CHASSIS NO: A1031821
• Considered the pinnacle of 1954 Buick styling
• 1 of 836 convertibles built in 1954
• Rotisserie restoration completed in 2014
• Highly original; in impeccable condition
322 cid Fireball V-8 engine, 200 HP, Dynaflow automatic transmission, front coil shock suspension, rear leaf springs, four-wheel drum brakes; wheelbase: 122”
Starting in 1954, the Buick Skylark stood alone as its own model rather than simply a trim option package. This astute decision started a decades-long run as one of Buick’s best-selling models and, today, all 836 of these first-year Skylark convertibles are cherished collectibles and highly sought-after. This lovely Skylark convertible is presented just as it rolled out of your local Buick dealership back in 1954.
Look closely at the wonderful Titian Red #17 paint finish throughout, as it has been expertly applied and is simply gorgeous. All those flawless paint surfaces are topped off with excellent stainless trim throughout and impeccable chrome, including the massive trademark front bumper. Look very closely, and you’ll see a car that has obviously been well restored and highly maintained ever since. The panel fit, door jambs, and even the interior surfaces are in like-new condition, and this car includes a new white soft top that is fully power-operated. Speaking of power, all the 1954 Skylarks are highly optioned and included power seats and windows for everyone’s enjoyment. The dash includes a clock and Selectronic AM radio from the factory, and power brakes and power steering are in place for the convenience of the driver. There’s ample room for six on the supple red leather seats and, with new carpets and door panels, the experience of driving this lovely Buick is nothing short of pure ‘50s luxury.
The Fireball V-8 sits proudly under the massive hood, completely restored to factory specs and, according to the consignor, the car starts easily, runs silently, and is a pleasure to drive. Driveline duty is handled by the innovative two-speed Dynaflow automatic transmission for easy highway cruising. It rides on the correct Kelsey-Hayes chrome wire wheels shod with newer wide whitewall tires and will certainly provide the new owner with a spectacular looking and driving classic that is highly original and attracts enormous attention. One of the landmark Buick models from the ‘50s, this fine example is sure to please the most discerning hobbyist and will certainly become a welcome addition to any collection.