The Buick Skylark is a model that changed greatly over the years of its run, which lasted from 1953 to 1998. As times changed and tastes shifted, so too did the Skylark. It began its life as a 1950s convertible, switched to a compact for the second run, moved up to an intermediate for most of the 1960s, went back to being a compact in the ‘70s, and then got a little bigger again in the ‘80s and ’90s. The 1967 Skylark fell midway through the third generation and was an intermediate-sized car.
The 1967 Skylark shared its intermediate chassis with the Pontiac Tempest, the Oldsmobile F-85, and the Chevelle. At the start of the third generation, the Skylark had lost its aluminum, 215-cubic inch V8 engine and came standard with a cast iron V6. However, for the 1967 Skylark, consumers were back to a nice, big, 300-cubic inch V8. The two-door sedan still came with the V6, but all other body styles including the convertible, four-door sedan, four-door hardtop, and two-door coupe.
Not much changed on the 1967 Skylark from its previous model year. All of the models in the third generation, up to that year had similar, now-classic 1960s styling and body lines. A performance package could be had with the 1967 Skylark, though. The Gran Sport option took inspiration from the success of such classic muscle cars as the Pontiac GTO. The 1967 Skylark Gran Sport 400 came with a bigger engine rated at 325 horsepower, unique badges, a dual exhaust system, and a heavy-duty radiator. There was also a Gran Sport 340 that year with a slightly different engine.
The 1967 Skylark was popular in its day and it is a prize now among collectors, especially the Gran Sport editions with their more powerful engines. Collectors love the iconic styling, the sturdy Buick construction, and the performance of this classic car.