<b>1954 Buick Skylark Convertible  </b><br />Chassis no. 7A1090773

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1954 Buick Skylark Convertible
Chassis no. 7A1090773

Sold for US$ 72,050 inc. premium
1954 Buick Skylark Convertible
Chassis no. 7A1090773
322ci OHV V8 Engine
Single 4-Barrel Downdraft Carburetor
200bhp at 4,000rpm
4-Speed Automatic Transmission
Independent coil spring front and longitudinal leaf spring rear suspension
4-Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes

*One of only 836 built
*Largely original and preserved condition
*Single owner since 2000
*The top of the line model for 1954


THE BUICK SKYLARK

Three special convertible models graced General Motors' 1953 catalogs. Cadillac's Eldorado featured standard chrome wire wheels and a top hidden, when lowered, by a body-color metal cover. The Oldsmobile 98 Fiesta came with every conceivable factory option except air conditioning. Both cars presaged the wraparound windshields that GM would usher in on the upscale marques for 1954. A model apart from the two was Buick's 1953 Skylark.

While the Eldorado and Fiesta were based on standard convertible bodies, the Skylark was something completely different. Although on the Roadmaster chassis, it had its own distinctive fender lines, and unlike the sibling specials retained a simple curved windshield. Called the "Anniversary Convertible," it commemorated Buick's 50th birthday and came standard with virtually all options, including Kelsey Hayes chrome wire wheels. With 1,690 built, the Skylark outsold the Eldorado and Fiesta by nearly three to one.

For 1954, the Skylark became a series unto itself, and the body was substantially redesigned. Rear fenders were bobbed, sloping gently down, and large chrome taillight nacelles were added. Finally there was a wraparound windshield, as on all '54 Buicks, and the wheel cutouts were enlarged and elongated, their contrasting color providing a visual accent. At $4,355 it was the most expensive Buick, priced more than $800 above the most expensive Roadmaster.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This lovely Skylark is understood to have spent a good part of its life in California before coming out to the East Coast. A well preserved example, it is believed to be mostly original and unrestored. Repainted in the Carlsbad Black, the interior is believed to be untouched from when it left the factory. Under the hood the lifetime of maintenance and attention to detail is continued in the originality of the engine and drivetrain.

The car is equipped with all the standard Skylark equipment, including power steering, brakes, windows and seat, Selectronic radio with electric antenna, and the signature Kelsey Hayes wire wheels.

Acquired by the present owner in in the spring of 2000, the car has been driven little but well stored since acquisition. In September 2014 the Skylark received a completed service and in March of this year a new battery.

The rarest 1954 Buick, with only 836 built, it is a fine example of the last of the Skylark sports models.
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<b>1954 Buick Skylark Convertible  </b><br />Chassis no. 7A1090773
<b>1954 Buick Skylark Convertible  </b><br />Chassis no. 7A1090773
<b>1954 Buick Skylark Convertible  </b><br />Chassis no. 7A1090773
<b>1954 Buick Skylark Convertible  </b><br />Chassis no. 7A1090773
<b>1954 Buick Skylark Convertible  </b><br />Chassis no. 7A1090773
<b>1954 Buick Skylark Convertible  </b><br />Chassis no. 7A1090773
<b>1954 Buick Skylark Convertible  </b><br />Chassis no. 7A1090773
<b>1954 Buick Skylark Convertible  </b><br />Chassis no. 7A1090773
<b>1954 Buick Skylark Convertible  </b><br />Chassis no. 7A1090773
<b>1954 Buick Skylark Convertible  </b><br />Chassis no. 7A1090773
<b>1954 Buick Skylark Convertible  </b><br />Chassis no. 7A1090773
<b>1954 Buick Skylark Convertible  </b><br />Chassis no. 7A1090773
<b>1954 Buick Skylark Convertible  </b><br />Chassis no. 7A1090773
<b>1954 Buick Skylark Convertible  </b><br />Chassis no. 7A1090773
<b>1954 Buick Skylark Convertible  </b><br />Chassis no. 7A1090773
<b>1954 Buick Skylark Convertible  </b><br />Chassis no. 7A1090773
<b>1954 Buick Skylark Convertible  </b><br />Chassis no. 7A1090773
<b>1954 Buick Skylark Convertible  </b><br />Chassis no. 7A1090773
<b>1954 Buick Skylark Convertible  </b><br />Chassis no. 7A1090773
<b>1954 Buick Skylark Convertible  </b><br />Chassis no. 7A1090773
<b>1954 Buick Skylark Convertible  </b><br />Chassis no. 7A1090773
<b>1954 Buick Skylark Convertible  </b><br />Chassis no. 7A1090773
<b>1954 Buick Skylark Convertible  </b><br />Chassis no. 7A1090773
<b>1954 Buick Skylark Convertible  </b><br />Chassis no. 7A1090773
<b>1954 Buick Skylark Convertible  </b><br />Chassis no. 7A1090773
<b>1954 Buick Skylark Convertible  </b><br />Chassis no. 7A1090773
<b>1954 Buick Skylark Convertible  </b><br />Chassis no. 7A1090773
<b>1954 Buick Skylark Convertible  </b><br />Chassis no. 7A1090773
<b>1954 Buick Skylark Convertible  </b><br />Chassis no. 7A1090773
<b>1954 Buick Skylark Convertible  </b><br />Chassis no. 7A1090773
<b>1954 Buick Skylark Convertible  </b><br />Chassis no. 7A1090773
<b>1954 Buick Skylark Convertible  </b><br />Chassis no. 7A1090773
<b>1954 Buick Skylark Convertible  </b><br />Chassis no. 7A1090773
<b>1954 Buick Skylark Convertible  </b><br />Chassis no. 7A1090773
<b>1954 Buick Skylark Convertible  </b><br />Chassis no. 7A1090773
<b>1954 Buick Skylark Convertible  </b><br />Chassis no. 7A1090773
<b>1954 Buick Skylark Convertible  </b><br />Chassis no. 7A1090773
<b>1954 Buick Skylark Convertible  </b><br />Chassis no. 7A1090773
<b>1954 Buick Skylark Convertible  </b><br />Chassis no. 7A1090773
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