We can be pretty picky when it comes to fully-customized vehicles. But we will admit that this 1964 Buick Riviera is pretty sweet. We may have some issues to nitpick with the vehicle, but we also appreciate the workmanship behind it and wouldn’t mind taking it for a spin.
From every angle, this Riviera looks very sharp. One element in particular that makes it stand out from the rest is the roof, which is from a 1971 Riviera. Overall, the car has had extensive body work done, but our biggest complaint is the look of the front end; we just flat out don’t like it. The mix of circles and squares and oddly-placed holes just looks a bit funky to us… and not the good kind of funky. We also imagine that there may be quite a few of you who may not find the bright orange paint job appealing, but we think it looks great.
Even so, none of those are as significant or noteworthy as the amount of labor that went into making this car a reality. The owner, JF Launier, states that this Buick was originally purchased as a $400 project car which then took a total of six years and roughly $300,000 to bring to life. So, as we look at this Riddler Award winning show car, its unique and definitely eye-catching appearance that is also capable of performing at the track in no small part thanks to its chromed-out 6.2 LS V8 making 784 horsepower, we have to give it two thumbs-up.
Take a look at the video of the car, and share with us your thoughts on it in the comments section.