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40 Year USAF General 2nd Owner Stock Original Rust Free Runs Great

1971 Buick Skylark Custom Convertible

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Jun 17, 2014
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US $9,000.00
Approximately C $10,995.75(including shipping)
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Vehicle Specifics for 1971 Buick Skylark Custom Convertible
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1971 Buick Skylark Custom Convertible
VIN#: 444671H191374
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Condition: Used : Split the cost with friends
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VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): 444671H191374 Year: 1971
Transmission: Automatic Make: Buick
Body Type: Convertible Model: Skylark
Vehicle Title: Clear Trim: Convertible
Options: Convertible Engine: 350cid V8
Safety Features: Seat Belts Drive Type: Rear Wheel Drive
Power Options: Power Brakes, Power Steering, Power Top, Air Conditioning Mileage: 16,103
Fuel Type: Gasoline Sub Model: Custom Convertible
For Sale By: Private Seller Exterior Color: Red
Disability Equipped: No Interior Color: Black
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty Number of Cylinders: 8
Beautiful, stock (other than very cool, period-correct Western Cyclone II rims), complete, rust free, great running and driving 1971 Buick Skylark Custom convertible that has had 40 years of loving ownership by a meticulous Two Star General and former Air Force test pilot. Unfortunately, he recently passed away and his wife has asked me to sell it for her. It comes with a folder of service records, owner notes and history that must be an inch thick. It even has the original metal Protecto Plate still attached to the original Owners Manual (see pics). 

Mechanically it's excellent. It runs and drives great and needs nothing as far as I can tell (and I'm a devout classic car guy). Engine is the original Buick 350cid 2bbl, transmission is a Turbo 350 (rebuilt once with tranny specific service records since 1980), and rear differential is the original GM Corporate 10 Bolt. It was garage stored and used sparingly for the last nine years. Before that it was driven regularly on long-distance highway trips. As a result, it has 216,103 miles according to the service records. And they must be the easiest, most well-maintained miles any vintage GM product has ever seen. When you see the condition of the engine compartment and undercarriage (ask for my extra pics), in addition to how great it runs and drives, you will know what I mean.

The body is in great condition. It was cosmetically restored in the late 1980's and early 1990's. I have many receipts from Year One (a leading vintage GM parts house) detailing what was included. Paint and body work was done to an extremely high standard (everything was removed and body taken down to bare metal) in 1987 by Collector's Auto Restoration (the bill was $4975.72!) but is showing some age. As a patina guy, I'd probably just touch up the taillight housings (see pics) and buff out the rest. Passenger door skin has some small bubbling in front bottom corner (see pics) but I haven't picked at it to see what's underneath. The floorboards, doors and frame rails look great from underneath (see pics). And the rest of the body still looks great after 27 years.

The interior was also part of the cosmetic restoration and looks great even after so many years. Upholstery and top have aged very well. Carpet has one wear hole on drivers side (see pics; Skylark logo floor mats cover it) but the rest is good as are the door panels. Dash pad has a crack (see pics) but I'm including a replacement cover. All lights, blinkers, wipers, idiot lights and gauges work properly. Clock, lighter, radio and ventilation selector switch do not work (fan works). Electric convertible top motors run well and top goes up and down very smoothly. 

My name is Chris and I am happy to answer your questions. Please call me at 435-669-1470. I also have tons of pictures that show every nook and cranny in great detail. Send me your email address and I'll get them to you. And this car is ready to enjoy today so you may want to consider flying in and driving home. That would be a blast and I'd be happy to help facilitate it. This sweet 1971 Buick Skylark convertible is located in the dry, desert community of St. George, Utah (a little over 100 miles north of Las Vegas). Good luck and good bidding.

On Jun-13-14 at 13:24:15 PDT, seller added the following information:

Reserve is set at $9k. Thank you very much for your interest. 

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