1963 Buick Riviera (Corinth, KY) $19,500 obo The new Riviera rode on its own 117-inch wheelbase chassis and the standard engine was a 325 bhp, 401 cid V-8. All Rivieras had the 2-speed Turbine Drive automatic transmission, power steering and power brakes, while air conditioning was a $350 option. A tilt steering column was fitted, along with cruise control. The body was remarkable, a combination of curves and planes with very little brightwork. Side widows were frameless and the doors built with a separate skin, so the mechanism could be precisely adjusted. Doors were so long they had two interior handles, one for the rear seat passengers. The interior was luxurious with vinyl, cloth and vinyl or optional leather bucket seats in front, mirrored in the rear with a depressed center section. Two separate pods of gauges came from the Electra, but the dash swept down to a center console where the gearshift, headlight and wiper switches were located along with front and rear ashtrays, lighters and courtesy lights.This is coming out of a high end collector's estate, and there are several others to choose from. Extra parts are available. Please give our friend Nick a call at 859-866-5319
The Pick of the Day is a dramatically styled luxury craft
Yards of chrome were applied to the two-door coupe, which was a fashionable treatment in its day
I was 16 years old when the Riviera first appeared at the local Buick dealership in Redding, California.
The Buick Riviera debuted in October 1962 to tremendous acclaim, its uniquely beautiful “knife-edge” styling
This summer, Hagerty introduced a new tool for those interesting in the classic car marketplace, launching the Hagerty Vehicle Rating.
The Pick of the Day, a 1953 Buick Super Riviera, is such a build featuring subtle modifications for an overall exceptionally clean look.
I bought my 1964 Buick Riviera in 2012. The owner told me the car was purchased new by his aunt and uncle in Glendale, California.