CC Outtake/QOTD: 1963 Buick Riviera and Oldsmobile Aurora – Holding Up?

I’ve almost completely forgotten about the Oldsmobile Aurora, but they’re still out there, even in salty Michigan.  I’ll make any excuse to take a picture of my Riviera, but the similarities between the two cars pictured above bear pondering.

Both entered the market with a flourish, earning resounding accolades from the automotive press.  Both were intended to bolster the reputation of their respective brands.  Both could be considered “personal luxury” cars, although the Aurora gained a pair of doors.  And although I prefer the Aurora’s platform mate (the Riviera, of course), the Aurora itself has not aged too badly, in my opinion.  The ’63 Riviera has clearly stood the test of time, but what’s your opinion on the ’90s Aurora?

For a full Curbside Classic piece on the Aurora, click here.

For my most recent Riviera update, click here.