1965 Buick Riviera20.000-30.000 EUR - Estimate

Buick Riviera Hard Top Coupé Grand Sport

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Owned when new by US secret service agent of the close guard of the president Kennedy
- Fully documented, service manual, original buick plate on dashboard with owner's name
- Rare in Europe, powerful engine

Reference Number 669045

as of 10/7/2021

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59, avenue Montaigne  Phone  +33 1 42 99 20 56  City  Paris
75008 Paris  Fax  +33 1 42 99 16 39  State  Paris
France  Mobile    Country  France France
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Car 1965 Buick Riviera
VIN 49447H931055 
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Known History

The Buick Riviera is the work of famous GM designer Bill Mitchell and designed only as a hardtop coupe. It was initially intended to be distributed under the Cadillac brand and remained in the Buick catalog from 1963 to 1967. This first version with its hidden headlamps, its soft and sensual lines and its sumptuous character is one of the most sought-after Buicks by the brand's collectors for decades. Its massive 6.9-liter, 360bhp engine adds to the fun of owning one. In the file that comes with the car are: the purchase invoice with all its options, its colours, the name of the owner which appears on a plate provided for this purpose on the dashboard, and numerous service invoices since new. The first owner Mr. Lubert F. Defreese was a secret service agent, attached to the guard of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, present on the day of his assassination as evidenced by an official document included in the file, as well as three authentic passes of US SECRET SERVICE on the windshield. The purchase receipt informs us that it was indeed "Midnight blue," and upholstered in blue fabric, equipped with air-conditioning, electric and tinted windows, "Bucket seats," to name the main ones. This Buick Riviera, very well documented since new, will surely attract the serious enthusiast.