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For Sale: 1964 Buick Riviera in Urbandale, Iowa

Vehicle Description

1964 Buick Riviera

Ownership History:

Ordered new as Kansas City Buick dealer’s wife personal car, then made available and purchased early ‘64 by bachelor engineer working for off- shore Oil Company in rust-free Texas and Louisiana. Returning to KCMO upon retirement, he maintained his Riviera with a collection of Corvettes and unique autos. After 42 years in 2006, he carefully “selected” the next owner for the car… who promptly passed the car to its present owner.

Meticulous records were kept since new; even original spark plugs were cataloged and boxed, noting any wear. Original dash tags, FM radio instructions and Owner's Manual are still with the car. The Riviera has never been "restored" but maintained and carefully updated where seen appropriate. Engine is original to car being rebuilt once in the 70's and again in 2009 to stock specs. Car is solid and rust free, drives fantastic and is visually stunning. Driven regularly in season and always garage kept.  

This is basically an original car. The only variations being "Skylark" style wheels, 2" lowered coil springs, an upgraded sound system and metalflake paint added in the roof section. To make it "factory correct" is pretty straight forward as the original sound system is still installed- complete and operable (with reverb for that weird auditorium feel). The painted roof section has defined edges that allow a relative easy re-spray match to original. The custom roof panel is a close color match to body and often goes unnoticed but is really period cool. Stock height coil springs are an easy switch and readily available. The "Skylark" style wires are period correct (like the painted roof section) but original steel wheels and hubcaps come with the car if desired. Nothing has been altered to change the originality of the vehicle.       

Features Include:

  • 425 c.i. ‘Nail Head” V8 (325 HP/465 ft.lbs. torque) w/finned Valve Covers and Valley Pan- Chrome Factory Air Cleaner w/ Cold Air option- complete engine rebuild in 2009 to stock specs
  • Turbo 400 3-speed automatic Transmission – rebuilt in 2016
  • New “quiet” dual aluminized exhaust system with Flowmaster Muffler and resonators
  • Suspension re-built and lowered 2” with new higher rate springs and gas charged shocks.
  • New stock-size radial tires w/ Wheel Vintiques Skylark Wires w/ Knock-Offs
  • Rebuilt power brakes- finned aluminum drums in front
  • Factory Power steering
  • Factory air with new compressor
  • New Halogen Headlamps
  • Power Windows  
  • Deluxe interior w/ rear seat arm rest -new upholstery and carpet in 2015
  • Power driver's seat- controls in door 
  • Fully upholstered trunk and carpeted -new in 2015
  • Optional tilt steering column w/ deluxe wood rimed wheel
  • Electro cruise control
  • Factory seat belt retractors
  • Positive Traction Differential
  • Glove box trunk release
  • Guidematic auto headlight dimmer
  • Factory AM/ FM radio w/ reverb and power antenna
  • New hidden AM/ FM/ CD/ iPod ready w/ hidden controls and 4-speakers
  • Bass Booster with hidden controls
  • Soft Ray Glass w/new windshield
  • Excellent original color re-paint in Teal Mist w/ metalflake roof panel
  • Bumpers re-plated
  • Optional Cornering Lights
  • New battery 2016  

Vehicle Details

  • 1964 Buick Riviera
  • Listing ID: CC-1089031
  • Price: $31,500
  • Location:Urbandale, Iowa
  • Year:1964
  • Make:Buick
  • Model:Riviera
  • Exterior Color:Teal Mist Blue
  • Interior Color:White Vinyl
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:150823
  • Exterior Condition:Excellent
  • Seat Material:Vinyl
  • Air Conditioning:Yes
  • Custom Stereo:Yes
  • Bucket Seats:Yes
  • Cruise Control:Yes
  • Power Brakes:Yes
  • Power Steering:Yes
  • Power Windows:Yes
  • Tilt Wheel:Yes
  • Engine History:Replaced
  • Engine Condition:Running
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