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What would you do with this 1972 Buick Skylark Custom Convertible?

If this 1972 Buick Skylark Custom Convertible was yours what would you do with it?


I saw one Buick owner was considering this custom convertible 1972 Buick Skylark. If it was offered to you, what would you do with it?

This Buick doesn't have an AC, is a project and the car doesn't run.

It has a good TH350 transmission in the car. As you can see it has rust, but seems repairable.

We are not advertising it, but just asking for discussion. What could be done with this?


John Goreham    January 14, 2015 - 7:20PM

That body style was a great design. Hopefully some new owner will bring this car back and maybe add a little modern running gear to make it stop and turn the way we expect these days.

Anthony (not verified)    January 15, 2015 - 11:16AM

In reply to by John Goreham

With a car at that point, you need to have someone that just wants to have that car. You will never break even making it perfect again. I currently have a 72 hardtop and the front end is torn apart from what started as a hunt to remove two cooling leaks. As I removed the known issues I found various bolts of the wrong size, in the wrong location and took the front apart to fix everything. The dream right now is to get wilwood brakes and a ridetech level 2 coil over system in the car. You can find cheaper stuff then ridetech but I like the spindle setup they have matched with the lighter adjustable coil over system. I think that would be a good match for this car as well.

Steven Smith (not verified)    January 15, 2015 - 9:07AM

Restore it!! Always restore it. They are not making any more of these and there will never be others like them. Save it while you can.

Rich 'Amato (not verified)    January 16, 2015 - 10:09PM

I do like Anthony's brake/suspension scenario if I had the bucks...personally I would look for an LS-1/ 4L65e trans combo, ", Griffin radiator, 3.42 posi rear from a GS, interior would be 6-way power Skylark Custom bench with fold down center armrest for ultimate cruising...pure stock... Crystal Blue Poly, parchment vinyl interior, black carpet and black soft top. I wouldn't make it into a GS "tribute"...Buick Rallye wheels, blackwalls...done!

Alain Belisle (not verified)    August 11, 2021 - 3:16PM

This car is a gem from the past and it might take me years to complete, but i would tear it all apart and make it as original as possible. 350 small block. May upgrade brakes to discs all around and upgrade suspension, but other than that, stock all the way!!!
Im just dreaming. My dad had a 72 skylark back in the day. Great car!