1963 Buick Riviera

Streetside Classics-Charlotte
800 Derita Road, Ste. A
Concord, NC

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Concord, NC



Year 1963
Mileage 91675
Engine 8
Doors 2
Transmission Automatic
Make Buick
Model Riviera

Riviera 1963

Title Status --
Exterior Color White
Interior Color White


This 1963 Buick Riviera has been restored to be a sharp-looking coupe that offers big V8 power, an overdrive transmission, a leather-lined A/C interior. The result is the hardtop that caught your eye for its style, but it will also win you over with its outstanding cruiser-ready total package.

We're told that there was over $40,000 spent on restoring this Buick over the last few years, and it's not hard to believe that from its stellar first impression. The Pearl White Metallic paint has the unmistakable look of a modern application and a professional hand applying it. It has a pearlescent glow that knows how to attract admiring eyes. The '63 Riviera deserves a solid investment because this is the first year for the car, and the bright style really brings out all the amazing details. Crisply defined lines with pointed ends always made these large coupes look both elegant and aggressive. Those mirror-like chrome bumpers love to hug all the distinctive curves of both the front and the rear. And there are some nice upgrades, too. The clear headlights have a distinct yellow pair that's reminiscent of France and this Buick's namesake. Plus, the addition of the 20-inch Boss wheels is the ideal upgrade for a coupe that loves to be premium, sporty, and overall sharp.

Just like the outside, they made all the right investments inside, too. For example, the seats have the classic button-top presentation, but they are now finished in supple leather that would make a Lexus jealous. This is a true individual cruiser, and that's why everyone has bucket seats, including the rear. The tasteful ivory is not only on the seats, but also the center console, door panels, dash, and headliner for a fresh and uniform look. There's even an upgraded Flaming River steering wheel that was done to match. The plush carpeting is finished in a tasteful black so that high traffic areas don't show dirt, which makes this the ideal driver. The investment here was about showing off the classic luxury of a Riviera, and so you've got a ton of great factory features. This includes the power driver's seat, power locks, tilt steering column. There's a smooth action on the power windows from a nice investment during the restoration, and so that makes it easy to show off the pillarless hardtop profile without ever leaving the driver's seat. More recent upgrades include seat belts, tinted windows, and a cool/bright glow of digital readouts.

Buick knew that effortless performance was the key to the Riviera's success, so it's great to have the numbers-matching 401 cubic-inch V8 still in the engine bay. But this one is also dressed to impress with its fresh silver presentation that includes Offenhauser finned valve covers. The V8 inhales deeply with a new Edelbrock four-barrel carburetor, and it exhales with a dignified sweet tune as Sanderson headers feed the dual exhaust. And any time you want the sophisticate to really let down its hair, there are also electric cutouts on the exhaust. There have also been solid investments in the right supporting components, like a new Flowkooler water pump, Derale electric fans, and a four-core aluminum radiator. The suspension has a solid feel and the right Buick smoothness, and that makes it great for cruising. So does the recent addition of the electronically controlled 4L60E four-speed automatic transmission w/overdrive. Add in Power steering, power brakes w/discs up front, and modern sport tires, and this Riviera is a great classic for easy modern driving.

This is the restored classic that has a terrific shine, big V8 power, and all the luxury you want. So don't let this total package slip away. Call now!


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