And This Doomed '62 Skylark Is a Coupe, Even!

Murilee Martin
by Murilee Martin
and this doomed 62 skylark is a coupe even

Somehow it hurts a lot more when you’re looking at a Crusher-bound slab of 1960s Detroit Iron that has just two doors.

This Skylark is beat to hell, but it appears to be reasonably unrusted and complete.

The General was still a total cheapskate when it came to dash components, but he still used metal for switches and controls back in the early 1960s. No, you don’t want to hit this stuff with your face when you have a non-seat-belt-equipped fender-bender, but it sure looks good.

I spotted this car in a Denver wrecking yard, right next to the ’72 Bronco we saw a couple days ago.

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  • Moparman426W Moparman426W on Dec 31, 2010

    While this car may be an interesting find to some, it would never really be worth much. They were forgotten due to the popularity of the A bodies. What is really surprising to see there is the first gen bronco, those cammand pretty steep prices, and I bet someone will save that one .

  • Joeaverage Joeaverage on Feb 11, 2011

    I see a Corvair i think down the line. Maybe two?

  • Art Vandelay Dodge should bring this back. They could sell it as the classic classic classic model
  • Surferjoe Still have a 2013 RDX, naturally aspirated V6, just can't get behind a 4 banger turbo.Also gloriously absent, ESS, lane departure warnings, etc.
  • ToolGuy Is it a genuine Top Hand? Oh, I forgot, I don't care. 🙂
  • ToolGuy I did truck things with my truck this past week, twenty-odd miles from home (farther than usual). Recall that the interior bed space of my (modified) truck is 98" x 74". On the ride home yesterday the bed carried a 20 foot extension ladder (10 feet long, flagged 14 inches past the rear bumper), two other ladders, a smallish air compressor, a largish shop vac, three large bins, some materials, some scrap, and a slew of tool cases/bags. It was pretty full, is what I'm saying.The range of the Cybertruck would have been just fine. Nothing I carried had any substantial weight to it, in truck terms. The frunk would have been extremely useful (lock the tool cases there, out of the way of the Bed Stuff, away from prying eyes and grasping fingers -- you say I can charge my cordless tools there? bonus). Stainless steel plus no paint is a plus.Apparently the Cybertruck bed will be 78" long (but over 96" with the tailgate folded down) and 60-65" wide. And then Tesla promises "100 cubic feet of exterior, lockable storage — including the under-bed, frunk and sail pillars." Underbed storage requires the bed to be clear of other stuff, but bottom line everything would have fit, especially when we consider the second row of seats (tools and some materials out of the weather).Some days I was hauling mostly air on one leg of the trip. There were several store runs involved, some for 8-foot stock. One day I bummed a ride in a Roush Mustang. Three separate times other drivers tried to run into my truck (stainless steel panels, yes please). The fuel savings would be large enough for me to notice and to care.TL;DR: This truck would work for me, as a truck. Sample size = 1.
  • Ed That has to be a joke.