by John
Published: September 8, 2020 (2 weeks ago)
Brisbane QLD

This 1968 Buick Skylark Station Wagon was purchased from Connor Classic Cars in Pennsylvania in 2014 for US$20,300 (copy of invoice available upon request) and then shipped to Brisbane and all of the shipping and clearing and inspection costs and 10% GST was also paid to Customs on arrival.

Initially we intended selling the car reasonably quickly hopefully with a small profit, but we then had the need for a back-up daily driver car, so we kept the car and since then have added another 15,000km to the clock over a 3-year period. The vehicle is now surplus to our needs, so it is time to place up for sale. Do the sums on what this car owes based on purchase price, transport across USA, shipping and clearance and GST. We have access to undercover storage since importation and we jump in it and run a tank of gas through it every 6 months and every time it starts up like a brand-new car. We have attempted selling this car a few times in the past, but we will not fire sale this below what it is worth. We are happy to keep this vehicle until the right buyer appreciates it for what it stands for.

There is video via YouTube taken in 2014 back soon after import. Take a look at the video by clicking this link into your web browser https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqGV71lbdjU

Back 5 years before importation, this vehicle underwent a full frame off rotisserie restoration fully sympathetic to its original 1968 showroom new condition in the USA and only 6,000 miles have been added to the vehicle since. This “time warp” vehicle presents like a brand-new car and has that beautiful brand-new smell inside when you jump in the driver’s seat. You could eat your dinner off the underside and every part of this vehicle is brand new and immaculate. The Scarlet Red paint with faux timber paneling is immaculate and so is the glass and chrome. The platinum grey interior is immaculate as is the carpet headliner and instrumentation. Under the bonnet is a brand-new looking, period presented 350 cu in 230HP Chev V8 coupled to TH400 auto transmission that starts, runs and shifts smooth as silk. It turns with power steering and stops with power brakes that operate again like brand new.

What else can we say about this one in 5916 rare produced vehicle. Air conditioning is factory, dual exhaust is aluminized, radio is AM/FM and sounds sweet, rear tailgate window is power assisted, roof rack is chrome factory complete with factory wind deflector and rear seat passenger skylight windows, factory Buick floor mats, 15 inch Buick Rally Wheels and red line radial tyres. Vehicle was electroplated and runs like a time warp dream.

Inspections and test drives or independent third-party appraisals (arranged by you or us) can be arranged. More pictures (heaps of the underside immaculate condition) and all support documents mentioned, and more are available upon request.