1953 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster Skylark Convertible / 17055106 Chassis Information

1953 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster photograph

1953 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster photograph

1953 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster photograph

1953 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster photograph

1953 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster photograph

1953 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster photograph

1953 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster photograph

1953 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster photograph

1953 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster photograph

1953 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster photograph

1953 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster photograph

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Skylark Convertible
Designer: Harley Earl
Chassis Num: 17055106
Sold for $165,000 at 2007 RM Sothebys.
This 1953 Buick Skylark Convertible was treated to a no-expense spared restoration and was finished in the correct 1953 Skylark Color of Osage Cream. The interior and exterior chrome were either triple plated or polished to the highest standards. The interior is finished in red and white and all items are in working condition. When new, the car was outfitted with many standard features including factory clock and radio, antenna, power top and windows. All of these items function as if they were new.

1953 was Buick's 50th anniversary as a motor company. It had evolved into a powerhouse in the automotive industry and to commemorate this occasion they introduced three specialty convertible which were produced in limited quantities. Each of these three models were introduced to represent the marque's leadership in forward-thinking design.

The Skylark carried a price tag of $5,000 which was a very high fee at the time. In total, there were 1,690 Buick Skylarks produced. They were given many features and even a powerful V8 engine with a 12-volt electrical system.

This 1953 Buick Skylark Convertible was offered for sale at the 2007 RM Auctions held in Meadow Brook where it was estimated to sell for $160,000 - $200,00. The vehicles fit-and-finish and the rarity of the car were attributed to this high price tag. At auction, the estimate proved to be accurate as a new owner was found who was willing to pay $165,000.
By Daniel Vaughan | Aug 2007

Chassis# 17055106

2007 Vintage Motor Car Auction at Meadow Brook Hall
Pre-Auction Estimates :$160,000-$200,000 
Sale Price : $165,000

Analysis

Chassis number 17055106 Auction Sales History
2007$165,000

2018 10
2017 11
2016 10
2015 6
2014 8
2013 10
2012 7
2011 11
2010 8
2009 7

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2018$117,170$176,00010
2017$105,014$150,00011
2016$125,185$176,00010
2015$114,008$137,5006
2014$138,735$187,0008
2013$126,000$181,50010
2012$108,993$192,5007
2011$98,677$195,00011
2010$97,167$192,5008
2009$127,750$165,0007

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1953 sales)
1953 BUICK SKYLARK CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 16841467
Sold for $100,100
  2018 Barrett-Jackson : Palm Beach
 
1953 BUICK SKYLARK CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 17140295
Sold for $148,500
  2018 Barrett-Jackson : Palm Beach
 
1953 Buick Skylark Custom Convertible
Sold for $132,000
  2018 Mecum : Houston
 
1953 Buick Skylark
Sold for $86,000
  2018 GAA : Spring Sale
 
1953 BUICK SKYLARK CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 16836085
Sold for $73,700
  2018 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale
 
1953 BUICK ROADMASTER ESTATE WAGON
Chassis#: 16845536
Sold for $101,200
  2018 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale
 
1953 BUICK SKYLARK ROADMASTER CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: V1237097
Sold for $176,000
  2018 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale
 
1953 BUICK SKYLARK CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 16820203
Sold for $143,000
  2018 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale
 
1953 Buick Skylark Convertible
Sold for $121,000
  2018 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1953 Buick Skylark Convertible
Sold for $90,200
  2018 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1953 Buick Skylark Convertible
Sold for $130,000
  2017 Mecum : Las Vegas
 
1953 BUICK SKYLARK CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 16991019
Sold for $93,500
  2017 Barrett-Jackson : Las Vegas
 
1953 Buick Roadmaster Convertible
Sold for $23,650
  2017 Auctions America : Auburn Fall
 
1953 Buick Skylark
Chassis#: 17057172
Sold for $115,500
  2017 Bonhams : Quail Lodge
1953 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster image  1953 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster image  
1953 Buick Skylark Convertible
Chassis#: 16922840
Sold for $150,000
  2017 Mecum : Monterey
 
1953 Buick Skylark Convertible
Sold for $115,000
  2017 Mecum : Harrisburg
 
1953 BUICK SKYLARK CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 17144095
Sold for $137,500
  2017 Barrett-Jackson : Northeast
 
1953 Buick Skylark Convertible
Sold for $90,000
  2017 Mecum : Indianapolis
 
1953 Buick Skylark Convertible
Sold for $85,000
  2017 Mecum : Indianapolis
 
1953 Buick Skylark Convertible
Sold for $83,000
  2017 Auctions America : Auburn Spring
 

No Sale

1953 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1953 Buick Estate WagonV18181452018 RM Sothebys : Auburn Spring   
1953 Buick Skylark Convertible 2018 Mecum : Kissimmee   
1953 Buick Skylark Convertible 2017 Mecum : Chicago$125,000  
1953 Buick Skylark167563912017 Carlisle Auctions : Fall Carlisle   
1953 Buick Skylark Convertible 2017 Auctions America : Auburn Fall $125,000$150,000
1953 Buick Skylark Convertible 2017 Auctions America : Fort Lauderdale $120,000$140,000
1953 Buick Roadmaster Convertible171408152016 Dragone : The Boston Cup Auction $75,000$85,000
1953 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon 2016 Mecum Indianapolis$80,000  
1953 Buick Skylark Convertible 2016 Auctions America : Fort Lauderdale$85,000  
1953 Buick Skylark167479102016 Motostalgia : Amelia Island Auction $140,000$165,000
1953 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon 2016 Mecum : Kansas City$85,000  
1953 BUICK WOODY WAGON 2016 McCormick's Auction # 60$41,000  
1953 Buick Skylark Convertible 2016 Mecum : Kissimmee$102,000  
1953 Buick Roadmaster Convertible 2015 Auctions America Auburn Fall$27,000  
1953 Buick Skylark Convertible 2015 Mecum : Indianapolis$155,000$180,000$220,000
1953 Buick Roadmaster Skylark Two Door Convertible 2015 Leake Auctions Dallas, Tx$95,000  
1953 Buick Skylark Convertible 2015 Mecum : Kissimmee$91,000  
1953 Buick Skylark Convertible 2015 Mecum : Kissimmee$110,000  
1953 BUICK SKYLARK CONVERTIBLE 2014 Mecum Chicago$70,000  
1953 Buick Skylark 2014 Mecum : Harrisburg   
1953 Buick Skylark Convertible 2014 Auctions America Auburn Spring$107,500  
1953 Buick Skylark Convertible170598462014 Russo & Steele Scottsdale   
1953 Buick Roadmaster Station Wagon V-8, Automatic169011972012 Mecum Monterey, CA$48,000  
1953 Buick Skylark Convertible 2012 Auctions America Auburn Spring$78,000  
1953 Buick Skylark Convertible Cancelled Lot 2012 Mecum's 25th Original Spring Classic Indianapolis   
1953 Buick Roadmaster 4-Door Sedan 2012 Mecum's 25th Original Spring Classic Indianapolis$10,000  
1953 Buick Roadmaster 4-Door Sedan 2012 Mecum's 25th Original Spring Classic Indianapolis$12,000  
1953 Buick Skylark Convertible170694232012 RM Auctions at Amelia Island, Fla$117,500$125,000$160,000
1953 Buick Skylark 2012 Mecum Auctions Kissimmee Florida$87,500  
1953 Buick Skylark Convertible 2011 Branson Collector Car Auction Oct 22, 2011$160,000  

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