614 E. Auto Center Dr.
Mesa , Arizona
Sharp, beautiful, loaded, and absolutely elegant, this 1955 Buick Roadmaster Riviera is an exceptionally correct presentation of '50s-style premium motoring.
There was a lot of care and investment in this coupe during its restoration to make sure this is an elegant presentation of black, white, and chrome. And we understand exactly why. This was the range-topping hardtop in '55 with a price approaching Cadillac levels. That's why this Roadmaster has such a premium look. The dipping trim in the profile makes for the ideal dividing line for the black and white, and the special Riviera hardtop adds more of the premium contrast while also showing off the classic pillarless style. And speaking of style, the Roadmaster had one of the best front ends of the era where the chrome bumper has a large and intricate presentation that incorporates the grille so you really know the designers dictated the form of this coupe. And out back the jet-inspired tailfins flow into the form-fitting chrome bumper. You see this all so well because there was ton invested in the brightwork. You'll even love the details, like the wire wheels, whitewall tires, and the gold lettering and hood ornament package that was another reminder that this is the best from Buick.
Inside, the full black and white theme continues to give the whole car the premium appeal of a crisp tuxedo. And it's easy to show everyone this well-coordinated package inside and out with the rare power window option that allows you to take down all the glass without ever leaving the driver's seat. Just like the exterior, this is a highly correct presentation, right down to the texture on the seats. The dash is a work of automotive art as it flows seamlessly into the doors. The machine-turned trim nicely frames the auxiliary gauges, the steering wheel has the Buick crest in the center, and the sliders for the heat/defrost look like they were borrowed directly from a jet aircraft. So this is true 1950s cool. And the time capsule-like presentation of the interior goes right down to the details, like the AM radio that's still cranking out tunes.
Lift the hood and it feels like 1955 all over again. Rarely do you see classic cars with such great details like the oil bath air cleaner, generator, decals on the valve covers, and glass bottle windshield fluid. And this is all set against an exceptionally crisp presentation of the whole engine bay right down to the light blue motor radiating from within the darkness. Buick's 322 cubic-inch "Nailhead" V8 was a terrific powerplant from the era, and this one is shows all the signs of being original to the car. On a premium Roadmaster, it's topped with a four-barrel carburetor to deliver the kind of power and torque to keep you driving in style. There's also power steering and power brakes. Plus, Buick's Dynaflow automatic transmission offers a smooth operation, and so this feels terrific going down the road.
A beautiful Buick that was restored to keep it looking its best... that's what you get with this Roadmaster Riviera, and that's why you know you want to take it home today!