1954 Skylark donated to Sloan Museum Collection




The 1954 Buick Skylark Convertible.

The 1954 Buick Skylark Convertible.

FLINT — Sloan Museum welcomes a 1954 Buick Skylark Convertible to its collection of more than 100 vehicles. There were only 836 Skylarks made in 1954, all made in Flint, and there are probably fewer than 100 survive today.

At the end of September, Curator Jeremy Dimick drove from Flint, Michigan, to Grants, New Mexico, to add the 1954 Buick Skylark to the Automotive Collection of Sloan*Longway. The vehicle is now on display at the Buick Gallery, located at 303 Walnut Street, Flint. The Gallery is the exhibition space for the Automotive Collection of Sloan*Longway, which rotates vehicles on display each spring. Buick Gallery hours are Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday & Sunday noon to 5 p.m. and closed Monday through Thursday. Admission is $9 Adults, $8 Seniors (60+), $6 Youth 2-11, 1 and under are free.

The car has just over 19,000 original miles and came to Sloan*Longway from Dr. Donna Deming of New Mexico. She was directed to the Sloan Museum through the Buick Club of America, who referred her to the blog posts about the 1958 Buick Roadmaster donated from Colorado in 2014. Dr. Deming said she had originally intended on selling it, but wanted more people to be able to enjoy the car, ultimately contacting Sloan*Longway for the donation. The Arctic White and Matador Red beauty comes as car #101 in the museum’s collection.

Buick Gallery & Research Center is located at 303 Walnut Street, Flint. It is the show gallery of the Automotive Collection of Sloan*Longway. Buick Gallery & Research Center hours are Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday &Sunday noon to 5 p.m. and closed Monday through Thursday. Admission is $9 Adults, $8 Seniors (60+), $6 Youth 2-11, 1 and under FREE. Buick Gallery & Research Center is a member organization of the Flint Cultural Center Corporation and is supported in part by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation.— G.G.


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