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1965 Buick Skylark Sport Coupe / 444275H283399 Vehicle Information

1965 Buick Skylark photograph

1965 Buick Skylark photograph

1965 Buick Skylark photograph

1965 Buick Skylark photograph

1965 Buick Skylark photograph

1965 Buick Skylark photograph

1965 Buick Skylark photograph

1965 Buick Skylark photograph

1965 Buick Skylark photograph

1965 Buick Skylark photograph

1965 Buick Skylark photograph

1965 Buick Skylark photograph

1965 Buick Skylark photograph

1965 Buick Skylark photograph

1965 Buick Skylark photograph

1965 Buick Skylark photograph

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High bid of $10,000 at 2009 Worldwide Auctioneers : The Houston Classic Auction. (did not sell)
The Skylark was introduced in 1953 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding by David Dunbar Buick. This was meant to be produced as a limited edition of the Roadmaster line. Its design was courtesy of the legendary Harley Earl and was given both style and performance. The appearance was lower than the standard convertibles, an effect that was made possible by altering the body design. Buick's Ventiports, also known as portholes, were absent from the vehicle's fenders.

Mounted under the hood was a 322 cubic-inch eight-cylinder engine capable of producing nearly 200 horsepower. Zero-to-sixty took about 12 seconds and it had a top speed of just over 100 mph. The 1,690 examples produced during its introductory year all had elegant leather seats plus the addition of many standard features. The following year, in 1954, only 836 units were produced. The Skylark name disappeared in 1955 and would not appear again until 1961. When it did return, Buick used the name on their intermediate sport coupe model. The engine was now a 215 cubic-inch eight-cylinder with a four-barrel carburetor and producing 185 horsepower. By 1963, power had risen to 200. 1965 saw the introduction of special full wheel covers, bright rocker and wheelhouse moldings, full taillights, and emblems on the front fenders, deck lid, and roof quarters.

This particular 1965 Skylark is powered by a V8 engine with a two-barrel carburetor and 215 horsepower. It has its original automatic transmission and there are four-wheel drum brakes. It was the recipient of a body-off restoration and is painted in a cream color. It came from the factory equipped with power steering, power brakes, power windows, and factory air conditioning.

The odometer reads just over 40,000 miles which is rather low considering its age. Other options on this Skylark include Sonomatic radio, remote side view mirrors, a four-way power seat, factory chrome wheels, and oversize tires.

In 2009, this 1965 Buick Skylark was offered for sale at the Houston Classic Auction in Seabrook, Texas, presented by Worldwide Auctioneers. The car was estimated to sell for $25,000 - $35,000 and offered without reserve. It was sold for the sum of $10,000, plus buyer's premium.


By Daniel Vaughan | May 2009


2009 Worldwide Auctioneers : The Houston Classic Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $25,000-USD $35,000 
High Bid (Lot was not sold)
USD $10,000

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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