The production Riviera was introduced on October 4, 1962, as a 1963 model, Its distinctive bodyshell was unique to the marquee. With the same power as the bigger Buicks and less weight, the Riviera had sparkling all-around performance. Capable of running 0–60 mph in 8 seconds or less, and the standing quarter mile in about 16 seconds. Inside, the Riviera featured a luxurious four-place cabin with front bucket seats and bucket-style seats in the rear. A center console with floor shifter and storage compartment built into the instrument panel divided the front.
This particular Riviera has the distinction of having traveled less than 19,000 miles in its lifetime, having been owned by two different collectors who were both respective of and infatuated with its unique design and amenities.