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  1. I don't know where prices are going in the future, but based on recent perusals of various web sites with cars for sale ads, people are asking what I consider crazy money for beat up project cars. I've seen some ads where people are asking "convertible" money for four-door sedans. I saw an ad with a $10,000 asking price for a 1964 Impala four-door sedan that needs body work and a paint job. Maybe I'm out of touch, but that seems awful high for that body style in that condition. I have no idea if these cars are selling, or if the sellers are getting anywhere near their asking price.
  2. Desert Valley Auto Parts has a 1962 Special convertible parts car listed on their web site.
  3. Congratulations on your purchase. Good luck with the car. First thing, join the Buick Club of America. There's a good classified ad section in their monthly magazine. You can place parts wanted ads in the classifieds. 13-inch wheels were standard on your car. 15-inch wheels were optional for Specials, I'm unsure they were available for all the body styles. It may be difficult to find a set of 4-lug 15-inch wheels after all these years. Kanter, cars.com, and Original Parts Group may have some parts you're seeking. There's a facebook page for 1961-1963 Special and Skylark owners. Team Buick is a forum site for Buick issues. I have a 1962 Skylark convertible with the V8. It's a fun car, and one you don't see that often, even at Buick meets.
  4. I'm listing this for a local friend. Please contact Ken at the phone number listed below if you're interested in learning about the car. The car is located in Suffolk County, Long Island. 1962 Chevy Impala station wagon 283 P/G power steering, Rare factory padded dash Everything works and the car drives beautifully interior is not perfect but very presentable 38,000 original miles Barn find unfortunately the wrong cowboy found it and left it outside so body work and paint are needed asking $12,500 631-880-8489
  5. Old Cars cut their frequency to twice monthly, issue dates are the 1st and the 15th. They've said subscribers will still get the number of issues they paid for. I've occasionally received issues of Old Cars out of order. This month my copy of Hemmings Classic Car is late.
  6. You are correct. 1962 Skylarks had the four-barrel carb and 190 horsepower. There was no Special or Skylark convertible in 1961. The cars were restyled for 1963.
  7. Wow. Great looking car. Here's a shot of my '62 Skylark.
  8. Posting for a friend who is working on a 1962 Impala wagon. Biggest need is inner rocker panels. Interested in other parts you may have. Contact Ken at 631-880-8489 or dashindan139@yahoo.com
  9. Posting for a friend who is working on a 1962 Impala wagon. Biggest need is inner rocker panels. Interested in other parts you may have. Contact Ken at 631-880-8489 or dashindan139@yahoo.com
  10. Trim code 140 is gold. Please see the attached photos from the 1962 Buick Color-Trim Book.
  11. The last time I went, around 2003, it was mostly tools and hot rod parts. Like John348, I only live about 60-70 miles away and haven't gone to Englishtown since that last visit.
  12. Not unusual, but I've found old road maps in at least two antique cars that I bought. I sold the cars, but still have the maps.
  13. Watching it on ebay. Thinking seriously of bidding.
  14. Is that a factory installed or aftermarket tree?
  15. A few years ago, I was looking for a 1961 Skylark coupe and posted on this forum asking what to look for when inspecting one. I received very helpful and accurate responses. I bought a 1962 Skylark convertible instead, but the responses I received were still valid, especially the part about the Dual-Path transmission. I'm enjoying owning that car and am thinking about getting another '60s Buick Special/Skylark. I spotted a 1966 Special four-door sedan for sale and am curious about what to watch out for when inspecting and buying one of these cars. The pictures on facebook marketplace look nice, but I know pictures can be deceiving. The car in question has the 300 V8, automatic transmission and power steering. Thanks in advance for your input.
  16. My sympathy for having to deal with a knucklehead like that. Manual brakes means no power assist, exactly as 58L-Y8 said in the above post. Your ad is correct.
  17. As previously mentioned, you should post a "car wanted" ad in the Buick Forums on this site. Of the two cars you posted, the "Hot Cars" ad has the much nicer car. It appears to be in better all-around condition and has the correct interior. Also the engine compartment has the correct color on the air cleaner and valve covers. I've owned a 1962 Skylark convertible for two years. It's a fun car and a pleasure to drive. The weak link on these cars is the dual-path automatic transmission. I had mine rebuilt last fall, it was expensive, but now the car drives great. The car had 111,000 miles at the time of the rebuild. I also had the brakes redone. I've had no trouble finding mechanical parts for the car. The power top mechanism on mine is acting up, it can be fixed, but I advise checking the condition of those parts when inspecting one for sale. Search the Buick forums for a topic I posted in 2018 when I was looking for one of these cars. I believe the title was "What to Look for When Buying a 1961-62 Skylark". Pete Phillips, the Buick Bugle editor and former Skylark owner gave a great answer that helped my search. I posted a day or two before travelling to see a 1961 Skylark coupe. That car had rust on the A-pillars and behind the rear windows. It looked good in the on-line ad photos, but not when I saw it in person. If I was computer savvy enough to link ads to this forum, I'd link you to a 1962 Coupe for sale in New Jersey advertised with 47,000 miles. I saw it on facebook marketplace. Good luck in your search.
  18. I'm posting this for a local friend. Please contact him at the phone number provided below. The item is located in Suffolk County Long Island. 1970 Pontiac Lemans /tempest/GTO front clip very minor body work needed but over all a good clean nose includes 2 fenders 2 inner fenders 1 hood 1 header panel/bumper 1 radiator support 2 hood hinges. asking $500.00 call Hank 631-507-5044
  19. This is a 1962 model. GM's B-O-P Y-body, or "senior compact" cars didn't offer convertibles in 1961. The seller should put the hoses, bottle, and air cleaner cover on the passenger seat and floor away before photographing the car. It makes potential buyers wonder what's wrong with the car.
  20. I think the GM yellows from the '60s are great colors. I had a 1964 Corvair convertible that was yellow with a black top and interior. It was a nice looking car with a great color combination (I think they called it "Goldwood Yellow" in 1964). I'm guilty of a color change on a car I used to own. I had an Ermine White 1965 Impala sport sedan with the optional all vinyl black interior. It needed a paint job and body work when I bought it. I thought a white car with a black interior looked dull, so I had the shop paint the car Crocus Yellow.
  21. I'm sorry you had to become the owner under such sad circumstances, but I'm glad to see the car staying in our Hershey family. Looking forward to a ride in the Bel Air when the world isn't contagious.
  22. Mine arrived yesterday. I thought the note about the 2021 AACA ID cards was interesting; if you haven't received them by January 15 write in the number instead of taping a copy of the card to the form. I guess due to moving to the new building and the post office delays, the cards will be late arriving.
  23. I took Driver's Ed as a Junior in high school in 1978. The school's driver's ed cars were a 1978 Buick Skylark and a 1978 Pontiac LeMans. The LeMans was more popular because it had a V8, the Skylark had a V6. I took my road test in one of the school's cars, I don't remember which one. We had simulators in the classroom. We sat in a chair in front of a Dodge Dart instrument panel, complete with steering wheel, shifter and pedals. There was a screen behind the instrument panel on which the teacher projected driving scenes that we had to follow and react to. The simulators were connected to something that allowed the teacher to record our reactions and grade us. When not in driver's ed, I practiced on my mother's 1971 Buick Skylark sedan. Shortly after I passed my road test, my mother bought a new car and sold me the '71, pictured below.
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