1967 Skylark

Discussion in 'Cars and Parts For Sale Leads' started by Heloman, Sep 13, 2020.

  1. Heloman

    Heloman Well-Known Member

    https://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/d/yuba-city-1967-buick-skylark/7189524395.html

    First car I ever drove was my grandpas 1967 Skylark. He was babysitting me and let me take it around the block with him by my side. Same color as this one and had the same amount of "patina". My dad was working at a Chevrolet/Cadillac dealership in the 1980's when an older couple who were the original owners traded it in because it had an oil leak. My dad remembers the couple were dressed in their Sunday best when it came time to upgrade the old Buick to a new Cadillac. It was immaculate and my dad was able to buy it from the used car manager before it went on the lot for $500. My grandfather drove that car into the late 1990's before he had to give up his license in his late 80's. His had buckets and a console. Wish we would have kept it but, we sold it for $1200 as it had deteriorated pretty bad due to his driving skills deteriorating. My brother and I were more into our 68 Camaro and 68 Chevelle at the time. Hindsight is 20/20. What do you guys think this one is realistically worth? I'm guessing the guy paid half for it and is trying to double his money. I would love to own one like this someday...
     
  2. STAGE III

    STAGE III Lost Experimental Block

    Thanks for sharing the cool story : )

    Yeh, gotta agree with you on he probably got this one for 5k (or hopefully less) and if he is reasonable, should be happy to make a quick grand or two. Nice solid looking bones on one of my top two favorite Skylark body styles.
    I went as far as buying 67 hood scoops,67 motor and a couple StarWars air cleaners over the years in hopes I could get a reasonable Skylark but too deep into my 70 455 4-speed car.
    Hey, good luck with your negotiations, we all need to email the guy and offer him $3500-4000 for it to get his expectations in line so you can get it for 5k like a hero! Heh heh
     
  3. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    Great color combo,..super straight ...complete,...non ac,...no vinyl top,...great even patina,...i would be ok at 6500 on that car honestly,....at 10k you would need to LS swap it,..big brakes,..nice suspension etc leave the outside alone,..woukd bring 25k easy,..thats the buyer he's after and thats more than likely what's in that cars future
     
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  4. no1oldsfan

    no1oldsfan Well-Known Member

    Yeah 10.5k seller is dreaming. Bet he will be lucky to get half that.
     
  5. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    Out there in Cali,..he'll get some strong offers 10k is a drop in the bucket to them guys
     
  6. Heloman

    Heloman Well-Known Member

    I agree. I definitely do not need another car. However, if this one was in the $5-6 range, I would pick it up. I hate offering someone that much less as I do not want to "low ball" someone. I will just keep an eye on it and see what he eventually lowers it to.
     
  7. Heloman

    Heloman Well-Known Member

    I agree. I definitely do not need another car. However, if this one was in the $5-6 range, I would pick it up. I hate offering someone that much less as I do not want to "low ball" someone. I will just keep an eye on it and see what he eventually lowers it to.
     
  8. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    I always just start with "im willing to make a fair offer imo" if they are comeback with "let's hear it" they were just fishing either the asking $ ..if you get the whole "unless its xxxxx don't bother" then you know what their intentions are
     
  9. marxjunk

    marxjunk Well-Known Member

    that car for 10k would save 20k in rust repair, if youre in the rust belt..so i think its a fair deal..not a great deal..but if it blew my skirt up..no one could talk me out of buying it for 10k..6k rust free 60s cars are a thing of the past...
     
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