1955 Buick Riviera Roadmaster Coupe , No Reserve on 2040-cars
and interior base coat/clear coat paint
Lynden, Washington, United States
1955 Buick Riviera Roadmaster Coupe
This magnificent 1955 2-door Buick Riviera Roadmaster has been beautifully refinished and ready to enjoy. Under the hood lies the original 322ci V8 Nailhead offering 236 horsepower for 1955, mated to a Dynaflow transmission. It currently has straight through side pipes, as seen in the pictures.
It received a full cosmetic restoration, with new exterior and interior base coat/clear coat paint, complimented with all new interior material, headliner and more. Most of the chrome has been refinished, and shows very well, bumpers are very good, but there a few pieces that are left to do to make show quality. It remains wonderfully original and structurally solid throughout without any signs of damage or rust repair. The car came up from the South Oregon/ California area where it had spent most of its life.
The Buick runs very well, but please remember its age with regard to handling and brakes. Tires have been replaced. My last drive out was a 120 mile trip, and the car is currently in heated storage. The car is on a Classic Registration, with a Washington State Title.
Please be aware there are still the odd jobs to do, and therefore I am not asking $40,000.
Look at the pictures, I think they describe the car better than I can!!!!
If you have ANY further questions, please contact me prior to bidding, I would prefer to answer any relevant questions before a sale, and will be as honest as I possibly can.
I reserve the right to cancel this auction at any time as the car is also for sale locally.
Buick Roadmaster for Sale
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Wed, 12 Feb 2014 13:31:00 EST
For the first time since 1998, J.D. Power and Associates says its data shows that the average number of problems per 100 cars has increased. The finding is the result of the firm's much-touted annual Vehicle Dependability Study, which charts incidents of problems in new vehicle purchases over three years from 41,000 respondents.
Tue, 01 Jul 2014 10:15:00 EST
Looking at first-owner cars from the 2011 model year, the study found an average of 133 problems per 100 cars (PP100, for short), up 6 percent from 126 PP100 in last year's study, which covered 2010 model-year vehicles. Disturbingly, the bulk of the increase is being attributed to engine and transmission problems, with a 6 PP100 boost.
Interestingly, JDP notes that "the decline in quality is particularly acute for vehicles with four-cylinder engines, where problem levels increase by nearly 10 PP100." Its findings also noticed that large diesel engines also tended to be more problematic than most five- and six-cylinder engines.
Buick currently offers two crossovers: the compact Encore and the extra-large Enclave, leaving plenty of room to slot a mid-size crossover in between. And that's just what Buick is planning on doing. In China, anyway.
Mon, 09 Jun 2014 16:31:00 EST
Previewed in the teaser above, Buick's upcoming new crossover is cloaked and nestled in between its aforementioned stablemates-to-be. Set to be unveiled in China sometime later this year, the model has been confirmed to wear the name Envision - at least in that market. That's the name which the concept version wore three years ago, but we're still waiting on word over whether that name will carry over to the US version or whether we should expect something different like Anthem. But we have to admit that Envision fits better in the brand's crossover naming scheme.
Shanghai GM isn't saying much about the Envision in the press release below, aside from it having "dynamic and assertive styling" backed by all-wheel drive and stop/start ignition. The last time Buick offered a mid-size crossover in North America was with the Pontiac Aztek-based Rendezvous that was discontinued seven years ago.
When you think of daring concept cars or emotional design-student projects, Buick probably isn't the first brand that comes to mind. It's not for lack of concepts; when General Motors ran down 11 concept-car highlights from Buick's 110-year history, three of them are from the past 15 years, with other experiments in that same timeframe like the Black Hawk, Centieme and Cielo left unmentioned.
But the company still thinks about them even if we don't. It ran a contest for students at Detroit's College for Creative Studies to create a Buick for the year 2030 that would incorporate future materials and transportation needs, and nanotechnology.
Best exterior design went to Sam Kenny for his Neo Classical Buick, Justin Salmon took honors for innovative material use, like having exposed algae on the bodyshell to generate energy, and Namsuk Lee nabbed best overall concept and best interior for his Buick Vision Sedan. You can read more about the design challenge and winners in the press release, and hear students talk about what went into the work in the video below.