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1968-1969 Buick Skylark & Gran Sport


1968-1969 Buick Skylark and Gran Sport Specifications
The Stage 1 engine package for 1969 tweaked horsepower in the GS400 up to 345.
The Stage 1 engine package for 1969 tweaked horsepower in the GS400 up to 345.
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The 1968-1969 Buick Skylark and Gran Sport did not mark Buick's best work from its styling department -- or fit and finish, for that matter. But in its highest form, it had muscle approaching that of the Corvette.

Specifications

Skylark Engine: ohv I-6, 250 cid (3.88 × 3.53), 155 bhp; ohv V-8, 350 cid (3.80 × 3.85), 230 bhp

GS350 Engine: ohv V-8, 350 cid, 280 bhp

GS400 Engine: ohv V-8, 400 cid (4.04 × 3.90), 340 bhp

Transmission: 3-speed manual; 4-speed manual (GS), Super Turbine automatic or (1969) Turbo Hydra-Matic 350 optional

Suspension front: upper and lower A-arms, coil springs

Suspension rear: 4-link live axle, coil springs

Brakes: front/rear drums (front discs optional)

Wheelbase (in.): 112.0 (4-door sedan/wagon 116.0)

Weight (lbs.): 3,240-3,594

Top speed (mph): 105-120 (GS)

0-60 mph (sec): 8.0-10.0 (GS4350); 6.0-7.7 (GS400)

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