classic vintage chrome clam shell headlights vinyl top
Price: - Item location: Concord, North Carolina, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Buick
- Model: Riviera
- Type: Coupe
- Year: 1965
- Mileage: 56160
- VIN: 494475H941770
- Color: Red
- Engine size: 401 V8
- Power options: --
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Interior color: Black
- Options: --
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1965 Buick RivieraWe love the 1965 Buick Riviera for its awesome appearance and single-year features. So to find one that has a cool look and a big V8. And so we know when you look at the obtainable price, you're going to fall in love, too.
No tailfins and minimal chrome gave it a European flair that made the Riviera look like it was ready for the coastline. But there's also something more here. Red paint and a black vinyl roof give this the kind of look we love on a premium American muscle car hardtop. So this one really strikes a nice balance of international appeal. The body panels are good; the chrome bumpers shine; and this is quite complete, right down to the Rallye wheels with special Riviera logo center caps. The value price does leave room for improvement. You can update the paint or service the hallmark hidden headlights to really makes this a show-stopper. But there's already a ton of appeal in a car that is this complete and distinct.
The black roof is a preview of the full black interior. The button-top pattern on the seats are a classy design that are presented just as nicely today as in 1965. So it makes this a nice environment to spend some time. The same appeal goes for the wood-like trim on the doors and console. Everyone gets an individual bucket seat. There's a center console for the front, and the rear passengers get an armrest separation. You even have the option for added comfort with provisions for factory air conditioning (will need servicing.) Just like the exterior, the brightwork is used for accenting instead of overwhelming, so the instrument panel is a fantastic display of elegant restraint. You get the original two-spoke steering wheel on a tilt column that gives you a commanding view of brushed stainless round gauge package. Just to your right, the gearshift feels like a little piece of art that reminds you that the Buick was built to be driven. And the power windows mean you can go cruising any time you like and show off the pillarless hardtop profile with ease.
Buick knew that effortless performance was the key to the Riviera's success, so they made sure that there was plenty of power and torque to move all that sheetmetal with ease. The 401 cubic-inch V8 looks good with the big turquoise block instantly standing out in the dark engine bay. The TH400 three-speed automatic transmission, power steering, and power brakes are all part of tis coupe's easy driving nature. The rear end was even recently serviced, and this is on newer Hankook Optimo tires.
The '65 Riviera is a special car, and this example is being offered for a special price. Don't miss your chance. Call now!