This Ivory Gold Mist 1968 Buick Skylark Custom Convertible has had just 2 owners and traveled only 62,051 miles in its lifetime.
This was the second generation of Skylarks with it seeing major styling changes. It actually began life in 1953 as a name given to Buick’s special run Roadmaster convertibles. In 1961 it became a trim option for the Buick Special until it became a model in its own right for 1964.
The new Skylark certainly proved popular and it enjoyed record sales during the 1968 model year.
Skylark was Buick’s mid-sized offering that interestingly sat on two different wheelbases. The 4-door cars were 116″ whereas the 2-doors used a shorter wheelbase of 112″.
The Skylark Custom Convertible came with all-vinyl bench seats in platinum, blue, champagne or black. All vinyl notch-back seats in platinum, blue, black or white. Or, as you see here, all-vinyl bucket seats that came in white, blue or black.
The Skylark came standard with a 250 cubic inch, 155 horsepower six cylinder engine. The Skylark Custom benefited from getting a 350 V8 that output 230 hp as standard.
Despite the overall Skylark sales being really good, the Skylark Custom Convertible sold a modest 8,188 units during the 1968 model year making this quite a rare car indeed. It was priced at $3,098 which was about $142 more than the best selling Custom 2-door hardtop.
This ’68 Buick Skylark is currently for sale on eBay. (follow the link for more photos)