Only 1,690 were built and if you ever had dreams of owning a Harvey Earl design era Buick Skylark, then perhaps now is your chance. Set to go up on the auction block on March 12 at Amelia Island by RM Auctions, this ground-up restoration is expected to fetch an estimated $140,000 to $180,000. It has undergone a complete concours-quality restoration and is now painted in Reef Blue.
Powered by a 188 hp, 322 cu. in. "Nailhead" V8, it's mated to a Twin-Turbine Dynaflow automatic transmission. It also has an independent front suspension, live rear axle, and four-wheel power-assisted hydraulic drum brakes. There's also a new white convertible top and trunk lid along with restored original Kelsey-Hayes 40-spoke chrome wire wheels with the original restored spinners. The restorers have also added period correct wide whitewall tires. The interior has also been completely restored with new leather upholstery and new carpeting that's based on the original patterns and construction techniques.
To top it off, the Skylark comes with a restored original electric clock, Selectronic radio, and restored 1953 ashtrays.