RARE DESERT BEIGE EXTERIOR WITH SADDLE INTERIOR
MATCHING NUMBERS 360 HP/425 CI DUAL QUAD V-8!
A/C, FLOOR SHIFTER, POWER BRAKES AND STEERING
AM/FM RADIO, POWER WINDOWS, TILT WHEEL
WELL PRESERVED EXAMPLE WITH LESS THAN 50,000 MILES
Initially conceived as the La Salle II, the Buick Riviera was a personal-luxury model based on the General Motors XP-715 concept car styled by Ned Nickles under the direction of GM design chief Bill Mitchell. Based on a shortened and narrowed Buick chassis frame, the stylish Riviera featured smartly tailored bodylines including knife-edge design cues inspired by contemporary Rolls-Royce models. When Cadillac management wasnt interested, Buick took over the project, named it Riviera and commenced production for 1963. Powering the Riviera was Buicks famed Nailhead V-8 engine and mechanicals included massive Al-Fin drum brakes, quick-ratio power steering and sophisticated underpinnings, resulting in one of the best-handling and performing American luxury cars of the era. The Riviera was highly acclaimed on both sides of the Atlantic and a strong seller during its first three production years as a highly desirable alternative to Fords Thunderbird and Chryslers 300 series. Changes for Riviera's sophomore year were limited, most noticeably with newly exposed quad headlamps.
Powered by the optional dual-carbureted 425 CI/360 HP engine, this highly original and attractive 1964 Riviera was recently acquired at just under 50,000 miles and retains the remarkably original interior. Highly equipped with factory options, featuring a floor-shifted automatic transmission, AM/FM radio with power antenna, console, courtesy lights, front bucket seats, air conditioning and lap belts, plus power-assisted brakes, steering and windows. The rare high-performance, dual-carbureted engine is matching numbers, original to the car and nicely detailed. A full spare, roadside jack and tools occupy the trunk compartment. The owners manual and Buick Vehicle Protection Plan booklet are included. A thorough evaluation, sorting and detailing were most recently performed at The Last Detail. In all, this 1964 Buick Riviera is a very nicely presented and preserved example of one of the most important postwar American automobile designs, with power and luxury to match. See it for yourself and make it yours! Call us for complete details today!