Buick Skylark Custom Convertible Automatic, 1971 MY 44400

The Buick Skylark Custom Convertible is a rear wheel drive motor vehicle, with the motor placed in the front, and a 2 door convertible/cabriolet body. The Skylark Custom Convertible is part of Buick's 44400 model range. The 5.7 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, overhead valve, 8 cylinder that produces 260 bhp (264 PS/194 kW) of power at 4600 rpm, and maximum torque of 488 N·m (360 lb·ft/49.8 kgm) at 2800 rpm. A 3 speed automatic transmission supplies the power to the 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?
264 PS / 260 bhp / 194 kW @ 4600 rpm
How much torque?
488 Nm / 360 ft.lb / 49.8 kgm @ 2800 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 233 PS 230 bhp 172 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 3M 5733 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 5733 cm3 259 PS 255 bhp 190 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 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 4M 6590 cm3 264 PS 260 bhp 194 kW 1688 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 6590 cm3 264 PS 260 bhp 194 kW 1697 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 6590 cm3 264 PS 260 bhp 194 kW 1706 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 7446 cm3 289 PS 285 bhp 213 kW 1692 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 7446 cm3 289 PS 285 bhp 213 kW 1715 kg
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2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 6478 cm3 269 PS 265 bhp 198 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 5733 cm3 259 PS 255 bhp 190 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 6478 cm3 269 PS 265 bhp 198 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 2A 5733 cm3 259 PS 255 bhp 190 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 6478 cm3 269 PS 265 bhp 198 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 3M 5733 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 5733 cm3 259 PS 255 bhp 190 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 5733 cm3 259 PS 255 bhp 190 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 5733 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 2A 5733 cm3 259 PS 255 bhp 190 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 2A 5733 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 5733 cm3 259 PS 255 bhp 190 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 5733 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 5563 cm3 279 PS 275 bhp 205 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 5563 cm3 279 PS 275 bhp 205 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 3M 6393 cm3 269 PS 265 bhp 198 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 5766 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 6393 cm3 269 PS 265 bhp 198 kW
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2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 6387 cm3 259 PS 255 bhp 190 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 6387 cm3 259 PS 255 bhp 190 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 5766 cm3 243 PS 240 bhp 179 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 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 4M 5766 cm3 289 PS 285 bhp 213 kW 1598 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 5766 cm3 243 PS 240 bhp 179 kW 1532 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 5766 cm3 289 PS 285 bhp 213 kW
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 3A 5766 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 6393 cm3 269 PS 265 bhp 198 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 5766 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW 1889 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 6387 cm3 269 PS 265 bhp 198 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 5766 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 6387 cm3 269 PS 265 bhp 198 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 6393 cm3 269 PS 265 bhp 198 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 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 3A 5766 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 4M 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 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 5563 cm3 279 PS 275 bhp 205 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 5563 cm3 279 PS 275 bhp 205 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 5563 cm3 279 PS 275 bhp 205 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 6573 cm3 269 PS 265 bhp 198 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 3A 6554 cm3 269 PS 265 bhp 198 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 5798 cm3 269 PS 265 bhp 198 kW 1600 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 5798 cm3 269 PS 265 bhp 198 kW 1598 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 5798 cm3 269 PS 265 bhp 198 kW 1596 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 5795 cm3 259 PS 255 bhp 190 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 5795 cm3 259 PS 255 bhp 190 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 6554 cm3 269 PS 265 bhp 198 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 2A 5795 cm3 259 PS 255 bhp 190 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 5795 cm3 259 PS 255 bhp 190 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 5733 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 6573 cm3 269 PS 265 bhp 198 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)
264 PS (260 bhp) (194 kW)
at 4600 rpm
Specific output
(SAE)
45.4 bhp/litre
0.74 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(SAE)
488 Nm (360 ft·lb) (49.8 kgm)
at 2800 rpm
Specific torque
(SAE)
85.28 Nm/litre
1.03 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 8.5:1
Fuel system 1 4 barrel Rochester carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1071.7 kPa (155.4 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 2.73
general
Carfolio.com ID234641
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.