Project Description

1954 Buick Special Riviera - Model 46R

1954 Buick Special Riviera – Model 46R

Production 71,186 cars
Original Baseprice $ 2,305.00
Engine 264 cui Fireball V8
150 (w/Dynaflow)
240 ft-lbs (w/Dynaflow)
60.5 inches
76.8 inches
206.3 inches
122 inches
3,740 pounds
16,01

% share of all 1954 Buicks

Quote from Original Literature

1954 Buick Sales Brochure
This stunning hardtop is the low-cost 1954 Buick Special Riviera (Model 46R) - just a few dollars more than similar models of the low-price three. You see a big reason when you see the tomorrow styling that is Buick today glamorous, dream-car styling that you know is the pattern for others to follow in the years to come. You learn another reason when you drive this beauty-when you feel that wealth of thrilling V8 power, that wondrous Million Dollar Ride, that superb new surety of control and handling. You get the final reason when you price a Buick. For you find Buick prices are closer to the lowest than you thought- close enough for you to afford a new Buick if you can afford any new car. And today's sales figures prove it. So come in this week-look at, drive and price a Buick. You'll find it a beauty any way you judge. You'll learn it gives you a whale of a lot more automobile for your money. And you'll see it's the car that puts you way ahead in style, room, comfort and power today - and way ahead at trade-in time tomorrow. That's for sure.

1954 Buick Special Riviera Equipment

There were many options and accessories available for the 1954 Buick Special Riviera. That made the car a luxurious ride within the low price field.

Air Cleaner and Silencer
Automatic Glove Compartment Light
Cigarette Lighter
Direction Signals
Dual Horns
High Air Intake Ventilation System
Self-Locking Parking Brake
Wrap-Around Windshield
Accessory Group M (includes Electric Clock, Trunk Light, License Plate Frames & Wheel Covers)
Antenna (Manual or Automatic)
Custom Interior Trim
Dynaflow (Automatic) Transmission
Easy-Eye Glass
Flexible Spoke Steering Wheel
Foamtex Seat Cushions
Heater & Defroster
Power Brakes (only with Dynaflow)
Power Steering (only with Dynaflow)
Power Windows (Front only)
Rear View Mirror
Safety Group (includes Back-Up Lights, Windshield Washer, Glareproof Mirror & Parking Brake Signal Light)
Selectronic Radio
Sonomatic Radio
Two-Tone Paint
Windshield Washer
Wheel Covers (Hubcaps)
White Wall Tires

See 1954 Buick Options & Accessories for a full list with original prices.

1954 Buick Options & Accessories
  • 1954 Buick Power Steering

    1954 Buick Power Steering

    With 1954 Buick Power Steering, you not only a quick assist for steering ease, you also have that firm, comforting "feel" of the road. Read more!

1954 Buick Special Riviera Colors

1954 Buick Colors

19 colors were available in 1954 – but not all were permitted to use for the 1954 Buick Special Riviera. Below are all available exterior paints shown. Two-Tone paint was at extra cost. 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 1954 Buick color chart for Duco Paint numbers.)

1954 Buick Colors

Body Colors

Carlsbad Black

Arctic White

Casino Beige

Gull Grey

Jordan Grey

Tunis Blue

Cavalier Blue

Ranier Blue

Marlin Blue

Malibu Blue

Baffin Green

Willow Green

Ocean Mist Green

Aztec Green

Titian Red

Matador Red

Condor Yellow

Roof Colors (Two-Tone Paint)

Carlsbad Black

Arctic White

Casino Beige

Gull Grey

Jordan Grey

Tunis Blue

Cavalier Blue

Ranier Blue

Marlin Blue

Baffin Green

Willow Green

Ocean Mist Green

1954 Buick Special Riviera Interior Trim Combinations

Trim #22

Custom Trim at Extra Cost.

Seat Material:
Black Nylon Surrey

Bolster Material:
Red Cordaveen

1954 Buick Seat Material
1954 Buick Bolster Material

Trim #23

Custom Trim at Extra Cost.

Seat Material:
Dark Green Nylon Surrey

Bolster Material:
Light Green Cordaveen

1954 Buick Seat Material
1954 Buick Bolster Material

Trim #24

Custom Trim at Extra Cost.

Seat Material:
Dark Blue Nylon Surrey

Bolster Material:
Light Blue Cordaveen

1954 Buick Seat Material
1954 Buick Bolster Material

Trim #26

Custom Trim at Extra Cost.

Seat Material:
Dark Green Nylon Surrey

Bolster Material:
Light Green Cordaveen

No Sample available
No Sample available

Trim #27

Custom Trim at Extra Cost.

Seat Material:
Dark Blue Nylon Surrey

Bolster Material:
Light Blue Cordaveen

No Sample available
No Sample available

Trim #40

This is a Standard Trim.

Seat Material:
Light Grey Pattern Cloth

Bolster Material:
(same as Seat Material)

1954 Buick Seat Material
1954 Buick Bolster Material

Trim #41

This is a Standard Trim.

Seat Material:
Light Grey Pattern Nylon

Bolster Material:
(same as Seat Material)

1954 Buick Seat Material
1954 Buick Bolster Material

Trim #42

Custom Trim at Extra Cost.

Seat Material:
Light Gray Herringbone Cloth

Bolster Material:
Red Cordaveen

1954 Buick Seat Material
1954 Buick Bolster Material

Trim #43

Custom Trim at Extra Cost.

Seat Material:
Light Green Herringbone Cloth

Bolster Material:
Dark Green Cordaveen

1954 Buick Seat Material
1954 Buick Bolster Material

Trim #44

Custom Trim at Extra Cost.

Seat Material:
Light Blue Herringbone Cloth

Bolster Material:
Dark Blue Cordaveen

1954 Buick Seat Material
1954 Buick Bolster Material

At the beginning of 1954, buyers had the choice between only four interior combinations. Buick added more options during the year – #23, 24, 40, 42, 43 & 44. The only standard trims, that was included without extra cost, used the same material for seat and bolster.

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1954 Buick Videos

1954 Buick Videos

In 1954, Buick was sponsor of the Buick Berle Show and used this for several TV commercials. A 1954 Buick was seen on the intro and outro of the show.

Another video source is the DOT (Dealer Training Organisation). Buick published more than 20 slidefilms to train their dealerships and salesmen,

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Literature covering the 1954 Buick Special Riviera

Online Literature

There are books that help you maintain your 1954 Buick Special Riviera very well. Most of them are available at Hometown Buick with instant online access. Most parts of each literature item is free. Have fun reading them!

1954 Buick Literature

HOMETOWN BUICK Collection

Hometown Buick has collected a variety of 1954 Buick items over the past years. Starting from usual stuff like the sales brochure, different flyers – but also up to very rare Buick Showroom Banners, Factory Books, Press Releases and Dealer Training Slidefilms.

1954 Buick Memorabilia

Available in the HB Shop

You prefer a piece of paper instead of a digital item? We’re offering spare original items as well as high quality reproductions in our shop. Check them out now!

1954 Buick Shop Items

For 1954 Buick Special Riviera Owners and Enthusiasts

1954 Buick Body Tag

1954 Buick Body Tag

The Body Tag – individually made for each car – contains valueable information about your 1954 Buick Special Riviera. Exterior paint, interior trim combination and options – find out how your car was equipped from the factory!

Decode 1954 Buick Body Tag

1954 Buick Registry

1954 Buick Registry

Have you ever asked yourself “Is my 1954 Buick unique or painted in a rare color combination?” or “Were automatic transmissions a common option in 1954 Buicks?” Help us to help you by submitting your information to the 1954 Buick Registry today!

Register your 1954 Buick Special Riviera

1954 Buick Configurator

1954 Buick Configurator

Have you wondered how your car would look like, if it was painted in a different color? Have you asked yourself, where and when your 1954 Buick was built? And the original price? Here is the key to the answers of your questions: With the 1954 Buick Configurator you can build your personal 1954 Buick – just the way you like it.

Configure your 1954 Buick

1954 Buick Prices

1954 Buick Prices

Are you considerring a 1954 Buick Special Riviera and would like to know how much its worth? Car prices depend on so many things – car condition, location, how “original” it is, etc. A classic car database can’t answer your question, but can give you a first orientation.

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