1968 Buick G.S.

By Merri Hanjora

January 31, 2014

DEFIANCE — The Gran Sport on the 1965 Buick Skylark came as an option in mid 1965. The Gran Sport had the largest engine permitted by General Motors, a 400 cubic inch Buick V8. The engine was really a 401 cubic inch, but was called a “400” by Buick because that was the maximum engine size set by General Motors for intermediate body cars. Other Gran Sport features were the unique badging, a heavy-duty radiator and dual exhaust. Buick sold more than 15,000 Skylarks with the Gran Sport option during 1965, and almost as many the following year.

Glenn Vinz, of Defiance, loves his Buicks. He brought this 1965 Buick Gran Sport to The Lima News’ Real Wheels Cruise-In. He has owned this beauty for 14 years. The car was built and sold in California. The advertising slogan for Buick this year reads, “Wouldn’t you rather have a Buick?” If it looked as nice as this one, YES!