1953 BUICK SKYLARK 2 DOOR HARDTOP97233Sold* at Scottsdale 2011 - Lot #1299 1953 BUICK SKYLARK 2 DOOR HARDTOPhttps://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/97233/97233_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #1299  1953 BUICK SKYLARK 2 DOOR HARDTOP
  
AuctionScottsdale 2011
ReserveNO RESERVE
StatusSold
PriceRegister to View Price
Lot1299
Year1953
MakeBUICK
ModelSKYLARK
Style2 DOOR HARDTOP
*Includes Buyer Commission
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Details
VIN16823408
Exterior ColorROBIN EGG BLUE
Interior ColorBLUE/WHITE
Cylinders8
Engine Size322
TransmissionAUTOMATIC
Description
Lot #1299 - A car you probably never knew existed. This unique Skylark is a one-of-a-kind concept car documented by General Motors. It was created by Buick to test public interest in a Skylark hardtop. This unique piece of automotive history was so stunning that the wife of the general manager of Buick, Mrs. Ivan Wilkes, purchased this car after it's Motorama tours for her personal use. This was quite a departure for concept cars as most were retained by General Motors or crushed. This special concept car came with every option available at the time plus some that were not. Options that make this car special include trunk mounted factory air conditioning, foot controlled signal seeking radio, Autotronic eye headlight dimmer, Skylark chrome wire wheels with knock-off hubs, special interior and exterior badging, and much more. Shown for the first time after a concours restoration finished in January 2010 at Amelia Island where it earned the prestigious Amelia Award in the "Cars You Never Knew Existed" class. She earned a National First Place Award in AACA competition at Charlotte in 2010 as well. She earned full feature articles in November 2010 "Cars & Parts" magazine as well as May 1999 "Collector Car" magazine. This is truly a one of a kind piece of automotive history.
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