As classic cars go, the late 50's "Finned" cars have always been
considered some of the most beautiful cars produced. This 1957
Buick Special Riviera is definitely in that class of wonderfully
designed vehicles. There was a lot of design that went into the
1957 Special, from the fins to the swooping body lines, all the
wonderful chrome, the rear bumper exit exhaust, the chrome port
holes on the front fenders, the chrome hood ornament, and the
scalloped front fenders. This particular Special Riviera has
received an extensive restoration that is evident in the photo
shoot, including the under body pictures. The red and white
exterior is in excellent condition, as well as the exterior chrome
and stainless trim. There are a couple pieces of trim that appear
to be original and do show slight aging. The exterior of this
beautiful Buick is enhanced by the wide white wall tires and chrome
wire spoke wheels. At the time of restoration, the red and white
cloth interior was upgraded to the correct color vinyl interior.
The red and white vinyl interior is in excellent condition and
shows little to not wear since restoration. The stereo has been
upgraded to a later model AM/FM stereo and there is not sign that
the dash had been modified for the upgrade. A couple other nice
options on this Special Riviera include power steering, power
brakes, and padded dash. Powering this Buick is the "nailhead" 364
CU In V8 that was rated from the factory with 250 HP and 380 lb-ft
of torque. The optional Dynaflow automatic transmission provides a
very smooth transfer of power to the rear end. Both the engine and
transmission perform effortlessly and provide a very smooth driving
experience. If you are looking for a wonderful example of the
attractive 50's style that surrounds a well engineered vehicle from
that era, you don't need to look any further. This wonderful Buick
Special is turn key and ready to enjoy or show.
1957 Buick Special
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