'53 Buick Roadmaster Skylark Convertible Restoration
Created to mark Buick's 50th Anniversary, the Roadmaster Skylark joined the Oldsmobile 98 Fiesta and Cadillac Series 62 Eldorado as top-of-the-line, limited production specialty convertibles. The 1,690 Sklylarks were handmade in many respects with only the stampings for the hood, trunk lid, and a portion of the convertible tub being shared with the Roadmaster and Super convertibles.
This project is a complete restoration back to original specs. It will entail a complete dis-assembly and rebuild of every component on the car.
Dis-assembly has been completed. The chassis has been sand blasted and power-coated semi-gloss black.
The body has been completely dis-assembled.....
Sandblasted and epoxy premiered:
Discussions are underway to decide paint color. All stainless steel and chrome components have been dis-assembled and sent off for re-plating.
The powerplant is a four-barrel-fed 322-cid V-8 (188hp). The motor will be re-built and the fuel system upgraded to utilize modern, unleaded fuel.
Wheels will be sent to Dayton Wire Wheels and receive new stainless steel spokes. The hoops will be re-chromed and built back to factory specs.
The interior will be completely dis-assembled and restored back to factory specs. Fabric components will be re-sewn using OEM style leather and sewn back to factory specs. Dash, steering column, gauges, radio, buttons and trim pieces will be re-furbished back to factory specs.