Project Description

1951 Buick Super Riviera Sedan - Model 52

1951 Buick Super 4-door Riviera Sedan – Model 52

Production10,000 cars
Original Baseprice$ 2,563.00
Engine263.3 cui Fireball L8
128 (w/Dynaflow)
225 ft-lbs (w/Dynaflow)
62.8 inches
80 inches
210.2 inches
125.5 inches
3,825 pounds

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Quote from Original Literature

1951 Buick Sales Brochure
The 1951 Buick Super 4-door Riviera Sedan (Model 52) - here's the smart stepping 4-Door Super Sedan in king size, with Riviera styling. Here's the extra-length wheelbase of 125 1/2 inches, the graceful sweep of chrome around extra side windows, the extra-spacious area that means legroom, headroom, and hiproom aplenty. With 4-door convenience and deep comfort for six.

1951 Buick Super 4-door Riviera Equipment

The 1951 Buick Super 4-door Riviera was part of the Super series – well known for a good priced car with lots of luxury options.

Direction Signals
Electric Clock
Flexible Spoke Steering Wheel
Foamtex Seat Cushions
One-Piece Hood
One-Piece Windshield
Rear Fender Gravel Shield
Antenna (Manual or Automatic)
Armrest Package
Auxiliary Fog Lamps
Back-Up Lights
Dynaflow Transmission (Automatic Transmission)
Heater & Defroster
Rear View Mirror
Selectronic Radio
Sonomatic Radio
Two-Tone Paint
Wheel Covers
White Wall Tires
Windshield Washer

See 1951 Buick Options & Accessories for a full list with original prices.

1951 Buick Options & Accessories
  • 1951 Buick Selectronic Radio

    1951 Buick Selectronic Radio

    1951 Buick Selectronic Radio Tuning brings in as many of the available stations as you want-or as few as you choose. Read more!

1951 Buick Super 4-door Riviera Colors

1951 Buick Colors

Buyers of the 1951 Buick Super 4-door Riviera had the choice between 15 base colors. They could be used as solid or two-tone color. In this case, the roof could be painted differently. Note: Color accuracy varies by computer/device settings and depends on the actual light.

(See complete 1951 Buick color chart for Duco Paint numbers.)

1951 Buick Colors

Body Colors

Carlsbad Black

Verde Green

Imperial Blue

Geneva Green

Barton Grey

Olympic Blue

Victoria Maroon

Sharon Green

Cloudmist Grey

Old Ivory

Sky Grey

Calumet Green

Venetian Blue

Galena Blue

Gleen Green

Roof Colors (Two-Tone Paint)

Imperial Blue (with Barton Grey or Galena Blue)

Cloudmist Grey (with Sky Grey)

Sky Grey (with Verde Green, Olympic Blue, Victoria Maroon, Sharon Green, Cloudmist Grey, Calumet Green, Venetian Blue or Galena Blue)

Calumet Green (with Glenn Green)

1951 Buick Super 4-door Riviera Interior Trim Combinations

Trim #42

Standard Trim.

Seat Material:
Dark Grey Striped Cloth

Bolster Material:
Dark Grey Striped Cloth

1951 Buick Seat Material
1951 Buick Bolster Material

To keep production costs down, there was only one trim combination available for the model 52.

1951 Buick Featured Video

Literature covering the 1951 Buick Super 4-door Riviera

Online Literature

If you own a 1951 Buick Super 4-door Riviera, there are a fiew publications that help you to maintain your beloved Buick. Hometown Buick has bought, scanned and prepared most of them to grant you online access – most parts are for free!

1951 Buick Literature


Besides basic literature, Hometown Buick has a variety of items that are very uncommon, rare and expensive. Browse through our collection and dive into the history of 1951 Buicks!

1951 Buick Memorabilia

Available in the HB Shop

If you like printed matter, we can offer you spare originals and high quality reprints in our online shop.

1951 Buick Shop Items

For 1951 Buick Super 4-door Riviera Owners and Enthusiasts

1951 Buick Body Tag

1951 Buick Body Tag

For restauration or more information about your 1951 Buick Super 4-door Riviera, there is a good source: the Body Tag. It provides info about the original paint job, chosen trim option, accessories and (up to a certain point) the time of assembly. Find out more about your Buick and decode your cars Body Tag now!

Decode 1951 Buick Body Tag

1951 Buick Registry

1951 Buick Registry

Unfortunalty there is no official source that provides plant/production statistics. So its almost impossible to say if the options of your Buick were rare or not. Hometown Buick wants to rebuild Buicks history and has set up the 1951 Buick Registry. Support us to support the community by submitting your car data today!

Register your 1951 Buick Super 4-door Riviera

1951 Buick Configurator

1951 Buick Configurator

With the literature collected by Hometown Buick, it is possible to go back in time. Imagine you’d live in 1951 and step into the Buick showroom. Here is your chance to pick your personal Buick and built it just the way you like it. Enjoy the 1951 Buick Configurator!

Configure your 1951 Buick

1951 Buick Prices

1951 Buick Prices

You have a 1951 Buick Super 4-door Riviera in mind? Be aware of the prices before you buy. There is no perfect way to estimate a car value – but we’d like to give you a first orientation. The actual price depends on several parameters like condition, location and authenticity.

Check 1951 Buick Super 4-door Riviera Prices

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