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$89,995
1953 Buick Skylark

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Engine
322-fireball-v8
Miles
75,318

1953 was a big year for Buick, which was celebrating its 50th anniversary. It was also the year that the infamous Nailhead V8 was introduced, replacing the venerable straight-8 that dated to 1931. To celebrate, GM built the lovely 1953 Buick Skylark, which, alongside its cousins the Oldsmobile Fiesta and Cadillac Eldorado, became the hits of the 1953 Motorama show. The Skylark started as a standard Roadmaster convertible, but thanks to extensive hand work, it took on an entirely new look that was ostensibly designed to make it into a sports car. Now whether a 4000 pound Buick can be sporty is a discussion for another time, but there is no question that this is a fantastic-looking piece of 1950s art. Wearing soft pastel yellow, it has a wonderful 50s look thats a bit more interesting than its original Majestic White. The paint is showing some age, but in this time of over-restored Skylarks sitting on show fields, its a relief to see on that you can actually drive and enjoy without worries. All the fantastic Skylark details are still intact, dont worry, from the sweepspear side molding to the dip behind the front doors to the stacked taillights. Chrome is a big deal on any car from the 50s, particularly a Buick, and its all in good shape, including the toothy grin up front and massive bumpers with neatly integrated bumper guards. And as a lifetime California car, the sheetmetal is in absolutely fantastic shape. The handsome black and white interior is recent, using correct leather (not vinyl!) and lots of new parts. Fresh carpets, beautiful new Dy-Noc appliques on the doors and dash, a fresh chrome horn ring, and a myriad of other parts really makes the interior look its best. The instruments are standard Roadmaster, along with the stack of controls flanking the radio speaker, and youll note that everything was standard on the top-of-the-line Skylark: power windows, power seat, power antenna, power steering, and a heater/defroster. All of the hydraulic systems were recently rebuilt so they all operate smoothly, including the black canvas convertible top, which is brand new. The low-slung driving position certainly makes the car feel sporty, yet theres room for six in the massive bench seats. Theres also a giant trunk thats neatly finished with black carpets and a full-sized spare. Skylarks were all equipped with Buicks all-new 322 cubic inch Nailhead V8, which is an absolute torque factory. Topped with a massive air cleaner assembly, it looks tightly packed into the engine bay, but thanks to a recent detail job, it looks just right. Theres new Buick Turquoise paint on the engine, fresh decals and labels, and a fresh tune-up. It starts easily and idles with a muscular hum thats just right for the upscale Skylark and as I mentioned, theres massive torque available to move the big ragtop with ease. Buicks famous Dynaflow automatic transmission was the only option, and while youll have to accustom yourself to its peculiar feel, theres no question that its the smoothest automatic transmission ever invented. The car has superlative highway manners and cruises effortlessly at modern speeds with little more than a whisper from the single tailpipe out back. Buicks always offered fantastic braking, and with fresh shoes and new DOT5 fluid inside, these are plenty capable. And no Skylark is complete without those lovely Kelsey-Hayes chrome wire wheels, which are wrapped with fat 6.0-15 wide whites. Unquestionably an A-list collectable, this is arguably Buicks finest work of the 1950s. Prices are not coming down, so grab this beautiful Skylark at a realistic price before it gets away. Call now!... Read more

Lithia Springs, GA 30122 (19 miles away)

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1953 Buick Skylark

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To Be OFFERED AT AUCTION WITHOUT RESERVE at RM Sothebys Fort Lauderdale event, 29 - 30 March 2019. Estimate:$80,000 - $100,000 188 hp, 321 cu. in. V-8 engine; automatic transmissionCalifornia car, older restorationPresented in Victoria Maroon with a black convertible topExterior features a drivers side spotlight, continental kit and wire wheelsAutomatic headlight dimmer; power windows, antenna, convertible top, and steeringTwo-tone interior features clock, radio, and tissue dispenserOne of 1,690 Skylark Convertibles produced for 1953Check back soon for complete catalogue description. To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/fl19.... Read more

Auburn, IN 46706 (519 miles away)

$124,995
1953 Buick Skylark

Color
White
Engine
8-cylinder
Miles
2,640

1953 Buick Skylark Convertible For SaleMint Condition 1 of 1,690 Produced for 1953 Matador Red Exterior With the Current Owner Since 2004Cosmetically and Mechanically in Excellent Condition322 V8 MotorCorrect DynaFlow TransmissionPower SteeringPower Windows Power SeatLoaded With OptionsFor Sale By Owner and Located in Bay Shore, NYWeBe Autos Specializes in Marketing and Advertising Muscle, Classic, Vintage and Specialty Cars. We offer Professional Photography, HD Movies, and Staging that Sells Cars. We have over 6,000 cars in stock at any time, if you are Looking for a Chevelle, Camaro, Nova, Corvette or a Mustang Chances Are we Have your Dream Car. Let us showcase and sell your specialty car. Please visit our website for more details. ?Keep in Touch, Michael Runnalls Specialty Car Marketing & Media WeBe Autos Ltd. Long Island, NY 11780 Michael@WeBeAutos.com www.WeBeAutos.com (O)631-339-0399 (C)516-729-2003 Skype: webeautos (F)631-389-2605 When you Love What You Do You Never have to Go To Work...... Read more

Riverhead, NY 11901 (805 miles away)

$199,995
1953 Buick Skylark

Color
Red
Engine
8-cylinder
Miles
95

Concourse Winning 1953 Buick Skylark Convertible For Sale 1 of 1,690 Produced for 1953 Correct Correct 322 V8 Motor Professionally Built Correct DynaFlow TransmissionFactory Correct Matador Red Exterior with White/Red Pleated Leather Interior Factory Correct 15 Wire Wheels Wrapped in Wide Whites 10 Bolt Rear Axil Power Steering Power 4 Wheel Disk Brakes Power Windows Loaded with Factory Options Complete $450,000 Restoration Done By Harbor Restoration Rockledge, FL Took Several Years to Complete Take a L@@K at the HD Video: https://youtu.be/OLxLLU8Snps Follow the Link to 171 HD Photos: https://goo.gl/photos/MUi hRrDikACdyHgH7 For 113 years Buick has provided substantial, unpretentious luxury to everyone from Wall Street bankers to professional athletes. You might say the storied brand has done it all. Its the foundation for todays General Motors Company. Its the foundation for Americas growth in the worlds largest automotive market. And, in the 50s, when Detroit was at the top of its luxury game, fine automobiles like this magnificent Skylark gave serious credibility to the line When better automobiles are built Buick will build them. Commissioned to celebrate the brands 50th anniversary, this fully sorted cruiser is 1 of only 1,690 Skylarks assembled for the 1953 model year. Visually, its some of the coolest metal to ever roll down an assembly line. Thanks to a remarkable combination of smooth power and world-class style, the car sits at the pinnacle of luxury engineering. And, if youre a cultured enthusiast whos looking for a clean, investment grade classic, its the carefully restored masterpiece of your dreams! The 1953 Roadmaster Skylark was one of three specialty convertibles created to promote General Motors leadership in design and innovation. Like its Fiesta and Eldorado stablemates, the Skylark was a limited-production, hand-made halo that was overwhelmingly admired by the public and rewarded with a very successful sales rate. Today, roughly 60 years later, the cars world- class design characteristics can be found in pretty much every modern automakers aesthetic DNA. And its unique blend of optimistic swagger and unmatched exclusivity make it one of the most coveted classics on the planet. BODYWORK/TRIM This stately drop- top is out of an extensive, 5-year restoration that ensured a 100% factory-accurate appearance. The restorers began by thoroughly stripping the cars curvaceous, mostly handmade body. When that heavy cleaning was complete, all those Harley Earl-designed panels were assembled into a correct profile that presents largely blemish-free surfaces. After that thorough test fitting, a correct coat of Mandarin Red paint was teased to a glossy, show-stopping shine. And today, this Skylarks prestigious appearance is a lust worthy representation of one of Americas most glorious eras of motoring. ENGINE Lift the cars alligator hood and youll find a 322 cubic inch Fireball V8 which wears a correct V2248507 assembly stamp and twists a stout 188 horsepower into 300 ft./lb. of low-end torque. Nicknamed the Nail valve, and eventually known as the Nailhead, this fully detailed mill employs greater lift and better duration to create a Kansas- flat power band. Funny thing is: hot rodders of the day actually coined the engines nickname as a derisive description of its puny valvetrain and restrictive plumbing, but they certainly couldnt ignore its stellar power! The proven block has undoubtedly been rebuilt, and probably looks much better today than when it growled off the assembly line. Aesthetically, the mill, which perches a massive air cleaner and big carburetor above factory heads, has been painted a traditional green hue. There are many fresh pieces like pliable belts, a tagged Delco-Remy distributor, a tagged Delco-Remy generator and proven Packard TV R Suppression cables. A glossy firewall, satin fenders and a re-cored radiator frame those pieces in a construct of distinctly American curves. And overall, the engine seems clean, simple and highly functional. DRIVETRAIN/SUSPENSION Essentially, Buicks original Skylark is a fully optioned and highly customized Roadmaster. And the firms decision to use its proven C-Body architecture certainly wasnt a bad one as quality and reliability, words rarely uttered in the same sentence as highly customized, remained solid. The basis for this drop-tops solidity is an industrial strength chassis that rides on a correctly restored suspension. At the center of that suspension, a new-for-1953 Twin Turbine Dynaflow, which wears a correct J assembly stamp, twists power to a 10-bolt rear end. At the edges of that drivetrain, power- assisted drums initiate quick, drama- free stops. Turns come courtesy of factory power steering. A single- pipe exhaust system makes good use of a factory replacement muffler. Everything rolls on restored wire wheels, which spin 7.60-15 Coker Classic whitewalls around white inner fenders. And, with a fully sorted undercarriage thats ready to hit the road, this big cruiser would be right at home chauffeuring the family to their favorite dinner spot. INTERIOR An excellent mix of new world style and old world luxury, this Skylarks correct interior is the perfect place to parade down Main Street. The cars plush benches are stuffed with thick padding, covered in pleated leather and trimmed in era-correct hardware. In front of those seats, a Mandarin Red dash hangs a correct Selectronic radio, a classy clock and chrome- trimmed gauges behind a textured instrument panel. At the base of that dash, high quality carpet is anchored by slick Skylark branded sill plates. At the sides of that carpet, ornate, chrome-trimmed door panels found small power window switches between correct chrome handles. In front of the driver, an intricate, color-keyed steering wheel spins a full horn ring around a customizable centerpiece. And behind the passengers, a snug-fitting cowl snaps over a fully restored trunk that centers an unrestored wheel inside a fifth whitewall tire. For Sale By Owner & Located on Quogue, NYWeBe Autos Specializes in Marketing and Advertising Muscle, Classic, Vintage and Specialty Cars. We offer Professional Photography, HD Movies, and Staging that Sells Cars. We have over 6,000 cars in stock at any time, if you are Looking for a Chevelle, Camaro, Nova, Corvette or a Mustang Chances Are we Have your Dream Car. Let us showcase and sell your specialty car. Please visit our website for more details. ?Keep in Touch, Michael Runnalls Specialty Car Marketing & Media WeBe Autos Ltd. Long Island, NY 11780 Michael@WeBeAutos.com www.WeBeAutos.com (O)631-339-0399 (C)516-729-2003 Skype: webeautos (F)631-389-2605 When you Love What You Do You Never have to Go To Work...... Read more

Riverhead, NY 11901 (805 miles away)
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