Creased Trousers: 1964 Buick Riviera
The 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”.
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 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. 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.