My Classic Car: Mark’s 1962 Buick Skylark

Mark's 1962 Buick Skylark | Mark Parrish photos
Mark’s 1962 Buick Skylark | Mark Parrish photos

Thirty years ago in October, I went to buy a 1965 Buick Skylark hardtop, found out it was a four-door and decided to pass. The guy said wait, I have another car. I said, what is it? He said, a 1962 Buick Skylark convertible.

I looked at it. It was in need of a bunch of work. But I made him an offer and have ended up owning it for 30 years.

— Mark Parrish, Bellingham WA

The Skylark's interior
The Skylark’s interior


  1. Made the right decision. A similar car was the Jetfire in 62 and 63 . Loved the 63
    Turbo charged 215. Has a chance to buy in 64 passed on it for a 65 mustang conv. Wish I chose the jetfire