Lot 5112

Auburn Spring 2018

1954 Buick Skylark


$110,000 - $130,000 USD | Not Sold

United States | Auburn, Indiana



Chassis No.
  • 322-cu. in. “Nailhead” V-8 with Dynaflow transmission
  • One of just 836 examples built
  • Elegant white with red interior and black top
  • Kelsey-Hayes 40-spoke wire wheels with wide whitewall tires
  • Beautifully restored to a high standard
Addendum: Please note this vehicle is being sold title in transit Please note the title for this lot is in transit. A 4-6 week delay is expected.

When it comes to mid-century automobiles, few carry the prestige of the Buick Skylark. Revered in period for its dramatic styling, luxurious appointments, powerful engine, and limited production numbers, the Skylark remains a highly desirable and exceptionally collectible car to this day. Examples such as the convertible offered here give us just a glimpse of what life was like for successful men and women in the early years of the 1950s, when the American car culture went into overdrive on the burgeoning interstate highway system.

The Skylark offered here is an exceptional example of what many consider to be Harley Earl’s finest production convertible design. It has been comprehensively restored to like-new condition in stunning white over red interior. A contrasting black convertible top makes for an elegant combination. The Kelsey-Hayes 40-spoke wire wheels wrapped in wide whitewall tires complete the look. With ample power from the “Nailhead” V-8, power everything, and extensive chrome, this is Americana at its very finest, a work of art from a time when gas was cheap, and the highways were wide open.

Due to its limited production luxury status, just 836 examples of the ’54 Skylark were built. It is estimated that far fewer still exist today, making this an uncommon car indeed. This car is an ideal and unique choice for showing, driving, or just admiring as a work of art. It is in show-ready condition, from the “Nailhead” back to the unique chrome tail fins. Offering easy cruising, handsome good looks, and exclusivity, the Skylark is a fitting choice for any post-war collection.