1963 Buick Riviera | Ardell Brown Classic Carswww.ardellscars.com/1963-buick-riviera/This 1963 Buick Riviera has unsdergone a full restoration with some custom touches built in.It has a very unoque violet hue finish with complimentary gray interior. It has the 401cu in Nailhead V-8, Dynaflow automatic transmission and factory air conditioning. Other features are power windows, as well as power steering and brakes.The Riviera was introduced on October 4, 1962 as a 1963 model, with the 325 hp 401 cu in "Nailhead" V-8 as the only available engine, fitted with dual exhaust as standard equipment, and the Turbine Drive the only transmission, at a base price of $4,333;] typical delivered prices with options ran upwards of $5,000. Buick announced in December, 1962, the availability of a 340 hp 425 cu in version of the Nailhead as an option. Total production was deliberately limited to 40,000 vehicles (in a year that Buick sold 440,000 units overall) to emphasize its exclusivity and to increase demand; only 2,601 of them were delivered with the 425 cu in (7.0 l) engine in the 1963 model year.With the same power as the larger Buicks and less weight, the Riviera had sparkling all-around performance: 060 mph in 8 seconds or less, the standing quarter mile in about 16 seconds, and an observed top speed 125 miles per hour. Fuel economy was a meager 13.2 miles per US gallon Front leg room was 40.1 inches.