1951 Buick Super Riviera

$11,800

Year
1951
Make
Buick
Model
Super
Stock
2459
Vin
46317x
Miles
51,979
Engine Size
Fireball straight 8 Cyl
Transmission Type
Automatic
Drivetrain
RWD

THIS 1951 BUICK RIVIERA IS LOCATED IN: HOUSTON, TX

The Buick Super is a full-sized automobile produced from the 1940 through the 1958 model years (excluding WW II). It was built on Buick's larger body shared with the Roadmaster and was replaced by the Electra in 1959.

1949–1953

The Super shared a new General Motors C-body with the Roadmaster but on a shorter wheelbase. It featured three chrome VentiPorts on each front fender to denote its smaller straight-eight engine and shorter engine compartment when compared with the Roadmaster. The sales brochure noted that VentiPorts helped ventilate the engine compartment, and possibly that was true in early 1949, but sometime during the model year they became plugged. The idea for VentiPorts grew out of a modification Buick styling chief Ned Nickles had added to his own 1948 Roadmaster. He had installed four amber lights on each side of his car's hood wired to the distributor so as to flash on and off as each piston fired simulating the flames from the exhaust stack of a fighter airplane. Combined with the bombsight mascot, VentiPorts put the driver at the controls of an imaginary fighter airplane. Upon seeing this, Buick chief Harlow Curtice was so delighted that he ordered that (non-lighting) VentiPorts be installed on all 1949 Buicks.

In 1951 Supers had larger bodies than Specials but looked similar with three rounded VentiPorts per fender, broad bright fender shields and a full length "Sweepspear" chrome body side molding. This chrome-plated strip started above the front wheel, after which it gently curved down nearly to the rocker panel just before the rear wheel, and then curved around the rear wheel in a quarter of a circle to go straight back to the taillight. Series script was found on the deck lid and within the steering wheel center. The long wheelbase sedan was named the Riviera sedan although it was not a hardtop. Supers were trimmed with materials similar to Special Deluxes except for in the plush Super Riviera sedan. Front turn signals were within the bumper guard "bombs," while rear signals shared the stop lamps' housing on the rear fender edges. The convertibles and Estate wagon were trimmed in leather. 169,226 Supers were sold.

• CLEAN TITLE
• VERY ORIGINAL AND VERY COMPLETE CAR
• THIS BUICK RIVIERA HAS 51,979 MILES
• FIREBALL STRAIGHT 8 ENGINE
• DYNAFLOW AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
• NEW BATTERY, BRAKES HAVE BEEN REBUILT, NEW PLUGS AND WIRES
• WIDE WHITE TIRES
• WELL MAINTAINED, GARAGE KEPT

Engine

Engine Type
Engine Size
Fireball straight 8 Cyl
Fuel Specification

Body

Body Color
Red
Body Style
Sedan
Doors
4
Paint Type

Basic

Year
1951
Make
Buick
Model
Super
Miles
51,979

Interior

Interior Color
Gray
Secondary Interior Color
Seating Type
Seat Material
Shifter Type
Center Console
No

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