1965 Buick Riviera is considered by many to be the most desirable version of the first generation Riviera. Most notably the hidden headlight sitting behind a pair of clamshell doors make the 65 Riviera completely unique from anything that came before it. The 65 Riviera was the epitome of luxury boasting the automatic headlights, full ac and heat, power windows, hidden radio antenna and even power seats! However the 65 wasn't just a luxury vehicle. Sporting the 445 Wildcat (401 nailhead) engine which produced an impressive amount of raw power for a production vehicle in its day.
This 1965 Buick Riviera has been in my family for the past 35 years. The car was purchased by my grandfather from the original owner in Dighton, KS. My grandfather then fully customized this vehicle scoring high and winning many shows with it throught the Kansas, Colorado and Oklahoma areas. This car was truly babied. Only driven locally and trailored everywhere outside of town and never once stored outside the only exception being multiple day shows.
Pick of the Day would make a terrific birthday gift for someone
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.