Project Description

1956 Buick Century Riviera - Model 66R

 

1956 Buick Century Riviera – Model 66R

Production33,334 cars
Original Baseprice$ 2,963.00
Engine322 cui Fireball V8
255
341
60.0 inches
75.5 inches
205.1 inches
122 inches
3,890 pounds
5,83

% share of all 1956 Buicks

Quote from Original Literature

1956 Buick Sales Flyer
The 1956 Buick Century Riviera (Model 66R) brings you not only the command of thrilling performance but command of rakish styling. With a ride of velvet luxury on a chassis made stronger than ever. With steering of new ease and aliveness.

1956 Buick Century Riviera Equipment

Cars like the 1956 Buick Century Riviera were known for their great performance and price advantage. The models of the Century series had the smaller body of the Special series but the biggest Buick engine. Some luxury features that were optional on the Special series were standard on the 1956 Buick Century Riviera.

Accessory Group M (includes Electric Clock, Trunk Light, License Plate Frames & Wheel Covers)
Air Cleaner and Silencer
Ash Receivers
Automatic Glove Compartment Light
Cigarette Lighter
Deluxe Steering Wheel
Direction Signals
Dynaflow Transmission (Automatic Transmission)
Foamtex Seat Cushions
High Air Intake Ventilation System
Panoramic Windshield
Rear Coil Springs
Redliner Speedometer
Step-On Parking Brake
Air Conditioner (only with Heater & Defroster)
Antenna (Manual or Automatic)
Custom Interior Trim
Dual Exhaust
Easy-Eye Glass
Heater & Defroster
Oversize Tires
Permanent Type Antifreeze
Power Brakes (only with Dynaflow)
Power Seats (6-way)
Power Steering
Power Window Lifts
Rear View Mirror
Safety Group (includes Back-Up Lights, Windshield Washer, Glareproof Mirror & Parking Brake Signal Light)
Selectronic Radio
Sonomatic Radio
Tri-Tone Paint
Two-Tone Paint
Wheel Covers (Hubcaps)
White Wall Tires
Windshield Washer – Wide Angle Wiper

See 1956 Buick Options & Accessories for a full list with original prices.

1956 Buick Options & Accessories
  • 1956 Buick Heater & Defroster

    1956 Buick Heater & Defroster

    The new 1956 Buick Heater & Defroster with Air Conditioning brings a continuous flow of outside air warmed thermostatically to your pleasure.Read more!

1956 Buick Century Riviera Colors

1956 Buick Colors

The 1950s were very colorful. Just like the 1956 Buicks! In 1956, Buick offered 20 base colors, which could be used as solid, two-tone or even three-tone paint. Two-tone means that roof and body had different colors.

Note: Color accuracy varies by computer/device settings and depends on the actual light. See complete 1956 Buick color chart for Duco Paint numbers.

1956 Buick Colors

Carlsbad Black

Castle Grey

Dover White

Electric Blue

Bedford Blue

Cadet Blue

Cambridge Blue

Laurel Green

Foam Green

Glacier Green

Claret Red

Seminole Red

Tahiti Coral

Cameo Beige

Harvest Yellow

Bittersweet

Apricot

Spruce Green

Nile Green

Mist Green

1956 Buick Century Riviera Interior Trim Combinations

Trim #611

This is a Standard Trim.

Seat & Bolster Material:
Medium Green Cordaveen

Bolster Material:
Medium Green Cordaveen

Seat Facing Material:
Light Green Cordaveen

1956 Buick Seat & Bolster Material
1956 Buick Bolster Material

Trim #613

This is a Standard Trim.

Seat & Bolster Material:
Green Nylon Pattern

Bolster Material:
Medium Green Cordaveen

Seat Facing Material:
Light Green Cordaveen

1956 Buick Seat & Bolster Material
1956 Buick Bolster Material
1956 Buick Seat Facing Material

Trim #621

This is a Standard Trim.

Seat & Bolster Material:
Medium Blue Cordaveen

Bolster Material:
Medium Blue Cordaveen

Seat Facing Material:
Light Blue Cordaveen

1956 Buick Seat & Bolster Material
1956 Buick Bolster Material

Trim #623

This is a Standard Trim.

Seat & Bolster Material:
Blue Nylon Pattern

Bolster Material:
Medium Blue Cordaveen

Seat Facing Material:
Light Blue Cordaveen

1956 Buick Seat & Bolster Material
1956 Buick Bolster Material
1956 Buick Seat Facing Material

Trim #632

This is a Standard Trim.

Seat & Bolster Material:
Ivory Nylon Pattern

Bolster Material:
Ivory Cordaveen

Seat Facing Material:
Ivory Cordaveen

1956 Buick Seat & Bolster Material
1956 Buick Bolster Material
1956 Buick Seat Facing Material

Trim #633

This is a Standard Trim.

Seat & Bolster Material:
Red Nylon Pattern

Bolster Material:
Red Cordaveen

Seat Facing Material:
Red Cordaveen

1956 Buick Seat & Bolster Material
1956 Buick Bolster Material
1956 Buick Seat Facing Material

Trim #634

This is a Standard Trim.

Seat & Bolster Material:
Black Nylon Pattern

Bolster Material:
Ivory Cordaveen

Seat Facing Material:
Ivory Cordaveen

1956 Buick Seat & Bolster Material
1956 Buick Bolster Material

The interior combinations for the 1956 Buick Century Riviera were made for practical use, durability – but also provided luxury for the owner. Seven combinations were available – some with Cordaveen thorughout, some with Cordaveen and Cloth.

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1956 Buick Videos

1956 Buick Videos

Ever heard of Jackie Gleason? Buick was sponsor of his show in 1956. During commercial brakes, Buick presented one spot per show. Jackie Gleason was also part of the dealer introduction of the 1956 Buick. He appeared in the first slidefilm of the DOT (Dealer Training Organisation) program. 22 slidefilms were released overall. You find them in our video section!

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Literature covering the 1956 Buick Century Riviera

Online Literature

No matter if you just dirve or even maintain your 1956 Buick Century Riviera by yourself – a look into the basic repair manuals for the 1956 Buick Century Riviera help you to understand the technical parts and equipment. You can read them online!

1956 Buick Literature

HOMETOWN BUICK Collection

Some collectibles for the 1956 Buick Century Riviera are hard to find. But we have some very rare showroom albums, dealer training films, etc. in our collection. Feel free to browse our inventory!

1956 Buick Memorabilia

Available in the HB Shop

Are you looking for original items or high quality reprints to work with? The Hometown Buick shop can help you. Get matching memorabilia for your 1956 Buick Century Riviera!

1956 Buick Shop Items

For 1956 Buick Century Riviera Owners and Enthusiasts

1956 Buick Body Tag

1956 Buick Body Tag

If you want to find out how your 1956 Buick Century Riviera was built back in 1956, you only have to do two things: Get the information on the body Tag and decode it on Hometown Buick!

Decode 1956 Buick Body Tag

1956 Buick Registry

1956 Buick Registry

Is the 1956 Buick Century Riviera a rare car today? Besides the official production numbers its hard to say wheather a model or even a specific equipment is rare or not. Thats why we’ve setup the 1956 Buick registry. Help the community and register your 1956 Buick Century Riviera!

Register your 1956 Buick Century Riviera

1956 Buick Configurator

1956 Buick Configurator

Are you curious how your 1956 Buick Century Riviera would look like in a different color? Or do you want to calculate the original price of your 1956 Buick Century Riviera? You can do that easily – with our 1956 Buick configurator!

Configure your 1956 Buick

1956 Buick Prices

1956 Buick Prices

Are you considerring a 1956 Buick Century 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.

Check 1956 Buick Century Riviera Prices

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