For their 50 year anniversary, Buick put many new features into the 1953 Buick Special Riviera. Power Steering was introduced to the Special series. The hood opened at the front, not at the side. Higher horsepower, higher visibility, new instrument panel, heavier frame and so on – a well equipped model 45R could be much more luxorious than a 1952 Buick Super or Roadmaster.
6-Volt Electrical System
Alligator Type Hood
Panorama Rear Window
Accessory Group M (includes Electric Clock, Trunk Light, License Plate Frames & Wheel Covers)
Antenna only (Manual or Automatic)
Custom Interior Trim
Dynaflow Transmission (Automatic)
Flexible Spoke Steering Wheel
Foamtex Seat Cushions
Heater & Defroster
Power Steering (only with Dynaflow)
Safety Group (includes Back-Up Lights, Windshield Washer, Glareproof Mirror & Parking Brake Signal Light)
Wheel Covers (Hubcaps)
White Wall Tires
See 1953 Buick Options & Accessories for a full list with original prices.