First, it should have been re-branded the Buick Skylark.
Second, fixed the top issues and and upgraded the instrument panel and suspension to be a true roadster.
Third, only a couple of options, automatic/stick/ four colors and two interiors and all units turbo.
Fourth, like Porsche, only small upgrades over the next 15 years
Fifth: job out ASSEMBLY like Ford does on some of their high preformance cars
Sixth: limit annual production to 7,000 units on order basis. (no stock)
Seventh , price around $32,000
I wouldn't NOT drive a Skylark, but I'd rather drive a "Lightning" OR a "Blitz"
The way the top operates is weird, but I kind of like having to interact with it, and since most don't drive in rain, closing it isn't difficult.
I don't know about limiting options, but the rest sound liveable, and might allow a bypass of 5-7.
Do you mean small revisions/refinements to the platform? Like Porsche does the 911? That's pretty genius. Shows commitment to the product.
Sub out the assembly to where? KC?
Or would doing it domestically drive the price above the $32k threshold in #7
I can see reasons for limiting production, and most of them would be good reasons.
Seems to me that if you price it at $32k that many of the folks that would consider the car just: 1) dig a little deeper to buy something more exotic, OR go cheaper to get a more "luxury" marque.