This is a video of my late brother Andrew and his 1972 Buick Skylark. Andrew was undergoing chemo at the time this video was shot so it was one of his last rides in the car. He had the car for 20 years and performed all sorts of modifications on it such as rebuilding the engine, converting the car to a five speed manual and toughening up the suspension. The car is a Buick 350, 4 bbl and five speed. Andrew passed away on December 31st, 2006. The music is from King Crimson.
1972 Buick Riviera STK 87-ATL.mpg
Do you like Buick muscle cars? How about a 1972 Buick Riviera GS Stage 1
boat tail that's both show and go! Not only can you take this bad boy to
the local cruise or car show, but it's ready to burst down the quarter mile
in 11.5 seconds @ 119mph. A great 7.50 1/8th mile car, pro bracket racer,
or even the ultimate sleeper for those late night street battles. With a
numbers matching original 455 Stage 1 block, which is the only original
piece under the hood. It's now sitting at 494ci pushing out 670hp ad a
whopping 707ft lbs of blacktop wrinkling torque! This ultimate beast is the
definition of being unique and one of a kind.
Stage 1 455 numbers matching block, but that's about it due to this beast
of beasts being totally re-done in just about every way imaginable by the
southeast's premier engine builder, Al Moody. Bored and stroked to 494CI
and attached to a professionally built freewheeling Cohn transmission with
everything meticulously gone thru and freshened up. The engine has about 50
passes on it before it was just freshened up and by the way; it's NEVER had
any Nitrous. Many TA parts including
aluminum Stage 2 ported heads, polished TA intake, with a Quick Fuel 1050
carb with annular Boosters resting
on top. Engine block reinforced with a TA block girdle and it was short
filled for extra strength. TA solid lifter 284/294 cam, TA roller rockers
and a TA stroker crank. Meziere electric high flow water pump, a belt
driven vacuum pump, aluminum radiator and a complete MSD 6A set up. TCI 11"
Street Dominator 2500 convertor, B&M Pro Stick shifter with a reversed
pattern manual valve body. Long large tube headers that mount up to a very
beautiful sounding and efficient 3" x-pipe Exhaust system, with cut-outs, that flow thru
single chamber Flowmaster mufflers. Large trunk mounted fuel cell with all
the best plumbing and a trunk mounted electric fuel pump. The red top
battery has also been re-located to the trunk and sits in an NHRA approved
battery box and cut-off. Custom Ram-Air designed by Air Inlet Systems out
of Hamilton Ontario Canada with 4" box and tubes that breathe thru the
center headlamp holes. Ford 9" rear end, 4.11 gears with locker, Moser
axles, reinforced nodular case and all HD parts including large studs that
was built to be indestructible. 90/10 QA-1 shocks up front and back and the
sway bar has been removed. This beast weighs in at an unbelievable 4800lbs
with no lightening to the vehicle at all other than the removal of the A/C
system. With all that weight, one would think that lifting the front wheels
off the ground at launch would be impossible but yet this one does and what
an unbelievable site it is to see!
Professionally restored by owner of more than 14 years, the two tone
charcoal gray metallic and black PPG urethane paint was sanded and buffed
to absolute perfection to show off the laser straight body that has never
had a spot of rust its entire life. The under-carriage is just as nice and
well taken care of as the body and interior of this vehicle. Sporting the
exceptional original black leather interior that's still in nearly perfect
condition. The front seats are out of a '70 GS stage 1 and the carpet was
custom done with matching floor mats with the Buick logo stitched in. New
leather wrapped aluminum Grant steering wheel also sports the Buick logo
horn cap. Autometer Sport Comp tach with record and playback along with
added oil temp and pressure, volt and water temp gauges. A 6pt. roll bar
along with Simpson 5pt racing harness keeps you safe and secure. All chrome
and stainless on the car is near perfection as well. Sitting on 15"
polished Torq-Thrust wheels wrapped in Goodyears with Goodyear Drag Radials
out back. This car is being sold with an extra set of Goodyear slicks and
Hoosier Radials, both already mounted on matching Torq-Thrust wheels. Come
test drive this awesome car and you'll want to go straight to the track to
open her up and see just what this beast can do! Don't hesitate on this
one-of-a-kind car that will surely win some more show and go trophies.
This vehicle is located in our Atlanta, GA showroom. For more information,
please call (678) 279-1609 or toll free (877) 367-1835.
1962 Buick Skylark Street Cruiser
A 1962 Buick Skylark Street Cruiser that I shot at the Georgia Mountain
Moonshine Cruize In 2013....Who Hot Rods a Skylark....Bob's son did...very
nice car...Check it out!!...Make sure you follow me so you don't miss any
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1972 Buick Skylark Walk Around
This is my 1972 Buick Skylark 350-4bbl. It is bone stock with the exception
of duel Exhaust. Sorry that the
camera's microphone is sucky, but I think you'll get the gist.