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Buick Skylark (1954)


Buick Skylark (1954)

In 1954 Buick celebrated 50 years in car production with the introduction of the Skylark. Designed by Harley Earl, the car was built to be the top-level Buick and thus featured much chrome trim on its custom coachbuilt body, plus a wraparound windshield. The interior was luxurious and had such features as power steering, brakes, four-way adjustable front seat and a power convertible top, all as standard equipment. It was also fitted with a 'Selectronic' radio and 'Easy Eye' tinted glass. Underneath, the car was a Roadmaster and featured that car's double wishbone front with telescopic shocks, while the rear still had leaf springs and lever-arm shocks. It all made for a smooth, relaxing drive which the powerful engine and Dynaflow transmission only further enhanced. The Skylark was quick for its day, though most correctly labeled it as a fast cruiser rather than sportscar.

Buick Skylark (1954) Specifications

Top Speed:105 mph (168 km/h)
0-60 mph (0-96 km/h):11.5 sec
Engine type:V8
Displacement:322 ci (5,276 cc)
Transmission:2-speed auto
Max power:200 bhp (149 kW) @ 4,100 rpm
Max torque:N/A
Weight:4,260 lb (1,936 kg)
Economy:14 mpg (4.95 km/I)
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