We noticed this pretty Cambridge Blue and White two-tone over white pattered nylon 1956 Buick Super Model 53 Four Door Riviera Hardtop here on Craigslist in the west side of Columbus, Ohio where the private seller is currently asking $15,000. Based on the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool, the seller has his Buick priced $800 above the #3 “Good” value of $14,200. The seller states he’s selling his Super for health reasons, so we sense he’s looking to find the right next caretaker of his Buick.
Placed and priced between Buick’s Roadmaster and Special lines, for 1956 Buick introduced the new Four-Door Riviera pillarless hardtop in the C-Body based mid-priced Super line. We love how the Special line came with the much deeper “Sweespear” character line trim that often separated the two-tone paint such as the example presented here. Supers came equipped with a 322 cubic inch “Fireball Nailhead ” V8 producing 255 horsepower and 341 pond-feet of torque. This example is equipped with the two-speed Dynaflow automatic transmission. The pillarless hardtop styling combined with the nearly hidden high-mounted door handles make this a very attractive Buick model even though its a four-door.
The private seller details a number of items that have been addressed recently you can review in his ad. The seller reports the only item in need of immediate attention is the recently disconnected speedometer in need of a rebuild. We also notice that the carpet appears to be badly discolored so we would opt to replace that to brighten up the interior of this Buick. These mid-fifties Buicks are great stylish cruisers that will take you and five of your friends to the nearest car show comfortably and effortlessly. Good luck with the purchase!