Project Description

1953 Buick Skylark Convertible - Model 76X

1953 Buick Skylark Convertible – Model 76X

Production1,690 cars
Original Baseprice$ 5,061.00
Engine322 cui Fireball V8
300 ft-lbs
63 inches
79.9 inches
207.6 inches
121.5 inches
4,315 pounds

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Quote from Original Literature

1953 Buick Sales Brochure
In this corsair of the highway you live a motoring life like nothing you ever knew before-feel joyously free as the winged creature that gave its name to this Buick. The 1953 Buick Skylark Convertible (Model 76X) is styled for those whose motoring tastes call for extra flair, whose choice runs to slick beauty and rakish lines. Note the chrome plated wire wheels, each with 40 individual wire spokes. With the top up, the Skylark stands less than five feet high, luxuriously fitted with soft-tanned choice cowhide available in four handsome color combinations. This modern American sports car is in strictly limited production. On the Roadmaster chassis of 121 1/2-inch wheelbase, it has the phenomenal performance of the 188-horsepower V-8 Fireball Engine combined with Airpower carburetion, an 8.5 to 1 compression ratio, zeroback-pressure muffler, and the sensational new Twin-Turbine Dynaflow Drive. Added to these features as standard equipment, Skylark also has Power Brakes, Power Steering, Easy-Eye Glass, Selectronic Radio with electrically operated telescopic antenna, and white sidewall tires.

1953 Buick Skylark Convertible Equipment

To celebrate their 50th anniversary, Buick introduced this ultra-luxorious limited production model – the 1953 Buick Skylark. Every engineering option was standard – four exclusive interior combinations were made – also standard. The 53 Buick Skylark was the only car with Wire Wheels made by Kelsey Hayes. No other 1953 Buick had this option. From the price standpoint: The base price was the final price!

12-Volt Electrical System
Alligator Type Hood
Back-Up Lights
Custom Interior Trim
Direction Signals
Dynaflow Transmission (Automatic)
Easy-Eye Glass
Flexible Spoke Steering Wheel
Foamtex Seat Cushions
Glare-Proof Mirror
Heater & Defroster
One-Piece Windshield
Panorama Rear Window
Power Antenna
Power Brakes
Power Steering
Power Windows
Safety Group (includes Back-Up Lights, Windshield Washer, Glareproof Mirror & Parking Brake Signal Light)
Selectronic Radio
Wheel Covers
White Wall Tires
Windshield Washer
Wire Wheels (Kelsey Hayes)
Every available option was standard!

See 1953 Buick Options & Accessories for a full list with original prices.

1953 Buick Options & Accessories
  • 1953 Buick Dynaflow Transmission

    1953 Buick Dynaflow Transmission

    1953 Buick Dynaflow Transmission is one of the smoothest auto transmissions. All powerthrust from engine to wheels is transmitted through a cushion of oil.

1953 Buick Skylark Convertible Colors

1953 Buick Colors

19 base colors were available for 1953. Note: Color accuracy varies by computer/device settings and depends on the actual light.

(See complete 1953 Buick color chart for Duco Paint numbers.)

1953 Buick Colors

Body Colors

Carlsbad Black

Verde Green

Imperial Blue

Jordan Grey

Victoria Maroon

Seamist Grey

Shell Grey

Terrace Green

Tyler Blue

Ridge Green

Osage Cream

Matador Red

Teal Blue

Majestic White

Reef Blue

Mandarin Red

Balsam Green

Pinehurst Green

Glacier Blue

1953 Buick Skylark Convertible Interior Trim Combinations

Trim #66

This is a Standard Trim.

Seat Material:
White Leather

Bolster Material:
Red Leather Inserts

1953 Buick Seat Material
1953 Buick Bolster Material

Trim #67

This is a Standard Trim.

Seat Material:
White Leather

Bolster Material:
Black Leather Inserts

1953 Buick Seat Material
No Sample available

Trim #68

This is a Standard Trim.

Seat Material:
White Leather

Bolster Material:
Light Blue Leather Inserts

1953 Buick Seat Material
1953 Buick Bolster Material

Trim #69

This is a Standard Trim.

Seat Material:
White Leather

Bolster Material:
Light Green Leather Inserts

1953 Buick Seat Material
1953 Buick Bolster Material

Only the best for the 1953 Buick Skylark – all four custom trim combinations of the finest Leather were standard.

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1953 Buick Videos

1953 Buick Videos

The year 1953 was the first year for the “Buick Berle Show” with Milton Berle. Buick showed short sequences of a driving 1953 Buick at front and end of the show; plus commercials in between.

The Dealer Organization Training (DOT) was continued from 1953, in which the first color (earlier slidefilms were black/white) slidefilm was published to introduce the new model line.

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Literature covering the 1953 Buick Skylark Convertible

Online Literature

Are you looking for books or repair manuals for your 1953 Buick Skylark Convertible? We have them online – ready to read!

1953 Buick Literature


Memorabilia for 1953 Buicks is hard to find due to the year being their 50th anniversary. Hometown Buick is proud to have some of rarest memorabilia available – like the Showroom Album, Colors & Fabrics Album, DOT Slidefilms, etc.

1953 Buick Memorabilia

Available in the HB Shop

Get your personal share of 1953 Buick items – with originals or high quality reprints from the Hometown Buick shop. We ship worldwide.

1953 Buick Shop Items

For 1953 Buick Skylark Convertible Owners and Enthusiasts

1953 Buick Body Tag

1953 Buick Body Tag

Are you restoring a 1953 Buick Skylark Convertible or just want to know how it came from the factory? Just find the body tag – located in the engine compartment – and get all neat information – original paint combination, interior and (in some cases) optional equipment.

Decode 1953 Buick Body Tag

1953 Buick Registry

1953 Buick Registry

Buick does not provide official statistics about how often a 1953 was equipped with a certain option. So its up to the community. We’ve started a 1953 Buick Registry to help you out. Submit your car information to get a better look on 1953 Buicks!

Register your 1953 Buick Skylark Convertible

1953 Buick Configurator

1953 Buick Configurator

Unfortunately there is no 1953 Buick showroom anymore. But Hometown Buick has created a way to let you build a 1953 Buick or your own. Our 1953 Buick Configurator lets you create your personal car – with all factory options, exterior paints and interior. Start now!

Configure your 1953 Buick

1953 Buick Prices

1953 Buick Prices

The car hobby is expensive. Before you buy (or sell) a 1953 Buick Skylark Convertible you need to inform yourself about the right price. Although – there is no right price, everything depends on different parameters, for example condition, location, being the car original or not. A classic car valuation platform can only give a first orientation.

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