Buick - History Documentary (1995)
This video is a wonderfully-done documentary, written and produced by
Michael Rose, on the history of Buick as presented in 1995 from the History
Channel's archive. Here is Michael's description of the video verbatim:
"No one would have believed that the tinkering of a plumber would turn into
the foundation of the world's largest corporation. But it did. David Dunbar
Buick invented a process to adhere porcelain to tubs and other bathroom
fixtures. But the Scottish immigrant dreamed of making a mark out of the
bathroom, and set to work building a car. By 1900, he enlisted the aid of
another inventor, Walter Marr, and they built their first vehicle. Their
invention attracted the attention of one of Michigan's wealthiest men,
William Crapo Durant, the president of the world's largest buggy-building
business. As soon as he drove one of Buick's early creations, Durant
realized that the days of the horse and buggy were over. He teamed up with
Buick, and the two went on to make history. By the thirties, Buicks were
regarded as some of the finest cars ever made. From the first Buicks
through the birth of General Motors and into history, this is the
compelling story of the partnership that eventually became the basis for
the largest company in the world."
1969 Buick Skylark convertible frame/suspension walk around
This is my first video upload on Youtube...so take it easy on me..:)
This is the 69 Buick Skylark convertible I am working on. I have the frame
and front suspension done so I thought I'd make a video of it. More videos
to come on the rest of the car...including the big block 455 build.
1971 Buick Skylark GS Convertible
1971 Buick Skylark GS Convertible For Sale in Chicago. This Arctic White 71
GS has the 350 Buick V8 engine with 4brl carburetor, turbo 350 transmission, dual Exhaust with factory rear bumper cutout Exhaust outlets, and an air induction hood
setup. This '71 features Buick's 350 V8 producing 290hp and 350 ft lbs of
torque. Options on this GS Convertible are factory power front disc brakes,
power steering, power windows, power convertible top, A/C, custom front are
rear seat belts, vinyl interior with a Notch back bench seat (has center
armrest), remote driver's sideview mirror, factory in-dash tachometer,
rally gauges, AM radio with factory dash mounted 8 track, 14" Rally wheels,
Softray tinted glass with glass window in the top, body side moldings, door
edge guards, Convenience Lighting Package with a trunk light, factory dual
horns, rear speaker, and tilt column. According to the original window
sticker, it was sold at Ken Watson Buick Inc, in Los Angeles, California
and was built in Flint, Michigan. There were only 599 GS 350 convertibles
made in 1971. This is a nice driver car that is ready for summer cruising!
The 1971 Buick GS 350 Convertible can be seen at
www.gatewayclassiccars.com, and is located in our Chicagoland Showroom,
which can be reached at 708 444 4488.
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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
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1967 Buick Skylark Convertible
I thought you'd like a look at this very nice 1967 Buick Skylark
Convertible. It's not a show car or anything, but it is a nice looking
driver. It's still powered by it's original, numbers matching V8 and
automatic trans. The exterior has been repainted and they've installed a
new convertible top. It really is a nice solid car. A little painting
under the hood and it would be really sharp. I hope you find interesting,
thanks for watching!
Filmed at Country Classic Cars in Staunton, IL
The background music track is Whiskey on the Mississippi by Kevin MacLeod.
Available under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.
Instruments: Guitar, Bass, Kit, Organ, EP
With a jumping bass and off-beat syncopation, this is straight from
Memphis' Beale Street. The Hammond organ and electric guitar play together
as longtime friends, while the melody changes hands from guitar to organ to
electric piano. 011
Bouncy, Grooving 2010
1968 Buick Skylark Convertible
1968 Buick Skylark Convertible
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1995 Buick Skylark Custom V6 Start Up, Exhaust, and In Depth Tour
In this video I give a full in depth tour of the 1995 Buick Skylark V6. I
take viewers on a close look through the interior and exterior of this car
while showing details, over viewing of features, and noting unique styling
cues to the vehicle itself. I also show the engine and the details of it,
start it up and see how it sounds under acceleration. A thorough
tour/review of this car designed to give others a greater overall
appreciation of the vehicle.
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.
1972 Buick Skylark
1972 Buick Skylark with a Hi-Compression Buick 350-4
I've had this car since October 8th 2010, I'm a senior in High School and
it is my first car, my dad payed for half of it and I payed for the other
half. I pay for the performance goodies that go into it and the occasional
parts that break too. I love driving this old monster even though premium
gas prices are outrageous but the rumble and roar of that massive V8 are
well worth it. I take pride in this car and my dad and I do most of the
work on it ourselves, it's somewhat of a father-son project. We've done
nothing but make this car a heck of a lot better than it was when we got
it. In the great words of GS Club of America, going fast with class, that's
what these Buicks do.
Stock HP: 175hp (for 1972 Buick 350-4 8.5:1 compression)
Rear-wheel HP: 226hp @ 4326 RPM (should be a little higher with the Hyfire
and Mallory coil)
Rear-wheel Tourqe: 307.8 lb-ft @ 3372 RPM (should also be a little higher)
Net HP: approx. 260hp
Compression: 9.5:1 (not sure, but definitely higher than stock because
without prem fuel I get spark knock with the correct fuel to air mixture)
Rear-end gears: 2.73:1 Open Differential (plan on getting a Limited Slip
Transmission: turbohydramatic 350 (with
a shift kit for fun :D)
1966 BUICK SKYLARK CONVERTIBLE - BUICK'S MID-SIZE MUSCLE CAR
Back in '66 car makers still offered a multitude of models to reach all
market levels. Buick offered at the low end Special, followed by Skylark,
LeSabre, Wildcat, Electra 225, and Riviera. What makes the mid-size
Skylark a muscle car? The 2 V8 engine choices. A 300 cid, like this one
with 210 hp., or a 401 cid, with 325 horses. The latter engine also
available with the Skylark GS that offered more options and features. With
2,904 lbs, either V8 engine could propel this lightweight to extraordinary
speed quickly. Same with the GS Skylark that weighed 3,167 lbs. So like
the other intermediate size models, the Skylark is definitely Buick's
muscle car. ( The Buick Wildcat model is powerful too with a 401 or 425
V8, but it is a large car sharing the Electra 225 platform. ) Thanks very
much for viewing this 1966 Buick Skylark convertible.