Buick Skylark, 1972 MY

The Buick Skylark is a coupé with a front mounted engine which transmits its power through the rear wheels. The 8 cylinder, overhead valve naturally aspirated engine has 2 valves per cylinder and a displacement of 5.7 litres. For this model it develops power and torque figures of 155 bhp (157 PS/116 kW) at 3800 rpm and 366 Nm (270 lbft/37.3 kgm) at 2400 rpm respectively. Power is delivered to the wheels via a 3 speed manual gearbox. Claimed weight at the kerb is 1606 kg.

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Key facts

Buick Skylark, 1972 MY information summary

What body style?
fixed-head coupé with 4/5 seats
How long?
5164 mm
How heavy?
1606 kg
What size engine?
5.7 litre, 5724 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
157 PS / 155 bhp / 116 kW @ 3800 rpm
How much torque?
366 Nm / 270 ft.lb / 37.3 kgm @ 2400 rpm

Buick Skylark models

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

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2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 4093 cm3 157 PS 155 bhp 116 kW 1492 kg
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2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW 1750 kg
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2 door fixed-head coupé FR 2A 5733 cm3 167 PS 165 bhp 123 kW 1627 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 5210 cm3 152 PS 150 bhp 112 kW 1460 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 5210 cm3 152 PS 150 bhp 112 kW 1506 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 5210 cm3 152 PS 150 bhp 112 kW 1588 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5766 cm3 165 PS 163 bhp 122 kW 1844 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5752 cm3 163 PS 161 bhp 120 kW 1744 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6555 cm3 170 PS 168 bhp 125 kW 1801 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6555 cm3 170 PS 168 bhp 125 kW 1800 kg
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2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5210 cm3 152 PS 150 bhp 112 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 5210 cm3 152 PS 150 bhp 112 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 5210 cm3 152 PS 150 bhp 112 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 5210 cm3 152 PS 150 bhp 112 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5210 cm3 152 PS 150 bhp 112 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 5210 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5210 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5210 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 5210 cm3 152 PS 150 bhp 112 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 5210 cm3 152 PS 150 bhp 112 kW 1554 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5210 cm3 152 PS 150 bhp 112 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 5210 cm3 152 PS 150 bhp 112 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5210 cm3 152 PS 150 bhp 112 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 5210 cm3 152 PS 150 bhp 112 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5210 cm3 152 PS 150 bhp 112 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5210 cm3 152 PS 150 bhp 112 kW
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2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 4093 cm3 157 PS 155 bhp 116 kW 1483 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 4093 cm3 157 PS 155 bhp 116 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 4093 cm3 157 PS 155 bhp 116 kW 1728 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 4093 cm3 157 PS 155 bhp 116 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 2A 4093 cm3 157 PS 155 bhp 116 kW
fixed-head coupé FR 3M 5736 cm3 162 PS 160 bhp 119 kW 1583 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 4093 cm3 157 PS 155 bhp 116 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 2A 4093 cm3 157 PS 155 bhp 116 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 4093 cm3 157 PS 155 bhp 116 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 4093 cm3 157 PS 155 bhp 116 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 2A 4093 cm3 157 PS 155 bhp 116 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 4093 cm3 157 PS 155 bhp 116 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 4093 cm3 157 PS 155 bhp 116 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 2A 4093 cm3 157 PS 155 bhp 116 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 4093 cm3 157 PS 155 bhp 116 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 4093 cm3 157 PS 155 bhp 116 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 2A 4093 cm3 157 PS 155 bhp 116 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 4093 cm3 157 PS 155 bhp 116 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 4093 cm3 157 PS 155 bhp 116 kW 1728 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 4093 cm3 157 PS 155 bhp 116 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 2A 4093 cm3 157 PS 155 bhp 116 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 4093 cm3 157 PS 155 bhp 116 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 2A 4093 cm3 157 PS 155 bhp 116 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 4093 cm3 157 PS 155 bhp 116 kW
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1972 Buick Skylark data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2845 mm 112 inches
Track/tread (front) 1506 mm 59.3 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1506 mm 59.3 inches
Length 5164 mm 203.3 inches
Width 1951 mm 76.8 inches
Height 1359 mm 53.5 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.82
Kerb weight 1606 kg 3541 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer GM
Engine code
Cylinders V 8
Capacity 5.7 litre
5724 cc
(349.3 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 96.52 × 97.79 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
(DIN)
157 PS (155 bhp) (116 kW)
at 3800 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
27.1 bhp/litre
0.44 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
366 Nm (270 ft·lb) (37.3 kgm)
at 2400 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
63.94 Nm/litre
0.77 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 8.5:1
Fuel system 1 Ro carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 803.5 kPa (116.5 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 715.5 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 97.85 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
71.97 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
96.51 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 13.89 kg/kW
23.21 lb/bhp
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 I.W.TrLi.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension LA.RA.CS.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 3 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.08
general
Carfolio.com ID56760
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 46.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1972 Buick Skylark added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.