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I am looking to buy a 1962 Buick Skylark convertible.

 

I am considering these two vendors, but prefer buying from an individual/collector.  Any and all suggestions/comments are welcome.  I live in the St. Louis, MO area, that is the only reason I am considering the Country Classic Cars, they are an hour away from me.

 

Thank you

 

 https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/dealer/buick/skylark/2439967.html

 

https://www.myhotcars.com/1962-buick-skylark-c-1894.htm#details-2

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I think it's good that you have sought the help of the Buick forum members in your search for this car. I'm sure they will be more than happy to help with evaluating these two and possibly locating more candidates.

In my opinion, between these two, the one from My Hot Cars offers more for the buck. It appears to be pretty much an original and unmolested car. Given the condition of the original factory interior it appears that the 87K miles showing on the odometer may very well be the original mileage. The Country Classic one on the other hand has been restored some time ago and with incorrect interior upholstery and material.

Hopefully others who know these particular models better than I will chime in

Good luck with your search.

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Agree with Lamar. The California car looks better. Since you're only an hour away, go check out Country Classic Cars' operation. I haven't visited, but their cars look rough in photos, and a friend who did visit told me the cars are tired.

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Hi, I have seen those and others online several times as I am searching for a ‘63 Skylark Coupe and have looked also at years 61 and 62. These are a nice compact unit compared to the ‘64 Skylark I once owned.
 

You may want to search the Buick Club site and also some other Buick related sites for deciphering the ID plate and option details if you get a photo of the ID plate. Sometimes you can work it out. Good luck with your search! BTW I believe the convertible was available either as a Special as well as Skylark.

 

Rodney 😀😀😀😀😀😀

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and for comparison between the Special and Skylark models there is this Special in Idaho on eBay

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1962-Buick-40-Special/303865666333?hash=item46bfce1b1d:g:i5AAAOSw~DNgAePa

 

along with the hotcars Skylark     https://www.ebay.com/itm/233850904638

 

Both ads have Full Size picture option you can click on to get a good look at them. The Skylarks really show off in terms of styling accessories etc in my opinion

 

According to NADA and Hagerty, the Skylark is very fairly priced.

 

 

 

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I have been informed that WHITE is the only acceptable color and with 2 doors, I said per side and she said NO one on each side.  Has to be a 1962 Buick.  I tend to stay away from dealers, they frequently apply lots of lipstick on a pig, car looks fantastic but it is only surface deep.  I will wait to purchase from an individual.  Here are two that have old listings.  What do you think.

 

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/173210360727838/?referralSurface=messenger_lightspeed_banner&referralCode=messenger_banner

 

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/795095687965661/?ref=category_feed&referral_code=undefined

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Both hardtop listings look great, and if you're not stuck on a convertible, you'll save a bunch of money.

I've had roadsters/convertibles, and I found I wasn't dropping the top often enough (rain/cold/heat/allergies) for the extra cost and hassle.

Your mileage may vary.

Good huntin'.

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