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Bill Mitchell's Post-War Masterpiece, the Buick Riviera, Turns 50

Posted February 07, 2013 9:00 AM by dstrohl
Pathfinder Tags: anniversary buick Riviera

As long as we're pointing out semicentennials such as that of the Chrysler Turbine, we'd be remiss in failing to mention that Buick's grand-tourer-slash-personal-luxury car, the Buick Riviera, also turns 50 this year.

Still regarded as perhaps the best post-war automotive design worthy of graduating to Full Classic status, the Buick Riviera was one of the biggest automotive newsmakers of the day. While the name dates back to 1949, when Buick applied it to the pillarless two-door hardtop version of the Roadmaster, the Riviera broke out as a separate car in 1963, but it almost didn't happen that way.

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