Originally part of the Roadmaster range, the Buick Skylark was introduced in 1953, along with two other special convertibles, the Oldsmobile 98 Fiesta Convertible and the Cadillac Eldorado Series 62. The 'Lark was by far the most successful with about 1600 examples produced that year.
Essentially handmade, the Skylark differed from the Roadmaster in a number of ways. Most noticeably was the lowered windshield and seating, accomplished by the tried and true method of chopping the frame and lowering the seat frames. Between that and the new fenders and doors, the Skylark was basically a factory built custom car.