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.
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.
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 GS STK 1404
By now, everyone knows better than to mess with the big, bad, 455 GS
Buicks, right? Bordering on insanely overpowered from the factory, a few
bolt-on parts can turn these flying bricks into weapons that will leave
Dodge Viper owners sobbing. Sinister in that bright red paint job, this
well-restored, 700-mile car tells you all you need to know about Buick
performance in the late �70s. Sure the shape of the body says
conservative, but the way it�s dressed smacks you like a two-by-four to
the back of the head. The N25 bumper package and with a hood tack and 3
piece spoiler makes the exclamation point. You just can�t miss these cars
driving down the road, and by the time you�ve seen one, it�s already
too late�you won�t catch it and the new stainless steel brakes will
help keep it under control. On this particular car, the paint is in good
condition all around with factory panel alignment. The red is glossy and
deep, exactly the way you want it on one of these cruisers. There are a few
touch-ups here and there�the car is, after all, 39 years old�but even
with a numbers matching GS it�s clear that this car was never used as a
daily driver. All the glass is good, and the seals are supple, suggesting
that this car has been properly treated for its entire life. There are no
signs of damage to the bumpers, no little nicks on the leading edge of the
nose, and the flanks are thankfully free of parking lot door dings. This is
a nice car that presents well, and you know how hard it is to make red look
The engine on this car is 100% stock, except the original heads. In the car
are T/A aluminum heads port and polished that add that little extra
someth'n, someth'n when you mash the gas. With almost all of the original
equipment still intact. Look at the pictures and you can see how
well-maintained this car is. Everything is in very good condition and
it�s obvious that this car has never seen snow. There�s not any
additional flash under there, but it is 95% factory original and correct,
which is probably a lot more important on a relatively rare car like this
one. The 455 cubic inch motor is backed by the ultra-reliable T400
automatic, a transmission which has served honorably and faithfully behind
these big block motors. Out back there�s a set of 3.42 gears in posi trac
pumpkin, offering great off-the-line go and impressive high-speed cruising
The stock black GS interior is just as impressive as the exterior. The
dashboard is pure original. A set off Sunpro gauges mounted just below the
radio helps keep tabs on the performance of thie monster under the hood.
Regal, with the long, rectangular speedometer augmented by a small bar
graph style tachometer and Boost
gauge. The upholstery is in excellent condition with no excessive wear, and
certainly no rips, tears, or stains anywhere. The headliner is perfect, the
carpets look almost new, and the dashboard has no sign of cracking or sun
damage. The A/C blows cold, the AM/FM stereo woks properly, and the car is
ready for a summer�s worth of cruising and stop light grand prix.
This vehicle is located in our Charlotte, NC showroom. For more
information, please call (704) 598-2130 or toll free (866) 542-8392.
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)
Twin Turbo Buick 350 Skylark Cruising
This is the turbo kit I sell in use!
Taking the Tubs and Twins car for a stroll, and me nervously rambling like
a moron. See the Buick's entire story and evolution at BurtonMachine.com.
Buick Big Block 455 rebuilding
This is how my garage looks in the moment.
My Buick GS on his way to a "HEMI-Killer" and a friends Buick powerd
Both are waiting to be fired up.
It`s nice to have 15000 ccm in his garage, even if they need a "little
My Buick get`s :
T/A Performance Cam
Hyper pistons 23CC
800CFM Holley DP
1969 Buick Skylark 400 V8 Ram Air GS Trim
I thought you might like a look at this very nice 1969 Buick Skylark. I
believe this is a Skylark that has had the ram air hood and GS Trim added,
but I'm not sure. Either way, it's a great looking car. The paint is
slick, the black vinyl interior looks like new, and it's riding on a nice
set of aftermarket rims. It also features factory A/C that still blows
cold. It's definitely a nice car for the money. I hope you find it
interesting, thanks for watching!
Filmed at Country Classic Cars in Staunton, IL
The background track is Travel Light by Jason Shaw, of Audionautix.com. It
is available, royalty-free, under Creative Commons unported licesnse 3.0.
You can download it from Audionautix at:
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.
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
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