I’ll Take One With Skirts: 1967 Buick Skylark

A 1967 Skylark made by Buick is for sale in Leechburg, Pennsylvania and can be found here on craigslist with an asking price of $5,600. It features a rebuilt engine. The well-known Harley Earl had a part in the design of the General Motors Skylark. Do you like doing body work or know someone who can finish the painting on this car? The process has been started you just need to finish it. Did Buick offer a 350 CID engine in 1967? Or can you tell by the picture if this is a Buick 340 CID? One could choose a 300, two different 340 engines or a 401 in 1967. It is mated to an automatic transmission but we are not given any information about it.

One option on Skylarks was a vinyl top. It looks like this one may have had one. If I were restoring it, I would put a vinyl top on it. The white paint and the black interior are a simple combination.

What attracted me to this car is the fender skirts. Car designers always looked for ways to make cars look smoother. The way to form the opening of the fenders was always a challenge. In the 1930s, designers added fender skirts to the rear fenders to give a better side view. The company Graham-Paige is attributed to being the first to feature a set of fender skirts in 1932. Aftermarket companies made “universal” fender skirts you could add to any car. By 1970, skirts had much disappeared from cars. If you have ever had to change a tire by the side of the road, you may not have liked fender skirts. After struggling to remove them to change the tire, the skirts were thrown in the trunk with the flat tire until a more convenient time was found to attach them back on the car.

Are you a fan of fender skirts? Then this car is for you! Go ahead and contact the seller for more information.

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Comments

  1. Mountainwoodie

    Cool cruiser

    …..out here on West Coast that thing would have dropped spindles and hydraulics in no time flat. John Smith would not be the name of the driver.

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  2. Rhett

    I love Buicks, but no.

  3. Adrian

    Either a 300 or a 340 just by looking

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  4. Jcinvt

    Had a 73 Pontiac lemans 4 Dr. ( first car),I have no idea why they had skirts,but the first time I had a flat I broke one.
    Poorly made fiber glass?

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  5. local_sheriff

    Well, actually this Skylark has had a 66 Skylark face transplant at some point,this pic from pinterest shows the 67 had a straight bumper and more square headlight bezels.
    That image also shows how much BETTER the Skylark looks without the skirts. I hate them; it’s an A-body and the car IMO looks much more muscular with the rounded fender openings

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    • Saul

      @local_sheriff the green one in your photo has also had a transplant. The 1967 Special and Gran Sport used this grille with the horizontal red line and delicate vertical chrome piece in the center. But the green car is a Skylark with its proper grille and the fender skirts removed. I did this on my Skylark because I liked the red horizontal line better. By the way, these fender skirts were metal. I removed mine and put the arch trim on from a Gran Sport. The subject car inexplicably has a 66 grille installed and poorly painted black but is definitely a 67 with the interior that looked just like mine.

  6. Pete

    I never was a fan of the fender skirt my 66 convertible had them when I restored the car. They took away the beauty of the car not to mention the looks of the spoke Buick rims

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  7. Ryan Reynoldson

    I’ve got a 1964 Buick Skylark 2dr hardtop had a 300 with an auto now has a 71 Buick 350 4bbl and Muncie m21 4speed

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  8. stillrunners

    Like…..just not enough of them around……

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  9. KevinR

    My wife’s grandmother had a ’67 Skylark 4 door with 340, 2 speed automatic and fender skirts. One owner car, she drove it up to her early ’90s which hit in the late ’90s. I didn’t have room at the time or I would have taken the car when she passed. The guy (wife’s cousin’s 3rd husband) who got the car immediately removed the skirts, sanded down the paint and swapped the stock wheels for 15″ Super Sports. He never did repaint it. As far as I know it still sits that way…

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