1953 Buick Skylark Convertible

Courtesy of Barrett-Jackson

This professionally restored, two-owner 1953 Buick Skylark is powered by its matching-numbers Nailhead 322-ci V8 engine and Twin Turbine Dynaflow 2-speed automatic transmission.

It is the sixth of 1,690 Skylarks produced in 1953.

The restoration was completed in 2012 and the car has been fastidiously cared for since. It is finished in its original Matador Red color with a white power convertible top. The interior is finished in two-tone burgundy and white.

This Skylark features a Continental kit, power steering and windows, a Selectronic AM radio and Kelsey-Hayes wire wheels wrapped in wide whitewall tires. It includes complete restoration receipts.

Carl Bomstead

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Carl has been writing for SCM for 19 years. His first article appeared in the February 1997 issue, and at least one of his articles has appeared in every issue since. When he’s not writing, he serves as a National Director for the Classic Car Club of America and tends to his extensive collection of automobilia. He has been a judge at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance for the past 20 years, and he also judges at Amelia Island and other major concours. An extensive number of collector cars have passed through his garage, and a 1947 Cadillac 62 Series convertible and a 1968 Intermeccanica Italia are current residents.

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