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YAK Car Pic of the Day

After yesterday’s pathetic-looking Buick Reatta, today it only seems fair to the marque to feature this 1966 Buick Skylark… that hasn’t been cut in half. The Skylark nameplate started life in 1961 as the top model in Buick’s new large-compact series called Special. The Special name would disappear for the 1970 model year, the Skylark series having grown in increments over the years to the point in 1969 where the Special was Buick’s low-list-price car meant to lure you into the showroom to be upsold. This yellow thin-pillar coupe (which still has the cool spinner wheel covers) is quite rare. A mere 6,427 of them left the factory with a V-8 under the hood, while the V-6 model saw only 1,454 units produced. And if you’re interested, this one was photographed sitting in a Tonawanda used car lot not long ago. Odds are they won’t try and upsell you.

the cheaper Special Deluxe thin-pillar coupe

— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know


  • MaxPlanck

    Nice find, Jim. This one looks to be in great shape for a 46 year old car! Must have spent its winters in a garage or in southern or western climes.