In 1953, Buick introduced the special Model 76X Skylark Anniversary Convertible built on the Roadmaster chassis and given its own unique styling. There were no ventiport or 'portholes' used, and the 40 spoke Kelsey-Hayes wheels helped distinguish it from the rest of the Buick lineup. It had unique fenders with open wheelhouse with painted inner panels of either red or white. Production was low, with just 836 units produced.
This Skylark Convertible has been given a full body-off Concours restoration and is finished in factory correct Carlsbad Black with red leather interior. There is a Stayfast convertible top which is one of the few updates from new. The 322 cubic-inch overhead V8 engine is rated at 200 horsepower and there is a three-speed Dnaflow automatic transmission.
In 2009, this Lincoln Mark V Convertible was offered for sale at the Houston Classic Auction in Seabrook, Texas presented by Worldwide Auctioneers. The lot was estimated to sell for $160,000 - $180,000. As bidding came to a close, the car had been sold for the sum of $130,000, plus buyer's premium.