1972 Buick Skylark 455 or Driving "It' in the rain.
A little video made while taking a little ride in my 72 Buick. A little ride that was interupted by a major downpour.
Sorry for the bad audio. My Sony Handycam is not good for outdoor use although this was in a car with the windows rolled up it still is not a quiet car.
Car has a self built 455(462 now) and turbo 400 tranny and a 3.42 geared posi rear. BFG 275/60/15 T/A radials.
This car is my "It" . What do you call tour car? A He, She or It?
Don't worry, No animals were harmed during the making of this video.
1971 Buick GS, Low mileage car
This is a friends very low mileage 71 GS. Started life as a 350 car but in
2002 was morphed into a 455 car.
He bought it from the northwest sight unseen in 2000 and was the proverbial
little old ladies car. he has the origional bill of sale and the
corresponding title paperwork aswell as the very first tags that were
issued in California. The build sheets and al the other things that make
the cars more desireable are there too. The underside of the car and the
interior metal pieces look like the day the car was assembled in Fremont
California. Again, In all my years of being into Buicks I have never seen
a car this clean and original. It doea have one repaint and that leaves a
lot to be desired but have you seen a car like this lately?
1972 Buick Skylark 455,
My 72 Skylark 350 sport coupe, I've had it about 10 or 11 years and I
bought it from the original owners family after he had passed away. It used
to be a grandfathers car now it's just an old guys toy. Soon after I
bought it I installed a warmed up 350 and it ran real good. One day I
wanted more so I built a .030 over 455 and that's when the trouble started.
The original owners name Was Charley Daniels(no not that one)May he rest in
peace because lord knows, When ever I start this thing up nobody rests in
peace. Mwuh hah ha hah ha ha
70 Buick GS Stage 1 vs Radical 69 Camaro SS
Stock 1970 Buick 455 Stage 1 engine with pump gas vs 454 with gears and
converter in a 69 Camaro SS. Listen to the
difference in cams etc towards the end. The owner of both even said he was
pissed till he realized they were both his cars so why be mad the buick was
1972 Buick Skylark, TA 288-92H cam.
This is the TA 288-92H cam. Bought cam and lifters used from a reputable
source(Jim Weise who is a knowledgeable Buick guru, Hi Jim). TA SP1
intake, 800 QJ carb, Roller rockers, Headers and big 3" pipes all the way
to the bumper. This video shows the motor as it looks today and it is
different from the original video. The intake is the only visible part
changed but the valve covers have been painted Buick red to match the rest
of the motor. I like them better red than black as they were. Did the
additional motor work earlier in the year but am just now getting around to
a new video.
Motor is probably 9:00 to 1 or so comp ratio(cast hyperutectic pistons)as
both the block and heads have been milled a total of about .060" and has
homebrewed port and bowl work along with stainless stage1 size valves.
Recorded 12/13/09 Best heard with headphones. Oh yeah it's in stereo
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)
1972 Buick Skylark ride
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.
1957 Buick Roadmaster - Jay Leno's Garage
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1971 BUICK GSX 455 1 OF ONLY 124 MADE SOLD! NEW UPDATE FINISHED AND HAS BEEN SOLD!!!
This is a original 1971 Buick GSX 455 car. Yes this is a original, NOT A
CLONE, 1 of only 124 ever made in 71 that includes 350, 455 and 455 stage 1
cars all together. This car is registered in the GSX registry. This car was
not known to exist until it was discovered a little while ago. There are 3
known so far out of all 1971 GXS's to have a paint code of 62 which is
Bittersweet Mist. The others Bittersweet Mist GSX's are restored one is
only a 350 engine and 350 auto tranny car. The other is a stage 1 455 car.
So this is the only 455 engine 1971 GSX made in the color Bittersweet Mist
I have talked to the original owner and have a document that has been
signed by him and notorized stating that this is a true 1971 GSX, which he
bought on march 12, 1971. I have the original protecto plate This car is a
4owner car, and can be traced to every owner and all the owners are still
alive. This was bought brand new at Key Buick & Opel in Jacksonville,
Florida on 3/12/71. It stayed in Florida until mid 1979, then it went to
the last of the 3 owners in Alabama where it stayed until about a month ago
2/1/08. Now it resides with me here in Pa. This was always a southern car
and is about 98% rust free. It has just a little around the back rear
window and a pin hole in the rear seat pan and where the battery box is,
that was because of a leaky battery but thats it. I have alot of picture of
the doors, trunk, floors, fenders, rad support, frame, etc and all of that
is 100% solid. This is a very original car with the exception for the block
as it was damaged back in the late 1970's and could not be repaired so it
was changed with another but the rest of the car is all near original as
you see it in the video. This car has had the passenger side door fixed
back in 1971 only 3 months after it was new this was told to me by the
original owner. The paint is nearly all original with the exception for the
drivers door and rear quater. The interior, transmission, which is the
original matching numbers turbo 400,
original posi rear end, suspension, etc. This is a unmolested car that
still retains, from what I can tell, all of it's original sheetmetal with
the exception of the drivers door from what I can tell. you can see in the
pictures the faded original paint as well as the original faded painted GSX
stripes and hood treatment and the faded GSX decals. This car has a tanish
interior and has the following options 455 motor, automatic turbo 400, air conditioning, GSX option,
Bittersweet Mist paint, tan bucket seat interior, center console, courtesy
light package, front and rear bumperettes, power steering, power disk
brakes, 3:42 posi rear end heavy duty 10 bolt that only came on the GSX,15"
ralley rims. It is sometimes hard to find 1970 GSX's but there out there as
they made 678 and they only came in 2 colors yellow or white now compare
that to a 1971 GSX which they only made 124 period and you can get them now
in special order colors because every GSX had to be special ordered, that
was the only way you could get one. If anyone wants a chance to own a
original 1971 GSX here is your chance. These cars in #1 condition will
bring near $150,000 because of what they are. The car was inspected by a
very well know GSX expert and National judge( Duane Heckman of
philadelphia, pa.). He shared his findings and pictures with a other well
known GSX judge to also verify that THIS IS A GENUINE 1971 GSX. He took
every date code he could find. He proved that the car has all of it's
original sheetmetal with the exception of the drivers side door. The
drivers door is a genuine GM part but was put on the car a couple months
after it was purchased. There was some damage on the very front of the
drivers side quater as well. This is why the black paint is mostly off the
drivers side stripe. These 2 areas were repainted in 1971 as well as the
stripes. Now the rest of the car still reatains it's original paint and
stripes as well as GSX decals. The proof is in the stripes being that they
are original to the car. The spoiler, tach, wheels, interior, bumpers,
headlight assemblys, hood, suspension are all original to the car. All of
the options on the car was also verified. I hope this helps everyone out.
There is proof on this car and it is now documented as a true original 1971
GSX in bittersweet mist. if anyone has any questions about the inspection
please email me or call 570-875-7109. Thanks for your interest...
UPDATE::::: The car has had a rotisserie high grade restoration and
recieved Gold 2 times and the nationals. The car is for sale. The car was
put back to factory specs everywhere as well as finding a correct block. If
anyone is interested please feel free to call me. Sorry the car has been
sold for $100,000.
If anyone has any questions please email me or call Me(Marty) at
1980 Buick Skylark Dealer Demo
This is form a 1979 promotional LaserDisc that I found it is for 1980 model
At the beginning of this disc you will hear some audio tones, these where
used to program the PR-7800 LaserDisc player, and you will also see single
frames of what is on the entire disc as well as still pictures of each
model of Buick available that year
This WAS the first interactive video experience, the on board CPU in the
PR-7800 allowed you to program the viewing and interact with the disc using
the remote control. The PR-7800 was intorduced 3 years before the IBM PC-XT
In 1978 GM contracted with Pioneer and MCA/DiscoVision to put the Pioneer
PR-7800 LaserDisc player into its dealerships, the discs where to be used
for demonstrations as in this disc or for training purposes.
Now in the early days of laserDisc manufacture there was a very high
failure rate, sometimes as high as 85% during the mastering/pressing
process, so that left a lot of sides of discs that where unusable. Well
these where used to fill the blank side of a disc, the "dead" side was then
coated with a special plastic that was clear to the human eye, but it would
not reflect the laser beam, thus the side would not play. Well the coating
can be removed with rubbing alcohol, which is what I did.
These reject discs will ONLY play on the older style of laserDisc player
that uses a laser tube
1969 BUICK SKYLARK CUSTOM 350-4 L77
My New 69 Buick Skylark Custom with L-77 350-4 motor. Most of the Buicks
Skylarks of this year you will find are 350-2. The Skylark GS and some
Skylark Customs have the 350-4 L77 motor. This motor is rated at 285hp and
375Ft/lbs of Torque. Compression is 10.25:1 which is high and only Premium
will do. O well.. An extra 2-3 bucks per tank.. Not a big deal.. But the
power is a big deal !! And this car has tons of it ! The Engine is so
large, you would swear it is a Big block and not a 350 Small block. 0-60
in around 8 secs. I have found that this is under rated being that I am
doing 0-60 in 8 secs at 6000 feet high here in Colorado. Could be the
195/70R14 tires previous owner has on the car. These tiny tires do help
the torque. Not sure what factory size they should have but I bought some
GS 15's wheels with 245/60R15s that should be perfect for this car !!
Sorry about the Video ending as my batteries died.. Since this Video. I
have removed the top, cured the rust and primed the top area. Also the left
and rear lower quarter panels have been replaced and primed.. Tomorrow the
car will have the seats re done.. Shortly there after.. The paint will be
started.. This car is sweet !! I really love the ride and power.. Old
Buick Power is Amazing !! I had no idea !!! Enjoy the Video.. Enjoy the