George Albright

Need advice on price,and for sale,1953 Buick Skylark convert. See photos

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Dear Friends. I am the attorney for my friend Leonard Jarvis of the Ocala,Florida area.As many of you know I am also an avid car collector and historian. However I need some advice establish a selling price range for Leonards desirable 1953 Buick Skylark convertible,below. Yes it is for sale. It is a solid older restoration that is a little tattered. Use as is or great candidate for a restoration. Runs off of an aux. fuel tank. Power steering and windows. Some body filler where paint is coming off,on lip of hood,just below where convertible top recesses the body on both sides,trunk lid,etc. Body filler does not appear to be deep any where from my examination.I looked under the doors on both sides and the cars frame looked solid. I know it will go over $50,000 in this condition,but that is pretty much the end of my knowledge price wise. Your thoughts? Sale is cash or check or wire only,no trades,no consignments.Thanks,George Albright,Ocala,Fla.  cell weekdays 10-4 ESt 352 843 1624  email  gnalbright@gmail.com

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Pilgrim65    386

Being a lover of skylarks , have looked at many ads , the most expensive are with dealers , so obviously there's a profit margin and those cars are pretty much concours , saw a very nice untouched original recently at asking 80k , looking at yours although not bad condition , still needs plenty of investment to attain standard of the dearer examples , so personally I wouldn't want to pay much over60k plan to spend 30k and achieve a nice car at a price just on the right side of a buyers price. Someone could probably spend 50k trying to achieve concours , but I doubt the extra 20k would reflect in seilling value . So I think your estimate of 50k plus is about right .

I stand to be corrected 😄

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Elpad    1,115

Probably gone by now but this one just go through the Barrett Jackson Auction

show condition $125,000

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MrEarl    3,038

Just saw that. Good buy! 

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