The 1970 Buick Skylark marked the year that Buick’s mid-sizer dropped its previously dowdy design and got the handsome looks it deserved with its crisp lines resembling those of its Chevelle cousin. Of course, muscle car fans gravitate towards the Skylark GS with its scooped hood and choice of potent V8s. A genuine GS in nice shape may be priced out of reach for some enthusiasts however, making a well-done tribute a great option. Here we have a 1970 Buick Skylark GS tribute that offers a lot of bang for the buck. The body had a pair of high-quality, full rear quarters replaced at some point and is rock solid, including the original underside with its light factory undercoating and the detailed original trunk which contains a full size spare and a jack kit in a bag. New weather stripping and felts around the windows and new weather stripping for the trunk show that the restorer went the extra mile. The gorgeous Porsche blue paint is accented with lightly tinted windows as well as the black GSX-style hood and rear spoiler treatment. Look closely and you’ll see there are no scratches or dings on this fantastic finish. Re-chromed bumpers with new rubber fillers look great while the other assorted chrome and stainless-steel trim shows nicely as well. A set of black 17-inch Boyd Coddington wheels wearing meaty BF Goodrich G-Force T/As adds to the sinister stance of this boulevard bruiser. Loaded with factory options, this Buick features factory A/C (may need a charge), power windows, rear defogger, factory Buick mats and day/night mirror with map light. The brilliant Parchment colored interior was restored (with buckets replacing the bench) using factory correct seat covers and door panels as well as a new headliner and carpet. The dash is free of cracks and there’s a full set of seat belts. The original bill of sale, owner’s manual and Protect-O-Plate are included in the Buick’s binder. A B&M ratchet-style shifter sits between the buckets while the pilot faces a sporty, thick-rim Grant steering wheel, a column-mounted tach and a set of auxiliary gauges. A modern audio system with a Pioneer head unit (with satellite radio capability) a pair of 5” speakers up front, a pair of 6”x9” speakers out back and a trunk-mounted 12” Kenwood subwoofer add to the fun of driving this spirited Skylark. Speaking of spirited, under the GS-style scooped hood sits the numbers-matching 350 V8 that has been upgraded with a number of high-performance components. Highlights include a Poston aluminum intake, Demon 4-barrel carb, MSD 6AL ignition system, 8mm Taylor plug wires, a K&N filter and a four-row heavy-duty radiator. It’s topped off with “Buick” branded valve covers and a chrome alternator. A set of headers and dual exhaust ending in chrome tips adds the appropriate rumble at idle and a rocking soundtrack when you lean into it. The automatic sends the power to the ground via a 12-bolt rear end, and quickly clicks off the gears whether you leave it in Drive or run through them with the ratchet shifter. Power steering and power (drum) brakes along with considerable suspension upgrades make handling this powerful performer easy. Those suspension tweaks include new coil springs and KYB shocks all around as well as the fitment of beefy front and rear sway bars and new pitman arm/center link and sway bar link bushings. The end result is this burly Buick moves in an impressively athletic manner on a curvy road. With its combination of condition, performance, head-turning looks and affordability, this Buick likely won’t be here long. For more information or to schedule time to see this sizzling Skylark, just give us a call at 603-627-5595. Financing is offered through our approved lender, interesting trades are welcome and enclosed shipping can be arranged.
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