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Buick Skylark Sportwagon

(1970 model)

Brief specs of 1970 Buick Skylark Sportwagon

6-seater, 8-cylinder V engine, 5723 cm3 / 349.2 cu in / 349.2 cu in, 116.0 kW / 155.6 hp / 155.6 hp @ 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm, 366.0 N·m / 269.9 lb·ft / 269.9 lb·ft @ 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm, manual 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BuickIssued from1970
ModelSkylark SportwagonIssued until
SerieSkylarkNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation


Base platformNumber of doors
Bodywork typeNumber of seats6
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5430 mm / 213.8 in / 213.8 inTotal (curb) weight1870 kg / 4123 lb / 4123 lb
Width1960 mm / 77.2 in / 77.2 inDry weight
Height1400 mm / 55.1 in / 55.1 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2950 mm / 116.1 in / 116.1 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.84  


Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.33 m2 / 25.1 sq ft / 25.1 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)


Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine (V8)Total number of valves
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder
Engine constructionBore96.5 mm / 3.80 in / 3.80 in
FuelStroke97.8 mm / 3.85 in / 3.85 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.99
Fuel supplyCarburettorEngine displacement5723 cm3 / 349.2 cu in / 349.2 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity715.29 cm3/cylinder / 43.650 cu in/cylinder / 43.650 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio8.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power116.0 kW / 155.6 hp / 155.6 hp at 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque366.0 N·m / 269.9 lb·ft / 269.9 lb·ft at 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)46.4 kW / 62.2 hp / 62.2 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output20.3 kW/l / 0.445 bhp/cu in / 0.445 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque64.0 N·m/l / 0.56 lb·ft/cu in / 0.56 lb·ft/cu in


Transmission typemanualNumber of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio


Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio84.1 kW/ton / 63.7 bhp/ton / 63.7 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions


Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Buick Skylark Sportwagon


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