West Coast Classics are proud to present an absolutely exceptional example of this original California rust free 1963 Buick Riviera coupe with its original and highly desirable California 'Black License Plates' and with its original matching #'s 401/325HP 'JT' code 'Wildcat 445' engine and finished in its original and very rare (reportedly 1 of only 667 in this color code JJ) 'Willow Mist' color paint with its all original 'Sandlewood' vinyl seats interior with a center console and console mounted transmission with a super turbine 400 automatic transmission, power brakes and factory options of tinted glass, power steering, power windows and still boasting its original hubcaps.
Purchased by original southern California owner on 4/23/1963 from 'Wolf Buick' of San Leandro, California and ordered with factory options of;
Sonomatic AM Radio with electric antenna; Soft Ray Tinted Glass; Remote Outside Rear View Mirror; White Sidewall Tires; Power Windows
The floor boards, trunk and all the typical rust-prone areas are completely solid and rust-free and the car has no signs of any accidents of any kind. The car car has obviously always been garaged and looks extremely impressive with one very decent re-paint in it's original factory and highly striking 'Willow Mist' color paint and the original Sandlewood color seats interior is absolutely gorgeous with only the carpets having obviously been replaced at some point in original factory specification material! All the chromework is also in great condition, as is all the new weather stripping and seals and the original spare wheel is located in its correct place in the trunk, which also has boasts a new trunk lining.
The original matching #'s 401/325HP JT code 'Wildcat' engine is extremely strong and powerful and this particular car drives absolutely magnificently - must be driven to be believed - drives straight as an arrow with no strange road wobbles, shakes or rattles - a truly remarkable daily driver that will give any modern day sports car a run for it's money! The transmission shifts smoothly through all the gears, there are no noticeable oil leaks and the temperature always remains cool!
This is a rare opportunity to own a beautiful great daily driving and never abused example of an always rust free first year 1963 Buick Riviera in exceptional condition throughout and one highly desirable and collectible example of one of the outstanding GM designs of the sixties, reflecting the styling supremo of Bill Mitchell with a masterful blend of curves and razor-edges, dubbed the anti-Thunderbird and respected by an army of industrial designers as an architectural landmark of the U.S industry and which has high repute amongst collectors for both it's beautiful lines and smooth fast performance for a luxury coupe. "One of the most beautiful cars America ever built" as stated by none other than Sergio Pininfarina of Ferrari design fame at it's debut at the Paris auto show in 1963. This landmark design would continue for only two years until 1964 before a hidden headlight change in 1965, making these two particular years of 1963/4 most collectible and desirable and the original '63 model holding the lead in collector preference but with all these 63-65 model cars boasting 'Milestone Car' status.
In summary, this is one great collectible classic car in turn-key ready to enjoy today condition - an original California car with reportedly only 3 owners since new and absolutely no rust - perfect for the Buick enthusiast and a sure-fire investment that's sure to appreciate over the years for any classic American sixties car collector!