1965 Buick Skylark Convertible Red Ball V6

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Technical specifications

Fuel Type:Gasoline
Color:Cranberry Red (GM Code 75)
Interior Color:Black
Engine:Red Ball V6
Number of Cylinders:6 Red Ball V6
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My 1965 Convertible is a beauty. It runs great and turns heads. Every time I stop for gas, someone is always taking a look at it. I have enjoyed cruising on the Blue Ridge Parkway and Great Smoky Mountains of NC, sometimes with the top up and sometimes with the top down. I am 70 years old and have health concerns and know it is time for find a good home for my car. I have over $14,000 in receipts and many hours in restoration. You will not be disappointed in the car and will enjoy cruising in this vehicle. I will follow with a list of work performed and pictures. Email with any questions.
Buyer will be responsible for transportation of the vehicle, or you can fly in to Asheville NC. I will meet you and get transfer completed, and you can drive the car home. Bidding starts at $13,750 WITH NO RESERVE. I am asking for $1,000 payment to PayPal within 24 hours after auction ends. Remainder of payment must be made by bank wire transfer within 72 hours of auction completion.
I do not have time to waste on "SCAMMERS."
HISTORY: I purchased this 1965 Buick Skylark convertible in 2005 for $3000.00. The car did not look good, but it had a good motor and transmission (#'s matched). The car had a good body and undercarriage, but needed a lot of work to be beautiful again. I started the restoration, but then moved from Pennsylvania to North Carolina in October 2006. From 2007 to 2010, I built our retirement home. The Buick was garaged during that time at the house we were renting. I finished the restoration in 2012. I have receipts for approximately $14,000.
All mechanical, new convertible top, and painting were done by professionals. I did all the sanding, gutting, POR-15, upholstery, window sweeps, etc. In 2006, I sanded the body to bare metal, replaced rear quarter (had to be made by professionals, since I could not find a good one). I then sealed, primed, and painted the car. In 2011, I was not satisfied with my paint job, so I had it redone professionally (cost approximately $2400.00). Listed below is the work performed on the car:
(1) Timing chain
(2) New radiator core
(3) New belts
(4) All new hoses
(5) New master cylinder
(6) New distributor
(7) New windshielf washer
(8) New fuel pump
(9) New oil pan gasket
(10) New battery
(11) Carburetor rebuilt
(12) New radiator flaps
(13) New battery cables
(14) New spark wires
(15) Complete tune-up (points, plugs, etc.)
(16) New thermostat
(17) New valve cover gaskets
(18) Engine cleaned with Kano Kreen internal
(19) New hood insulation
(20) New radiator cap
(21) Inside engine cleaned with Kano Kreen. This was performed before gasket changed.
(22) Outside engine wire brushed and painted; valve cover sanded and painted.
(1) Entire frame wire brushed, metal ready applied and coated with POR-15
(2) New exhaust system
(3) Emergency brake adjusted
(4) New shocks
(5) New idle arm
(6) Four new tires at 60,200 miles (Hankook Optimo H724 MS Radial 215/75R14)
(7) Alignment
(8) Transmission work: new low servo cover gasket, pan gasket, filter, bands adjusted, tranny oil replaced, manual shaft replaced
(9) Entire underbody scraped and coated with POR-15
(10) All new brake lining and wheel cylinders and lines where needed
(11) New gas tank and strapping
(12) New sending signal to gauge
(1) Repaired dash, steering wheel, cracks (Eastwood kit); new vinyl section
(2) New AM/FM radio (Auto sound)
(3) New glove compartment and lock set
(4) New stop light brake switch button
(5) New window handles - rear
(6) Repaired arm rests
(7) New door panels
(8) New seat covers and foam
(9) Repaired all inside lighting and new covers on rear arm rest lights
(10) New door switches
(11) New hinge - right bottom
(12) New weather stripping (doors will be hard closing until weather stripping is worn in)
(13) New window felts and rubber strips
(14) New rollers - right rear window
(15) New sound deadening on floor
(16) New carpeting
(17) POR-15 floor and sidewalls
(1) Sanded to bare metal - new passenger rear quarter (made professionally in shop); dents pounded out (some body putty to level dents after bumping)
(2) Painted, sealed, primed and painted red by owner
(3) Re-sanded and repainted cranberry red (1970 SS color) by professional -- not satisfied with my paint job 2011
(4) New top (professional - 2011), new well liner, new boot, new hoses, new top motor, pads
(5) Glass replaced on inside and outside mirrors
(6) Front bumper re-chromed (2012)
(7) New hubcaps (have originals -- will send with car)
(8) Trunk area sanded, coated with POR-15, rust cut out and replaced with new metal, bolts replaced, splatter painted
(9) New gas cap
(10) New wiper blades
(All parts removed from car -- radio, distributor, hubcaps, etc. -- will be left in trunk when shipped)

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