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1965 Buick Skylark Sport Coupe / 444375Z118933 Vehicle Information

1965 Buick Skylark photograph

1965 Buick Skylark photograph

1965 Buick Skylark photograph

1965 Buick Skylark photograph

1965 Buick Skylark photograph

1965 Buick Skylark1965 Buick Skylark1965 Buick Skylark1965 Buick Skylark1965 Buick Skylark
High bid of $31,000 at 2007 Silver Auction - Arizona in January. (did not sell)
Sold for $33,000 at 2011 Automobiles of Arizona by RM Auctions.
GM's success with its Pontiac GTO caused executives to quickly scramble to make the same kind of muscle available in the rest of its family of cars. This would help to ensure maximum sales, and therefore, maximum profits.

Prior to 1965, the Skylark, in its first couple of generations, suffered from an identity crisis as it was merely a sub-model. It had many features that were 'firsts', but it never was able to come into its own. After it finally did come into its own, it still shared parts in common with other vehicles of the General Motors family.

Then, in 1965, the same 325 hp, 401 cubic-inch, V-8 engine as in the GTO became available for the Skylark Grand Sport models. This was one component the car didn't mind having to share. While this did not propel the car into the same class of the memorable GTO, it did help to make the Skylark GS a potent, powerful beast.

Motor Trend tested a Skylark GS and it proved to have respectable muscle car numbers. The GS was capable of going 0-60 in just under eight seconds and could do a quarter-mile in a little over sixteen seconds, reaching a top-speed in the run of 86 mph. The heavy, but powerful, machine could reach a top speed of 116 mph.

Offered this year was a 1965 Buick Skylark GS. It featured a two-door, pillar-less hard-top coupe. It came with the 325 hp, 401 cubic-inch, V-8 engine, and a four-barrel Carter carburetor. The car also includes dual exhaust and its transmission comprised of a two-speed turbine 300 automatic transmission, complete with floor-shift and console.

This Skylark's independent front suspension consisted of wishbones and coil springs with a sway bar. Its rear sported a live axle and coil spring suspension. Each of the car's wheels receives its stopping power through four-wheel hydraulic brakes.

The Skylark's interior was finished out white on black and loaded with options. Those options included air-conditioning, power-steering, and windows.

The car had just undergone a restoration by an authority in Buick muscle cars, but, had benefited from being a California car. The odometer shows the car had been driven less than 63,000 miles.

Offered from Bill Jacob's collection, this Buick Skylark sported red-line tires and an engine dress-up kit to help accent the brute engine under this car's hood. With the help of some updates, restoration work, and the fact it comes with its big engine, this Skylark easily finds an identity of its own and serves as a reminder of Buick's days as a manufacturer of muscle cars.

Sources:

'Buy: View Lots (Lot 221: 1965 Buick Skylark GS)', (http://www.rmauctions.com/FeatureCars.cfm?SaleCode=AZ11&CarID=r240&fc=0). RM Auctions Arizona. http://www.rmauctions.com/FeatureCars.cfm?SaleCode=AZ11&CarID=r240&fc=0. Retrieved 6 January.
Wikipedia contributors, 'Buick Skylark', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 18 December 2010, 05:20 UTC, http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Buick_Skylark&oldid=402974838 accessed 6 January 2011

By Jeremy McMullen


2011 Automobiles of Arizona by RM Auctions

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $35,000-USD $45,000 
Sale Price :
USD $33,000

2007 Silver Auction - Arizona in January

High Bid (Lot was not sold)
USD $31,000

1965 Buick Skylark Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1965 sales)
1965 Buick Skylark Custom
Sold for USD$56,100
  2021 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1965 Buick Skylark
Sold for USD$24,000
  2020 GAA : November 2020
 
1965 Buick Skylark Convertible
Chassis#: 444675K126099
Sold for USD$26,400
  2020 RM Sothebys : Auburn Fall Auction
 
1965 Buick Skylark
Sold for USD$33,000
  2020 Mecum : Indy
 
1965 BUICK SKYLARK CVTBLE
Sold for USD$19,610
  2020 McCormick's Auction # 68
 
1965 BUICK SKYLARK GS
Chassis#: 444275Z123947
Sold for USD$27,500
  2020 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, AZ
 
1965 BUICK SKYLARK GRAND SPORT
Sold for USD$9,434
  2019 McCormick's - # 67
 
1965 Buick GS
Sold for USD$36,300
  2019 Mecum : Chicago
 
1965 Buick Skylark
Sold for USD$6,600
  2019 Mecum : Las Vegas
 
1965 Buick Skylark
Sold for USD$11,500
  2019 Fall Carlisle Auction
 
1965 Buick Skylark GS
Sold for USD$21,450
  2019 Mecum : Harrisburg
 
1965 Buick Skylark
Sold for USD$14,250
  2019 GAA : July 2019
 
1965 Buick Gran Sport
Sold for USD$39,600
  2019 Mecum : Indianpolis
 
1965 Buick Skylark GS
Sold for USD$58,300
  2018 Mecum : 2018 Chicago
 
1965 Buick Skylark Convertible
Sold for USD$28,600
  2018 Mecum : Hershey
 
1965 Buick Skylark GS
Sold for USD$18,700
  2018 Mecum : Denver
 
1965 Buick Skylark GS Convertible
Sold for USD$27,000
  2017 Mecum : Indianapolis
 
1965 BUICK SKYLARK
Chassis#: 444375K126426
Sold for USD$18,700
  2017 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale
 
1965 Buick Skylark GS Convertible
Chassis#: 444675K122946
Sold for USD$25,300
  2016 Worldwide Auctions - The Houston Classic
 
1965 Buick Skylark GS
Sold for USD$15,000
  2016 Mecum : Kansas City
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1965 Buick Skylark's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1965 Buick Skylark 2021 Carlisle Auctions : Lakeland Winter Auction   
1965 Buick Skylark 2020 GAA : November 2020$57,500  
1965 Buick Skylark Gran Sport444375Z1204762020 RM Sothebys : Auburn Fall Auction $24,000$28,000
1965 Buick GS 2020 Mecum : Indy$20,000  
1965 Buick Skylark GS 2020 Mecum Auctions : Kissimmee$11,000  
1965 Buick Skylark 2019 Fall Carlisle Auction   
1965 Buick Skylark GS 2019 Mecum : Indianpolis$40,000  
1965 Buick Gran Sport 2019 Mecum : Houston$33,000  
1965 Buick Skylark 2018 Mecum : Indianapolis$23,000  
1965 Buick Skylark Convertible444675K1083262018 Mecum : Los Angeles$16,000  
1965 Buick Skylark Convertible 2016 Mecum : Kansas City$6,500  
1965 BUick Skylark Grand Sport Two Door Coupe 2016 Gulf Coast Classic Punta Gorda, Fl$18,750  
1965 Buick Skylark Gran Sport 2016 Silver Auction Arizona in January 2016$25,250  
1965 Buick Skylark Gran Sport Convertible 2015 Auctions America Auburn Fall$17,500  
1965 Buick Skylark Custom Sport Coupe 2015 Auctions America Auburn Fall$13,000  
1965 Buick Skylark Gran Sport 2015 Silver Auction Sun Valley$33,000  
1965 Buick Gran Sport 2015 Silver Auction Sun Valley$32,000  
1965 BUICK GRAND SPORT 2015 Gulf Coast Classic Punta Gorda, Fl$15,000  
1965 BUICK SKYLARK HALO EDITION 2014 McCormick's Palm Springs # 57$17,500  
1965 BUICK SKYLARK HALO EDITION 2014 McCormick's Palm Springs # 57$17,500  
1965 Buick Skylark Resto Mod 2014 Mecum : Indianapolis$35,000  
1965 Buick Skylark 2014 Mecum : Indianapolis$11,000  
1965 Buick Skylark Gran Sport 2012 Auctions America Auburn Spring$32,000  
1965 BUICK GS CONVERTIBLE 2011 Auctions America Auburn Fall Auction$17,000$25,000$30,000
1965 BUICK GS CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE 2011 Auctions America Auburn Fall Auction$18,000$40,000$50,000
1965 Buick Skylark 2011 Mecum Auctions Des Moines, IA Auction$14,250  
1965 BUICK GS CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE 2011 Auctions America Spring Auburn$24,000  
1965 BUICK GS CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE 2011 Auctions America Spring Auburn$27,000  
1965 BUICK SKYLARK 2010 Silver Auction Puyallup$3,000  
1965 Buick Skylark Gran Sport 2-Door 2010 Mecum Kissimee Auction$12,500  

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