The distinctive Buick styling is evidenced in the 1953 Buick Super Riviera (Model 56R), one of the most popular models in the entire Buick line. Buick's Super for 1953 is powered by a 170-horsepower 90° valve-in-head V-8 engine of new design, hooked up to a new twin turbine Dynaflow to give the ultimate in performance, smoothness and economy. Wire wheel covers are optional equipment on all models.
1953 Buick Super Riviera Equipment
In 1953, Buick introduced the Air Conditoner – it was more like a fridge in the trunk. But the result was ice cold air in the passenger compartment. Another new options for this year was Power Brakes and a 12 Volt Electrical System. The 1953 Buick Super Riviera was almost a modern car.
Antenna only (Manual or Automatic)
Custom Interior Trim
Dynaflow Transmission (Automatic)
Heater & Defroster
Power Brakes (only with Dynaflow)
Power Steering (only with Dynaflow)
Safety Group (includes Back-Up Lights, Windshield Washer, Glareproof Mirror & Parking Brake Signal Light)
Wire Wheel Covers (Hubcaps)
White Wall Tires
See 1953 Buick Options & Accessories for a full list with original prices.
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 Super Riviera Colors
19 base colors were available for 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 Super Riviera Owners and Enthusiasts
1953 Buick Body Tag
Are you restoring a 1953 Buick Super 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 Super 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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