Buick Skylark Custom Convertible Automatic, 1971 MY 44400

The Buick Skylark Custom Convertible is a 2 door convertible/cabriolet style car with a front positioned engine supplying power to the rear wheels. It forms part of Buick's 44400 family of cars. The power is produced by a naturally aspirated engine of 5.7 litre capacity. This unit features overhead valve valve gear, a 90 degree V 8 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It develops 230 bhp (233 PS/172 kW) of power at 4200 rpm, and maximum torque of 475 N·m (350 lb·ft/48.4 kgm) at 2400 rpm. A 3 speed automatic gearbox transmits the power to the driven wheels.

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Key facts

Buick Skylark Custom Convertible Automatic, 1971 MY 44400 information summary

What body style?
2 door convertible/cabriolet with 4/5 seats
How long?
5161 mm
What size engine?
5.7 litre, 5722 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
233 PS / 230 bhp / 172 kW @ 4200 rpm
How much torque?
475 Nm / 350 ft.lb / 48.4 kgm @ 2400 rpm

Buick Skylark models

fixed-head coupé FR 3M 5724 cm3 157 PS 155 bhp 116 kW 1606 kg
fixed-head coupé FR 3M 5724 cm3 183 PS 180 bhp 134 kW 1621 kg
fixed-head coupé FR 3M 5724 cm3 198 PS 195 bhp 145 kW 1629 kg
fixed-head coupé FR 4M 7456 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW 1629 kg
fixed-head coupé FR 4M 7456 cm3 274 PS 270 bhp 201 kW 1629 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 5722 cm3 233 PS 230 bhp 172 kW
Buick Skylark Custom Convertible -
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 5722 cm3 264 PS 260 bhp 194 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 5722 cm3 264 PS 260 bhp 194 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 5722 cm3 233 PS 230 bhp 172 kW
Buick Skylark Custom Coupé -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 5722 cm3 264 PS 260 bhp 194 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5722 cm3 264 PS 260 bhp 194 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5722 cm3 233 PS 230 bhp 172 kW

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2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 5733 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
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2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 5357 cm3 213 PS 210 bhp 157 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 2A 5733 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 2A 5357 cm3 213 PS 210 bhp 157 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 5733 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 5357 cm3 213 PS 210 bhp 157 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 5354 cm3 238 PS 235 bhp 175 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 2A 5354 cm3 238 PS 235 bhp 175 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 5354 cm3 238 PS 235 bhp 175 kW
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2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 5733 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW 1597 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 5733 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 5733 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 2A 5733 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 5733 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 5210 cm3 233 PS 230 bhp 172 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 5210 cm3 233 PS 230 bhp 172 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 5210 cm3 233 PS 230 bhp 172 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 5210 cm3 233 PS 230 bhp 172 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 5210 cm3 233 PS 230 bhp 172 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 5210 cm3 233 PS 230 bhp 172 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 5210 cm3 233 PS 230 bhp 172 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 5210 cm3 233 PS 230 bhp 172 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 5210 cm3 233 PS 230 bhp 172 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 5210 cm3 233 PS 230 bhp 172 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 5766 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 5766 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 5766 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 5766 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
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2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 5766 cm3 243 PS 240 bhp 179 kW 1952 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 5766 cm3 243 PS 240 bhp 179 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 5766 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 5766 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 5766 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 5766 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 5766 cm3 243 PS 240 bhp 179 kW 1532 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 5766 cm3 243 PS 240 bhp 179 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 5766 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 5766 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 5766 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW 1889 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 5766 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 5766 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 5766 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 5766 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 5766 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 5766 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 5737 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 5737 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 2A 5737 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 5737 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 5737 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 5737 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 2A 5737 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 5210 cm3 233 PS 230 bhp 172 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 5210 cm3 233 PS 230 bhp 172 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 5210 cm3 233 PS 230 bhp 172 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 5210 cm3 233 PS 230 bhp 172 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 5210 cm3 233 PS 230 bhp 172 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 5210 cm3 233 PS 230 bhp 172 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 5210 cm3 233 PS 230 bhp 172 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 5210 cm3 233 PS 230 bhp 172 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 5733 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 5733 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 2A 5733 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 5733 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 5733 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 2A 5733 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
1971 Buick Skylark Custom Convertible Automatic data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater convertible/cabriolet
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2845 mm 112 inches
Track/tread (front) 1500 mm 59.1 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1500 mm 59.1 inches
Length 5161 mm 203.2 inches
Width 1963 mm 77.3 inches
Height 1369 mm 53.9 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.81
Kerb weight
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 78 litres 17.2 UK Gal 20.6 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Buick
Engine code
Cylinders V 8 in 90° vee
Capacity 5.7 litre
5722 cc
(349.178 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 96.5 × 97.8 mm
3.8 × 3.85 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.99
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(SAE)
233 PS (230 bhp) (172 kW)
at 4200 rpm
Specific output
(SAE)
40.2 bhp/litre
0.66 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(SAE)
475 Nm (350 ft·lb) (48.4 kgm)
at 2400 rpm
Specific torque
(SAE)
83.01 Nm/litre
1 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 8.5:1
Fuel system 1 Rochester 2GV carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1043.2 kPa (151.3 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 715.25 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed
Power-to-weight ratio
Weight-to-power ratio
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km
km/litre
UK MPG
US MPG
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front G78 x 14
Tyres rear G78 x 14
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 3 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 2.56
general
Carfolio.com ID234157
Production total
Model code
Model family 44400
RAC rating 46.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1971 Buick Skylark Custom Convertible Automatic added 2011-02-23.
Last modified 2013-02-28.