     
  7. buzzin frog

    buzzin frog Member

    I have been scouring Craigslist everyday. Most sellers are either dishonest, non responsive, or refuse to sell to someone that doesn't live in their town. Kind of disappointing since I always tell them I already have the money out of the bank and ready, which I know is problem with some buyers who promise to get the money and never do.
     
  8. wkillgs

    wkillgs Gold Level Contributor

    Welcome! I'm in your area, I'll keep an eye out for something around here. I'm into the 65-66's. Nick in Ivyland might know of a 70-72. He's doing the resto on the 1969 Motion GS car.
    I see you inquired about the red '66 in Philly. It looks like a decent project even tho it has some rust. The floors/ trunks aren't that hard to repair.
     
  9. wkillgs

    wkillgs Gold Level Contributor

  10. buzzin frog

    buzzin frog Member

    At this point I don't trust the seller and for a little more money I think I can get a better car that doesn't require me to drive into Kensington.
     
  11. My3Buicks

    My3Buicks Proud Liberal

  12. gs66

    gs66 Well-Known Member

    Welcome and good luck with your search!
     
  13. GS Kubisch

    GS Kubisch THE "CUT-UP" BUICK

    I have a 65 roller that I'm getting ready to list.
    Will be a bit of a project, but it's a California car.
    I'm at work now, but I can add details later.

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  14. buzzin frog

    buzzin frog Member

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    wheelz 'B' is for Buick.

  16. IlliniGSX

    IlliniGSX Well-Known Member

    Try this website https://cargraph.com/usa/buick/skylark/1970 You can save your search and they e-mail you when they find a car. I am looking for a good set of bumper cores for my 70 so I have my search saved waiting for something close to me or I stumble upon some for sale on this board.
    Good Luck Jim
     
  17. buzzin frog

    buzzin frog Member

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  18. My3Buicks

    My3Buicks Proud Liberal

    That's my favorite way to buy a car, in fact, I have never had one hauled home - I usually take a Greyhound bus so I can take my tool bag with me, but if to far fly.
     
  19. buzzin frog

    buzzin frog Member

    My brother and I are going to drive his car out and drive both back. If I have any issues I figure it will be easier to get parts with a second vehicle to drive to the store, although I am hoping that won't be necessary.
     
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  20. buzzin frog

    buzzin frog Member

    Anybody have any recommended spare parts I should bring? I am thinking fuel pump, fuel hose, fuel filter, wire and fuses.
     

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