As Buick readies its first convertible in years, that being the 2016 Buick Cascada, we felt it would interesting to highlight another Buick convertible from a different era for Buick. The 1950s were filled with futuristic optimism like no other time before, and that feeling was reflected in the cars produced.
The 1954 Buick Skylark had become its own vehicle, being spun away from its Roadmaster brethren. Buick classified the 1954 Skylark convertible as a sports car, offering the greatest Buick brand experience buyers could get.
The classic American style lines are present and in full effect, with the interior looking nearly as handcrafted as an intricate piece of furniture. The red leather interior contrasts the Carlsbad Black exterior in perfection, while the checkered leather pattern in the seats is something only the 1950s could offer.
Power comes from a 322 cubic-inch V8 engine and, since this was a luxury sports car, a two-speed Dynaflow automatic transmission is ready to shift the gears. Because rowing your own is so not fancy.
Only 836 Skylarks were built in this configuration and, after all this time, only 71,000 original miles read on the odometer. Surely someone went home with an incredible car as it sold at RM Sotheby’s.