Project Description

1950 Buick Super Riviera - Model 56R

1950 Buick Super Riviera – Model 56R

Production 56,030 cars
Original Baseprice $ 2,139.00
Engine 263.3 cui Fireball L8
128 (w/Dynaflow)
217 ft-lbs (w/Dynaflow)
63.9 inches
80 inches
204 inches
121.5 inches
3,790 pounds

% share of all 1950 Buicks

Quote from Original Literature

1950 Buick Sales Brochure
The 1950 Buick Super Riviera - (Model 56R) - now the Super comes in Riviera style - the brightest, sportiest thing on wheels. Looks like a convertible, gives almost as such visibility as a top-down convertible, especially with that sweeping rear window. Comfortably seats six inside.

1950 Buick Super Riviera Equipment

The 1950 Buick Super series was better equipped than all Special models – inside and out. With just a few chosen options, the 1950 Buick Super Riviera became a true competitor of the Roadmaster series.

Accessories Group (Electric Clock, Wheel Trim Rings, Trunk Light, Rear License Plate Frame)
Direction Signals
Flexible Spoke Steering Wheel
Foamtex Seat Cushions
Antenna only
Back-up Lights
Dynaflow Transmission (Automatic)
Glare Proof Mirror
Heater & Defroster
Sonomatic Radio with Manual Antenna
Selectronic Radio with Manual Antenna
White Wall Tires
Windshield Washer

See 1950 Buick Options & Accessories for a full list with original prices.

1950 Buick Options & Accessories

1950 Buick Super Riviera Colors

1950 Buick Colors

Buyers of a 1950 Buick Super had 17 exterior paint combinations to chose from. Two-Tone paint was at extra cost and limited to certain color combinations. In this case, only the roof could be painted differently. Note: Color accuracy varies by computer/device settings and depends on the actual light.

(See complete 1950 Buick color chart for Duco Paint numbers and correct Two-Tone paints.)

1950 Buick Colors

Body Colors

Carlsbad Black

Cumberland Grey

Verde Green

Imperial Blue

Sunmist Grey

Allendale Green

Royal Maroon

Cirrus Green

Olympic Blue

Geneva Green

Niagara Green

Calvin Grey

Meredith Green

Cloudmist Grey

Kashmir Green

Roof Colors (Two-Tone Paint)

Verde Green (with Cirrus Green or Niagara Green)

Imperial Blue (with Olympic Blue or Barton Grey)

Sunmist Grey (with Cumberland Grey)

Carlsbad Black (with Calvin Grey)

1950 Buick Featured Video

Literature covering the 1950 Buick Super Riviera

Online Literature

Hometown Buick has a big online literature archive – including handy repair manuals for your 1950 Buick Super Riviera. Enjoy reading them, most parts of every item are free to the public.

1950 Buick Literature


Rare Fabric & Factory books and Buick Marketing Folders; we at Hometown Buick have collected many 1950 Buick items of the years. We love sharing the old stuff with you!

1950 Buick Memorabilia

Available in the HB Shop

You want to enjoy 1950 Buick literature offline? We can support you by offering spare original items as well as high quality reproductions in the Homwtown Buick shop.

1950 Buick Shop Items

For 1950 Buick Super Riviera Owners and Enthusiasts

1950 Buick Body Tag

1950 Buick Body Tag

There is a saying: “You can restore a car a thousand times, but its only original once”. If you want to know how your 1950 Buick Super Riviera was equipped from the factory, you just need to body tag. All information is there. We can help you to decode it.

Decode 1950 Buick Body Tag

1950 Buick Registry

1950 Buick Registry

1950 Buicks are getting rare. Some options were even more rare. Unfortunately there is no official archive where this can be looked up. Thats where Hometown Buick takes place by building the 1950 Buick Registry. Join it with your 1950 Buick today!

Register your 1950 Buick Super Riviera

1950 Buick Configurator

1950 Buick Configurator

The 1950 Buick Configurator puts you in the customers shoes of a 1950 Buick prospect. Colors, accessories, interiors – built the carthe way you like it.

Configure your 1950 Buick

1950 Buick Prices

1950 Buick Prices

What is a fair price for a 1950 Buick Super Riviera? Much of the answer depends on condition, location and if its original. A classic car database can’t answer your question, but can give you a first orientation.

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