One of Buicks 60’s muscle cars, the 1967 Buick Skylark Gran Sport 340 was the junior model of the Buick Skylark Gran Sport 400. It also used the 340-cubic-inch V8 that was standard on its compatriot’s four-door hardtop although the Gran Sport 340 was only available as a two-door hardtop coupe.
Buick had in 1967 decided to rename all their new models from “Buick skylark Gran Sport” to simply “Buick GS”. The 1967 Buick skylark Gran sport 340 was launched in order to bring some of the “budget muscle” customer base to Buick. The benefit that the GS 340 had was flexible handling ability, credit to the small block’s minimal weight; the engine weighed just a mere 150 pounds. Less than 4,000 1967 Buick Gran sport 340 cars were sold as the 1967 Buick skylark GS was replaced the next year with the GS 350.
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1967 Buick Gran Sport specs
The 1967 Buick Gran sport 340 specs included a 260 horsepower at 4200 rpm, 5.6-litre 340 cu. in. V8 and superior spirited torque. The Buick GS 340 was a two-door hardtop and featured a Carter 4 barrel carb and hydraulic lifters with a rear wheel drive manual 3-speed transmission gear box with an option for three-speed automatic transmission at extra fees.
An elective Sport Pac was accessible for better road command and presented heavy-duty rear stabilizer bar, shock absorbers, springs and 15:1 steering ratio. The 1967 Buick skylark GS engine ran on gasoline with a top speed of 178km/h.
The 340 small blocks presented a fairly improved fuel economy and emissions and some optimism in the face of boosting insurance rates; but at around 8 seconds to 60 mph and 16.2 to 16.5 seconds during the quarter, GS 340 was more of a cruiser than luxury car.
The Gran Sport 340 was 205 inches long, 53.3 inches tall, 75.4 inches wide and balanced on a 115-inch wheelbase with 59 inches of rear track width and 58 inches of front track even though weight differed according to the body style and power train selections.
1967 Buick Skylark GS review
The exterior of the 1967 Buick skylark GS boasted hood scoops, red broad rally side stripes and also a lower rear deck molding and came in two special body colors, platinum mist or white color. The interior in return had handsome furnishings. Everything is different in comparison with 1965 Buick Skylark GS
The manufactured number of 1967 Buick skylark GS 340 were much so possession is moderately effortless and locating cars to buy is not complex. Refurbished examples are not rare either, so buyers can manage to wait for a car that tally with their resources and preferred state.