1965 Buick Riviera is one of the most legendary American classic vehicles. You don’t have to be some kind of a car-design expert to notice that this vehicle is a pure masterpiece. The story behind the Buick Riviera is that it all started as an assignment for the General Motors designers back in the early 1960s. The assignment for them was to combine the Rolls Royce’s luxury and elegance with Ferrari’s wild spirit and charm. The results, as you can see, are extraordinary.
Everything you see at this 1965 Buick Riviera is pure style, luxury, elegance, quality, and prestige. The best example for all that is the interior, pure, and simple design that defines everything we mentioned above. This particular has slightly redesigned upholstery, but it follows the original classic concept.
Under the hood, there is still the original engine, a Buick 401 cubic-inch, 6.6-liter big-block Nailhead V8 engine. This engine is factory rated at 325 horsepower and 445 lb.-ft. of torque, which is attached by a Twin Turbine 3-speed ST-400 automatic transmission. Underneath it is equipped with an AccuAir suspension and Wilwood disk brakes at the front and drums at the rear.
This modern version of the 1965 Buick Riviera is own by @cal_riv. He had chosen a deep black body color in combination with shiny chrome trim and gorgeous Ridler R695 five-spoke chromed wheels wrapped with low profile whitewall tires. Many other interesting details make this Riviera the whole package, a perfect representation of how an American classic should be customized. Enjoy the video!