1953 Buick Super Riviera Custom Build Looks Deliciously Edible

This custom-built 1953 Buick Super Riviera is called Peaches and Cream, and thanks to the color scheme used on it looks almost edible. It’s not, of course, but it is buyable, as it will go under the hammer during the Barrett-Jackson auction later in January.
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Buick, an auto marque that is among the firstborn in America, produced the Super line of cars from the early 1940s to the late 1950s. The Riviera offshoot came in the form of a sedan and coupe.

As most of the American cars of its age, the Super Riviera has become a custom garage favorite, and we’ve seen quite a number of them over the years. This one here, the product of a “high-end restoration” process, is one of the latest.

Wrapped in a two-tone paint called Peach and Cream (hence the car's name), the tuners took a few steps beyond the usual restoration, and fitted the vehicle with more modern amenities as well.

Visually, the clean shape of the two-door car is emphasized by the lack of door handles (the car's doors can open remotely), the louvered hood, and the chrome used on pipes at the rear and on various design elements on the body.

Inside, the overall design stays true to the original, but the build does get custom center console and bucket seats. On the console there’s an AM/FM/CD player and speakers, and there are also an air conditioning system, dash gauges by Classic Instruments, and power windows.

The Buick is powered by a 455ci V8 engine fitted with an Edelbrock carburetor, worked by means of a 3-speed automatic transmission. No info was provided on how much power the engine develops.

The 1953 Buick Super Riviera Peaches and Cream will sell in Scottsdale next month with no reserve, meaning it will go to the highest bidder regardless of price.

Update: sold for $22,000.
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