Skylark is one of those names that probably wouldn’t sell today no matter what it would be attached to, however back in 1965 it was a different story for Buick. Introduced for 1964 as a separate model line as opposed to merely a trim level previously, this example is a second year model. Skylark was available in a multitude of forms (two door coupe, hardtop, convertible, and four door thin pillared sedan – the hardtop four door came later) and powered from mild to fairly wild in the Gran Sport versions (which were first available in mid-1965). This one was produced in the first week of April and the color started life as Turquoise Mist.
A total of 22,239 of the V-8 powered four door sedan were produced with a further 96 as crated knocked down chassis compared to only 3,385 with the V6. That makes this the most common version except for the two door sport coupe variant, also with a V8, which outsold it by more than 2:1. Long gone, those days are. The engine in this case was the 300 cu.in. V8 known as the Wildcat 310 backed by the two-speed ST300 transmission.