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1954 Buick Skylark Lido Green Frame Off Restored
I am pleased to present one of the all time great Buicks - The 1954 Skylark. This car is widely regarded as "the holy grail" of Buick collecting. This rare example has been lovingly frame off restored by father and son to a professional standard and was completed in 2003. This great Skylark is a multiple award winner and multiple Best in Show winner.
Odometer shows 80,XXX miles but the car has only been driven approx. 6000 miles total restoration.
This Skylark is painted in it's original color Lido Green with Lido Green and Dark Green leather interior. The VIN # is 7A1132970. Decoding the VIN # yields:
7 - Style - Roadmaster - all Skylarks are classified as Roadmasters
A - Year - 1954
1 - Plant - Flint - All Skylarks were produced in Flint
132970 - Sequence #
The Skylark was again a limited production model for 1954, with only 836 made. The Skylark was only available as a convertible and the Harley Earl designed model spoke of class and performance. It received a new distinctive rear end which featured unique chrome tailfins that contained the taillights, a styling feature never seen before. The rear styling was accentuated by a pair of ridges that ran parallel down the rear trunk lid. The backup lights were mounted on the outside and midway up the rear deck. The chrome wire wheels, by Kelsey-Hayes, were again in place along with a distinctive emblem located just forward of the rear wheel cutout. The rear wheelwells were opened up considerably aft of the wheels. Reportedly, the open areas were sometimes painted red at the factory. The 322 cid V8 continued, although output was increased to 200 bhp. The Dynaflow transmission was standard with a 3.40:1 rear end. The Skylark name vanished after 1954, only to reappear in 1961.
Features, Options and Accessories:
Engine: 322 Cubic inch Nail head V8 Rated @ 200 HP
Transmission: Twin Turbine Dynaflow Automatic
Top: Hydro -Electric
Power Seats: ( 4 Way ) Hydro-Electric
New Kelsey Hayes Reproduction 40 spoke Chrome Wheels
According to the owner, the restoration on this car was done on a totally rust free body. There are no patch panels, no replaced quarter panels, fenders or doors, The body was soda blasted and looked like freshly stamped sheet metal when it was returned. Most cars of this vintage are made up of several cars welded together. That’s what makes this car very unique as it was so solid.
This car has been widely shown and has the trophies to prove it. It has been seen by many Buick Club and Skylark Club experts who have commented that this is one of the finest Skylarks in the country. I encourage you to do your own inspection of to hire an expert (I can assist). This car will not disappoint.
- Rochester, MN - 2006 Buick National Meet - Gold Award & Senior Award
- Loren Buick & Pontiac - Buick Division - Best of Show - August 2003
- Chicago Corvette Club - Father's Day Benefit Car Show 2004 - Best of Show
- Geneva, IL. Concours d’ Elegance - Best in Class - 2006
- Long Grove Lions Invitational - Classic Friends & Antique Automobile Show - Dennis H. Schellin Memorial Award - 2007
- Marquardt of Barrington - BUICK PONTIAC GMC - 6th Annual Fall Classic Car Show - Best of Show - 2003
- Buick General Manager Award - 1903 - 1960 - Buick Club of America - Heartland Regional Meet - August 2005
- One of the rarest and most desireable cars around
- Beautiful restoration
- Multiple award winning car
- Turn key show car
- Buy it, Show it, Win trophies
- Seriously folks, if you are Buick fan and if you have the means - THIS IS IT!
Vehicle Condition - - I have personally inspected and photographed this great Buick. The car is in pristine restored condition.
Please feel free to ask questions prior to bidding. I will make sure to get every question answered in a timely basis.
I invite and encourage any interested party to inspect this car in Franklin Park, IL. and determine for yourself that this car is in super/restored/show condition. Seeing and driving will give you all the information you need to make a decision - just don't wait too long. No disappointments here.
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This item is being sold as is, where is with no warranty, expressed written or implied unless there is a warranty in effect from the factory. The seller shall not be responsible for the correct description, authenticity, genuineness, or defects herein, and makes no warranty in connection therewith. No allowance or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness, imperfection, defect or damage. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected this item, and to have satisfied himself or herself as to the condition and value and to bid based upon that judgement solely. The seller shall and will make every reasonable effort to disclose any known defects associated with this vehicle at the buyer's request prior to the close of sale. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any oral statements about the item.