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Creased Trousers: 1964 Buick Riviera

64rivierablack01The legendary coachbuilder Sergio Pininfarina said the new Riviera was “one of the most beautiful American cars ever built,” adding that it “marked a very impressive return to simplicity of American car design.” Sir William Lyons, the founder of Jaguar and a respected designer, called it “a very wonderful job.” Raymond Loewy said the Riviera was the best-looking American car. And we credit GM’s Bill Mitchell for the design who humbly said, “I just put the crease in the trousers”.64rivierablack07

Our submission is one of the nicest color combinations however we can’t tell the quality of the black repaint from the pictures – black is hard to get right. Everything else looks terrific. It has all the right options including a set of period-correct Red Lines on chrome wheels.

The Fawn interior looks especially nice and the 4 bucket seats impart an air of exclusivity to the package.64rivierablack29

The mechanicals are clean as could be and it is said to have the original drivetrain. With only 93,000 original documented miles, The Riviera’s 425/340 h.p. engine should provide spirited performance and 1960 level fuel economy.64rivierablack54 The Hagerty Price Valuation tools indicate these early Rivieras as a safe place to keep your money. This is one of those cars you can really enjoy. Hurry. Only a day left on this eBay auction.

 

One Response to Creased Trousers: 1964 Buick Riviera

  1. Chuck Wilberger says:

    This has to be one of the best looking domestic cars ever. Nice lines, V8 power very classy. This was one of the first cars on my bucket list abou the time I started getting pimples. The pimples have gone but not my desire to have one of these.

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