The Buick Skylark was made in eight production runs, during 46 years, over which the car's design varied dramatically due to changing technology, tastes, and new standards implemented over the years.
For 1970, the mid-sized Buicks once again received new sheet metal and the Buick Skylark name was moved down another notch, replacing the previous entry-level Buick Special. It was available in two- and four-door sedans with the 250-cubic-inch inline-six as standard and the optional 350-cubic-inch V8 (260 horsepower at 4600 rpm). Two-door models shared their roofline with the 1970 Chevelle, distinct from that of the shared Pontiac LeMan and Oldsmobile Cutlass. All two-doors were hardtops.