1955 BUICK RIVIERA 56R SUPER 2 DOOR HARDTOP - 116356 Sold* at Scottsdale 2012 - Lot #714.2 1955 BUICK RIVIERA 56R SUPER 2 DOOR HARDTOP https://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/116356/116356_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #714.2

1955 BUICK RIVIERA 56R SUPER 2 DOOR HARDTOP

Auction Scottsdale 2012
Reserve NO RESERVE
Status Sold
Price
Lot 714.2
Year 1955
Make BUICK
Model RIVIERA 56R SUPER
Style 2 DOOR HARDTOP
*Includes Buyer Commission
Details
VIN 5B5054806
Exterior Color RED/WHITE
Interior Color RED/WHITE
Cylinders 8
Engine Size 322
Transmission AUTOMATIC
Description

Lot #714.2 - In 1960, my husband purchased a used 1955 Buick Super two door hardtop, it was Cherokee Red and Dover white, and it cost 500.00 back then. Since then, he has always wanted that car back just the way it looked then. In 2002 he found the car in Florida, and had it shipped to our home. The car was in good condition, but needed total restoration. We found an excellent body man who took on the job. It was a frame-off restoration which took three years to finish where the car was completely torn down. Everything was done from the frame up, all original parts, has original radio, motor which was rebuilt, transmission rebuilt, stripped of every part and completely redone. The interior was done in red and white leather. I also have the original invoice when the car was purchased. The Buick was also in Hemmings 2010 Collector Car calendar for the month of December. At the Buick National Car show in July of 2009 in Colorado Springs, it received a 393 score and won the Senior Gold Award, the trunk liner and package tray has been completed since. In 2009, at the Buick-Oldsmobile-Pointic show in Scottsdale, the Buick won the Best in Show. There has been numerous awards in Iowa, Arizona and Wisconsin.
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