My 1962 Buick Skylark has always been treated with love and respect from the day she was driven off the Steven Buick Corp lot on August 1, 1962.
The first owner bought her, my Buick, from one of the Stevens Buick Corp .dealerships in Mount Vernon, New York. Back in 1962, Buick Skylarks cost just $3,436.99.
The owner’s wife used the car more than her husband did since he worked in NYC and took the train into the city.
Rumor has it that she wouldn’t let anyone ride in the beautiful Skylark until they washed off their shoes, and absolutely no smoking in the car would be allowed. She was so adamant about not smoking that she had the lighter disconnected to be sure it wouldn’t happen. Due to her adamance, the ashtrays and lighter are as they were the day the car was bought, as is the rest of the car.
I acquired my 1962 Buick Skylark, Phoebe as I like to call her, in September 2020 with 35,972 original miles. Phoebe is all original and she just won her first major award from the AACA national show as well as the historical preservation original features award at Saratoga Springs, New York.
Phoebe has a 215cid 4-barrel V8 high-performance aluminum engine and is finished in Camelot Rose paint with an Arctic white top. There were only 2,300 made in Camelot rose, far less with the two-tone that she comes in.
The interior features a dash clock, tissue box and front and rear full carpet protectors.
Phoebe is a beautiful time capsule showing the class and styling of a bygone era. She astonishes just about everyone that sees her.
-Amy Bamerick from Syracuse, New York
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