Created to celebrate Buick’s 50th anniversary, the 1953 Roadmaster Skylark joined the Oldsmobile 98 Fiesta and Cadillac Series 62 Eldorado as top-of-the-line, limited production specialty convertibles. The 1,690 Sklylarks were handmade in many respects with only the stampings for the hood, trunk lid, and a portion of the convertible tub shared with the Roadmaster and Super convertibles.
There are lots of things planned for this restomod. It was bought as shown in the pictures below...
and although impressive at first glance, there are alignment problems and other discrepancies to be addressed during this construction:
Here is a list of some of the mods planned for this project:
Schwartz Performance custom frame
Heidts independent rear suspension
Fully polished stainless steel suspension
14in six-piston Baer brakes (front / rear)
800hp LSA Connect and Cruize Powertrain System
Updated fuel system including a stainless steel fuel tank
Body Mods - custom rear taillights with integrated third brake light in the trunk emblem
Custom HID Halo projector headlights and fog lights
Custom mounting panels lighthouses
Custom front and rear bumpers
Custom Billet side moldings
One off custom instrument gauges
One off custom
"Push to Start" integration
A polished stainless steel exhaust system
One off custom designed 3 piece wheels
Full custom leather interior
Haartz Stayfast soft top
Here is a concept photo of the finished product:
Body is off of the frame and sandblasting is completed. Now that we know what we are working with, we will be building a floor as part of this construction.
After photographs will be published shortly.
Schwartz Performance crafted the custom frame that can accommodate large wheels and upgraded suspension components. Suspension components will be removed so that the framework can be painted.
All decorative trim pieces have been cataloged and sent to be re-plated.
More coming shortly.