1960s Classic Buick Cars

The 1960s Classic Buick Cars Channel covers popular antique Buicks from the decade. Take a look under the hoods of different 1960s classic Buick cars.


The 1968-1969 Buick Skylark & Gran Sport debuted with a brand new body, but not everyone loved it. Some thought that the new curvature looked out of place -- or perhaps out of time. Learn more about the 1968-1969 Buick Skylark & Gran Sport.

Though tamed down somewhat from flamboyant 1959, the 1960 Buick Electra nonetheless exhibited highly stylized lines with with tailfins, VentiPorts and a "Wildcat 445" engine. See pictures and look under the hood of this classic car.

Styling of 1961 Buick Electra was a radical departure from 1960, abandoning 1950s fins for an arrowlike profile. Buick named this new style "the clean look of action." See if this classic car lived up to its style and read how the public responded to the redesign.

Buick General Manager Ed Rollert called the early Gran Sport "a completely engineered performance car." True enough when stomping the gas pedal; not quite so true when trying to wrestle a GS (or any other American muscle car) around a quick corner. Get specs for this classic car and view pictures.

"It's big, it's sleek, and it rides like a dream," Electra prospects were informed by the 1965 sales catalog. Better yet, it "has the look of solid success," just the thing to let people know "you've arrived." No idle boast, that. Get specs and see photos.

Design continuity was a factor in the development of the 1966 Buick Riviera. It exhibits the 1963-1965 look, but in a sleeker, more exaggerated form. Learn about the design decisions, development, and details of the 1966-1970 Buick Riviera.

When General Motors decided to field a Ford Thunderbird-fighter, stylist Bill Mitchell decided it should look like a Rolls-Royce with Ferrari flavor. The result, the 1963-1965 Buick Riviera, was a milestone. Check out the 1963-1965 Buick Riviera.

The 1962-1970 Buick Wildcat name had a certain ring to it. It fairly suggested action -- motion on the open road. Buick's first use of the Wildcat name was on three exciting mid-1950s dream cars. Learn about the story of the 1962-1970 Buick Wildcat.

The 1965-66 Buicks were created when the company was in a renaissance phase. In those years a restyled family of full-sizers was launched to offer Buick buyers the choice of value performance or luxury they required. Read more Buick history here.

The Invicta was Buick's hot rod in the early sixties. This car carried on Buick's tradition of taking a big engine and placing it in a smaller, lighter body. Learn more about the 1959-1963 Buick Invicta including its features and specifications.

Although Buick billed the 1959-1960 Buick Electra & Invicta 2-Doors as the best at the time, in the collector world they aren't considered ''great.'' Learn more about the 1959-1960 Buick Electra & Invicta 2-Doors.

The 1961-1962 Buick Electra 225 & Invicta 2-Doors are coveted by collectors because of their clean lines -- despite the large size of the cars. Learn more about the 1961-1962 Buick Electra 225 & Invicta 2-Doors.

The attractive 1961-1963 Buick Special Skylark is just beginning to be recognized as a collectible automobile and will likely increase in value as time passes. The compact size and good gas mileage is ideal for collectors. Learn more about this compact sporty car.

First offered as an option package the 1965-1967 Buick Skylark Gran Sport became its own series in 1966. Unfortunately the high-output engine is not fuel efficient and requires high octane gas. Learn more about the 1965-1967 Buick Skylark Gran Sport.

With its attractive looks the 1968-1972 Buick GS marks the end of the hot Buick muscle cars. Great performance and handling make this car even more desirable. Learn more about the 1968-1972 Buick GS.

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