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1987 Buick Sommerset promotional video

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So this was basically the Buick Skylark by another name...

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Sommerset was a transitional name as the previous X-Body Skylark was still kinda on sale at the same time.

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This car was supposed to be the Buick Regal, but with the RWD G-bodies still selling well, and the N-bodies were deemed too small by traditionalists, the G-body Regal lived on, and this car was introduced as the Somerset Regal for model year 1985.  It went through a number of name changes, to just Somerset the next year, and then to Skylark.  When the 4-door version was introduced for model year 1986, it was called Skylark from the onset.

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