1968 Skylark GS Custom Convertible - real or not real

Discussion in 'Buick FAQ' started by J.L., Jun 19, 2018.

  1. J.L.

    J.L. New Member

    Hello,

    I am the second owner (my uncle was original owner) of a 1968 Buick Skylark GS Custom Convertible. 350-V8

    The rear panel and trunk say GS but not front fender or grill.

    At car show this weekend a guy told me if that is original it was special order or he added it on. I know for a fact my uncle wouldn't have added anything to the car.

    Still have original paint, interior, seats , everything original.

    any one else out there have this model or input ?
     
  2. cjp69

    cjp69 Platinum Level Contributor

    If the 350 engine is original, it is a Skylark Custom, not a GS. They didn't make GS Convertibles with the 350 engine in 1968, you could only get a 400. You could not even special order one with a 350 engine.
     
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2018
  3. buick64203

    buick64203 Just plum crazy Staff Member

    It would either be a Skylark OR a GS. They were 2 separate models. All you need to do is post the first 5 digits of your VIN
     
  4. cjp69

    cjp69 Platinum Level Contributor

    I don't believe there was a "Skylark" convertible in 68, it would be a "Skylark Custom".

    http://www.buicks.net/years/68.shtml



    1968 Buick Production Figures
    SPECIAL DELUXE SERIES
    Model 43327-Two-Door Coupe....................................21,988
    Model 43369-Four-Door Sedan...................................16,571
    Model 43435-Station Wagon(two seats)..........................10,916


    SKYLARK SERIES
    Model 53537-Two-Door Sport Coupe..............................32,795
    Model 53569-Four-Door Sedan...................................27,387


    SKYLARK CUSTOM SERIES
    Model 44437-Two-Door Sport Coupe..............................44,143
    Model 44469-Four-Door Hardtop.................................12,984
    Model 444467-Convertible Coupe.................................8,188
    Model 44469-Four-Door Sedan....................................8,066


    GS SERIES
    Model 43437-Two-Door Sport Coupe...............................8,317
    Model 44637-Two-Door Sport Coupe..............................10,743
    Model 44667-Convertible Coupe..................................2,454
     
  5. buick64203

    buick64203 Just plum crazy Staff Member

    By "Skylark" I meant Skylark et al
     
  6. J.L.

    J.L. New Member

    Ok I will check the VIN and talk to my uncle. Thanks for all your help.
     
  7. cjp69

    cjp69 Platinum Level Contributor

  8. gsgnnut

    gsgnnut Well-Known Member

    Definitely not a gs but still a good candidate for a resto
     

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