The Corpus Christi Old Car Museum Auction

Lot 57
1954 Buick Skylark Convertible

Selling on Friday

1954 Buick  Skylark Convertible

CHASSIS NO: 7A1063150

• The pinnacle of Buick styling in 1954
• 1 of just 836 built, One year only Production
• Red leather interior with power windows and seats
• Magazine cover car and multiple award winner

322 cid V-8 Fireball engine, 200 HP, Dynaflow automatic transmission, front coil shock suspension, rear leaf springs, four-wheel drum brakes; wheelbase: 122

Starting in 1954, the Skylark was upgraded from an optional Buick trim package to a separate model for Buick, and it was to become one of their most successful models for many decades to come. Milton Berle became the cars spokesman on TV, and the distinctive bumpers and fins, along with the unique elongated front wheel cutouts, were an early precursor to the popular styling cues that would take over in the late 50s.

The 1954 Buick Skylark convertible was the pinnacle of Buick styling for the year and, today, all of the 836 survivors are cherished collectibles. This beautiful while convertible features an immaculate red leather interior with power seats, power windows, and room for six. It features a power-assisted convertible top, dual side-view mirrors, and a telescopic antenna. The carpets, instruments, and dash are all in excellent condition as well, and a ride in this flashy convertible today is just like you would have experienced at a Buick dealership in 1954.

Everything on the car works well, with an excellent Haartz cloth top that looks great either up or down. The white paint is in great shape, the large expanses of chrome are as well, and youll be hard pressed to find flaws in the fit or finish. The Fireball V-8 sits in a clean and proprt engine bay, runs smoothly, and has plenty of power. This example has just 80,000 miles on the odometer. The Kelsey-Hayes chrome wheels are in like-new shape - a testament to the long term care this example has received. The car has been featured in numerous magazine spreads, including the cover of the October 1989 Collectible Automobile magazine. It has also been awarded many trophies, all of which accompany your purchase of the car, along with extensive records back to 1987. With one-year only production, this Skylark represents a unique opportunity to acquire an iconic Buick.

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