1965 BUICK RIVIERA CUSTOM - 181408 Sold* at Scottsdale 2015 - Lot #959 1965 BUICK RIVIERA CUSTOM https://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/181408/181408_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #959

1965 BUICK RIVIERA CUSTOM

Auction Scottsdale 2015
Reserve NO RESERVE
Status Sold
Price
Lot 959
Year 1965
Make BUICK
Model RIVIERA
Style CUSTOM 2 DOOR HARDTOP
*Includes Buyer Commission
Details
VIN 494475H949483
Exterior Color COPPER
Interior Color BLACK
Cylinders 8
Engine Size 401
Transmission AUTOMATIC
Description

Lot #959 - The last year of what were known as the First Generation Riviera's and today is considered a styling landmark. The 1963-1965 Riviera met with approval from all quarters and earned Milestone status from the Milestone Car Society. Jaguar founder and designer Sir William Lyons said that Mitchell had done a very wonderful job, and Sergio Pininfarina declared it one of the most beautiful American cars ever built, and it has marked a very impressive return to simplicity of American car design. At its debut at the Paris Auto Show, Raymond Loewy said the Riviera was the handsomest American production car apart from his own Studebaker Avanti that was, in his opinion, the Riviera's only real competition. This 1965 Buick Riviera GS custom has a factory 401 Nailhead and 3-speed super turbine automatic transmission. Originally a California Riviera and still wearing its original California Black Plates as were registered on its title. A copy is provided. This 1965 model features the rare and desirable Clamshell headlights system which operates perfectly on this outstanding example. Fully upgraded with 18" Ridler chrome wheels, 4-wheel disc brakes, power steering, power brakes, 4-way power windows, dual exhaust, full custom interior and custom remote door poppers this Riviera is simply stunning in its appearance. The exterior House of Colors Candy Copper paint finish is outstanding and the body fit and panels are deadly straight.
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