SUMMARY * Fresh out of a 5-year restoration that ensured factory-correct aesthetics * Owned by one family for the last 30 years * Correct 322 cubic inch Fireball V8 * Correct Twin Turbine Dynaflow 2-speed automatic transmission * Correct Mandarin Red paint * Correct White & Red leather interior / Factory power windows / Correct Selectronic radio * Correct 15-inch wire wheels * Factory power steering / 4-wheel power drum brakes * 10-bolt rear axle * 1 of 1,690 Skylarks produced for the 1953 model year ---------- For 113 years Buick has provided substantial, unpretentious luxury to everyone from Wall Street bankers to professional athletes. You might say the storied brand has done it all. It's the foundation for today's General Motors Company. It's the foundation for America's growth in the world's largest automotive market. And, in the '50s, when Detroit was at the top of its luxury game, fine automobiles like this magnificent Skylark gave serious credibility to the line When better automobiles are built Buick will build them. Commissioned to celebrate the brand's 50th anniversary, this fully sorted cruiser is 1 of only 1,690 Skylarks assembled for the 1953 model year. Visually, it's some of the coolest metal to ever roll down an assembly line. Thanks to a remarkable combination of smooth power and world-class style, the car sits at the pinnacle of luxury engineering. And, if you're a cultured enthusiast who's looking for a clean, investment grade classic, it's the carefully restored masterpiece of your dreams! The 1953 Roadmaster Skylark was one of three specialty convertibles created to promote General Motors' leadership in design and innovation. Like its Fiesta and Eldorado stablemates, the Skylark was a limited-production, hand-made halo that was overwhelmingly admired by the public and rewarded with a very successful sales rate. Today, roughly 60 years later, the car's world-class design characteristics can be found in pretty much every modern automaker's aesthetic DNA. And its unique blend of optimistic swagger and unmatched exclusivity make it one of the most coveted classics on the planet. BODYWORK/TRIM Owned for over 30 years by the same family, this stately drop-top is fresh out of an extensive, 5-year restoration that ensured a 100% factory-accurate appearance. The restorers began by thoroughly stripping the car's curvaceous, mostly handmade body. When that heavy cleaning was complete, all those Harley Earl-designed panels were assembled into a correct profile that presents largely blemish-free surfaces. After that thorough test fitting, a correct coat of Mandarin Red paint was teased to a glossy, show-stopping shine. And today, this Skylark's prestigious appearance is a lust worthy representation of one of America's most glorious eras of motoring. ENGINE Lift the car's 'alligator hood' and you'll find a 322 cubic inch Fireball V8 which wears a correct V2248507 assembly stamp and twists a stout 188 horsepower into 300 ft./lb. of low-end torque. Nicknamed the Nail valve, and eventually known as the Nailhead, this fully detailed mill employs greater lift and better duration to create a Kansas-flat power band. Funny thing is: hot rodders of the day actually coined the engine's nickname as a derisive description of its puny valvetrain and restrictive plumbing, but they certainly couldn't ignore its stellar power! The proven block has undoubtedly been rebuilt, and probably looks much better today than when it growled off the assembly line. Aesthetically, the mill, which perches a massive air cleaner and big carburetor above factory heads, has been painted a traditional green hue. There are many fresh pieces like pliable belts, a tagged Delco-Remy distributor, a tagged Delco-Remy generator and proven Packard TV R Suppression cables. A glossy firewall, satin fenders and a re-cored radiator frame those pieces in a construct of distinctly American curves. And overall, the engine seems clean,
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