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Lot # ST0147

1953 Buick


March 1-3, 2018 Spring Sale
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Frame Off Restored Skylark Convertible 322 Fireball V8 Dynaflow PS Power Brakes

Vehicle Highlights
  • Non Conforming VIN
  • Incorrect Fasteners
  • Correct 322 cubic inch Fireball V8
  • Correct Twin Turbine Dynaflow 2-speed automatic transmission
  • 10-bolt rear axle
  • Factory power steering
  • 4-wheel power drum brakes
  • Correct 15-inch wire wheels
  • Correct Mandarin Red paint
  • Correct White & Red leather interior
  • Owned by one family for the last 30 years
  • Fresh out of a 5-year restoration that ensured factory-correct aesthetics

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. 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. Behind that mill, a new-for-1953 Twin Turbine Dynaflow, which wears a correct “J” assembly stamp, twists power to a 10-bolt rear end. At the edges of that drivetrain, power-assisted drums initiate quick, drama-free stops. Turns come courtesy of factory power steering. And everything rolls on restored wire wheels, which spin 7.60-15 Coker Classic whitewalls around white inner fenders. An excellent mix of new world style and old world luxury, this Skylark's correct interior is the perfect place to parade down Main Street. The car's plush benches are stuffed with thick padding, covered in pleated leather and trimmed in era-correct hardware. In front of those seats, a Mandarin Red dash hangs a correct Selectronic radio, a classy clock and chrome-trimmed gauges behind a textured instrument panel. And in front of the driver, an intricate, color-keyed steering wheel spins a full horn ring around a customizable centerpiece. C