|Walter writes…“I bought this car in May 1982 from a body-shop owner’s wife. There where 99,000 Km on the odometer (about 60,000 miles). I had to buy new tires, a new muffler and fix the brakes. Also there was a little rust-repair needed not to mention that it took me 13 months to find 4 good Skylark Hubcaps!
In ’85 I removed the windshield and welded the whole frame new. These cars are the first years with glued windshields and the frame was rusted. So as when I drove in the rain, it was raining on my shoes! In the years 82 to 95 I drove the Buick in the summertime. I made all the repairs myself including fitting a new Stainless exhaust system, repairing the rear-axle as well as various other small things like new carpet and installing an original radio.
In 1995 I sold the car to buy a 62 Special Convertible. Unfortunately, I was forced to sell this car one year later but in 1997 I got the chance to buy back my ’63 Skylark and I didn’t miss the chance! The car needed more repairs and I had to fix the brakes, changes the motormounts and some joints. Since then I drive this car in the summer and enjoy it.
In the mid 80′s I started collecting details of owners of this type of car (mainly as a source of parts). Now I Know about 100 such Buicks in Europe and some more around the world!
This 1963 Buick Special Skylark is all original and unrestored. It found it’s way to Europe and is owned by Walter who is a member of the Classic Buick Club of Switzerland. Their website can be found at http://www.buickclub.ch/. Nice work Walter and a great Buick Story to match.
Thanks for submitting your Buick