• Not to put too fine a point on it, but the original 1953 Skylark, along with the Cadillac Eldorado and Oldsmobile Fiesta were the absolute stars of GM in 1953 as "personal sports" cars! Their curved windshields were a first for GM and their luxury appointments were reserved for a very few buyers. My uncle was a Buick dealer. His wife drove her white '53 Skylark until the new Skylarks came out in '61. From then until 1987 the '53 was relegated to show room princess and parade car.

  • What a transverse mounted front wheel drive POS. And to boot it is covered in velour. Haysoos Christy that was the nadir of American auto design. I want to wipe it from my hard drive!


    Sorry Bud, but there's no awesomeness lurking in this car. Interesting to see one, though.

    • Or a supercharged 3800. The only thing that ruins the sleeper potential is that people might think it's rear wheel drive, and the combination of old, RWD, and still running is always suspect.

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