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1965 Buick Skylark Sport Coupe

1965 Buick Skylark Sport Coupe. Under the car's hood is a Buick 300 V-8 Wildcat 355 w/4-barrel carb. Super Turbine 2spd. Auto. Trans.(Engine & Trans. UNVERIFIED). According to the previous owner the car isn't entirely original bust mostly original. That doesn't mean that collectors with a passion for muscle won't be interested - this car has much going for it. Features include power steering, power brakes, a new paint job, Buick wheels and new B.F. Goodrich radial tires. Newer polished trim and a lots of newer chrome. The interior is very clean, has bucket seats and retains most of its original materials. This special car has enjoyed a recent repaint within the last ten years - and looks new! The engine compartment is highly detailed and very clean as is the underside. The underside is also equipped with a thin layer of dealer installed undercoating which was freshened up when the car was painted. Furthermore underneath some of the open rails have been box welded. What's more, the car's modifications have been expertly applied - to the extent that it "drives like a new Buick". Beginning with the 1964 model year, the dressed-up compact Skylark trim level had enough sales to merit its own separate line. Along with the lower-priced Special from which it was derived, the model would move to a new 115 in (2,921 mm) wheelbase intermediate-size chassis shared with the Oldsmobile F-85, Pontiac Tempest, and new Chevrolet Chevelle. Both Buicks had a length of 203.5 in (5,169 mm). The standard 215-cubic-inch-displacement, aluminum-block V8 engine was discontinued, and the associated tooling eventually was sold to the British manufacturer, Rover. Rover initially improved and produced the Rover V8 engine, manufacturing several additional versions for use in its sedans, Land Rover sport utility vehicles and trucks until 2006. In its place was a new 225-cubic-inch (3,690 cm3), all-cast-iron-block V6 with a Rochester 1-barrel carburetor that generated 155 hp (116 kW) at 4400 rpm. It was almost 30 cu. in. larger than a prior, unrelated 196 cubic inches (3,210 cm3) V6 introduced for the 1962 model year. The 225 was basically a Buick 300 CID V8 engine, less two cylinders. The basic V8 option was a 300-cubic-inch, with cast-iron-block, aluminum-heads, and a Rochester 2-barrel carburetor that generated 210 hp (160 kW) at 4600 rpm. A high performance version was offered with 11:1 compression and a 4-barrel carburetor, generating 250 hp (190 kW). A long-throw, 4-speed Hurst shifter was available. For the 1965 model, cast-iron blocks and heads were used for all engines. For the first time a four-door sedan was offered in addition to the two-door convertible, two-door sedan, and hardtop coupe. Specials and Special Deluxes only came in pillared coupe versions. All Skylarks would have higher levels of exterior and interior trim than the Special and Special Deluxe from which they were derived. The sedan would come with cloth-and-vinyl seats standard, with an all-vinyl interior optional. All-vinyl bucket seats were standard on the convertible and optional on the hardtop coupe. The Skylark Coupe had a lower, more road-hugging profile than the other models. Buick's traditional VentiPorts were integrated into the front half rub strip that ran the entire length of the vehicle, with later versions appearing vertically stacked as on the Buick Wildcat. Looking really straight and clean, driving like a beautifully restored cream puff, this one's sure not to disappoint. Showing only 20,317 miles.