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1968 Buick Skylark Specifications

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These are standard specifications - not necessarily specifications for the vehicle(s) in the photo(s).

Features

Engine Location : Front
Drive Type : Rear Wheel
Production Years for Series : 1968 - 1972
Price : $2,665-$3,110
Weight : 3280 lbs | 1487.783 kg

Power

Inline 6
Displacement : 4097 cc | 250.0 cu in. | 4.1 L.
Power : 155 HP (114.08 KW) @ 4200 RPM
Torque :235 Ft-Lbs (319 NM) @ 1600 RPM
Bore : 3.9 in | 99 mm.
Stroke : 3.5 in | 90 mm.
Compression : 8.5:1
Main Bearings : 7
Construction : Cast-iron block and head
Rochester 1-barrel carburetor
V 8
Displacement : 5735 cc | 350.0 cu in. | 5.7 L.
Power : 230 HP (169.28 KW) @ 4400 RPM
Torque :350 Ft-Lbs (475 NM) @ 4400 RPM
Bore : 3.8 in | 97 mm.
Stroke : 3.9 in | 98 mm.
Compression : 9.0:1
Main Bearings : 5
Valvetrain : 16 OHV (2 valves per cylinder)
Construction : Cast-iron block and head
Rochester 2GV 2-barrel carburetor
V 8
Displacement : 5735 cc | 350.0 cu in. | 5.7 L.
Power : 280 HP (206.08 KW) @ 4600 RPM
Torque :375 Ft-Lbs (508 NM) @ 3200 RPM
Bore : 3.8 in | 97 mm.
Stroke : 3.9 in | 98 mm.
Compression : 10.25:1
Main Bearings : 5
Valvetrain : 16 OHV (2 valves per cylinder)
Construction : Cast-iron block and head
Rochester 4-barrel carburetor
V 8
Displacement : 6555 cc | 400.0 cu in. | 6.6 L.
Power : 340 HP (250.24 KW) @ 5000 RPM
Torque :440 Ft-Lbs (597 NM) @ 3200 RPM
Bore : 4.0 in | 103 mm.
Stroke : 3.9 in | 99 mm.
Compression : 10.25:1
Main Bearings : 5
Construction : Cast-iron block and head
Rochester 4-barrel carburetor
Transmission:
3 Manual , Automatic

Production Figures

Total Buick Production for 1968 : 651,823
Total 1968 Skylark production : 133,560
1968 Buick Skylark
Custom Convertible 2 dr. 6 P : 8,188
Custom Hardtop Coupe 2 dr. 6 P : 44,143
Custom Hardtop Sedan 4 dr. 6 P : 12,984
Custom Sedan 4 dr. 6 P : 8,066
Hardtop 2 dr. 6 P : 32,795
Sedan 4 dr. 6 P : 27,384

Handling

Recall

Component

VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

Manufacturer

GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

NHTSA Campaign ID68V085000
NotesPOSSIBILITY THAT CARBURETOR THROTTLE LEVER MAY INTERFERE WITH THROTTLE RETAINING CLIP.IF THIS OCCURS, CAN CAUSE THROTTLE LEVER TO BE HELD PARTIALLY OPEN,PREVENTING ITS RETURN TO IDLE POSITION. POSSIBLE THIS WILL MAKE VEHICLE DIFFICULT TO STOP.(CORRECT WHERE NECESSARY WITH IMPROVED TYPE THROTTLE RODCLIP.)

Information provided by NHTSA
Data updated February 2022
1968 Averages
Avg. Car Cost : $2,822
Avg. Household Income : $7,850
Avg. Home : $14,950
Avg. Gallon of Gas : $0.34