1964 BUICK RIVIERA, CALLED " ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL AMERICAN CARS EVER BUILT "
This second year edition of the Buick Riviera was virtually the same as the
'63, except some trim and badge changes. The 425 cid V8 replaced the 401
as the standard engine. It had 340 hp with a 4-barrel carb. The option
was the 360 cid with a dual 4-barrel setup. This engine propelled the Riv
0 -60 mph in under 7 seconds. The Buick Riviera is the true mass produced
sport luxury car making this vehicle a historically significant vehicle.
The dealer listed price for this Riviera is $ 4,408 and was built on a 117
inch wheelbase. This example is stunning in it's professional restoration.
I love those Buick wire wheels and the luxurious interior with the console
and balanced dash. Excellent paint, excellent chrome, and excellent engine
compartment make this a thing of beauty. Thanks very much for viewing this
most beautiful American car ever built - the Buick Riviera.
1965 Buick Riviera
By Miguel Caparros
Although most associate the Riviera name with the 1963 Personal Luxury
Coupe of 1963, the Riviera model designation was the introduction in 1949
of the pillar-less roof on both 4 and 2 door cars. Although it began in 49
the Riviera name plate did not adorn many cars until 1963 when it became a
separate line. The 1963-65 Riviera are know as the first generation. These
cars broke many of GM rules. It was an exclusive body, sharing nothing with
any other GM line. It was Shorter and narrower than its stablemates,
although it shared most of the suspension with other Buicks the frame, like
the body was Unique. The suspension roll centers were raised to lower body
lean. The Riviera also weighed 400 pounds less than any of its stable
mates. The engine choices were the 401 or the 425 cubic inch V8. With less
weight than the rest of Buick family the Riviera was the hot rod of the
It was not the most economical of cars. 10 mpg in town and 14 on the
highway. Gas in the US at the time was about 25 cents per gallon of premium
In 1964 the old twin turbine Dynaflow automatic was replaced by the GM Tubo
400. The base 401 CID v8 was dropped and two flavors of the 425 (7. liter)
engines, single 4 barrel and dual four-barrel carburetors. (Guaranteed to
not be able to fill the fuel tank if the engine was idling SIC.)
1965 saw the head lights hidden behind the clam shells and the introduction
af the Grand Sport package. A great collectible that was built in limited
numbers and is very desirable.
Do not buy a basket case, as all the trim parts are unique and hard to
find. The interior has loads of chrome that will drain all but the
healthiest of budgets. The aluminum finned drums are also hard to find and
it may be best to find a service that can replace the steel liners.
1928 Buick Country Club Coupe 1st Start in 50 Years
My Great Grandfather bought this car in 1929 from the Buick dealer in
Perryman, Md. with only a few hundred miles on it. He paid $900 for it, a
hefty sum considering most new cars at the time were under $400. He was the
last one to hear it run until today. By the way, I could not tell while
looking through the camera if the lights were on or off.
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1965 Buick Riviera Gran Sport
What you see here is a VERY rare car! Only a stamping on the manifold
authenticates that this is the genuine item! The top of the line...425
c.i. V8 with 360 horsepower. What a
car...note the concealed headlamps! Perfect in every detail!
Bad-Ass Buick: 1955 Special - /BIG MUSCLE
• Harry Fisher
In stock form, the 1955 Buick Special could best be described as a "nice"
car. It's not drop dead gorgeous like a 1959 Impala, nor does it have the
panache of say a 1956 Chrysler 300. You see the '55 Buick Special was a
working mans car. It had room enough for the whole family, a decent
power-plant thanks to its 264 cubic inch V8, and style that was, well...
above average. Harry Fisher or "Uncle Harry" as most people know him, saw
the old Buick a bit differently though. He knew that with a few little
touches (like a 502 cubic inch big-block, modern suspension, and a new set
of wheels) that this old Buick had the potential to become one of the
baddest hot-rods around.
Under Hood 3800 Supercharged V6 in '98 Buick Riviera
Captured this video under the hood while driving my Riviera. Always
wondered how the belts and tensioners were acting at high RPM. Before
anyone asks - no, the car isn't in need of new engine mounts. Front and
rear mounts have been replaced recently with resin-filled versions. What
you're seeing is the result of 370 lb-ft of torque being multiplied and
sent to the wheels in 1st gear. Inside the car if feels like the engine is
hard-mounted to the chassis! Not quite, but firm enough for a daily driver.