71 Skylark Convertible, Stratomist Blue - Indianapolis Area

Discussion in 'Cars for sale' started by Bob-71Sky, Jun 20, 2013.

  1. Bob-71Sky

    Bob-71Sky 71 Skylark Convertible

    71 Skylark Convertible, Stratomist Blue - Indianapolis Area - SALE PENDING

    1971 Skylark Custom Convertible. 147,xxx miles. Asking $8,500

    350 cu in
    Turbo 350 AT
    4 bbl carb with TA performance Aluminum intake
    3.23 posi rear end
    Dual exhaust
    Factory Buick 5 spoke wheels
    Stratomist Blue (original special order color... paint code 26)

    I've owned this car since 1990. It's always been garaged and well cared for. I'm selling it because I just don't have time to drive it much anymore due to my other cars, motorcycle, & kids. It really needs a good home where someone can enjoy it far more than I've been able to.

    The car was re-painted in its original Stratomist Blue shortly before I purchased it and the paint is still in very nice shape. The body is in good shape (it's a very nice 10 footer)... there are a few bubbles in both of the doors, but the fenders and quarters are solid (the quarters were replaced before the re-paint). The top and back window are in very good condition, I replaced them in the late 90's along with the top storage compartment. The automatic top mechanism works perfectly, I had replaced the hydraulic lines and bled the entire system several years back. The original seats are in good shape and the dash pad is perfect. The door panels have some discoloration (they were that way when I bought it 20+ years ago), but the interior is in good shape otherwise. The trunk is solid and has a newer mat, spare tire cover, full size spare (original I think) with all of the jack equipment. All of the chrome on the car is quite good. I have the original owner's manual and protect-o-plate that will go with the car.

    Over the past couple of years I've replaced the spark plugs, plug wires, fuel filter, all of the hoses, the belt and the battery. I've always changed the oil and greased the suspension regularly... I flushed the brake fluid this past fall. The engine runs good and pulls strong. The transmission shifts firm and will break the tires loose when shifting into 2nd gear, if you're so inclined. Other things I've replaced over years include the brake master cylinder, drive shaft u-joints, transmission rear seal, and the front brake hoses. I rebuilt the top end of the motor in the mid 90's (new cam, lifters, valve springs, timing chain, oil pump) and also had the transmission rebuilt about the same time. I bet I've only driven the car 4,000 or 5,000 miles since then.

    The only major thing it needs is the drivers side exhaust manifold gasket replaced... it has a significant leak. The heater blower motor does not work. It worked sporadically for some time, I think it's the switch because it used to come to life when I jiggled it, but lately that trick hasn't worked. The rear drivers side window is sometimes hard to roll up/down... I had replaced the plastic roller on this years ago, seems like it needs attention again.

    Thanks for your interest. I can be reached at 317-292-6549.
    Bob
     

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    Last edited: Jun 22, 2013
  2. OHC JOE

    OHC JOE Mullet Mafia since 2020

    Sweet ride.....
     
  3. Buick

    Buick Ramin Ansari

    Interested Bob, I will call you. I will be in Indy Monday afternoon, and one other day next week.
     
  4. BuickGSrules

    BuickGSrules Gold Level Contributor

    Will give a Call later today for a friend of mine over here.
     
  5. Buicksky

    Buicksky Silver Level contributor

    Bob
    Very nice ride and priced to sell. I am glad you are not closer to me.:TU:
     
  6. Bob-71Sky

    Bob-71Sky 71 Skylark Convertible

    SALE PENDING... deposit received...
     
  7. Buick

    Buick Ramin Ansari

    ?:Do No:?
     

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