SUMMARY * 1 of 836 Skylarks produced for the 1954 model year * Correct Arctic White paint * Correct Matador Red interior * Correct Kelsey-Hayes wire wheels * Correct power steering * Correct power drum brakes * Era-correct 322 cubic inch Fireball V8 * Era-correct Twin Turbine Dynaflow 2-speed automatic transmission * Factory power windows * Factory Selectronic AM radio ---------- So you're a connoisseur of vintage metal, and now that you've owned tens, maybe even hundreds of classic '50s cars, you want to go all out and find the best of the best. Of course, we ALL know it just doesn't get any better than an Eisenhower-era convertible. And with that in mind, there are a few top-of-the-line cruisers that might qualify as your 'ultimate'. You could always snatch up a hot '57 Bel Air:http://www.rkmotorscharlotte.com/sales/inventory/active#!/1957-Chevrolet-Bel-Air/134889 But as nice as those are, Chevrolet's market-dominating production capacity makes true exclusivity null and void. Well okay then, why not sign the papers on a slick '59 Impala:http://www.rkmotorscharlotte.com/sales/inventory/active#!/1959-Chevrolet-Impala/135110 Unfortunately, that car's bulk and extravagance push things a little too far into modern and weighty. There's always Buick's Holy Grail: the original Skylark:http://www.rkmotorscharlotte.com/sales/inventory/active#!/1953-Buick-Skylark/135178 But, while first year 'larks are certainly very cool, their lack of refinement can sometimes be a deal breaker. In that case, it's a good thing your friends at RK Motors Charlotte are offering this professionally restored Buick Series 100 Skylark! An official member of the 836 cars assembled during the last model year of the original Skylark, this investment grade drop-top is one of the rarest and most desirable '50s collector cars ever produced. Want the ultimate classic to park at shows or parade down Main Street? This Buick is the highly correct masterpiece you've been patiently waiting for! HISTORY/CREATION Introduced as a celebration of Buick's 50th anniversary, the 1953 Skylark was one of three specialty convertibles created to promote General Motors' leadership in design and innovation. Like its Fiesta and Eldorado stablemates, the big Buick was a limited-production, hand-made halo that was overwhelmingly admired by the public and rewarded with a very successful sales rate. For the 1954 model year, the marque transitioned to a Century-based replacement that, despite complementing the car's handsome looks with mass-production refinement, was not as well accepted. And by the end of the sales year, sentiment was low, numbers were low and GM decided to pull the plug on the tri-shield division's once celebrated line-topper. 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 The beneficiary of a thorough, frame-off restoration that was completed sometime around 2009, this killer drop-top is one of the coolest Buicks we've ever seen! The restorers began by stripping the car's smooth, Harley Earl-designed body all the way to bare metal. When that heavy cleaning was complete, solid panels were assembled into a clean profile that presents largely blemish-free surfaces. After that thorough test fitting, a silky coat of correct Arctic White paint was capped with correct Black vinyl and 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 that props a correct Roadmaster assembly stamp in front of a correct 1165165 casting number. Nicknamed the Nail valve, and eventually known as the Nailhead, this fully detail
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