The 1963 “California Coastline” Riviera - 425/445 Nailhead V8, Auto, 40,790 mi, Complete Restoration
There is restoration and there is Teleportation. Completely rebuilt with only 40,790 original miles, this car is a true reauthentication of an American classic that will instantaneously transport you back to the classic, original, perfection that was the groundbreaking design, form and engineering of the 1963 Riviera.
All new in 1963, The Buick Riviera was the lap of luxury and power in American automobiles, and Buick’s first major entree into the personal luxury automobile class. While Buick used the designation Riviera in previous models, 1963 was the first year of the Riviera as its own marquee model.
This example has undergone a multi-year, fully documented $31k, complete mechanical restoration, a combination of rebuild and painstakingly sourced replacement, performed over 3 years. The result is a time capsule of that inspirational design - an Original amongst Originals
This Coastline Cruiser is the rare 1963 - 425 cu in, 7 Liter, 445 Wildcat Nailhead version, with 2-speed auto turbine transmission, AC, power steering, power windows, and power brakes (replaced during restoration with a dual hydraulic system for increased safety)
The 445 V8 is especially rare in the 1963 model year in which it was introduced, with only 2601 produced of 40,000 total Riviera units, adding to the desirability and collectibility of the '63.
Original paint, original white leather interior, and original parts through out, complete with owners manual & Riviera key. It is a spectacular example and a true expression of the original Riviera.
Riviera is a state of mind, inspired by the winding glamor and effortless cruising of the European coast, captured here in an iconically American fashion.
This unit is a true Coastline Cruiser and a true California car with only 40,790 original miles and two owners. It has lived its entire life within a 40 mile stretch of the California Riviera from San Pedro to Marina Del Rey.