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Buick Skylark Roadmaster 1953 (Excluvise Limited Anniversary model) “Continental Kit”

 

Buick Skylark Roadmaster 1953 (50th Anniversary model) with “Continental Kit”

 

The Buick Skylark appeared as a limited production model in 1953 for Buick's 50th anniversary. Offered as a limited edition convertible with only 1,690 units produced off of the Roadmaster line, making it one of the most collectible Buicks still to this day.

1953 … IN THAT TIME..ONLY HOLLYWOOD CELEBRITIES, SPORTS CELEBRITIES, AND RICH AND IMPORTANT PEOPLE WHO WERE DRIVING THIS CAR ! In 1953 this was Cadillac territory as far as price and prestige were concerned!

 

In absolute top condition ! / complete restored / complete professional engine revision /

Buick 53 Roadmaster is the top of the line model / 5,2L 188 hp 320 ci V8 / 5,27m / only 1690 build / "Twin-Turbine" Dynaflow / automatic gearbox / power steering / power seats / power windows / radio / very nice decorative dashboard with great steering wheel / chrome accents on the outside are very unique / chrome spoke wheels / a very nice looking “Continental kit” 5 wheel with chrome cover on back side of the car …

This very rare and stunning car is since 10 years from same owner / garage kept in optimal conditions / only driven on Sunny weekends / ready to drive immediate / no costs /

The red color makes the car look very nice / a high quality interior and the wire wheels make the car really stand out . This Buick is a really nice looking one. A real eye catcher !

Documents : Holland / Visible : Holland /

Selling price : upon request

Appointments only with serious enquiries for direct sales / High price range /

Extra information & photos upon request ....

 

 

Buick Skylark Roadmaster 1953 (Anniversary model) with “Continental Kit”

One of only 1680 built Skylarks.
This car was built for the fiftieth birthday of Buick and fully handmade. It is now one of the most sought after cars in the collector's market.

Designed to compete European sportscars in the early fifties this Buick Skylark was introduced in 1953.

This was Cadillac territory as far as price and prestige were concerned! It’s a pity THIS CARS ARE ONLY FOR THE RICHEST PEOPLE TODAY, EVEN IN THAT TIME..ONLY HOLLYWOOD CELEBRITIES, SPORTS CELEBRITIES, AND RICH AND IMPORTANT PEOPLE WHO WERE DRIVING THIS CAR ! / 1953 was the golden anniversary for Buick and what better way of celebrating than to launch this beauty.

The Buick Skylark appeared as a limited production model in 1953 for Buick's 50th anniversary. Offered as a limited edition convertible with only 1,690 units produced off of the Roadmaster line, making it one of the most collectible Buicks still to this day.

The '53 Skylark was full of first class and performance. The body was designed by Harley Earl and offered a look of no other. While there were no ventiports (known as "port holes") the windshield was laid over, and the wheelwells were opened up considerably. A body-length strip swept from the front fender down to the front base of the rear wheelwell, then outlined the front of the wheelwell before ending at the taillights. Distinctive Skylark badges were located just ahead of the rear wheelwells and the leather interior was exquisite with ribbed inserts and the Skylark came with many numerous other luxury features. Chrome forty-spoke wheels completed the look. The Skylark also was the first Buick to showcase its new engine, a 322 cid V8 rated at 188 hp. While this fully loaded Skylark was not light, and weighed in at just over 4300 lbs the new 322 V8 was still fairly peppy for it's day and could maintain a top speed of 105 mph.

Those swoopy fenders, full wheel cutouts, and Kelsey Hayes true wire wheels created an eye-popping update for Buick in 1953. 1690 Skylark convertibles found a home in 1953, considered a huge success given the steep base price. The 322 nailhead (named for it's valve configuration) produces 188 HP and had a stout (for it's time) 8.5 to 1 compression ratio. 1953 was the first year for a 12 volt electrical system too. Power steering, brakes, seats and windows were all standard. What a car!

That big dip in the shoulder line looks like it came from a custom designer. For people who didn't know that this Skylark was something special those Kelsey-Hayes wheels would definitely give them a clue. These are super rare and at that time GM war really making Bold Statements in design !

Strange how a new 53 Skylark was sold for more money then the 1983 Skylark 30 years later.

Specifications :

http://www.oldride.com/library/1953_buick_roadmaster.html

 

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