1964 Buick Riviera
1964 Buick Riviera
Designed by renowned General Motors icon, Bill Mitchell, the Buick Riviera was introduced in 1963 to rave reviews from automobile enthusiasts around the world. The completely new model was directed squarely at the Ford Thunderbird of the era, but with more performance, power and luxury than its competitor.
Offered is a beautiful 1964 Buick Riviera in Claret Mist Metallic with optional brown vinyl and with cloth insert seating. A true icon of style and a car that lives up to its name, this Riviera is pleasing to look at and drive.
At the front of this 'personal luxury car', a bold stainless grille hangs four headlights between streamlined parking lights and a showroom fresh chrome bumper. At the top of the car, the first use of Buick's stylized “R” fronts a sculpted hood which flows to like-new glass, bright stainless trim, satin finish wipers and two chrome cowl vents. At the sides of the car, rocker spears combine with wheel moldings to parallel stylish fender louvers, traditional door handles, new “Riviera” scripts and awesome Buick mirrors. And at the back of the car, a second showroom fresh bumper hangs clear reverse lamps below Buick's famous “R” branded tail lights and an offset “Riviera” decklid script. The Buick sits on new tires that wrap factory original wire wheel covers.
Optional two-tone cloth and vinyl mix in all earth tones welcomes the passengers inside a luxurious and well cared for cockpit. A wood veneered console runs through the front buckets and is trimmed in polished aluminum. A shifter reminiscent of the Seattle Space Needle with a wood knob sits proudly in the middle of the console. A back bench seat is divided on top by a stainless vertically ribbed panel with the R logo in the center. The dash, which shows in beautiful condition, is aluminum panels framed with earth tone vinyl and some woodgrain, and houses like new gauges. An electric eye can be seen on top of the dash, as well as air-conditioning, power seats, power windows, and power steering.
Power is provided by an optional 425ci/360hp Grand Sport dual carb powered mill. This is teamed with the Turbine Drive automatic transmission providing more acceleration than the prior model. With the Grand Sport “Super Wild Cat” engine option this Riviera can cruise at 110 mph all day and snap off quarter mile times in the low 16 seconds.
A very clean underneath is showing slight surface rust but is in very good condition. A newer exhaust system has been installed, and we can view the fade resistant aluminum finned brakes which are all around.
Rarely is a mostly original car, as stated by the owner, considered to be Bill Mitchell's finest works of art, available on the collector market. Classic Auto Mall is very fortunate to have a car for sale here, for you to see and drive, and ultimately be impressed!
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 150 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. A 450 barn find collection is currently also on display.
This vehicle is in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.