Finished in Sea Foam Green, this Riviera Gran Sport was equipped with 20 factory options, including an AM/FM radio, cruise control, air conditioning, custom-trim vinyl bucket seats, and the desirable ride and handling package, taking the Riviera’s $4,408 base price to a staggering $6,191.39.
The original window sticker indicates that it had been used by Buick Motor Division “in company business” prior to being sold at retail. In this case, “company business” meant a pre-delivery visit to Max Balchowsky’s Hollywood Motors Inc. Famed for his home-built Old Yeller racing cars, Balchowsky was a talented mechanic who worked wonders on Buick’s mighty Nailhead V8.
This three-owner Gran Sport remains in impressively original, unrestored condition and is offered with important documentation, including the original window sticker, Donald McKinney’s check to Max Balchowsky, an Owner’s Guide and Owner Protection Plan, as well as copies of period literature.
(Introductory description courtesy of Gooding & Company.)