1962 Buick Skylark
Lance Lambert of The Vintage Vehicle Show talks to the owner this car at a
cruise night in Peoria, Arizona
1961 Buick Skylark Blown SBC
Out for a Sunday drive in my 1961 Buick Skylark. Excuse the sound, I had
the camera mounted to my roll cage and the mic was picking up some strange
1961 Buick Skylark 8-71 Blown SBC
1961 Buick Skylark walk around at idle. Blown SBC 388ci Don Hampton 8-71
blower, two holley 750DP's, th400 transmission with gear vendor overdrive,
4.11 rear gears in a 9" housing, 4 link rear suspension, 325/50/15 drag
radials. This is a pump gas car runs on 91 octane.
Bad-Ass Buick: 1955 Special - /BIG MUSCLE
• Harry Fisher
In stock form, the 1955 Buick Special could best be described as a "nice"
car. It's not drop dead gorgeous like a 1959 Impala, nor does it have the
panache of say a 1956 Chrysler 300. You see the '55 Buick Special was a
working mans car. It had room enough for the whole family, a decent
power-plant thanks to its 264 cubic inch V8, and style that was, well...
above average. Harry Fisher or "Uncle Harry" as most people know him, saw
the old Buick a bit differently though. He knew that with a few little
touches (like a 502 cubic inch big-block, modern suspension, and a new set
of wheels) that this old Buick had the potential to become one of the
baddest hot-rods around.
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Powertrain Options: 2.4 L 4-Cylinder Hybrid or a 3.6 L V6 with a 6-Speed
Automatic FWD or AWD
Engine & Performance
BASE ENGINE SIZE 3.6 L
CAM TYPE Double overhead cam (DOHC)
VALVE TIMING Variable
TORQUE 264 ft-lbs. @ 5300 rpm
horsepower 304 hp
@ 6800 rpm
TURNING CIRCLE 38.8 ft.
FUEL TYPE Flex-fuel (FFV)
FUEL TYPE Flex-fuel (unleaded/E85)
FUEL TANK CAPACITY 18.5 gal.
RANGE IN MILES (CTY/HWY) 333.0/518.0 mi.
EPA MILEAGE EST. (CTY/HWY) 18/28 mpg
Weights and Capacities
MAXIMUM TOWING CAPACITY** 1000 lbs.
CURB WEIGHT 3988 lbs.
CARGO CAPACITY, ALL SEATS IN PLACE 13.3 cu.ft.
BASIC 4 yr./ 50000 mi.
6 yr./ 70000 mi.
FREE MAINTENANCE 2 yr./ 24000 mi.
ROADSIDE 6 yr./ 70000 mi.
RUST 6 yr./ 100000 mi.
Competitors: Lexus ES, Acura TLX