1952 Buick Super Riviera
Bill Haley had just formed the first rock group, the Comets. Big
Detroit iron, trimmed in Chrome to the excess, and powerful
eight-cylinder engines dominated the market, and gas was a mere 20
cents a gallon. The bigger the better, the longer the more status,
and the more luxurious the more customers.
43,000 ORIGINAL miles have been clocked, on this beautifully
restored Buick. Benefitting from a frame off restoration, complete
interior revamp, and a rebuilt engine, this car can go down the
highway at today's speeds, but it will get the looks of a
During the 8-year restoration, the body and sheet metal were
painstakingly stripped, repaired as needed, and restored, prior to
the application of the primers, and then the two-tone paint. All
chrome was polished or re-plated by Librandi's, one of the
country's premier chrome restoration shops. Mint green over cream
with a cream top, and all the chrome in very good condition, this
car is delicious!
Virtually all new interior surfaces as pertaining to the two-tone
tan square tweed seats, dark brown vertical pleated seat uppers,
and backs for the front bench seats. The door panels have the same
pattern treatment, and are framed with a slate gray paint, that is
also seen on the top of the metal dash. The front of the dash makes
use of the mint green mixed with plenty of a big chromed horizontal
climate control center, round gauges, and a curved mounted chrome
radio that sports B U I C K pre-set pushbuttons. Fronting the dash
is an original restored steering wheel. Also noted is the addition
of modern seat belts. A new headliner covers the interior ceiling.
The corresponding floor has a dark brown thick loop carpet with
nary a mark.
Thought to be one of the greatest engines of all time, the
ultra-smooth and highly desirable 263ci Fireball straight 8. This
will produce 128 Horsepower, and coupled to Buick's Dynaflow
automatic transmission, this car is a cinch to drive, and it will
keep up with modern day traffic.
Noted is the removal and substantial rebuild of the engine. Also
performed was the rebuild of the radiator, water pump, starter
motor, generator and electrical system. Also, the Dynaflow
transmission was removed from the car, and completely rebuilt by a
noted Dynaflow specialist, then re-installed. A full suspension
rebuild including shocks, springs, wheel bearings brake lines and
hoses, and new tires. Now we can view a completely rust free, and
very clean underside which has undergone extensive work.
These cars are massive examples of how engineers and designers can
work together to create a car that is functional as well as
beautiful, utilizing all the technology that was available in 1952.
A beautiful two-toned example that has all the chrome you will ever
need, and all the status you'll ever want, all done for you and
ready to drive away down the PA Turnpike at speed.
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 300 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania,
conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76
Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and
our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for
more information or to come see the vehicle in person.