|1966 Buick Gran Sport|
|1966 Gran Sport grille badge|
|LA Buick Training Manager Bill Trevor's 1966 Gran Sport|
|1966 Gran Sport in the Buick Brochure|
There have also surfaced a very small number of 11.0:1 compression engines bearing engine code MS and having L76 Pilot designation on the build sheet. They are rated at 332 HP and are sometimes nicknamed "Flint Flyers." It worth noting that this option does not appear on the 1966 Gran Sport order guide and maybe have been an extremely small run of cars- some say as many as 50, but no concrete figure is known.
|Original ad for the 1966 Gran Sport|
What is known, is that Buick saw the performance car as a way to further enhance their image with youthful buyers and used the 1966 Gran Sport as a way to spread the word. While only 13, 816 Gran Sport were sold in 1966, total Skylark sales were 106,217 and there is no way of telling how many Skylark buyers were influenced by the presence of the powerful Gran Sport.
|Jim Lane raced this 1966 Gran Sport|
|Smyly Buick of Malden, Mass raced this 1966 Gran Sport|
|1966 Gran Sport Pillared Coupe|
|Factory photo of a 1966 Gran Sport|
|1966 Gran Sport convertible|