V.I.S.I.T. – After the Show Edition

The coolest finds are always the ones you don’t expect, and that is certainly the case with this edition of V.I.S.I.T. Check out this 1970 Buick Skylark.
Just moments after leaving the 417 Coffee & Cars event last month, I spotted this brown beast parked in an empty lot and had to stop and take a look. It looked like a decent car, and I was curious to learn more about it.
Although it was hard to tell what condition this Skylark was really in, I could see that someone had put current registration on it, but it was good enough to drive, at least to this spot. There wasn’t much rust to be found, although in fairness, I couldn’t get a good look at the interior. The frame was pretty dirty, but very little rust, which is unusual for a car this age.
It was definitely dirty, and you could tell that it had been sitting for a long time, maybe in a barn, but it wasn’t leaking any fluid, and the tires were holding air. As you can see, the body is in good shape, and even the chrome bumpers are shiny and straight. Looking closely at the dealer badge, I see that it was purchased new from a dealership right here in the Queen City, long since gone. Maybe longrooffan knows something about them.
As always, the best thing about car spotting is the thrill of the find, and sharing it with you all. If you have something weird/cool/fast/ugly to share with everyone, just drop us a line at tips@hooniverse.info. Operators are standing by.
[Photos Copyright 2016 Hooniverse/Marcal Eilenstein]

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  1. longrooffan Avatar

    I can’t make out the dealer badge. What was it?

    1. mdharrell Avatar

      It looks like the word Vince followed by a slash and the Buick tri-shield.

      1. longrooffan Avatar

        Vincel Buick on St. Louis Street in the Queen City of the Ozarks. My pops, TheGentlemanFarmer, bought several Buicks, and others, from them back in the early 70’s. Located next to the old Sears Building adjacent to the Shrine Mosque. The old Sears Building is now the J Q Hammons convention hall. Interestingly enough, just a week or so ago I did a search of Vincel and was unable to come up with anything on the old place. Nice find Marcal. Glad you are back.

        1. mdharrell Avatar

          Ah, an “l” descending below the line to match the descent of the initial “V” and thereby framing a box. That does make more sense than a slash. Thanks!

  2. papamarc Avatar

    Nice silver car in the background. Is it for sale?