455-Powered 1964 Buick Skylark Coupe 4-Speed
- Chassis: 3K3024062
- 68k Miles Shown, TMU
- 455ci V8
- Muncie Four-Speed Manual Transmission
- Limited-Slip Differential w/3.08:1 Gearing
- Arctic White Paint
- Blue Vinyl Upholstery
- Hurst Shifter
- Holley Four-Barrel Carburetor
- Edelbrock Performer Intake Manifold
- Be Cool Aluminum Radiator
- 11" Clutch w/Hydraulic Throw-Out Bearing
- 2.5" Exhaust w/X-Pipe & Flowmaster Mufflers
- 2” Drop Spindles
- Four-Wheel Disc Brakes
- Staggered-Diameter American Racing Wheels
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This 1964 Buick Skylark was manufactured in Freemont, California, with a small-block V8 and an automatic transmission. The car was refurbished and modified by its previous owner in Illinois, with work said to have included the replacement of the powertrain along with overhauls of the brake and suspension systems. Its 455ci V8 is paired with a Muncie four-speed manual transmission, and additional modifications include a limited-slip rear end, staggered-diameter American Racing wheels, front drop spindles, four-wheel disc brakes, and an aftermarket stereo. The seller purchased the car in 2009, and work completed in 2021 included an ignition tune-up, carburetor tuning, and replacement of the clutch and throw-out bearing. This modified Skylark is offered with a clean Ohio title in the seller’s name.
This car was delivered new in Arctic White (CC) according to the trim tag, and paintwork has been performed on the rear panels according to the seller, who also notes the brightwork has been refurbished. Features include a pillarless roofline, quad headlights, and “455” badges on the front fenders. Paint cracks are displayed in the gallery below along with corrosion beneath the rear window molding.
Staggered-diameter 17″ and 18″ American Racing Torq Thrust II wheels are mounted with 225/45 front and 255/45 rear General G-Max tires. The suspension has been modified with 2″ drop spindles up front along with front and rear sway bars, and stopping power is provided by disc brakes at all four corners.
Blue upholstery with pleated inserts covers the front bucket seats and the rear bench. Additional features include a Hurst shifter, a wood-rimmed three-spoke steering wheel mounted to a modified steering column, and a Pioneer CD stereo linked to speakers mounted in the front footwells and rear parcel shelf. Crow lap harnesses are provided for the front occupants, and assorted decals and badging adorn the dashboard and instrument cluster.
Instrumentation includes a horizontal 120-mph speedometer and a fuel-level gauge. An AutoMeter tachometer and a trio of gauges are mounted below the dashboard. The five-digit odometer shows 68k miles. The seller notes speedometer and odometer are inoperative, and total mileage is unknown.
The 455ci V8 replaces the factory small-block V8 and is said to have been rebuilt during prior ownership. Features include a Holley four-barrel carburetor, an Edelbrock Performer intake manifold, a dual-snorkel air intake, MSD ignition components, and polished valve covers. Cooling is from a Be Cool aluminum radiator, and the 2.5″ dual exhaust system features Flowmaster mufflers. Work completed in preparation for the sale included carburetor adjustments as well as an ignition tune-up with replacement spark plugs and wires.
Power is routed to the rear wheels via a rebuilt Muncie four-speed manual transmission and a 10-bolt rear axle housing a limited-slip differential with Auburn Gear-sourced 3.08:1 gearing. An 11″ clutch assembly was installed under current ownership along with a hydraulic throw-out bearing and a Wilwood clutch master cylinder. Additional photos of the underside are provided in the gallery.