Repaired Repaint: 1968 Buick Skylark Custom Convertible – Sold?
December 1, 2021 Update – We just confirmed the listing for this “Classifind” expired, so with no replacement found we’re assuming this ride “Sold?” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call us directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.
In 1968, if you were partial to Buicks and wanted a convertible, you had your choice of the top of the line “C” body Electra 225, the slightly smaller “B”b based Wildcat and LeSabre, or the redesigned-for-1968 Buick Skylark such as this red over black example we originally spotted in November 2021 on Craigslist near York, Pennsylvania. Reports to have had rust repaired twenty years ago combined with a repaint at the time.
Currently offered at $14,500, comparing the ask against the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool confirms the private seller has their Skylark priced just below this guide’s #2 “Excellent” estimate of $24,800. Interestingly, the Collector Car Market Review Online Tool reveals the seller’s ask falls between this guide’s #3 “Good” estimate of $10,800 and its #2 “Very Good” appraisal of $15,600.
GM redesigned their mid-size line for the 1968 model year and Buick’s recipient was the Special, Skylark, and Grand Sport models. While base power came in the form of a 250 cubic inch inline-six, Skylarks such as the example featured here could be ordered with Buick’s 350 cubic inch V8. While two-door versions utilized a 112-inch wheelbase, four-door versions benefitted from a longer 116-inch version.
While this video does not have any sound, it’s an interesting take from back in 1968 illustrating all of the features of the new Skylark:
Here’s the seller’s description:
“Good condition. Had rust repaired and Repainted over 20yrs ago. Been garaged. The paint shows a few blisters and blemishes. Original black vinyl top good some pinholes. Original interior nice no rips or tears. Original drivetrain, 350 4brl, automatic trans, 10 volt rear. 113000 miles. Car runs and drives like a top. Fun car with the top down.”
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