1964 Buick Riviera

   1964 Buick Riviera

 

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FEATURES INCLUDE

 

425 c.i. 4bbl. V8 (WILDCAT 465) / 380HP @ 465 lb-ft torque / Newly Rebuilt 250 mi. ago

 

TH400 Automatic Transmission

Custom Air Ride Suspension

Power Brakes

                              Power Steering                               

Air Conditioning

Power Windows

Power Seat

Bucket Seating

Center Console

Clarion Pro Audio DX2615 CD Stereo

Soft Ray Tinted Glass

Tilt Steering Column

Remote Driver's Mirror

17-Inch Torque Thrust Wheels (255/40ZR17s & 275/40ZR17s

Original Springs Included

Surf Green Exterior

Green Vinyl / Cloth Interior 

The interior displays original seating and instruments throughout. New seatbelts were recently installed.

 The Buick Wildcat 465 is newly rebuilt with less than 250 miles logged. This engine was completely gone through with a Master Rebuild kit. Pistons, seals, and bearings have been replaced. The block was bored .030 over. All gaskets were replaced. The factory exhaust manifolds have been ceramic coated. The 4bbl. carburetor has been rebuilt as well. This Wildcat V8 runs excellent. The ignition system has been upgraded. An MSD 6AL box has been installed along with an Optima Red Top battery. The firewall, inner fenders, and core support are clean and detailed on this California car. The original trim identification tag is in place as well. 

The custom air ride suspension operates easily and rides excellent, very smooth. The original springs are also included. Texas Classic Cars of Dallas also features a full service classic car center. Inquire for details if you happen to desire the springs installed at an affordable rate  

The Riviera continued its 2nd year in 1964 and was more popular than ever. The 425 c.i. Wildcat V8 was now backed by the stout TH400 automatic transmission. The transmission replaced the previous year models Dynaflow automatic. At a cost of $4,374, the Buick Riviera offered more standard equipment than Cadillac's entry level models did.  The Riviera's main competitor at the time was Ford's Thunderbird.  

A close inspection down either side will reveal straight body panels with a number of paint flaws. This is an older repaint of the original code J Surf Green that shows spider web cracking, primarily on the top areas. The paint is not in the best condition, there are a number of chips and imperfections when you look closely. We'd call the finish a 20-footer.

The stance is just right and the ride is smooth and reliable. This Buick rides on machine polished 17-inch Torque Thrust wheels wrapped in high performance radial tires sized t 255/40ZR17s & 275/40ZR17s.

The seating is very comfortable, complimented by recently replaced seat belts.

The glove box features gauges to monitor the air ride suspension. The buttons are mounted underneath the dash along with a toggle switch for the trunk mounted compact air compressor.

The original center console is in good condition, complimented by the sinister skull shifter.

The dash and instruments are clean, detailed, and original. The speedometer is not working.

 

The courtesy lights are working.

The remote trunk release works and the Clarion remote control operates the CD head unit.

The original seat backs are clean and detailed.

 The rear seating is in excellent condition.

Both original door panels are clean and detailed, in very well preserved condition. The passenger side armrest is cracked, if you look closely you can see it, just below the window controls.

The emergency brake is functional.

The air tank and mini compressor are mounted in the trunk. Copper tubing was predominately used in this custom air ride suspension's assembly. It yields fast operation and a smooth ride.

The paint shows fade and laquer checking, primarily on the top areas.

This 425 cubic inch Wildcat V8 was known as the Wildcat 465, referring to the amount of torque. This engine has less than 250 miles since its complete overhaul.

This is a clean and detailed engine, highlighted by a chromed breather and valve covers.

 

 

The factory exhaust manifolds have been ceramic coated.

The original trim idenitification tag is in place.

The original hood underside is solid.

These polished American Torque Thrust Wheels set this car apart perfectly.

The doors, hood, and deck lid open and close correctly.

The original VIN plate is in place.

You'll notice a pencil head sized rust bubble at the driver's side front fender. A California car originally, this car retains its original sheetmetal throughout with minimum rust.   

The undercarriage displays original flooring throughout along with recently replaced suspension components. The original springs are included as well. Notice the custom air ride components and air bags photographed above as well. 

This is your opportunity to own a very cool classic '64 Buick Riviera