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BUICK SKYLARK 2-DR HARDTOP SPORT COUPE 1964

General Information

Category Restored / Driver
Make Buick
Model Skylark
Body Style 2-dr Hardtop Sport Coupe
Price $49,900 JUST REDUCED

Engine Specs

Engine & Transmission Specs GM Buick Small Block
Engine Type 4.9L 300cui V8
Transmission TH-2004r Overdrive 4-spd Automatic

Additional Information

Length 5.17m (16' 11")
Weight 1438kgs (3170lbs)
Fuel Capacity 76 ltrs
Exterior Colour Arctic White Pearl
Interior Colour Red
VIN 3K1123081

Car Description

1964 Buick Skylark 2-dr Hardtop Coupe powered by a 4.9L 300cui V8 GM Buick small block engine matched to a TH-2004r Overdrive 4-speed column-shift automatic transmission and showing a genuine 108,363 miles.

               Excellent Running 300-4v V8
               TH-2004r Overdrive Automatic
               Edelbrock 4-bbl Carburetor
               Power Steering w/ Electric Pump
               Power Assisted 4-wheel Disc Brakes
               15″ Torque Thrust Alloy Wheels

Background:-

“Collectively, General Motor’s early A-bodies are arguably the single most popular body design out there. Every marque under the corporate umbrella, with the exception of Cadillac, produced hundreds of thousands of these eternally beloved intermediates. Bucking the then-current theory that unit-body construction is a benefit to cars of smaller stature, GM decided to extend the Skylark wheelbase to 115 inches and by so doing ditched the unit-body construction for a conventional full frame/separate body method. In fact, period advertising boasted that the perimeter frame under the redesigned intermediates was chosen for its ‘greater strength and passenger protection’. This Skylark shares the same GM A-Body platform as the legendary Pontiac GTO, Chevy Malibu & Oldsmobile 442. 1964 brought a complete revamp, including this new body on a longer, 2921mm wheelbase. This re-style gave 1964 Skylarks a more sophisticated appearance but some traditions remained inescapable; Buick’s trademark ‘portholes’ still decorating the stainless steel sidestripping.”

Origins:-

This 2nd Gen Skylark was built in GM’s Flint, Michigan plant in the 2nd week of March 1964 and was painted Arctic White and featured Red vinyl interior. It was produced as a 300cui-4v V8 engined car with aluminium heads and a Rochester 4-bbl carburetor to produce 250hp, and was matched to a ST-300 2-speed column-shift automatic transmission and driven through a conventional rear differential with 2.78:1 gearing. It was first delivered to Taylor Motor Company in Waynesville, North Carolina and sold to its original and only US owner, where it had spent all its life until it was imported into Australia in 2018.

This certainly is an awesome example of the now rare ’64 Skylark, and it is still original in many ways, but now sporting upgrades to bring it into the modern driving era. The car has had a closed door repaint at some point in time in its original colour of Arctic White, and the Red vinyl upholstery appears to be still original and in very good condition for its age. The carpet is showing its age, but is still very serviceable. Whilst still under original ownership the transmission has been upgraded to a TH-2004r Overdrive 4-speed unit and the steering wheel has been upgraded to a mid 70’s Buick model. The car was a one-owner vehicle prior to it being imported into Australia, and it still runs its numbers matching engine which was dubbed by Buick as the ‘Wildcat 355’. This engine runs stock aluminium heads, a stock alloy inlet manifold and now an upgraded Edelbrock 600 4-bbl carburetor.

Since its ownership in Australia it has had many upgrades and much work performed, for which receipts are available – power steering via a fast ratio Corvette steering box with an electric pump from Retrorack; power assisted 4-wheel disc brakes; new radiator, water pump & hoses, alternator, electronic ignition, distributor and plugs & leads; suspension work including new springs, shock absorbers, ball joints & sway bars; new wiper arms, motor & blades; new indicator stem with cutoff switch and 15″ x 7″ American Racing ‘Torque Thrust’ alloy wheels.

This is a very solid car with no filler anywhere, all straight panels. It is a genuine original 108,393 mileage car, with receipt history of registration and mileage for over 50 years from the same servicing garage in the US, and the original North Carolina Title. The 1964 Buick Owners Manual and Owner Protection Plan booklet with ‘Protect-O-Plate’ with original key still intact, are also included.

All engineering has been signed off for the upgrades performed and the car bears full NSW road registration until September 2024. Also available with the car is a new transmission overhaul kit and a 1964 Buick Skylark workshop manual.

This truly is a rare car, and they don’t come more documented than this one, it would certainly suit an enthusiast.

Please find below two (2) VIDEO’S of this car running:-

 

Features & Options

  • 4.9L 300cui-4v V8 GM Buick small block engine (No’s Matching)
  • TH-2004r Overdrive 4-speed column-shift automatic transmission
  • Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetor
  • Factory aluminium heads
  • Factory alloy inlet manifold
  • Power assisted 4-wheel disc brakes
  • Power steering w/ fast ratio steering box & electric steering pump
  • Dual ‘Flowmaster’ exhaust
  • New electronic ignition & distributor
  • New radiator & water pump
  • 15″ x 7″ American Racing ‘Torque Thrust’ alloy wheels
  • Hankook Ventus RS4 225/45/15 radial tyres
  • Original Buick AM radio
  • Spare tyre & original jack
  • Car cover
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$49,900 JUST REDUCED BUICK SKYLARK 2-DR HARDTOP SPORT COUPE 1964

Car Description

1964 Buick Skylark 2-dr Hardtop Coupe powered by a 4.9L 300cui V8 GM Buick small block engine matched to a TH-2004r Overdrive 4-speed column-shift automatic transmission and showing a genuine 108,363 miles.

               Excellent Running 300-4v V8
               TH-2004r Overdrive Automatic
               Edelbrock 4-bbl Carburetor
               Power Steering w/ Electric Pump
               Power Assisted 4-wheel Disc Brakes
               15″ Torque Thrust Alloy Wheels

Background:-

“Collectively, General Motor’s early A-bodies are arguably the single most popular body design out there. Every marque under the corporate umbrella, with the exception of Cadillac, produced hundreds of thousands of these eternally beloved intermediates. Bucking the then-current theory that unit-body construction is a benefit to cars of smaller stature, GM decided to extend the Skylark wheelbase to 115 inches and by so doing ditched the unit-body construction for a conventional full frame/separate body method. In fact, period advertising boasted that the perimeter frame under the redesigned intermediates was chosen for its ‘greater strength and passenger protection’. This Skylark shares the same GM A-Body platform as the legendary Pontiac GTO, Chevy Malibu & Oldsmobile 442. 1964 brought a complete revamp, including this new body on a longer, 2921mm wheelbase. This re-style gave 1964 Skylarks a more sophisticated appearance but some traditions remained inescapable; Buick’s trademark ‘portholes’ still decorating the stainless steel sidestripping.”

Origins:-

This 2nd Gen Skylark was built in GM’s Flint, Michigan plant in the 2nd week of March 1964 and was painted Arctic White and featured Red vinyl interior. It was produced as a 300cui-4v V8 engined car with aluminium heads and a Rochester 4-bbl carburetor to produce 250hp, and was matched to a ST-300 2-speed column-shift automatic transmission and driven through a conventional rear differential with 2.78:1 gearing. It was first delivered to Taylor Motor Company in Waynesville, North Carolina and sold to its original and only US owner, where it had spent all its life until it was imported into Australia in 2018.

This certainly is an awesome example of the now rare ’64 Skylark, and it is still original in many ways, but now sporting upgrades to bring it into the modern driving era. The car has had a closed door repaint at some point in time in its original colour of Arctic White, and the Red vinyl upholstery appears to be still original and in very good condition for its age. The carpet is showing its age, but is still very serviceable. Whilst still under original ownership the transmission has been upgraded to a TH-2004r Overdrive 4-speed unit and the steering wheel has been upgraded to a mid 70’s Buick model. The car was a one-owner vehicle prior to it being imported into Australia, and it still runs its numbers matching engine which was dubbed by Buick as the ‘Wildcat 355’. This engine runs stock aluminium heads, a stock alloy inlet manifold and now an upgraded Edelbrock 600 4-bbl carburetor.

Since its ownership in Australia it has had many upgrades and much work performed, for which receipts are available – power steering via a fast ratio Corvette steering box with an electric pump from Retrorack; power assisted 4-wheel disc brakes; new radiator, water pump & hoses, alternator, electronic ignition, distributor and plugs & leads; suspension work including new springs, shock absorbers, ball joints & sway bars; new wiper arms, motor & blades; new indicator stem with cutoff switch and 15″ x 7″ American Racing ‘Torque Thrust’ alloy wheels.

This is a very solid car with no filler anywhere, all straight panels. It is a genuine original 108,393 mileage car, with receipt history of registration and mileage for over 50 years from the same servicing garage in the US, and the original North Carolina Title. The 1964 Buick Owners Manual and Owner Protection Plan booklet with ‘Protect-O-Plate’ with original key still intact, are also included.

All engineering has been signed off for the upgrades performed and the car bears full NSW road registration until September 2024. Also available with the car is a new transmission overhaul kit and a 1964 Buick Skylark workshop manual.

This truly is a rare car, and they don’t come more documented than this one, it would certainly suit an enthusiast.

Please find below two (2) VIDEO’S of this car running:-

 

Features & Options

  • 4.9L 300cui-4v V8 GM Buick small block engine (No’s Matching)
  • TH-2004r Overdrive 4-speed column-shift automatic transmission
  • Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetor
  • Factory aluminium heads
  • Factory alloy inlet manifold
  • Power assisted 4-wheel disc brakes
  • Power steering w/ fast ratio steering box & electric steering pump
  • Dual ‘Flowmaster’ exhaust
  • New electronic ignition & distributor
  • New radiator & water pump
  • 15″ x 7″ American Racing ‘Torque Thrust’ alloy wheels
  • Hankook Ventus RS4 225/45/15 radial tyres
  • Original Buick AM radio
  • Spare tyre & original jack
  • Car cover

General Information

Category: Restored / Driver
Make: Buick
Model: Skylark
Body Style: 2-dr Hardtop Sport Coupe
Price: $49,900 JUST REDUCED

Engine & Transmission Specs

Engine: GM Buick Small Block
Engine Type: 4.9L 300cui V8
Transmission: TH-2004r Overdrive 4-spd Automatic

Additional Information

Length: 5.17m (16' 11")
Weight: 1438kgs (3170lbs)
Fuel Capacity: 76 ltrs
Exterior Colour: Arctic White Pearl
Interior Colour: Red
VIN: 3K1123081
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