Cars of the GM Heritage Center: An Insider’s Look

© 2015 General Motors LLC. Used with permission, GM Media Archive.© 2015 General Motors LLC. Used with permission, GM Media Archive.
1953 Buick Skylark
Skylark gets its motive power from Buick’s first modern “Nailhead” V8 engine, which replaced Buick’s straight 8. Another GM “first” in Skylark is its 12-volt electrical system. The base price in 1953 was $4,596, which was almost double the price of the Roadmaster convertible. Buick sold only 1,640 Skylarks in the first year of production, making the car extremely rare, collectible and valuable today.

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5 thoughts on “Cars of the GM Heritage Center: An Insider’s Look

  1. Great rendition — especially of the Cadillacs. When will we ever see another Cadillac to rival those shown here? We need a new icon without worrying about fuel efficiency and “organic” greenness.

  2. A bright red Cadillac convertible was my ideal car when I was a kid and it still is. They don’t make such gorgeous cars any longer.

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