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Buick Skylarks

Buick Skylarks
Buick Skylarks
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1953 Buick Skylark
     

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1953 Buick Skylark Hardtop Prototype
1953 Buick Skylark Hardtop Prototype
         

Buick Skylark

In 1953, Buick celebrated its 50th birthday. Not only did it build its 7-millionth automobile, it introduced the Skylark, a totally new limited-production car.

The Skylark was, at that time, the most luxuriously equipped Buick ever produced. It had power brakes, power steering, power windows, power seats, and a power aerial for the foot-controlled radio. The upholstery was fitted with soft tanned cowhide. With its convertible top up, the Skylark stood less than five feet tall. Custom-made chrome wheels and "sweep-spear" chrome decor were touches that set this beautiful automobile apart from anything else on the road.

Only 1,690 Buick Skylarks were built in 1953. The Skylark was intended to be built only in 1953, but Harley Earl, GM styling chief, requested another year's production and 836 Buick Skylarks were built in 1954.

The Skylark turned out to be a pioneer of the many luxury-sports cars that would be turned out by all manufacturers during the next twenty years.

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