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1955 Buick Riviera

Sale price: $12,500.00 make an offer

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Manufacturer: Buick
Model: Riviera
Year: 1955
Type: Coupe
Color: Gray
Engine: 322 Nailhead
Transmission: Dynaflow 2 spd
Trim: Super
Interior Color: Red
Vehicle Title: Clear
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1955 Buick Riviera for sale

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Yes. I'am re-listing the car due to a non-paying Ebay member from another country by the user name of Paulcamarg91.  The car sold for $13. 00. but he/she never paid.
If you do not live in the United States of America. do not bid! If you do not have the funds. do not bid. If you have to ask you wife. bid often because a happy wife is a happy life!  Please do not waste my time and or any other serious person's time who has an actual interest in the vehicle. As you can see I have a great track record and have been doing it for years.  
Selling my 1955 Buick "Super Riviera" 2 dr coupe.  Yes a coupe. not a four door sedan that is more common.   I purchased the Riviera in Pennsylvania in November.  Drove it home through those long PA stretched highways at 80-85 mph and got stuck in NYC traffic doing 10-25 mph.  During the 4 hr. trip the car didn't have any mechanical issues. it was like a tank.  
The only issue I had was getting accustomed to the Bias Ply tires dancing when the roadway was in disrepair.  Guess that's why we all use Radial tires now!  The trunk is solid as you can see in the pictures.  The tires are in good condition. so you don't have to swap them out at this time.  Also has a matching spare with the same Buick Hubcap in the trunk.   
According to the previous owner. the 322 Nailhead and the Dynaflow 2 spd transmission were both rebuilt and only have 800 miles at the time.  He even issued me the Jasper lifetime warranty card for the transmission.  He told me that he purchased the car from a fellow that was getting divorced. The car was in his garage and the engine/tranny were newly rebuilt on stands ready to get dropped in.  He got the car. installed everything and that's all she wrote.
The exterior gray paint consists of an old lacquer NOT primer. No rust holes. has a small area of surface rust under the corners of the rear window where the water settles.  
All the metal work is there.  I wanted the old school patina look. so I thought it was perfect with the rusty look.  If your going to do a full restoration you will need to rechrome everything.  I do NOT have a fully restored price tag on this Super Riviera either. so drive it as is and actually enjoy it.         
All new hoses. new front shocks.  new brakes shoes. all the front end fittings were greased etc.  The car is mechanically sound I can take it up on the highway and coast at 100 mph everyday!
The original seats were in really poor condition. so a set of very comfortable Cadillac seats were installed.  I have the controllers for the power seats incase you want to install them in a custom console.  The headliner is perfect as you can see in the picture.  The original dash is clean and all the safety features work (all dash gauges work. speedometer. lights. horn. emergency brake).  Has an aftermarket radio underneath the dash. so the original dash wasn't cut up.  
I had a set of Jamco 3 inch dropped coil springs installed all around to give it a lower stance. but not too low.  Once in a while the exhaust pipe hits the frame if you get into a large pothole.   
The car came equipped with factory power steering and power brakes.  
The front windshield has 2 hazy spots on the passenger side of the window that do not interfere with your sight of line.  The passenger's side window has a hairline crack. but they all are presentable and function properly.  
The undercarriage is solid. and it doesn't leak any fluids.  I don't waste my time and money buying cars that need floor/trunk work and or drivetrain repair.  I had a bad experience once with a 63 Riviera that needed floor/trunk panels and motor work.  It took me 6 years to redo the car while my friends enjoyed their cars at car shows.  If you do not have the experience and extra money to rebuild a classic car do NOT buy a project just because it sounds like a great deal! Buy something almost complete that you can add your own personal touches to!           
My plan for this Buick was to patina the car. flake the roof and pinstripe it. These Buicks look sick especially when you see those long swept body lines and big bumpers!  It has a really classy hot rod look because it doesn't have any posts. You can drive it just like it is and be proud. definitely not a basket case or a project.
I have the clear/clean PA Title in hand.  
The car is located in Connecticut. so if your in the tri-state area feel free to take a look at it in person before bidding.  The car is also listed locally and I have the right to remove it from Ebay at any time.  I have an I-phone video of the car. feel free to call/text me for it and or any additional information at (203)521-7858.  
The winner must communicate with me through Ebay email or phone advising me of your payment and shipping details. A Paypal deposit of $500. 00 is due within 48 hrs. and the balance can be paid through Paypal or certified bank check.  Once the check clears then the exact shipping dates can be scheduled.  

Again. this is a very reliable and hard to find 1955 Buick Super Riviera Coupe with a rebuilt drivetrain.  Look around this is a really good price for this classic!  Also have my 50 Fleetline for sale too. check it out.  


Thanks. br>Louie            

On Apr-14-17 at 07:40:16 PDT. seller added the following information:

Several people have inquired about the shipping process and costs.  I've learned that the quicker you want a car transported the more money it is.  Therefore if you want to save a few hundred dollars I can store the car. once it's paid in full. in my residential garage for a week or two.  Please shop around. I had a car shipped from Texas to Connecticut (1600 miles) in an enclosed trailer for $850. 00 about 2 months ago because I waited for last minute bid deals.
Good luck. ouie

On Apr-15-17 at 06:28:11 PDT. seller added the following information:

Remember that this is a very desirable and hard to find package. the "Super Riviera" coupe.  Has the factory 322 Nailhead motor/ Dynaflow transmission and they are already rebuilt with only approx. 900 miles.  Look around and check EBay or Craigslist nationwide there aren't any for sale anywhere.  Maybe a 4 door sedan if you want the extra doors.  This is a very fair and reasonable buy it now price!  Drive it as is and add your personal touches as you enjoy the summer cruise season. Text me and I'll send you a video of the car idling and a walk around of the body and interior.  

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