1953 Buick Roadmaster 

1953 Buick Roadmaster Skylark

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To Be OFFERED AT AUCTION at RM Sothebys' Fort Lauderdale event, 6 - 7 April 2018.
General Motors debuted the Buick Skylark at the 1952 Motorama, with the car later entering production for 1953 as the top-of-the-line Buick. It featured numerous luxury options, as standard equipment, and unique styling in comparison to the rest of the vehicles offered by Buick at the time. This included a lower roofline, notched beltline, and a “Sweepspear” which ran nearly the length of the car – a design cue that would become a trademark for Buick. The extravagant design and features led to a substantial price tag of nearly $5,000, a large sum for the early 1950s. This led to the car’s low production in 1953, with only 1,690 examples produced.

This 1953 Buick Skylark has benefitted from a meticulous restoration by Harbor Auto Restoration in Rockledge, Florida. Presented in the correct Matador Red, the car rides on wide whitewall tires mounted on wire wheels. It features numerous power options, including power convertible top, windows, steering, and brakes. Under the hood, the Skylark is powered by a 322-cu.-in. V-8 engine, which is paired to an automatic transmission. The interior is completed in a beautiful two-tone white and red pleated leather and features the Selectronic radio and electric clock.

Restored to the highest standards, the Skylark has achieved both its AACA Senior award as well as its Buick Club of America Senior award. In addition, it has a concours-winning history, taking home Best of Show and First in Class at the 2011 Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance, as well as Best of Show at the Lake Mirror Classic Automobile Festival 2010 Concours d’Elegance.

Initially produced for only two years, 1953 and 1954, the Buick Skylark is arguably one of the most desirable General Motors cars of the 1950s. This rare, first model year example is truly stunning, and with its meticulous restoration and award-winning accomplishments, its new ownership is sure to have a car they can show and enjoy for years to come.

To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/FL18.

Reference Number 513085

as of 2/22/2018

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Lot FL18_r0036

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Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316  Fax  +1 260-927-9799  State  Florida
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