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1964 Buick Skylark [4367]

1964 Buick Skylark [4367] in My Cousin Vinny, Movie, 1992 IMDB

Class: Cars, Convertible — Model origin: US

1964 Buick Skylark [4367]

Position 00:04:50 [*][*][*] Vehicle used by a character or in a car chase

Comments about this vehicle


antp BE

2004-12-12 23:28


Dans le film, ils identifient clairement la voiture comme étant une "Buick Skylark 1964 décapotable avec un toit blanc".


2004-12-13 10:56

Elle ressemble à celle utilisée, en blanc, par Bebel dans "Le magnifique".


2006-07-22 01:29

Whats the car behind it? LTD interceptor?

antp BE

2006-07-22 01:31


ben68 BE

2007-01-15 21:37

I replaced the original pic below by another one...
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blk95ta US

2008-04-27 22:09

the 2 utes....... 2 what? what was that word? did you say ute???

LOL great movie and cool looking car... too bad they never showed the 63 pontiac tempest that was mentioned as the car driven by the real murderers

modell US

2010-05-05 03:38

Mona Lisa Vito: The car that made these two, equal-length tire marks had positraction. You can't make those marks without positraction, which was not available on the '64 Buick Skylark!

Vinny Gambini: And why not? What is positraction?

Mona Lisa Vito: It's a limited slip differential which distributes power equally to both the right and left tires. The '64 Skylark had a regular differential, which, anyone who's been stuck in the mud in Alabama knows, you step on the gas, one tire spins, the other tire does nothing.

[the jury members nod, with murmurs of "yes," "that's right," etc]

Vinny Gambini: Is that it?

Mona Lisa Vito: No, there's more! You see? When the left tire mark goes up on the curb and the right tire mark stays flat and even? Well, the '64 Skylark had a solid rear axle, so when the left tire would go up on the curb, the right tire would tilt out and ride along its edge. But that didn't happen here. The tire mark stayed flat and even. This car had an independent rear suspension. Now, in the '60's, there were only two other cars made in America that had positraction, and independent rear suspension, and enough power to make these marks. One was the Corvette, which could never be confused with the Buick Skylark. The other had the same body length, height, width, weight, wheel base, and wheel track as the '64 Skylark, and that was the 1963 Pontiac Tempest.

Vinny Gambini: And because both cars were made by GM, were both cars available in metallic mint green paint?

Mona Lisa Vito: They were!

Vinny Gambini: Thank you, Ms. Vito. No more questions. Thank you very, very much.

[kissing her hands]

Vinny Gambini: You've been a lovely, lovely witness.

Jonnie Comet US

2011-10-09 08:58

We never do see the Tempest, do we?

njot33 US

2012-10-25 19:05

I'm actually wondering if she is completely right here.
There was a body style change between 1963 and 1964 on both the Skylark and the Tempest.
I can see how a 63 Skylark could be comfused for a 63 Tempest, or a 64 Skylark could be confused for a 64 Tempest.
But not a 64 Skylark for a 63 Tempest. I don't think the "body length, height, width, wheel base and wheel track" were the same between 63 and 64 on these cars. These cars were made larger for 1964.

Independent rear suspension and posi-traction... I could see how those would have been offered on the 64 Tempest, specially if it was actually a LeMans or a GTO... which might have been ordered with that equipment.

Anyone know these cars well enough to weigh in with a comment?

However the point is obviously that a 64 Skylark couldn't have made the tire marks that were seen.

kooshmeister US

2013-11-17 21:18

Despite its importance to the plot, this convertible isn't seen for very long. It's 3 stars at best.

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