Sleek beauty cloaks the sensational performance of the popular Riviera. This big, beautiful, budget-priced 1953 Buick Special Riviera (Model 45R) is a feast to your eyes. All the swift, clean lines of Buick's Golden Anniversary styling are here.
1953 Buick Special Riviera Equipment
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.
1953 Buick Dynaflow Transmission is one of the smoothest auto transmissions. All powerthrust from engine to wheels is transmitted through a cushion of oil.
1953 Buick Special Riviera Colors
15 different colors were available for the Buick Special series in 1953. Buyers could use them as a solid color or in combination for a Two-Tone paint job. 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 1953 Buick color chart for Duco Paint numbers and correct Two-Tone paint combinations.)
Memorabilia for 1953 Buicks is hard to find due to the year being their 50th anniversary. Hometown Buick is proud to have some of rarest memorabilia available – like the Showroom Album, Colors & Fabrics Album, DOT Slidefilms, etc.
For 1953 Buick Special Riviera Owners and Enthusiasts
1953 Buick Body Tag
Are you restoring a 1953 Buick Special Riviera or just want to know how it came from the factory? Just find the body tag – located in the engine compartment – and get all neat information – original paint combination, interior and (in some cases) optional equipment.
Buick does not provide official statistics about how often a 1953 was equipped with a certain option. So its up to the community. We’ve started a 1953 Buick Registry to help you out. Submit your car information to get a better look on 1953 Buicks!
Unfortunately there is no 1953 Buick showroom anymore. But Hometown Buick has created a way to let you build a 1953 Buick or your own. Our 1953 Buick Configurator lets you create your personal car – with all factory options, exterior paints and interior. Start now!
The car hobby is expensive. Before you buy (or sell) a 1953 Buick Special Riviera you need to inform yourself about the right price. Although – there is no right price, everything depends on different parameters, for example condition, location, being the car original or not. A classic car valuation platform can only give a first orientation.
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