Special factory order fall 1964, second owner since 1981, have all the factory specs. along with engine rebuild specs. a true 401 nailhead, with 11.25 domed pistons, which were replaced with stainless seats in 1981, dual Rochester 4 barrels, which have been tuned by a carb tech. The complete engine overhaul runs through a 450 trans, rather than a 350, which the 64's had, to a posi rearend. The body was completely taken to bare and returned to original. I have all of the receipts and records.
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.
My grandfather was a prominent chiropractor in the Washington D.C. area. He was very successful. He had the best of everything. He loved his cars.
“It’s just an iconic piece of American automobile design.”
Ed “Big Daddy” Roth’s iconic creation appeals to the younger crowd as well as the memories of older gearheads