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1953 Buick Skylark Skylark Convertible

Sale price: $US $35,100.00 make an offer

Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Manufacturer: Buick
Model: Skylark
Year: 1953
Type: Convertible
Color: Blue
Mileage: 64,726
Engine: 188 HP 322 CU IN FIREBALL V-8
Transmission: TWIN-TURBINE DYNAFLOW TRANSMISSION
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Trim: Convertible
Interior Color: Two-Tone Blue
Vehicle Title: Clear
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1953 Buick Skylark Skylark Convertible for sale

Current customer rating: current rating for this car (2.05) based on 54 votes
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  • 1953 Buick Skylark Skylark Convertible
  • 1953 Buick Skylark Skylark Convertible
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  • 1953 Buick Skylark Skylark Convertible
  • 1953 Buick Skylark Skylark Convertible
  • 1953 Buick Skylark Skylark Convertible
  • 1953 Buick Skylark Skylark Convertible
  • 1953 Buick Skylark Skylark Convertible
  • 1953 Buick Skylark Skylark Convertible
  • 1953 Buick Skylark Skylark Convertible



NOTE:

THIS IS NOT JUST ANOTHER 1953 BUICK SKYLARK CONVERTIBLE!  THIS IS A SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA RUST-FREE CAR THAT HAS BEEN PARTIALLY RESTORED AND PRESENTS A WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY FOR SOMEONE TO COMPLETE THE ASSEMBLY AND GREATLY INCREASE THE CAR'S VALUE!!!

 

IN 1953. BUICK INTRODUCED THE SPECIAL MODEL 76X SKYLARK CONVERTIBLE.   THE VEHICLE WAS BUILT TO CELEBRATE THE COMPANY'S 50TH ANNIVERSARY AND WAS INTENDED TO BE VERY SPECIAL AND PRODUCED AS A LIMITED EDITION.   THE SKYLARK WAS BASED OFF THE ROADMASTER LINE AND GIVEN ITS OWN UNIQUE STYLING.  


BUICK DESCRIBED THE 1953 SKYLARK AS A “JOYOUS THING OF EXQUISITE GRACE”!

 

THERE WERE NO VENTIPORTS OR ‘PORTHOLES' IN THE FENDERS AND THE 40 SPOKE KELSEY-HAYES WHEELS HELPED DISTINGUISH THE SKYLARK FROM THE REST OF THE BUICK LINEUP.  IT HAD UNIQUE FENDERS WITH LARGER WHEELHOUSE OPENINGS AND PAINTED INNER PANELS.   DESIGNED BY THE FAMOUS HARLEY EARL. THE SKYLARK HAD STYLE AND PERFORMANCE.   THE VEHICLE APPEARED TO BE LOWER THAN THE STANDARD CONVERTIBLES DUE TO THE UNIQUE BODY DESIGN.

 

UNDER THE HOOD WAS A 188 HP 322 CU IN FIREBALL V-8 ENGINE.   POWER WAS TRANSFERRED TO THROUGH THE TWIN-TURBINE DYNAFLOW TRANSMISSION.

 

ONLY AVAILABLE AS A CONVERTIBLE. THE 4300 POUND SKYLARK HAS A TOP SPEED OF JUST OVER 100 MPH AND A ZERO-TO-SIXTY TIME OF AROUND 12 SECONDS. THE SKYLARK WAS ELEGANT WITH LEATHER SEATS.   POWER STEERING. POWER BRAKES. EASY EYE GLASS. SELECTRONIC RADIO AND ELECTRIC RADIO ANTENNA WERE ALL STANDARD EQUIPMENT.

 

DURING THE 1953 INTRODUCTORY YEAR. ONLY 1690 SKYLARKS WERE MADE. MAKING IT THE HIGHLY COLLECTIBLE VEHICLE IT IS TODAY.   

 

THIS WILL BE A FABULOUS 1953 BUICK SKYLARK WHEN COMPLETED!

  

BEFORE DISASSEMBLY. THIS 1953 SKYLARK WAS AN EXCELLENT “SURVIVOR” THAT ALREADY HAD THE ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION REBUILT!  THE CAR RAN EXTREMELY WELL.   IT WAS PURCHASED BY AN ELDERLY SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA GENTLEMAN WHO INTENDED TO HAVE IT COMPLETELY RESTORED.   UNFORTUNATELY. FINANCES AND HEALTH ISSUES PREVENTED HIM FROM HAVING THE CAR FINISHED AND SO IT IS NOW BEING MADE AVAILABLE.

 

THE SKYLARK WAS COMPLETELY DISASSEMBLED AND ALL PARTS PLACED IN BOXES.   ALL THE MAJOR EXTERIOR CHROME WAS REPLATED AND THE WORK WAS PUT ON HOLD.   THE BODY WAS REPAINTED ABOUT ONE MONTH AGO IN ITS ORIGINAL REEF BLUE POLY COLOR AND PLACED ONTO THE CHASSIS.   THAT'S WHERE THE RESTORATION CURRENTLY IS.

 

 

VIN CODES:

VIN:16919668

1=Flint. MI

16919668=Sequence #: Ranging from 6740001 - 7214106

 

 

WHEN YOU DRIVE THIS 1953 SKYLARK. OTHER DRIVERS WILL BE IN AWE OF THIS ICONIC MID 1950'S AMERICAN SPORTY CAR. SMILING AND GIVING YOU SIGNS OF THEIR APPROVAL!

 

THIS IS A SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA DRY CLIMATE CAR!  AS SUCH. THERE WERE NEVER ANY WEATHERING ISSUES.   THAT IS ONE REASON WHY COLLECTORS ARE WILLING TO PAY HIGH PREMIUMS FOR DRY CLIMATE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CARS!

 

BECAUSE THIS IS THE FIRST YEAR FOR THE BUICK SKYLARK AND ONLY 1690 WERE PRODUCED. THIS BUICK IS AN EXCELLENT INVESTMENT!

 

 

THIS IS AN EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY TO ACQUIRE THIS HIGHLY PRIZED 1953 SKYLARK AND BE ABLE TO REALIZE A SUBSTANCIAL INCREASE IN VALUE ONCE ASSEMBLED!!!

 

ALL PARTS WILL BE PROPERLY REBOXED FOR SHIPPING.

 

See my (557) 100% Feedbacks and

BID WITH CONFIDENCE!

 

BID TO WIN!

 

 

Vehicle Condition:

THE CONDITION IS AS DESCRIBED ABOVE!



While it is believed that everything is all there. since I am listing the Buick for its owner I cannot guarantee that.  

THE 64. 26MILE READING SHOWN ON THE ODOMETER IS BELIEVED TO BE THE TOTAL ORIGINAL MILES ON THIS BUICK!

 

THE VEHICLE BODY. MAJOR CHROME AND CHASSIS ARE STORED IN A GARAGE LOCATED IN WEST HILLS. nbsp;CALIFORNIA (ABOUT 20 MILES OUTSIDE OF LOS ANGELES).   THE ENGINE/TRANSMISSION ASSEMBLY AND THE REMAINING PARTS ARE IN A LOCKED STORAGE FACILITY.   THEY HAVE BEEN THERE AND NOT MOVED SINCE THE CAR WAS DISASSEMBLED.   I WAS NOT ABLE TO PHOTOGRAPH EVERY ITEM. BUT TOOK THE BEST PHOTOS I COULD WITHOUT HAVING TO PULL EVERYTHING OUT.   IF YOU LOOK PAST THE DUST. YOU'LL SEE THAT THE ORIGINAL SEATS. ETC ARE STILL IN VERY NICE CONDITION.

 

THE BOTTOM LINE IS THAT THIS IS AN EXCEPTIONAL OPPORTUNITY FOR THE RIGHT BUYER!

 

 

Terms of Sale:

 

BIDS ARE BINDING.   IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS. PLEASE ASK THEM PRIOR TO BIDDING.

 

A 25% DEPOSIT IS REQUIRED IN THE FORM OF CASHIERS CHECK OR WIRE TRANSFER WITHIN 72 HOURS OF THE CLOSE OF BIDDING.   THE REMAINING BALANCE IS DUE IN THE FORM OF CASHIERS CHECK OR WIRE TRANSFER WITHIN 7 DAYS OF THE CLOSE OF BIDDING.

 

THE VEHICLE IS GARAGED IN WEST HILLS. nbsp;CA AND THE SELLER WILL GLADLY MAKE THE VEHICLE AVAILABLE FOR INSPECTION.   SELLER IS WILLING TO ASSIST WINNING BIDDER IN MAKING ARRANGEMENTS FOR DELIVERY.   HOWEVER. ALL COSTS FOR TRANSPORT & DELIVERY ARE TO BE PAID DIRECTLY TO THE SHIPPER BY THE WINNING BIDDER.

 

I AM LISTING THIS 1953 BUICK SKYLARK CONVERTIBLE FOR ITS OWNER!  THE CALIFORNIA TITLE WILL BE TRANSFERRED DIRECTLY FROM THE OWNER TO THE WINNER OF THIS AUCTION.   I AM EXPERIENCED IN VINTAGE CAR SALES AND WILL ASSIST WITH ALL ASPECTS OF THE SALE OF THIS VEHICLE TO ENSURE A SMOOTH AND TROUBLE FREE TRANSACTION. EVERY EFFORT HAS BEEN MADE TO ACCURATELY DESCRIBE THIS VEHICLE AND DISCLOSE ANY KNOWN DEFECTS.   AS WITH MOST PRIVATE PARTY SALES. THIS VEHICLE IS SOLD “AS-IS”.   IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE BUYER TO HAVE INSPECTED OR TO HAVE HAD THIS VEHICLE INSPECTED BY A THIRD PARTY. TO HAVE SATISFIED HIMSELF/HERSELF AS TO THE CONDITION AND VALUE. AND TO BID BASED SOLELY UPON THAT JUDGMENT.   I ASSUME NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY UNINTENTIONAL MISSTATEMENTS OR REPAIRS THAT MAY BE NEEDED.

 

Seller reserves the right to end this auction early due to prior sale. and to reject bids from anyone with Zero or Negative feedback.   If you do not have a good positive feedback rating. please contact me by telephone or the email listed below to discuss your intentions and ability to pay for the car if you are the winning bidder.

 

 

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS VEHICLE.

EMAIL OR CALL STEVE

 

Stevekr2000 at aol dot com

 

*(818) 340-4700*

 

 

Additional photos are available and all questions will be gladly answered!

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS INVESTMENT GRADE VEHICLE MAY POSSBLY BE FINANCED THROUGH JJ BEST CLASSIC CAR FINANCE.   YOU CAN OWN AND ENJOY YOUR DREAM CAR TODAY AND PAY IT OFF OVER TIME!

VISIT THEIR WEBSITE AT http://www. jjbest. com/

OR CONTACT LENNY FOUGERE AT (800) USA-1965 FOR MORE DETAILS.

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