Project Description

1956 Buick Super Riviera - Model 56R

1956 Buick Super Riviera – Model 56R

Production14,940 cars
Original Baseprice$ 3,250.00
Engine322 cui Fireball V8
255
341
60.2 inches
80.0 inches
213.6 inches
127 inches
4,200 pounds
2,61

% share of all 1956 Buicks

Quote from Original Literature

1956 Buick Sales Flyer
The 1956 Buick Super Riviera (Model 56R) ride is the finest ever, with a more massive frame, the new deep-oil cushioning of the direct-acting rear shock absorbers and a new over-all riding smoothness - plus a more responsive Safety Power Steering.

1956 Buick Super Riviera Equipment

The Super series for 1956 had several standard features like Power Steering or Dynaflow Transmission that were optional on other series. Combined with the bigger Fisher body and an attractive base price turned the 1956 Buick Super Riviera into a popular buy. 15 percent of all sold 1956 Buicks were Supers.

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
Power Steering
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 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 Super 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 Super Riviera Interior Trim Combinations

Trim #513

This is a Standard Trim.

Seat & Bolster Material:
Green Nylon Pattern Cloth

Bolster & Seat Facing Material:
Light Green Plain Cordaveen

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

Trim #523

This is a Standard Trim.

Seat & Bolster Material:
Blue Nylon Pattern Cloth

Bolster & Seat Facing Material:
Light Blue Plain Cordaveen

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

Trim #532

This is a Standard Trim.

Seat & Bolster Material:
Black Nylon Pattern Cloth

Bolster & Seat Facing Material:
Ivory Plain Cordaveen

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

Trim #533

This is a Standard Trim.

Seat & Bolster Material:
Black Nylon Pattern Cloth

Bolster & Seat Facing Material:
Red Plain Cordaveen

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

Cloth and Cordaveen were used for all trim combinations for the 1956 Buick Super Riviera.

1956 Buick Super Riviera Featured Video

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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 Super Riviera

Online Literature

Buick dealerships and garages got their maintenance information or repair instructions through basic literature like the Shop Manual. Hometown Buick has digitalized all basic literature to preserve the knowledge for the future. Read it now!

1956 Buick Literature

HOMETOWN BUICK Collection

You want to save your money for your 1956 Buick Super Riviera but don’t want to renounce cool memorabilia? Go to our collection, we’d love to share our inventory with you!

1956 Buick Memorabilia

Available in the HB Shop

In our shop you find high quality reprints of rare 1956 Buick literature as well as spare originals. Get cool stuff for your car or collection!

1956 Buick Shop Items

For 1956 Buick Super Riviera Owners and Enthusiasts

1956 Buick Body Tag

1956 Buick Body Tag

Do you want to know how your 1956 Buick Super Riviera came from the factory? The information on the Body Tag tells a lot about your car: Paint, interior and (some) equipment. Decode the numbers now!

Decode 1956 Buick Body Tag

1956 Buick Registry

1956 Buick Registry

1956 Buicks are getting rare. Its hard to tell how many are still on the road. And its even harder to tell how popular a specific optional equipment was. To support the community with this knowledge, Hometown Buick has created the 1956 Buick registry. Register your 1956 Buick Super Riviera now!

Register your 1956 Buick Super Riviera

1956 Buick Configurator

1956 Buick Configurator

With our 1956 Buick configurator you can go back in time and build your 1956 Buick Super Riviera just the way you like it. Try it!

Configure your 1956 Buick

1956 Buick Prices

1956 Buick Prices

Are you considerring a 1956 Buick Super 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 Super Riviera Prices

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