1950's American Dream Cars

These were the iconic cars  of the post WW2 American Dream

1954 Buick Skylark Convertible


High Bid $130,000 on June 14, 2014

Number 481 of 836 built
$4,483 original MSRP
Bare metal frame-off restoration
322/200 HP Fireball V-8
Kelsey-Hayes 40 spoke wire wheels
Red inner fenders
Red Connolly leather interior
Original owner's manual 
Restoration photos and receipts
Same owner since 1986
Multiple award winner

This beautifully presented Skylark is one of just 836 produced for 1954. It has had the same owner since 1986 and has undergone a nut-and-bolt, frame-off restoration.

The car is presented in factory-correct Arctic White with an all-new red Connolly leather interior and new black Haartz Stayfast soft top. The body was completely removed from the frame and both were expertly stripped and repainted, all exterior brightwork refinished, replated, or replaced, and the fender scallops refinished in glitzy bright red, which was a factory option that showed off the dazzling standard 15-inch Kelsey-Hayes wire wheels. The 322 CI Fireball V-8 was rebuilt – including being balanced and blueprinted – the suspension was totally restored, and new wide whitewall tires fitted.

Body number 481 of 836, this car has been owned by the same Seattle-area owner since 1986. He purchased it from a friend who had owned it for several years in Eugene, OR after the car had resided in California since 1968.

The car currently wears vintage 1954 Washington State ‘green’ plates, and included with purchase are the original owner’s manual, operation guide, and vintage sales brochures, a copy of the 1976 California title which denotes previous initial CA titling in 1968, extensive restoration receipts and restoration photos showing the body completely off the car, plus a selection of the numerous awards the car has won, including Best in Class at the Port Gardner Concours d’Elegance and the Award of Excellence at the 2011 GoodGuys Northwest Nationals. The car has been driven just 1,401 miles since restoration.