West Coast Classics are proud to present an absolutely exceptional example of this original southern California family owner's rust free 1963 Buick Riviera coupe with its original and highly desirable California 'Black License Plates' and with a rebuilt 401/325HP 'MT' code 'Wildcat' engine from a 1966 model engine and finished in its original 'Granada Red' color paint with black leather seats with a center console and console mounted transmission with a super turbine 400 automatic transmission, power brakes and factory options of air conditioning (which has been removed but will be included with the car), tinted glass, tilt wheel, power steering, power windows and still boasting its original spinner hubcaps.
Purchased by original southern California owner on 5/19/1963 from 'Lauesen Buick' of Los Angeles, California and ordered with factory options of;
Sonomatic AM/FM Radio with electric antenna;
Soft Ray Tinted Glass;
Tilt Steering Wheel;
Wire Wheel Covers;
Remote Outside Rear View Mirror;
White Sidewall Tires;
Heavy Duty Spring Option consisting of rear springs and front and rear shocks;
Custom Trim with Bucket seats in Leather.
The car boasts a box of history for the car dating back to 1963 and includes its original purchase order from Lauesen Buick, original window sticker, original GM coupon book for monthly payments and original 1963 California registration along with other Buick collectible documentation. The floor boards, trunk and all the typical rust-prone areas are completely solid and rust-free and the car has no signs of any major accidents of any kind. The car car has always been garaged and covered and looks extremely impressive with one very decent re-paint in it's original factory 'Granada Red' color paint and the black leather interior with custom factory trim is absolutely gorgeous with the seats having obviously been reupholstered at some point in original factory specification leather and virtually flawless! All the chromework is also in exceptional condition, as is all the new weather stripping and seals and the original spare wheel and jack is located in its correct place in the trunk.
The 401/325HP MT code 'Wildcat' engine is from a 1966 model and was installed in the early eighties with all documentation and both the engine and transmission have been rebuilt. The car has its original cylinder heads. The engine is extremely strong and powerful and this particular car drives absolutely magnificently - must be driven to be believed - drives straight as an arrow with no strange road wobbles, shakes or rattles - a truly remarkable daily driver that will give any modern day sports car a run for it's money! The transmission shifts smoothly through all the gears, there are no noticeable oil leaks and the temperature always remains cool!
This is a rare opportunity to own a beautiful great daily driving and never abused example of an always rust free 1963 Buick Riviera in exceptional condition throughout and one highly desirable and collectible example of one of the outstanding GM designs of the sixties, reflecting the styling supremo of Bill Mitchell with a masterful blend of curves and razor-edges, dubbed the anti-Thunderbird and respected by an army of industrial designers as an architectural landmark of the U.S industry and which has high repute amongst collectors for both it's beautiful lines and smooth fast performance for a luxury coupe. "One of the most beautiful cars America ever built" as stated by none other than Sergio Pininfarina of Ferrari design fame at it's debut at the Paris auto show in 1963. This landmark design would continue for only two years until 1964 before a hidden headlight change in 1965, making these two particular years of 1963/4 most collectible and desirable and the original '63 model holding the lead in collector preference but with all these 63-65 model cars boasting 'Milestone Car' status.
In summary, this is one great collectible classic car in turn-key ready to enjoy today condition - an original southern California one family owned since new car with no rust and always garaged and covered since new - perfect for the Buick enthusiast and a sure-fire investment that's sure to appreciate over the years for any classic American sixties car collector!