Buick’s Big Statement

Buick Skylark Convertible for 1954

Buick’s 50th Anniversary was in 1953 when GM promoted their Motorama Tour all over the U.S. They came out with the Skylark model which was only available in a convertible. It was Buick’s ultimate statement to the world that it intended to be a preeminent luxury car builder in the U.S. and the world. By 1954 the Skylark was further refined. Buick collectors seem to prefer the 1954 model most of all.

This Gull Gray 1954 Buick Skylark Convertible sold at auction for $200,000 in 2008. It became part of a collection after scoring 398 out of 400 points in the judging at the 2008 Buick Club of America Nationals. It is truly magnificent with its contrasting red leather interior.

The Skylark Convertible is being offered for sale on consignment at Classic Auto Showplace in Troy, Michigan.They tell us the Gull Gray color is very rare and may actually be a “one-off.” They site a Collector Car Market report on the car from when it was sold through RM Auctions. At the time the odometer read 54k miles and the consignor says it has only travelled 311 miles since. Can you say “trailer queen.?” They used terms such as “superb body prep and paint” and “dead-on panel fit” to describe this car.
History tells us that it is one of only 836 ever produced in 1954. It has its own 322 ci Fireball V8 engine, with that super smooth Twin-Turbine Dynaflow automatic transmission. These cars were known for their independent front suspension with unequal-length A-arms and coil springs. The ride is so smooth with that live rear axle and semi-elliptical leaf springs. The chrome wire wheels and spinners really make it pop.

Although the body of the Skylark was based on the Buick Century model in 1954, a special rear deck was graphted on with special chrome plated features. The effect is breath taking. With straigher body panels, the ’54 was more desirable in its day and still looks beautiful. It has all the standard features which would have come with the Skylark, including chrome wire wheels with wide whitewall tires and power brakes, steering, seat, top, antenna and windows.

This 1954 Buick Skylark Convertible is truly one of the most desirable classic cars to own. It will be the centerpiece of any top collection.

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1941 Ford 5-Window Coupe

Wait tilll you here how this 1941 Ford 5-Window Coupe sounds in the video above. This is a tight modern rendition of a ’41 Ford. Its stance looks like a rocket ready to be launched. The video was done by by Unique Specialty & Classic Cars at their facility in Mankato, Minnesota. They have this modern version of a street rod for sale. Powered by the 4.6L SOHC EFI V8 under the hood it is paired up with a 5-speed manual transmission. Subtle flames and lightly frenched headlights set the mood. It rides on Touren wheels with 17″ up front, and 20″ in the rear. The video does it justice.

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Collector Cars with Low Miles

1957 Ford Thunderbird

Orlando Classic Cars specializes in low miles collector cars. But this week they’ve outdone themselves with a pink 1957 Ford Thunderbird which was lightly used these past decades. In fact it had the same owner for 41 years. It will cross the auction block this weekend at the Lakeland Collector Car Auction in Lakeland, Florida. They say this California original classic still has just 13k original miles. It is a true unrestored survivor.

Here are more Low Miles additions this week:

1978 Corvette Pace Car, Reina Int’l Auto, WI, 14k miles

1988 Mustang GT Convertible, Classic Auto Mall, PA, 15,149 verified miles

2006 Corvette 2LT, Imperial Motors, NY, 18,435 original miles

1976 Cadillac Coupe DeVille, Orlando Classic Cars, FL, 19,000 miles

1981 Oldsmobile 98 Regency, Affordable Classic Motorcars, OH, 12,200 orig mi

You’ll find these and hundreds more in our Low Miles Section online now.

Project Vehicles for Restoration

1970 Skylark Convertible

Buick built muscle cars with creature comforts. That was their bag. So their Buick Skylark brand was as well appreciated at the Country Club as it was on the streets. Here is a 1970 Buick Skylark Convertible being offered for sale at Unique Specialty & Classics in Mankato, Minnesota. They say the engine turns free, and that the body and paint will need TLC throughout. Might be an easy restoration though. Click the video walk-around to see for yourself.

The following are just some of the cars available in the Project Car Section this week:

1949 Ford F1 Pickup, Affordable Classics, OH

1960 Chevy Sedan Delivery from Marysville, CA

1961 Cadillac Hardtop from Marysville, CA

1961 Cadillac Series 62 from Marysville, CA

Find hundreds of project cars for sale in the Project Car Section.

Pro Touring and Resto Mods

Chevelle Supercharged

Chevelle Supercharged

1971 Chevrolet Chevelle Supercharged with Dart 400…

Street Rods


Ford 5 Window

1936 Ford 5-window Coupe This…
Ford Model A

Ford Model A

1931 Ford Model A. This…

Ford 5 Window

1935 All Steel Body Ford…

See more great deals in the Street Rod Section, or watch the the New Listings page.

Exotic Car Section


Acura NSX

2018 Acura NSX SH-AWD Sport Hybrid. 3.5L…

Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4 Spyder

2011 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4 Spyder, Bianco…

Lotus Evora

2013 Lotus Evora. 9,409 Miles, 3.5L V6…

Ferrari 612 Scaglietti

2005 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti–Finished in Grigio Silverstone…

Rock n Roll 50’s


Ford Skyliner

1959 Ford Fairlane 500 Galaxie Skyliner…


1957 Cadillac Eldorado for sale in…

Off Road, 4x4s, and Jeeps

Hummer H3T Alpha

Hummer H3T Alpha

Stunning 2010 Hummer H3T Alpha…

Find more in the Off Road Section on Cars On Line.com. There’s even more on the New Listings page!



Corvette Convertible

Gypsy Red 1955 Corvette Convertible, automatic…



Chevrolet C-10

Custom 1969 Chevy C10 Lowrider Show Truck, frame-off rotisserie restoration,…



Ford F1 Panel Delivery

Custom 1951 Ford F1 Panel Truck for sale! Motorcar Classics…

Fresh ads appear first on the New Listings page.

Classic Luxury


Mercedes Benz 280SE

1971 Mercedes Benz 280SE. This…

You can see all the fresh ads as they are listed each day on the New Listings page.

Classic 60s Cars

Ford Thunderbird

Ford Thunderbird

Y code 1960 Ford Thunderbird…
1960 Chevrolet Impala

1960 Chevrolet Impala

Two-owner 1960 Chevrolet Impala for…

You can see all the fresh ads as they are listed each day on the New Listings page.

Vintage Motorcars

Nash Roadster

Nash Roadster

1927 Nash Roadster with rumble seat and…

Ford Model A

This is a fully restored show condition…

Hudson Eight

1936 Hudson Deluxe 8 Sedan. Finished in…

Plymouth P12 Convertible

1941 Plymouth P12 Special Deluxe Convertible VIN:…
Ford Model A

Ford Model A

1929 Model A Coupe for sale in…

You can see all the fresh ads as they are listed each day on the New Listings page.


Dodge 330

Dodge 330

1964 Dodge 330. 2 Door Sedan roller…

See all the fresh ads on the New Listings page.

Chevy Muscle Cars


Chevrolet Nova

This is a gorgeous 1971 Nova with…

Chevelle L79 SS

Mist Blue 1965 Chevelle L79 SS for…

Chevelle SS

1969 Chevrolet Chevelle SS. Finished in beautiful…

Find more in the Camaro Section of our website.

Ford Muscle Cars

Mustang Mach 1

Mustang Mach 1

A 1970 Mustang Mach 1 for sale…

Shelby GT500

Highland Green 1967 Shelby GT500 for sale…


Wimbeldon White 1969 Mustang Mach 1 428…

Find more in the Ford Muscle Car Section, or watch the fresh listings as they appear on the New Listings page.

Mercury Muscle Cars


Mercury S55 Convertible

1966 Mercury S55 Convertible.  40,000 Miles. 1…

Check the Mercury Muscle Car Section. Or you can see all the fresh ads as they are listed daily on the New Listings page.

Pontiac Muscle Cars

Pontiac GTO Convertible

Pontiac GTO Convertible

1965 Pontiac  GTO Convertible PHS Documented OEM…

Check the Pontiac Performace Section for more. See all the fresh ads listed on the New Listings page.

Check the Oldsmobile Muscle Car Section . See more listed each day on the New Listings page.

Check out the Buick Muscle Car Section. More listed daily on the New Listings page.



Pontiac Tempest

1965 Pontiac Tempest Convertible. This Tempest is painted in an…

Late Model Sports Cars


Ford 5 Window

1935 All Steel Body Ford Coupe.…
Corvette C8 Stingray 70th Anniversary

Corvette C8 Stingray 70th Anniversary

2023 Corvette C8 Stingray Coupe 70th…
Dodge Challenge 1320 Editions

Dodge Challenge 1320 Editions

2021 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack…

You’ll find many more modern sports cars listed by year in the Late Model Sports Car Section.

Late Model Trucks


GMC Sierra

2021 GMC Sierra. Only 9,000…
Chevy Silverado

Chevy Silverado

White Silverado with red Pearl…

Scroll through the Trucks & 4x4s Section for more. The newest ads come in on the New Listings page.

Classic Customs

Chevy Pickup

Chevy Pickup

1952 Chevy Pickup Custom 5 inch…
Chrysler New Yorker Wagon

Chrysler New Yorker Wagon

1964 Chrysler New Yorker Station Wagon…

You’ll see more for sale in the Customs Section and on the New Listings page.



Suzuki GSXR

2005 Turbo Suzuki GSXR 1000. Popular…

Honda Shadow

2012 Honda Shadow 750 Spirit. This…

Micro Cars

Kawasaki 998cc (60.9ci) four-stroke

Mini Cooper Custom

1991 Mini Cooper Custom, manual, 33K…



Shelby Daytona

1965 Shelby Daytona Coupe Factory Five…

Ferrari Replica

1976 Datsun 280Z base car turned…


1938 Duesenberg – 1 of 1!…



Volkswagen Beetle

Triple White 1979 Volkswagen Super Beetle…

RVs & Motorhomes


Airstream Sprinter

2014 Mercedes-Benz Airstream Interstate Sprinter 3500.…

Race Cars

Pontiac Firebird

Pontiac Firebird

Race car 1982 Pontiac Firebird for sale. 1 Built 355…

Imported Sports Cars


DeTomaso Pantera

Brilliant Orange 1971…

Porsche 911T

1973 Porsche 911T,…

MGA Convertible

Peppy 1959 MGA…

You’ll see more for sale in the Pro Street Section, or on the Cars On Line New Listings page.

See more for sale in the Truck Section or watch for fresh listings on the New Listings page.

See more great deals in the Luxury Section or on the New Listings page.

Classic Mustangs


Mustang Convertible

1969 Mustang Convertible. From 1964 to 1973,…

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Muscle Car Clones

Chevelles are so popular now that they are getting pretty pricey. So here is your answer. A 1967 Chevelle was listed for sale this week at Classic Lady Motors. It is now a Chevelle SS 396 tribute car. They say there are less than 16k miles on it since the redo. Paint is strong and body has no rust.

The following are more recently listed Muscle Car Clones:

1965 Mustang Fastback, Universal Muscle Cars, MD, Shelby tribute

1965 Chevelle Malibu from W. Chicago, IL, SS Z-16 tribute

1970 Chevrolet Nova, Streetside Classics, TX, SS tribute

1969 Camaro Convertible, Super Sport Classics, FL, RS/SS trim & badging

1968 Chevelle, Super Sport Classics, FL, SS 396 badging

1966 Chevelle, Super Sport Classics, FL, show stopper tribute

1966 Mustang Convertible, Streetside Classics, TN, GT350 Shelby tribute

1964 Ford Fairlane, Haggle Me, Thunderbolt tribute

1970 Chevelle, Streetside Classics, AZ, SS 502 tribute

1968 Camaro, Streetside Classics, TN, SS tribute

1969 Camaro, Streetside Classics, AZ, SS tribute

Make sure you watch our New Listings page for daily updates. There’s even more in the Muscle Car Section.

Deals of the Day

1964 Buick Skylark

After some extensive work was put into this 1964 Buick Skylark Sport Coupe, it developed some engine problems and the owner sold it to Universal Muscle Cars. The body was redone and the engine problems solved, so it is now a very nice driver class car. Universal had it repainted in black metallic finish and rebuilt the aluminum 300 ci V8 engine. After a tune, they say it now purrs like a kitten and runs out smooth on the 2-speed powerglide transmission. While this car is not a trailer queen, it is a really nice driver class car, they say. It will be our DEAL of the DAY on Saturday. The asking price is $16,500.

1931 Ford Model A Roadster

A 1931 Ford Mode A Roadster is on consignment at Classic Auto Showplace in Troy, Michigan. It was the pride and joy of a long-time Model A enthusiast. His family is now selling the car. It recently was gone through by an expert mechanic who made it show ready. A carburetor kit; distributor kit; Battery; Oil; Antifreeze and spark plugs were all it needed to be taken to the Dearborn Motor Muster Event in Dearborn, Michigan. They say it drives well. It will be our DEAL of the DAY on Sunday. The asking price is $23,700.

1955 Oldsmobile 88 2-Door

Another listing from Classic Auto Showplace might peek your interest. This 1955 Oldsmobile 88 2-Door Sedan has only had two owners since new. It was sold in Phoenix originally and lived in Arizona and California until the second owner found it. They tell us it is solid and mechanically well-sorted. The paint was redone in its original colors, Bronze Metallic and Polar White. The power comes from the 324 ci  Rocket V8 in front of a 4-speed Hydomatic automatic transmission. It will be our DEAL of the DAY on Monday. Their price is $14,950.

1950 Oldsmobile Futuramic 76

Here is one you don’t see very often. A 1950 Oldsmobile Futuramic 76 was listed for sale through Unique Specialty & Classic Cars out of Mankato, Minnesota this week. You won’t see one that looks this good in the photos very often. They say the Deluxe Sedan has nice paint overall. Chrome and brightwork are okay, but some pitting is noted. You can view extensive photos at the link. And be sure to watch this detailed and interesting walk-around video. This Olds is powered by the 257 ci “Big Six” under the hood that is paired up with an automatic transmission. It is still running off of a 6 volt system. Itwill be our DEAL of the DAY on Tuesday. Their asking price is $18,900.

1976 Cadillac Convertible

When a 1976 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible was listed for sale by Blackhawk Motors in Gurnee, Illinois, we knew we had to show it to you here. That is because the price is so right! It has its original 500 ci V8 engine which they say runs great. It has power steering, power brakes, air conditioning and they say the convertible top works as it should. What you see is what you get. Check out the photos. They say the paint would benefit from a good buffing. Problems include electrical issues such as gauges not working and window controls for rear passenger. It will be our DEAL of the DAY on Wednesday. Their asking price is only $15,990.

1977 MGB Convertible

Another interesting offering from Unique Specialty & Classic Cars is this 1977 MGB Convertible. For a little British sports car this one is in pretty nice shape. Take a look at the photos. Then watch the walk-around video for more input. This one has a roll bar. Unique says the paint is largely original, but the body is solid. You can see the top in the photos. The interior shows a little wear, but still serviceable. The parade boot is shown in the photos. Listen to it idle in the video. It will be our DEAL of the DAY later next week. The big surprise is the price. They are only asking $8,000.

1981 Corvette

It looks as though all roads lead to Mankato this week. Here is yet another DEAL of the DAY value that is being offered by Unique Specialty & Classic Cars out of Mankato, Minnesota. They have a very desirable 1981 Corvette Coupe with T-Tops for sale this week at a very attractive price. Code 25 Red with mirrored T-tops, they say it still has its factory numbers matching 350 V8 under the hood and has a 4-speed manual transmission (that’s the way to drive a sports car.) They say it comes with a clean Carfax, no accidents. See a walk-around video to get up close with it. It will be our DEAL of the DAY late next week. The asking price is $19,900. 

Often there are more cars that deserve to be in the DEAL of the DAY than we can schedule for our front page feature. Here is a list of cars that just missed the cut for the DEAL of the DAY this week. Remember, you saw them here first:

1974 Mercury Cougar XR7$14,995Tampa, FL
1975 Pontiac Grandville Convertible$19,500Morgantown, PA
1977 Chevrolet Malibu Classic$15,500Morgantown, PA
1984 TVR 280i Convertible$11,500Morgantown, PA
1989 Cadillac Fleetwood Sedan$17,900Morgantown, PA
1989 Pontiac Firebird Formula$15,500Morgantown, PA
1993 Mazda Miata Convertible$11,500Morgantown, PA
1999 Corvette Convertible$17,995St Charles, MO
1999 Mazda Miata MX-5$17,500Morgantown, PA
2007 Pontiac Solstice GXP$13,500Morgantown, PA
2015 Audi Q7$18,900Alsip, IL

Cars for under $10,000:

1974 Ford LTD Brougham$8,500Huntsville, UT
1974 Jagur XJ5L$8,500Elkhart, IN
1986 Dodge D250 Pickup$7,500Morgantown, PA
2002 Cadillac Seville SLS$8,500Morgantown, PA
2006 Cadillac DTS Luxury$8,995Brookfield, WI

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Below is a list of cars SOLD Thru Cars On Line during the past week (November 04, 2022 through November 11, 2022.)

1968 Corvette Conv.2022 Dodge Charger1966 Chevy Impala
1973 Corvette1955 Chevy Bel Air2004 Dodge Viper
2008 Shelby GT5001931 Ford Model A1969 Corvette Convertible
1966 Ford Mustang2012 Fiat 500 Abarth1964 Chevelle Malibu
1968 Pontiac Tempest1966 Chevelle Malibu1986 Camaro
1984 Buick Riviera2010 Ferrari California1964 Ford F-100
1979 Pontiac Trans Am1991 GMC Syclone2003 Aston Martin
1970 Chevy El Camino2016 Fiat 500X2018 Alpha Romeo
1967 Dodge Dart

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