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Old 06-22-2009, 04:38 PM
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1962 buick skylark

Well was out looking at getting some parts from this old guy near here. decided to take a look around and found two 62 buick skylarks and one is a convertible. Then my jaw dropped when we popped the hoods some kind of all aluminum motor inside. So i did some research and as far as i can tell the 215 aluminum four barrel was only made for one year? Any ways theres two cars and three motors and well been goin to pick them up in the next couple weeks. Wish i had my camera. Probably gonna buy and sell them since buick aint my thing. So just thought id post it, what do ya think there worth? Thanks, Jake

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Probably only about $100 bucks apiece and the extra motor is worth $50. The check is in the mail !! THANKS !!

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The 215ci aluminum V8 was made for many many years. I have a 1961 Skylark and it came with that engine. I sold the engine and tranny alony for $1,000. There is a big following for those engines. They are popular to swap into MG's , Triumph TR-7, Vegas, etc.. and any other car that is small and light with minimal engine room. Once GM stopped marketing and selling these engines they sold the design to Range Rover and they used the exact same engine up into the 1990's (if I remember right) and then they made some changes but, the basic engine stayed the same until like 2002 before they were discontinued.

If you follow the link in my signature you will see a fw pictures of my 61 it's not exactly how they came from the factory it now has an 8-71 blown 388ci SBC in it.

I may be interested in some parts off those cars if you think he would be willing to sell.
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The 215 was used in the 1961-63 Buick Skylark, Olds F-85, and Pontiac Tempest. The 215 was offered in 2 bbl, 4bbl, and (in the Olds Jetfire) a turbocharged version. In the mid-1960s GM sold the design and rights for the motor to British Leyland, who built the motor continuously until just a few years ago. The motor was built in displacements from the original 215 cu in (3.5 liters) through 5.0 liters. The most common displacements were 3.9 liters and 4.5 liters, used in Range Rovers.
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