1965 Buick Skylark Car Craft Magazine

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1965 Buick Skylark Bed Time

Sleeper: a vehicle to cloak its true nature and What do you get when you combine one ’65 Buick Skylark the complete drivetrain of an ’87 National? A sleepy-looking Buford quietly smokes the competition. We spotted Tim Lee’s Skylark trawling the pits at Irwindale eighth-mile drags in Irwindale, There’s nothing really about this resto-clean with nice rims-save for the gauge in the dash.

Something was up. Next, we saw the green casually pick its left tire a foot off the ground and it well past the 60-foot Something was definitely up.


Tim, of Don Lee Auto Service in Rancho California, has a history of building street machinery. When the to purchase a complete, low-mileage Grand National turbo presented itself, Tim bought it hopes of someday putting it to Scouring the local papers a slightly used TH200-4R and an 8.5-inch 10-bolt rearend-both of National origins.

The match was a natural. Modern power in a classic Buick

The initial swap resulted in timeslips. Tim wasn’t content, so he a couple of upgrades that a handful of Kenne Bell that allowed him to turn the up to a whopping 24 pounds. A tankload of C16 fuel and 24 pounds of boost are enough to propel the 3,400-pound to 11.30s at 116 mph.

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Tim is usually able to make one pass before the track send him home for lack of equipment.

The Buick’s exterior was and painted by Signature Auto of Tim’s native Rancho The original green was reapplied, but all the were shaved. Tim then the exterior brightwork, and a set of American Ds shod with skinnies in the and Mickey Thompson stickies in the The interior is all stock and mostly providing the comfort of ’60s-era

Tim was able to put the whole mess for a minimal cash outlay as he did all of the work himself. Owning an repair shop doesn’t either. Combining the looks of a early Buford with the of a rocket, this Q-ship get you when you least expect it.

Tim’s Buick looks a clean old car with nice The turbo Buick is so quiet it no clue to its presence, making Skylark a classic sleeper in sense. Maybe he should put the wheels back on it.

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