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Buick Skylark (1968–72)

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Buick Skylark. 1968–72 (prod. n/a). 2- and 4-door sedan, 4-door hardtop sedan, 2-door coupé, 2-door hardtop coupé, 2-door convertible, 5-door wagon. F/R, 250 in³ (I6 OHV), 350 in³ (V8 OHV). Reasonably reliable for the era, though corrosion an issue, and not Buick’s best built cars. Inefficient intermediates, with more sheetmetal, but mechanically similar to previous generation. Only fair amount of room in the rear seats despite 116 in wheelbase (112 in for two-doors). Distinguished from other GM intermediates with Buick’s characteristic ‘Sweepspear’ line along the sides. V6 gone in favour of inline six from Chevrolet. Sales up for 1968, a sign the redesign found favour. Refresh for 1970 and Skylark absorbed the Special Deluxe line, extending downmarket. Pollution controls added for 1972 along with lower compression. Related to the Buick Sport Wagon (1970–2), which went to the 116 in wheelbase; and the Buick GS (1968–72) muscle car.

Manufacturing locations: Wilmington, Delaware, USA; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Kansas City, Kansas, USA; Framingham, Massachusetts, USA; Flint, Michigan, USA; Linden, New Jersey, USA

Marque: Buick | Model: Buick Skylark | Predecessors: Buick Skylark (1964–7), Buick Special Deluxe (1968–9) | Successor: Buick Century (1973–7)

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