West Coast Classics are proud to present a very striking example of this very rare 1954 Buick 50 Super 2 door 6 passenger Riviera Hardtop Coupe with its original and legendary and highly desirable 322CID/195HP 4BBL V8 engine in it's very attractive original 'Condor Yellow' (color code 20) paint with a striking 'Black & Red interior', full floor covering, 'Sweepspear' stainless bodyside trim, front and rear bumper guards, 3 Ventiports on front fenders and with original electric Buick clock and 'Sonomatic' AM radio!
The Buick Super was one of Harley Earl's personal favorite designs. Buick's ad campaign pointed out that the car was 'Super ... and that means superior in every respect,' and was it ever. The return of Buick's pre-war 'factory hot rod' with a sweeping side body line, strong face, and jet-age tail embodied everything that made the Mid-50's GMs the pinnacle of American car design. The Super was a true high-performance car combining Roadmaster power with about half having three speed manual transmissions and the other half were equipped with Buick's improved and more efficient Twin Turbine Dynaflow drive. The Super could go 0-60 mph in 9.8 seconds and cover the quarter mile in 17.5 seconds, the sizzling Super with 200HP was not only fast off the line but they were also genuine 100mph cruisers. A 1955 Century hit 110 mph the Flying Mile competition at Daytona SpeedWeeks and in 1955 Buick took the only two wins in NASCAR Grand National stock car racing that it would see for many years.
The 1954 Buick Super was built on the larger Buick platform available for the year as was the Roadmaster and was powered by the same division's largest engine, the Roadmaster 322 c.i.d. It is noteworthy that the smaller platform of the same generation Buick Century, combined even lighter weight with the same high horsepower 322 c.i.d. engine, and was appreciated by law enforcement agencies, many of whom used them for patrolling freeways and turnpikes across the nation where they were well suited for high speed pursuits. The California Highway Patrol later placed a huge fleet order for Century 2-door sedans. This body style was not available to the general public and was a special order only. The Century 2-door sedan combined the Special 2-door sedan body shell with Century power-train and trim. In the popular TV series 'Highway Patrol', Broderick Crawford was shown driving a 2-door Century sedan during the first season.
This particular now very rare and desirable 'Super' example is in very fine condition throughout with a very straight body with the floor boards, trunk and all the typical rust-prone areas solid and the car has no signs of any accidents. The car has a very striking repaint in it's factory correct 'Condor Yellow' color and the interior has been virtually completely redone in a very striking 'Red & Black' interior which is very handsome and the car has all new chrome.
The original 322cid/195HP V8 engine runs strong and sounds absolutely magnificent and this particular car drives really well - a truly remarkable daily driver that will give any modern day car a run for it's money!
This is a rare opportunity to own a great daily driving example of a very striking 1954 Buick Super 2 door Riviera Hardtop in very fine daily driving and looking condition throughout and a turn-key ready example for any classic American car enthusiast to enjoy or collect today!