Barrett-Jackson countdown: 1953 Buick Skylark convertible

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In 1953, Buick celebrated its 50th Anniversary by releasing a limited run of 1,690 Skylark convertibles. Lot No. 653 is one of those.

This car underwent a full frame-off restoration in the early 2000s that was well documented. During the project, the car was given a new top and interior.

The Skylark has a Nailhead V8 engine mated to an automatic transmission. It is equipped with power brakes and windows. It also has a seat antenna and rides on Kelsey Hayes wire wheels.

Overall, the car looks to be in great shape.

Barrett-Jackson’s annual Northeast auction is scheduled for June 20-23 at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. “This car underwent a full frame-off restoration in the early 2000s that was well documented. During the project, the car was given a new top and interior.”
    Well, that is good to know. A “full frame-off restoration” includes a “new top and interior”. I was worried those smallish items may have been passed over in the restorer’s haste to finish.

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