1965 Buick Skylark

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Overview


The 1965 Skylark saw the introduction of the Gran Sport option, which eventually became its own model, the Buick GS. Meanwhile, the "base" Skylark continued with engines ranging up to the High Performance 300 cid V8.


The 1965 Skylark saw the introduction of the Gran Sport option, which eventually became its own model, the Buick GS. Meanwhile, the "base" Skylark continued with engines ranging up to the High Performance 300 cid V8.

The Skylark in 1964-1965 were available in a pillar-less coupe (Hardtop) two-door version, as the Specials and Special Deluxes only came in pillared coupe versions. Beginning with the 1964 model year, a two-door sedan (pillared coupe) was added to the Skylark lineup. Inspired in no small part by the sales success of the 1964 Pontiac Tempest, LeMans, and GTO, the Gran Sport option became available in mid 1965 offered as a coupe, hardtop or convertible.[11] The Gran Sport featured Buick’s 401 cubic-inch-displacement V8 engine using a Carter 4-barrel carburetor that produced 325 hp (242 kW) at 4400 rpm[11] (it was listed as 400 cubic inches in sales literature, supposedly to escape a General Motors mandate that engines larger than 400 cubic inches should not be used in intermediate-sized cars). Other Gran Sport features were unique Gran Sport badging, a heavy-duty radiator, and dual exhaust.

Few changes distinguish 1965 models from a 1964, but one of the more obvious has to be the elimination of the body side molding and the revamping of the rear panel to a "clear-across" taillamp. Two other features should also be noted: the introduction of curved side glass in 1964, and the use of larger 14-inch wheels, rather than the 13-inch of the previous years.

Production Numbers


4-DR Wagon 4,226
4-DR Wagon 3S 4,669
Coupe 4,195
Hardtop Coupe 4,549
Convertible Coupe 1,181
4-DR Sedan (44369) 3,385
CUS WGN 4D 8,300
CUS WGN 3S 11,166
SDN 4D (44469) 22,335
Total Production 64,006

Performance Specs


Engine Size Carb. HP Torque 0 to 60 Quarter mile
Fireball 225 V6 225ci 1x1bbl 155 225 lb-ft - -
Wildcat 310 300ci 1x2bbl 210 310 lb-ft - -
Wildcat 355 300ci 1x4bbl 250 335 lb-ft 7.6 sec 16.1 sec

Transmission


  • 3-Speed
  • 4-speed
  • 2-speed auto

Paint & Colors


Exterior

Regal Black
Arctic White
Astro Blue
Seafoam Green
Verde Green
Turquoise Mist
Midnight Aqua
Burgundy Mist
Flame Red
Sahara Mist
Champagne Mist
Shell Beige
Bamboo Cream
Silver Cloud

Interior

Black
Blue
Fawn
Green
Red
Saddle
Aqua
Silver

OEM Brochures


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