1953 Buick Roadmaster Skylark

$125,000 OBO

  • Status Available
  • Year 1953
  • Make Buick
  • Model Roadmaster - Skylark
  • Transmission Automatic
  • Brakes Power Drum/Drum
  • Steering Power
  • Exterior Color Red
  • Interior Color Red/white
  • Condition Summary #2/Show-Driver
Vehicle Description

Buick’s 50th Anniversary car was one of GM’s Motorama stars of 1953.  This limited-production was based on the Buick Roadmaster and factory-customized.  Most experts agree that no two Skylarks are absolutely the same.  Variations exist from unit to unit as a result of their custom assembly.  Part of the customizing included lowering the windshield four inches, cutting down the beltline and notching the rear fender line, and the rear wheel cutouts were rounded and raised to match the front ones. The inner front fender wells were detailed and painted in vivid complimentary colors and Kelsey Hayes wire wheels finished the custom presentation.

Power steering, brakes, windows, seat, antenna, and convertible top were all part of the standard package.  For extra prestige the original buyer’s name was engraved on a gold anodized emblem placed on the hub of the steering wheel.

Beyond the glamour and deep down the Skylark was even more special!  It was powered by Buick’s first modern – first post war - OHV V-8 engine of 322-cid producing 188-hp. The engine was nicknamed the “nailhead.”  Indeed, they “nailed” it!

Our Skylark was frame off down to bare metal restored in 2011 and has been carefully maintained since.  Nothing has been compromised and nothing is needed.  The car’s engine and tranny are this car’s original and all mechanics work as new.  The car is show quality through and through but this beautiful example is not too nice to be driven and enjoyed.

The above information is specific to this classic. Even if this example is not exactly what you are looking for (price, quality, color, equipment…) contact us.  Many of our sales result from matching the desires of the buyer with cars found through our vast network of private sellers and dealer colleagues.

 Inquire by phone or text (989-891-0900), e-mail (, or stop in (1124 N Water St. Bay City MI 48708). Since not all our cars are in one location, inquire before visiting to ensure the classic you want to see is here for you to enjoy.  The Bay City Motor Company sells & ships globally. Individual and professional inspections are welcome.




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