1953 Buick Super Riviera Is Ready For Drive-Ins And Cruise Nights5
In a recent article, we drew readers’ attention toward a 1951 GMC Suburban for sale at Pennsylvania’s Classic Auto Mall. With an expert restoration and a powertrain in perfect working order, Classic Auto Mall said the old family soccer shuttle would be so reliable, it could replace your daily driver.
Now we’ve found the perfect coupe to go along with that 1951 GMC Suburban and complete your early 1950s driveway: this 1953 Buick Super Riviera. The Buick is also for sale at Classic Auto Mall at the moment and is described as the perfect classic cruiser, featuring luxurious interior amenities, a cushy suspension and a smooth-running Buick Fireball 322 V8 paired with a three-speed Dynaflow automatic transmission.
Similar to the Suburban, this Buick Super Riviera has a two-tone red and black exterior, which consists of a Matador Red body and a black roof. The two-tone paint work is joined by polished wheels wrapped in whitewall tires, with an abundance of exterior chrome trim complimenting the spoked wheels. Speaking of which, the dealer says the chrome trim is probably the only trouble spot on the whole car, with some small dimples visible in certain pieces. Considering the abundance of chrome on this car, though, there was bound to be a few small dents or scratches on it somewhere.
One drawback to this comfy Buick cruiser is the lack of power steering. As the ad states, this is one big heavy piece of Detroit iron, so steering without any assist can become a bit of a chore for those who aren’t used to it. If drivers come across a winding road, their casual Sunday cruise can turn into an arm workout rather quickly.
Classic Auto Mall is hoping to get $40,900 for this 1953 Buick Super Riviera. That is slightly above market value for a pristine Buick Super Riviera of this year, according to Hagerty’s online valuation tool, though this car underwent a recent restoration, so that may be driving up the value a bit. Check out the listing at this link for some additional information and photos.
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What a gorgeous car! My dad used to rent a farm from on old guy back in IL who had this exact same car but in a very light yellow with the black top. Oh, the great memories.
The asking price of nearly $41,000 doesn’t seem that bad from the looks of it.
Re-Chroming everything on it alone would be close to $15,000
Armstrong steering?? Wouldn’t that be fun in one of todays parking lots!!
i have a 53 super riviera – they have power steering, it’s even written on the steering wheel