1961, 1962, 1963 Buick Special Skylark Specifications

The 1961, 1962, and 1963 Buick Special Skylark pioneered the sporty compact car and delivered good gas mileage. However, quality, luxury details, and soundproofing maintained that beloved big-car feel.

The 1961-1963 Buick Special Skylark
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Styling of the 1961-1963 Buick Special Skylark was attractive and posh -- and still quite contemporary.

Specifications

Engines: ohv V-6, 1962-1963 Special 198 cid (3.63 × 3.20), 135 bhp; ohv V-8, 1961-1963 Special 215 cid (3.50 × 2.80), 155 bhp, 1961 Skylark 185 bhp, 1962 Skylark 190 bhp, 1963 Skylark 200 bhp
Transmissions: 3-speed manual; 4-speed manual (1962-1963) 2-speed Dual-Path Turbine Drive automatic optional
Suspension, front: upper and lower A-arms, coil springs
Suspension, rear: 4-link live axle, coil springs
Brakes: front/rear drums
Wheelbase (in.): 112.1
Weight (lbs.): 2,579-2,896
Top speed (mph): 95-107
0-60 mph (sec): V-6 14.4-15.0, V-8 10.2-14.0

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