1969 Buick Skylark Custom

Welcome to Down On The Street » 10/23/08 8:59am 10/23/08 8:59am, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. Even though we had a GM A-Body here , I liked the look of this Skylark so much that I just can't wait to share it. This could mean that A-Body fans might feel slighted (yes,…

1968 Buick Skylark Custom Convertible

Most of you approved of the super-beater '70 Skylark, with a small but vocal minority who felt physical pain at the very sight of the beat-to-hell Buick. I'm pretty sure that the approval rating of today's Skylark will be be fairly high across the board, given that it's a 40-year-old red convertible that lives on the… » 7/16/08 9:00am 7/16/08 9:00am

1970 Buick Skylark

One thing you don't see too often in Alameda is cars with horrible rust. Another rare sight is a big old Detroit bomb being used as a serious bicycle transporter. Today we're going to look at a car that offers both! This '70 Skylark lives just down the street from the '69 Ambassador wagon and around the corner from… » 12/19/07 9:00am 12/19/07 9:00am

Welcome to Oaktown: Mildly Donked Skylark

At the Oakland Coliseum BART station yesterday, we spied this '69 Buick Skylark sitting proudly by itself in the parking lot. Not so much a donk as a car heavily influenced by donkism (and Oakland, proud home of 2 $hort, is certainly on the leading edge of donkitude, what with the box Caprices teetering on… » 5/17/07 4:30pm 5/17/07 4:30pm

More Fun With GM A-Bodies: The X-Camino

So what happens when a car manufacturer puts a truck bed on one car model but not on all the other models based on the same platform? Madness, that's what happens! Here's a very nice Buick GSXamino (dubbed the "X-Camino" by its owner), built by a guy who wanted to go fast with class and haul bales of hay in the back. Say … » 2/22/07 2:30pm 2/22/07 2:30pm

Skylark, Have You Anything to Sing to Me? The Joy and Pain of Buick's…

When pretty girls write prose poetry about your old car, the back roads of Contra Costa County and a comet that inspired mass suicide a decade after the fact, it might be worth revisiting said vehicle. Such a prose poem was sent to me today, and got me thinking. My 1970 Buick Skylark was both the best and the worst car … » 1/31/07 6:30pm 1/31/07 6:30pm