When was the last time you saw a 1950 Buick Super Riviera? Not only is this the special kind of body you rarely see at the car shows, but also it's exactly how you want a classic of this caliber with survivor-style looks and a Fireball straight-eight under the hood.
The minty green paint isn't original to the car, but we'll keep that secret for you. After all, it has that classic single-stage look, and it's an ideal '50s hue. Plus, it has a nice luster that really brings out the nostalgia. Buick fans know that Riviera means the cool pillarless hardtop, and this was only the second year they offered this now-famous look! And while that makes this coupe ultra-desirable, there's much more here. The design does a great job of blending classic design elements with the new era of streamlined cars. The long front fender line extends through the door sheetmetal until it meets with the rear wheel arch that mimics the fastback roofline. You wouldn't be able to enjoy this interesting silhouette if this Buick had not been so well respected for nearly 70 years. The bumpers look great with just the right amount of patina to make people really see this as a survivor-style machine. And with everything from the full-length side trim, to the smooth Buick wheel covers, this is an all-around impressive vintage presentation.
The pillarless hardtop Riviera also allows people to get a good look inside, and when they do, there's more of the original style to really drive home the survivor look. It's far from perfect, but that's the exact impression you give with a survivor-style machine (and the value price means money left in the budget if you're looking for a restoration.) The real way to impress is with how complete everything is, right down to the AM radio that's still cranking out tunes. It feels particularly nice when you sit in the driver's seat and still get to grip the original Buick Super wheel with stylized center cap. Beyond that are clear and correct gauges set in an original art deco dashboard.
The piano-style hinge of the hood is always something that draws attention at car shows. Once the crowds start to gather, they'll marvel at the motor's original condition, right down to the correct carb and generator. They repainted the cover, but can you blame them when you have Buick's famous Fireball 8 under the hood. The 263 cubic-inch straight-eight is believed to be original to the coupe. These inline motors were known for being smooth, and that feeling is heightened by the Dynaflow automatic transmission.
The sale comes with the owner's manual packet and boxes of documents. This Is the affordable classic with a ton of distinction, so don't miss this Super Riviera. Call today!!!