Preface Introduction The Glamour of the Riviera - 1949-1962 Riviera 1963-1965 - The "Personal Luxury" Car from Buick Buick Riviera 1966-1970 - Smoother Performance 1971-1973 The Boattail Buick Buick Riviera "Specials" - Custom Rivieras
Norm Mort began taking pictures of old vehicles parked at the side of the road before he was ten. At 12 years of age Norm was the youngest member on the executive of the Antique and Classic Car Club of Canada, Toronto Chapter. In the 1960s he began accumulating photos and information on motoring. His personal vehicle collection has included everything from a 1922 D-Type Vauxhall and 1935 Morgan F2 to a 1966 Autobianchi van and 1962 Studebaker Station Wagon. A writer for magazines and newspapers such as World of Wheels, Sports Car Market, the Toronto Sun, Montreal Gazette, Old Autos, and numerous others in the field of transport for over 30-years, this is his seventeenth book.
Remember the panache and flair of those Rivs, how they so beautifully combined performance, style and class? This informative book documents three generations of Buick's luxury grand tourer, including the concept cars. You'll find unpublished photographs, advertising material, road test and performance data and factory specifications - all the details enthusiasts enthuse about. - Highline Autos. We enjoyed the period adverts and photos, which are characteristically American: bright, cheerful and retro. There's no denying the Rivera is one of the most striking cars of its time and there is a decent potted history of the 1963-73 model here. - Auto Express. A welcome arrival for a model that is little-covered in the UK. Quality photography is backed up by plenty of intriguing archive, and there's a useful history lesson before model year changes are explained, as well as a look at custom models. - Classic & Sports Car.If you ever wanted to know more about the development of the barge that appeared in Due South, Mort's book delivers. - Classic Car Weekly. a fantastic addition to your hobby area reference materials. - IPMS/USA Journal