Modern Gear: 1953 Buick Special Riviera Coupe

The 1949 – 1958 Buick Special is a very special car indeed.  It was the first all new full postwar design from the guys at Buick and it has become emblematic of the era of the big American 2-door hardtop like no other car…(except maybe the ’57 Chevy.)  Find this 1953 Buick Special Riviera Coupe offered for $9,500 in Ft Myers, FL via craigslist. Tip from Dascpcu.

This is an odd piece of custom machine — it might look like a ’53 Buick, but it rides on a 70s Caprice Classic frame and is equipped with power disc brakes, power steering, and all the 70s amenities you’d want in a ’50s cruiser.

 See another Frankenstein’s custom for cheap?