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05-31-2012, 10:32 PM
Hi all,

I have a 78 Buick Skylark V6 4-door. It's pretty rusty. Not sure what I'm gonna do with it. I also might buy an A-body wagon in the future.
http://s1063.photobucket.com/albums/t515/FordTorino73/?action=view&current=skylark1.jpg#!oZZ1QQcurrentZZhttp%3A%2F%2F s1063.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Ft515%2FFordTorino 73%2F%3Faction%3Dview%26current%3Dskylark2.jpg

If the pics didn't work, here's a link to my photobucket album.

05-31-2012, 10:46 PM
I remember this car from somewhere.

I thought it was being parted out and I was trying to tell you what was and wasn't worth keeping from an X-body seeing as Novas are still hella popular with hot rodders.

06-01-2012, 01:00 AM
It was supposed to be parted out, but we haven't gotten around to it yet. Since it's being used to annoy the neighbors, we might try to fix it.

06-01-2012, 01:08 AM
It was supposed to be parted out, but we haven't gotten around to it yet. Since it's being used to annoy the neighbors, we might try to fix it.

Because you didn't want to affix one of these to your front lawn? It's very effective...


06-01-2012, 01:16 AM
We don't want to sell the house, but that is funny. It's now been backed into the same spot the Torino sat in for so many years. I have a feeling it will be there for a while.

06-01-2012, 01:53 AM
More info:

Copper/Bronze color - haven't decoded anything yet
Trashed tan vinyl interior
None of the inside door handles work
The rear windows are off the tracks
Half of the outside door handles work
Was in a fender bender
Speedo shows 34,9XX miles but it quit working
Bumper mounted hood release handle
A/C doesn't work
Owner's Manual intact surprisingly
Radio doesn't work
PMD hubcaps
Very loud
Shakes when you put it in drive

Duke George V
06-01-2012, 02:36 AM
I would like to welcome you to our site, but I also want to caution you. You probably won't find the help you're looking for, since your X-body and our X-body are not the same car. This site is centered around the front wheel drive A-body cars and it's predecessor and derivative, namely the front-drive X-body (Citation) and U-body minivan.

06-01-2012, 12:34 PM
Welcome! Your search for an a-body shouldn't be too difficult, but it can get harder when looking for a wagon. Best of luck if you decide to go hunting :thumbsup:

06-01-2012, 04:51 PM
Hey, I bet that thing has the beloved 3.8 under the hood! My old x-car did ('77 Ventura).

Ken T.

06-01-2012, 07:41 PM
Yup, it has the 3.8. I've also been thinking about buying an APV van too.

06-02-2012, 04:15 PM


Picture link should work now...

06-03-2012, 03:28 AM
Memories. Same color even, One of them was red like that one, the other brown. Solid RWD car. I put it down when it had 210,000 miles on it. I was replaced my our, then brand new, '96 Century.

08-16-2012, 06:33 AM
welcome to the forum :D

08-16-2012, 09:27 AM
hello and welcome along! XD

05-01-2013, 09:00 PM
Just now logging in again. Still have the car, but it's pretty much LeMons material.