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1953 Buick Skylark Convertible 1 Owner most documented GM Motorama 40k miles


The Buick Roadmaster Skylark was introduced to commemorate Buick's 50th anniversary. It was released as one of three specialty convertibles produced by GM. All three were limited-production promoting GM's design leadership. Of the three, the Skylark was the most popular with a production of 1,690 units.

All Skylarks built in '53 and '54 were convertibles. The cars came well equipped as they were based on the Roadmaster (an already well-equipped vehicle) but A/C was not available as all the cars were convertibles.

The car featured a V8 engine and 12-volt electrical system - two 'firsts' for Buick. The top and seating of the car were lowered a few inches below the Roadmaster and Super convertibles. This was achieved by cutting the windshield almost three inches shorter and lowering the side windows and convertible top frame. To prevent operators from bumping their heads, seats and steering columns were lowered to accommodate.

Buick's definition of the car: "The namesake of a special, limited production sport convertible built as part of the division's Golden Anniversary celebration."

CMC is proud to present our 1953 Buick Skylark. This car was just acquired from the Linda Carson. Stub Carson was the original owner and meticulous maintainer of the milestone classic. Yes, our Skylark is a one owner car from new!. Even after numerous attempts throughout the years, Mr Carson would not sell this special car. Below we have photos of people making strong offers to by the Skylark. The car has only 48,071 miles. The car has been garage kept from new, making this a extremely original and solid body and underside. The car has all original sheet metal that has not been rusted. This is one solid Skylark. The previous owner had a quality Majestic White paint job applied to the Skylark. They also installed a new black convertible top. The interior on the car is largely original. With original seats, original gross point carpets, door panels, sun visors. All of the dash paint and chrome is original and is in great condition. The original dynox dash insert turned yellow and can be bought new. The chrome on the car is excellent original and has no pitting. The wire wheels are original. The trunk compartment is all original and has original material, spare tire, and jack. The car even has the original convertible top boot and boot bag! It still fits and is in remarkable condition. All of the roof bows have excellent chrome on them. All of the glass is original including the windshield and is in good condition. The car still have the T3 headlamps.

Mechanically, this is the best running and driving Skylarks that we have ever driven. This car is so reliable, it could be driven daily. The previous owner meticulously maintained the Skylark. We are pleased to say that the car runs and drives extremely well. The car stops smooth and straight. The power options are working well incuding all the power windows, power convertible top, original radio, lights, gauges, power seat and the heater.

Not only is this the only one owner 1953 Skylark available, it is also the most documented Skylark available. Documentation includes the original "Skylark only" owners manual, the skylark stamped owners manual cover, Dealers color brochure, Buick Dynaflow brochure, "skylark " convertible top operation manual,Buick owners service policy, original registration receipts,Buick cushion top brochure,Buick ventilation and heating manual, buick document folder,Letters from prospective buyers with offers that were unaccepted,Delco battery manual, Owners identification card,insure card in dated 2018 in the original Carson's name, buick bugle book,Original owners name still engraved in the steering wheel from buick, and numerous maintenance records.

Trim Tag decoding

1953 MOD 53-76X Special Skylark model
STYLE # 53-4767sX
BODY #G1514 Skylark Body # 1514 out the total 1690 produced
TRIM # 66B White leather interior with Red Leather inserts
Paint # 74 Majestic White

We will try to sell this very special Buick for 10 days. After that, we will detail engine bay, underside, redo interior, and front and rear bumpers. Once all that is done, The car will be six figures. Call us today as you will not be able to replace a skylark as good as this one at this low price.

The sale of this Buick will include new Coker WWW 800-15 tires.

Financing available at very low rates!

Contact CMC today. Let us help you with the car of your dreams.
Carolina Muscle Cars Inc,
2020 Lufkin Road, Apex, NC 27539


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322 Fireball V8
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Red & White
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322 Fireball V8
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3 Speed Automatic
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