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  1. Hey West, I'm pretty sure I've been signed up as a member of the club and forum.
  2. Hey all, I just wanted to give the community an update on where I went with my 65' Buick Skylark that I posted about a couple months ago. I had asked for your advice on what I should do with it....since I'm new to owning a classic like this....and I am grateful for the advice. The AACA community was great. I got the brakes fixed relatively inexpensively and gave her a good spit shine. After 35 years of sitting in a barn she cleaned up reasonable well! Thanks again.
  3. Thank you for everyone's input. I have decided to keep the vehicle and have fun with it for a while. I had no idea how much support this group would give me on figuring out what to do with the vehicle. I appreciate the help!
  4. Thanks again everyone for the insight. Yes, I do have it posted in the Cars For Sale Section of this Forum and I apologize if that offends ya mike. I'm leaning towards keeping the vehicle and learning a thing or two about owning/managing a classic car as a lot of you previously mentioned. If I knew how to delete the For Sale post I would, but I'm also still trying to establish some baseline for what the car is worth. Two mechanics offered me $4k for it but I think I'd rather keep it as a toy if thats what it is worth. Again, thank you for everyone's input. I got her tuned up and the brakes fixed. Next up, a detail of the interior and engine bay. Thanks for all the feedback
  5. Thanks everyone for your replies. I went ahead and brought it to the local garage and all the mechanics were gushing over it. Pretty cheap brake fix and tune up as previously mentioned. I think there was some earlier confusion but the engine isn't tired. Certainly runs just fine and has plenty of power. The car itself just sort of looks like a 54 year old car. To be expected. I appreciate everyone's insight. I am new to owning a classic car and and your guidance is helpful. Still don't have any idea what its value is but i suppose its worth what anyone is willing to pay for it!
  6. Thanks Guys. I have uploaded a few more photos of the car. I think I will go ahead and get the brakes fixed by a local shop and clean her up and drive for a little while. Any educated guess on what its worth?
  7. Looking for advice on what to do with a 1965 Buick Skylark Gran Sport Convertible. I just inherited this vehicle from my in-laws and they have owned it since new in 1965. The car is pretty tired. It has original in desperate need of paint...on its second engine.....brakes do not work (Original Drum brake system) and has 91,000 miles. I have no idea what the vehicle is even worth but it does run and obviously needs brake work at a bare minimum. Any insight on how to maximize the value of the car with out losing thousands of dollars on repairs (i.e paint/cosmetics)? Is it worth doing the disc brake conversion?