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**SOLD on the CCC Back Lot** – 1957 Buick Super Riviera Hardtop Model 53 – Restored
1957 Buick Super Riviera Hardtop

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1957 Buick Super Riviera Hardtop Model 53 – Restored

​Here is a restored 1957 Buick Super Riviera Hardtop four-door sedan with its original 364 cubic inch V8.  The seller inherited the car after an exterior refurbishment in 2006-2007 and it has been stored indoors since that time when not out for fair weather pleasure cruises.  The seller has included a 2019 appraisal which  reports the car to be in very good condition.  While noted as intended only for the owner’s use, the appraisal is included in the gallery.

1957 Buick Super Riviera Hardtop

CCC Vital Info – 1957 Buick Super Riviera Hardtop Model 53 – Restored

Lot – 073
Seller – Christina (Private)
Seller location – Squamish, BC V8B
VIN – 5D3026604
Odometer – 18,000 miles (TMU)
Engine Info – 364 cubic inch V8, stock
Transmission Info – 2-speed automatic
Exterior Colour – Sea foam and Cream
Interior Colour – Blue
Other features – Restored, 2006-2007, approx. 1600 km since, All components functional except clock
Category – American
Hagerty.ca Valuation (#3 – #2):  $21,400 – $36,200

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The exterior was refinished in its original sea foam and cream during the refurbishment.  The appraisal reports that all doors fit and close well with no rust, glass is reported as excellent.  Roof and fender undersides are captioned as dent- and rust-free.  The original 15-inch steel wheels wear Buick covers and are skinned in Dayton 235/65 whitewall tires reported on the appraisal as 10% worn, with little use since.  Seller estimates 1600 km since the restoration.  To attest, they are shown in the gallery.  The 2006 sea foam and cream paint job presents well, given careful limited use and indoor storage while the brightwork is good with limited pitting of chrome noted.  Seller reports three small chips in the paint.  Four portholes accent the front fenders, an esteemed Buick feature of the day, as the chevrons do the rear doors.  The generous trunk is equipped with a full-sized spare tire.

1957 Buick Super Riviera Hardtop

 

The interior of the car remains all but original, from seat upholstery to the carpets.  Instrumentation consists of a horizontal speedometer with sweeping needle, other gauges are above it.  Going from driver’s side to passenger’s side from there, the heater and fan controls, Buick-labelled AM/FM/Cassette radio and analog clock are integrated into the dashboard; there are two speakers for the head unit, the clock is not functional.  All lights and electrical components are functional.  Seat upholstery is original in matching blue Cordaveen with nylon edging.  The carpets were noted by the appraiser as imperfect, mostly needing cleaning, they are protected by a vinyl mat extending along most of the floor up front.  The dashboard is two-tone with a stainless steel-look insert and a large lockable glove box.  The headliner is in place, though imperfect.  The seller is including a new, uninstalled headliner with the car.  Further appointments on the Super include a trip odometer, lamps in the trunk and glove box and dual sunshades.

1957 Buick Super Riviera Hardtop

Under the hood, the big and powerful 364 c.i. V8 starts, runs and idles easily – as shown in the video – and with a four-barrel carburetor, was good for 300 stock horsepower.  The original two-speed automatic is in place and sends power to the rear wheels, with the original differential still mounted.  Both the engine compartment and undercarriage are very good for the age of the vehicle – not that of a new car but quite nice for a classic cruiser.  The exhaust system underneath looks near new, with only light surface rust appearing in the remainder of the underside.  Recent mechanical work includes replacement of master cylinder spring and a seal on the drivetrain.

1957 Buick Super Riviera Hardtop

This 1957 Buick Super Riviera Model 53 is available from its owner with “Buick Chassis and Body Parts” book, 1957 Buick Maintenance Manual, one set of keys and a replacement headliner in Squamish, British Columbia.

1957 Buick Super Riviera Hardtop

Video, Photo Gallery and 2019 Appraisal appear below the bidding section.

**SOLD on the CCC Back Lot** – 1957 Buick Super Riviera Hardtop Model 53 – Restored

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Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
konec66 August 31, 2022 1:37 pm $4,600
vintageracer August 31, 2022 1:16 pm $4,500
Cadillac Man August 31, 2022 11:31 am $4,300
vintageracer August 29, 2022 12:28 pm $4,200
MelT1208 August 28, 2022 7:41 pm $3,600
vintageracer August 27, 2022 11:51 am $3,500
scussons August 27, 2022 8:17 am $2,500
Auction started August 23, 2022 4:05 pm

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Ed

The tag that you pictured is the VIN tag, this will match the VIN number on your registration.
The Trim tag is located on the firewall to the left of the brake master (when looking from front of car). It will have a bunch of info on it. the words body, paint, trim

Christina

Good morning Ed,

I have send a few more photos to CCC to add in. One of them is for the original 1957 Buick Owners Manual that I found at in the shop, The other is trim tag.

I took the car over to a mechanics to ask about the cylinder you were describing. He wasn’t 100% sure but he believes it’s a cooling system for the transmission.

Christina

Hi Ed,

Thank you for your interest and appreciation of the Buick Super! I will be back home tomorrow and will have a look at the cylinder you were asking about. And send a photo of the tag.

My dad bought the car in 2005 I believe.

Ed

To me the 1957 Super, Roadmaster and Caballero are among the best looking Buick’s from the 50’s.

Question. In the pic under the car, what is the cylinder with hose on both ends under the radiator?

A pic of the Trim tag located on the firewall would be good.

How long has the car been in your family?

Christina

It’s very exciting to see our “Josephine” up for auction on CCC! My dad fixed up this car in 2007 to take his aunt to her 100th Birthday Party! We have had so much fun in it over the years. And I hope someone out there will get to share this ride with their family.

I am happy to help out with any questions you might have and provide any additional information.

Christina