Stanislav Alexeyev posted this shot of a ’56 Buick Special Riviera (Buick’s term for its hardtop models) sitting at a riviera (coastline). Or is it a river bank? Whatever; it’s a very dreamy shot, and deserves to be shared.
There’s another one of it on the street.
Maybe the same river in the back?
Both Buick and Olds broke with the styling norm. Their ’54-5-6 bodies looked best in their last year.
My grandparents’ ’56 Roadmaster was also black with red/black interior, but it was a stodgy 4 door sedan.
The ’56 Buick is a light facelift of the ’55 that modernized the whole look without major sheet metal changes. But the first year of the body is very different and kind of cool with its many never seen before or since cues (except on the Buick XP 300 and LeSabre concept cars).
Having had a clapped out ’55 Super once upon a time, I’d say any Special/Century is better than any Super/Roadmaster because you really don’t need a whole lot more of pretty much the same car, which is plenty of car already.
It’s a Buick Reservoir…or more accurately a Riviera in a park along side a reservoir (which is part of the Volga River)…in Russia! I thought that looked like a Mig on the display.
Google Earth Coordinates if anyone wants to explore the location 56.76417956399503, 43.26649044004587
It must be a pretty good story about how that Buick wound up in Russia. I’m guessing it wasn’t imported when new.
For people without Google Earth
The neighbor next door had the identical car; equipped with factory air conditioning.
She would sometimes drive her son and I to grade school in it. My first time being c-c-cold in August & September in Hot & Humid New Orleans! I was hooked-for-life.
Beautiful car! 1950’s are the peak Buick experience. Well, we could let a few 60’s Rivieras, Gran Sports Wildcats, and Electras sneak in.
VERY sharp looking .
I’d prefer it in a two tone pastel but whatever, it’s still out there driving .
The Buicks of that era were easily the best looking of any GM iron of the mid-50s.
That 56 is especially beautiful.