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Riviera Paradise

Friday, January 6th, 2012

’65 Buick Riviera GS

I live in Pico Rivera, California, and I was initially looking to build a ’64 Chevy Impala, but it seemed everyone was after the same animal. My dad used to have a ’59 Buick Electra, as rare a car then as it is now. I’ve always been a fan of the General Motors Buick line, so I decided to take a path less traveled. I contacted some buddies and they put out feelers in search of a Buick. In the meantime, my friend Rob Fortier picked up a line on a ’65 Riviera. After checking out the Rivi, I fell in love with it, and the next thing I knew I was throwing down cash for the pink slip. With the car finally sitting in my driveway, I just couldn’t seem to get a handle on what I wanted to do to my new ride. After researching to mine a few ideas, I realized that I needed some help. So, I reached out to my friend, the extraordinarily talented automotive rendering artist Steve Stanford from Orange County, California. Steve sketched some incredible masterpieces, and advised candy green and pearl finish, custom interior and cool wheels. (more…)