1964 Buick Riviera "Super Wildcat"
VIN: 7K1030122 Engine: Super Wildcat V-8 Horsepower: 360HP Transmission: Automatic
In 1963 Buick introduced the Riviera, a top of the line sporty car for Buicks most affluent clients. Offered with a lot of luxury features that were standard including power windows, two speed wipers with washers, backup lights, glare proof inside mirror, safety buzzer, Riviera wheel covers, electric clock, padded dash, center console and more. The Riviera name was already associated with the company and known since the introduction of the hardtop in 1949. Unlike most of GMs other models, most of the Rivieras major mechanical and body components were not shared with any other GM cars making it very unique. Not only is the Riviera a luxury car, but it is a muscle car at heart. 2,122 1964 Rivieras were built with the very rare optional and powerful "Super Wildcat" V-8 engine with two 4 barrel carburetors, finned aluminum valve covers and chrome air cleaner producing 360 horsepower at 4400 rpm. Some erroneously believe Rivieras equipped with the super wildcat engine are Gran Sport models, but this is not so. The Gran Sport option was not available until 1965 making the 1964 Super Wildcat equipped cars even more special.