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
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