Space 24: 1965 Buick Riviera – Seller Keeping!

May 2020 | Sold Cars

August 11th Update – After much thought, reflection, and several nice summer drives, John the seller decided to withdraw his beautiful Riviera and will keep and enjoy it. Can you blame him – his Riviera is a stunning example!
History proves many great car designs lose a bit of the initial impact as designers try to update the original car. A notable exception is the ’65 Buick Riviera: when Bill Mitchell’s designers figured out how to hide the quad headlights in the pontoon fenders, the updated Riviera’s front end virtually replicated the 1963 Buick Silver Arrow Concept Car from which it was based. is pleased to exclusively offer this stunning Verde Green Metallic over Green Vinyl 1965 Buick Riviera for the best offer over $30,000.

Having won numerous awards since its restoration, including a Best In Class win at the Buick Riviera Owner’s Association meet in Gettysburg last June, we rate this Riviera a #2 “Excellent” condition car, and a check of the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool shows their current #2 “Excellent” estimate at $30,200, which is right in line with the private seller’s asking price.

Painted several years ago, the Verde Green metallic hue presents Excellent overall, especially in direct sunlight.  The only notable blemish are several benign bubbles located near the center of the hood.  All of the exterior chrome and trim are in excellent condition and the clamshell style headlight covers function properly.

Buick’s 401 cubic inch “Nail Head” V8 is present in all its nicely detailed glory.  Standard Buick practice at the time was to list the engine’s torque number on the air cleaner label.

The matching green vinyl interior is all original including the carpets and the condition overall is excellent considering its now 55 years old.

All of the trunk carpeting and factory supplied floor mats are in place along with the spare tire and jack components.

The standard full-size chrome wheels are actually a slightly larger size than the originals to accommodate the use of modern radial tires.

If you are in the market for an excellent condition 1965 Buick Riviera in a unique color, this example will not disappoint. Thank you for looking!


  1. Geoffrey Quesada

    By Any chance is the owner of the Green 1965 Buick Riviera interested in taking offers for his beautiful ride? I would be very happy to speak to him about his car and perhaps making a deal. Thank You.
    Geoffrey Quesada

    • Guys with Rides

      Hi Geoffrey, thank you for reaching out. To manage expectations, the owner will not entertain any offers below $35K for the Riviera.

      • Anonymous

        I can appreciate that number. I am willing to make a reasonable offer over 35k. Contact me anytime to discuss.


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