"The Riviera was introduced on October 4, 1962 as a 1963 model, with a base price of $4,333, although typical delivered prices with options ran upwards of $5,000. Production was deliberately limited to 40,000 or less to increase demand. With the same power as the larger Buicks and less weight, the Riviera had sparkling all-around performance: Motor Trend Inside, the Riviera featured a four-place cabin with front bucket seats separated by a center console with floor shifter and storage compartment that was built into the instrument panel, and bucket-style seats in the rear. Upholstery choices included all-vinyl, cloth and vinyl, or optional leather. Popular extra-cost options included a tilt steering wheel, cruise control, power windows, power seats, air conditioning, AM/FM radio, and wire wheel covers. magazine found it capable of running 0-60 mph in 8 seconds or less, the standing quarter mile in about 16 seconds, and an observed top speed of 115 mph, although 125 mph was feasible with a longer run."
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For sale by owner is this beautiful custom Riviera. According to the owner, it started life as a extremely solid California car that was professionally restored and completed about 10 years ago. An Air Ride Technologies Shockwave System and front disc brakes were just recently installed. The paint is a PPG Candy Apple Green with custom painted flames under the clear coat and it has re-chromed bumpers. The interior has been redone in a custom green and white to match the exterior. The original engine and transmission have been rebuilt and it has a custom dual exhaust. The undercarriage has been redone and is solid, clean and dry. What follows are the details.
STYLE 63-4747 FB 7535 BODY
TRIM 748 J2 WW PAINT ACC D 16K4N2 SU8XZ4 401 V-8 Engine Dynaflow Automatic Transmission Power Front Disc Brakes Power Steering Power Windows Factory Air Conditioning Air Ride Technologies Shockwave System Alpine Custom AM/FM/CD Stereo 15" Chrome Wheels Dayton Quadra SE Radial Tires While it is no longer a #1 show car (it has been driven) this Riviera is extremely nice and is now ready for a new owner. Included the sale will be a few photos during the restoration and a breakdown of all the codes and mixtures for the custom paint. Please remember that this car is 52 years old and not perfect. The a/c and speedometer are inoperable. THIS CAR IS FOR SALE BY OWNER AND LOCATED IN HINCKLEY, ILLINOIS 60520 Disclaimer; This vehicle is for sale by a private party and the above information was provided by the owner. We can make no guarantee as to the accuracy of the information. All vehicles are sold "AS-IS" and "WHERE IS" with no express, written, or implied warranty, representation, or guarantee (including, but not limited to; warranties of merchantability and/or fitness for a particular purpose). We shall not be responsible for the correct description, authenticity, genuineness or defects herein and make no warranty in connection therewith. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle as to the condition and value and to purchase based solely upon that judgment. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any oral statements about this vehicle. Seller is not responsible for typographical errors, printing errors, or omissions.