1971 Buick Skylark

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1971 Buick Skylark

Frame & Suspension

  • Schwartz Performance G-Machine bolt-in full frame
  • Brembo 14" cross-drilled front rotors, 6-piston monoblock front calipers
  • Brembo 13.5" cross-drilled rear rotors, 4-piston monoblock rear calipers
  • Ridetech single-adjustable coilovers


  • LS3 crate engine, Schwartz 520hp package
  • GM ECU and wiring harness
  • Billet black anodized serpentine drive system with A/C, power steering and 140a alternator
  • Cooled by an aluminum C&R Racing radiator with dual fans


  • GM 4L65E, USShift controlled
  • Custom driveshaft
  • Moser Ford 9" housing w/full-floating hubs & axles
  • Cast iron center section with Detroit TrueTrac differential, 3.50 gear


  • Schwartz stainless steel 1 7/8" headers with 3" merge collector
  • Custom 3" & 2.5" stainless-steel exhaust system with Buick "N25" style tips

Wheels & Tires

  • Forgeline DS3 wheels, graphite grey with brushed lip
  • 18x9 with 255/40/18 Pirelli tires
  • 18x11 with 295/35/18 Pirelli tires

Paint & Body

  • Stock 1971 Buick Skylark convertible, deep purple paint

Other Features:

  • Custom ABS system
  • Vintage Air air conditioning system
  • Rick's Tanks custom stainless-steel fuel tank with internal EFI pump

Before gallery

Disassembly gallery

Chassis gallery

Engine gallery

Assembly gallery

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