1978 Buick Skylark

For 1978, Buick produced 114,220 examples of the Skylark, most were fitted with the V-6 engine. Just 17,116 were equipped with a V-8. The Skylark was available as a coupe, sedan, or as a hatchback. The entry-level model was the 'S' version, and it was available only as a coupe. The S/R version of the prior years was replaced with the Custom Skylark as the luxury edition model.

Powerplant options included the standard 231 cu. in V-6 with two optional V-8s. The standard gearbox was a three-speed manual unit.

Styling remained mostly unchanged. Upfront, the grille was restyled very slightly with a pair of horizontal dividers bands to the vertical-bar pattern. In the back, the wraparound signal/parking lights were divided into three sections rather than two.

The Sport Package included black paint accents on the front grille and around the headlamps. It also added the black accents to the back window and side window frames. The Sport Package had ER78 x 14 blackwall steel-belted radials, a ride-handling suspension, four body color choices (silver, yellow, bright red, or dark gold), and black sport mirrors.


By Daniel Vaughan | Jul 2011

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In 1953 Buick introduced the Skylark - a vehicle built to celebrate the companys 50th anniversary and intended to be produced as a limited edition off of the Roadmaster line. Designed by the famous Harley Earl, the car had style and performance. The vehicle appeared to be lower than the standard convertibles, this was due to the body design. Ventiports, also known as port holes, were absent from....
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1978 Skylark
$4,420-$109,800
1978 Buick Skylark Price Range: $3,875 - $4,420

Model Year Production

#1#2#3Buick
1983Renault (1,491,853)Chevrolet (1,175,200)Toyota (1,068,321)808,416
1982Renault (1,491,853)Chevrolet (1,297,357)Toyota (1,068,321)739,984
1981Chevrolet (1,673,093)Renault (1,295,713)Toyota (1,068,321)856,996
1980Chevrolet (2,288,745)Renault (1,492,339)Ford (1,162,275)854,011
1979Chevrolet (2,284,749)Ford (1,835,937)Renault (1,405,330)727,275
1978Chevrolet (2,375,436)Ford (1,923,655)Renault (1,240,941)803,187
1977Chevrolet (2,543,153)Toyota (1,884,260)Ford (1,840,427)845,234
1976Chevrolet (2,103,862)Toyota (1,884,260)Ford (1,861,537)737,466
1975Chevrolet (1,755,773)Toyota (1,714,836)Ford (1,569,608)481,768
1974Chevrolet (2,333,839)Ford (2,179,791)Renault (1,355,799)495,063
1973Chevrolet (2,579,509)Ford (2,349,815)Fiat (1,390,251)821,165

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