1969 Buick Riviera is newest Sizzling Wheels Legends finalist

The Sizzling Wheels Legends Tour traveled to Southern California, one of many bastions of automobile tradition in america, to search out the subsequent custom-built automobile that it’s going to add to its catalog of scale fashions. The winner of the newest cease is a 1969 Buick Riviera became a head-turning lowrider.

Owned by Mario and Nora Zamudio of Los Angeles, the massive coupe is completed in a shade known as Pagan Gold and fitted with brilliant wire wheels. The husband-and-wife staff spent 4 years working nights and weekends to construct the Riviera. They eliminated the outside trim items to attain a cleaner look, spent a substantial period of time detailing the engine bay and fitted a hydraulic suspension system.

The inside acquired the {custom} remedy as properly. Pagan Gold accents on the dashboard complement the outside, there’s an aftermarket steering wheel with three brilliant spokes, and the beige and brown upholstery finishes to the look. Readers acquainted with Riviera fashions from the Nineteen Sixties will discover that a few of the switches aren’t authentic; they’re used to regulate the hydraulic suspension.

Energy for this Riviera comes from the unique 430-cubic-inch (7.0-liter) V8, which was rated at 360 horsepower and 475 pound-feet of torque in 1969. It spins the rear wheels by way of a three-speed computerized transmission, and we wager it sounds glorious.

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