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1953 BUICK SKYLARK CONVERTIBLE
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  • SPECTACULAR 2-YEAR, NO EXPENSE SPARED RESTORATION JUST COMPLETED NOVEMBER 2010!
  • OVER $238,000 IN RECEIPTS!
  • ONE OF ONLY 1,690 PRODUCED!
  • ONLY 52,173 ACTUAL MILES!
  • RARE AND DESIRABLE COLOR COMBINATION!
  • TRULY ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES OF THIS ICONIC MOTORCAR THAT CAN BE FOUND ON THE MARKET TODAY!
  • A COLLECTOR'S DREAM!
  • Options Include:
  • POWER WINDOWS
  • POWER STEERING
  • POWER TOP
  • POWER SEATS
  • POWER ANTENNA
  • HEATER/DEFROSTER
  • AM RADIO
  • Finished in classic Light Patriot Blue with a blue and white leather interior and white power convertible top, this spectacular motorcar was subjected to a 2 year long restoration that is documented with over $238,000 in receipts. I personally believe the investment potential of this iconic motorcar should prove to be tremendous. We are proud to offer what we believe to be one of the finest examples of this rare and sought-after model that can be found on the market today. Buy with confidence; you not be disappointed in this truly magnificent motorcar.
    HISTORY OF THE 1953 BUICK SKYLARK
    One of the most stunning Harley Earl design exercises of all time, the 1953 Buick Skylark is one of the most legendary GM cars ever built. Part of Earl's "Triple Crown" of limited production, hand-built showcars for the public that were basically production versions of GM Motorama concept cars produced to showcase GM's world leading designs. The "Triple Crown" consisted of the 1953 Cadillac Eldorado, the 1953 Oldsmobile Fiesta, and the 1953 Buick Skylark. Most consider the Skylark to be the best looking of the three. As Buick was 50 years old in 1953, the Skylark also served as a stunning anniversary special for the company. As an esentially factory-built custom, the Skylark had a number of firsts for Buick, many that were features first used on the Skylark and later introduced on regular production Buicks. Some examples: Fully radiused rear wheel well openings; lack of the famous "Ventiports" or portholes from the front fenders; the first Buick V-8 engine; 12 Volt electrical system; cut-down door "sweep"; and more. As a very exclusive car when new with a staggering retail price of over $5000 dollars, or over $2000 MORE than the top-line Buick Roadmaster of the same year! Even at this price, Buick was said to have lost thousands on each Skylark sold due to their esentially hand-built nature. Fenders, doors, and quarter panels were sectioned and modified by hand to create the perfect stance, along with a custom "chopped" and chromed convertible top frame, windshield, door glass, and specially constructed and lowered seats to compensate. Again, Skylarks were factory built customs and to this day very few cars have such a presence. Specifications: 188hp, 322 cu. in. Nailhead V8 engine, four-barrel carburetor, automatic transmission, independent front suspension with live rear axle and four-wheel power assisted hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 121.5" 1953 marked the 50th anniversary of Buick, a motor company that, despite its humble origins in Flint, Michigan, had developed into a powerhouse within the greater General Motors Corporation and a maker of luxurious automobiles. To mark the occasion, three specialty convertibles were introduced in limited production, each representative of the marque's leadership in forward-thinking design. Compared to its Oldsmobile Fiesta and Cadillac Eldorado counterparts, 1,690 Buick Skylarks were produced despite their rather steep price of $5,000. The success of the Skylark was undoubtedly due to its numerous trendsetting features, such as V8 power, a 12-volt electrical system, full cutout wheel openings, and stylish "sweepspear" chrome body accents which would find their way onto future Buick models. Equally impressive was the car's construction, which, although related to the Roadmaster model, bears body paneling unique to the Skylark, and was virtually handmade. In fact, a sportier stance was achieved by lowering the top and seating position merely a few inches. Today, ownership of all three convertibles constitutes a Grand Slam among automotive enthusiasts and an enviable acquisition of considerable historic value.
    Year:
    1953
    Make:
    Buick
    Model:
    Skylark
    Color:
    Light Patriot Blue
    VIN:
    16762137
    Stock Number:
    405434C

    Style:
    Convertible

    Daniel Schmitt & Co. is located in beautiful and historic St. Louis, Missouri. Our dealership spans 4 acres, boasts 3 luxurious showrooms, a state-of-the-art service department, a world-class restoration facility, and is only minutes away from Lambert International Airport. While we offer our cars for online sale and auction, we do also encourage you to visit our beautiful classic car showroom!

    Daniel Schmitt & Co. Classic Car Gallery
    3455 N. Lindbergh Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63074
    Telephone: (314)291-7000
    Fax: (314)291-0957
    Email: info@schmitt.com
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    Family owned and operated for over 50 years, we are a classic and luxury car gallery, committed to delivering some of the rarest, highest-quality classic cars, to customers worldwide. Throughout the years, our classic car dealership has built its reputation as one of the most trusted providers of classic cars to enthusiasts, collectors or investors. We offer truly unique and beautiful motorcars for sale.


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    Daniel Schmitt & Co. Classic Car Gallery
    3455 N. Lindbergh Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63074
    Telephone: (314)291-7000
    Fax: (314)291-0957
    Email: info@schmitt.com
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    A FAMILY TRADITION FOR OVER 50 YEARS, SELLING CLASSIC & FINE MOTORCARS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD
    Whether you are looking to buy a foreign exotic car or a premium American classic car, Daniel Schmitt & Company is ready to help you find the automobile of your dreams. You will find a wide selection of vehicles in our classic car showroom, which is located in the beautiful and historic St. Louis, Missouri. We offer pre-purchase inspections of any car upon request. Call or e-mail us today to arrange a test drive.

    Daniel Schmitt & Co.
    3455 North Lindbergh Blvd
    St. Louis, MO 63074
    (314)291-7000
    info@schmitt.com

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    Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    Saturday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    (open until 5:00 by appointment)
    Sunday: Closed

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