1957 Buick Century Riviera

12TH ANNUAL MONTANA CLASSIC CAR AUCTION

454 V-8 Automatic

AUCTION
12TH ANNUAL MONTANA CLASSIC CAR AUCTION
RUN NUMBER
56
YEAR
1957
MAKE
Buick
MODEL
Century Riviera
STYLE
ENGINE
454 V-8
TRANSMISSION
Automatic
COLOR
Tan

1957 Buick Century Riviera Model 66R

VIN:  4D2029373

 

  • A stunning classic Buick restomod
  • New Frame and Drivetrain in 2018
  • 454 V8 engine
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air Conditioning

 

This beautiful car is presented at auction from the Jim McCall Collection of Classic Cars.  Jim McCall was a builder, renowned for quality and attention to detail in everything he did.  First and foremost, he was a builder of family, empowering his children to succeed in their endeavors.  Second to that, he built a very successful real estate development company, With McCall homes being highly regarded in the region for innovative community design and environmentally sustainable construction. 

 

Beyond family and business, Jim McCall was a builder of cars.  Applying that same focus on quality and attention to detail in their restoration, Jim and his group of lifelong friends (calling themselves “Triers” for their affinity to three deuces atop their engines) built some incredible cars. Each “Trier” sought to outdo the others in their builds, producing many exceptional cars well known in the Northern Rockies classic and collector car community! 

 

Jim’s collection is highly respected!  “Good enough” was not acceptable and nothing was left unfinished. His work on cars was not for profit or for accolades, but rather to bring the past alive with a statement! Following Jim’s passing while doing what he loved best, his family is making this car available at auction. The information presented below is from one of Jim’s children who, while growing up, was present during many of the builds.  Unfortunately, attention was often elsewhere at the time.  His main task during these builds was bead blasting the bucket of bolts, fasteners and other items removed from the cars during restoration.  As mentioned…attention to detail was key! 

 

The Model 66R is a rare car with it's distinctive roof line and rear window configuration.  The car, while having underwent a complete, high end body restoration, received upgrades to the frame and powertrain in 2015.  A rebuilt BBC 454, bored .030 over was installed pushing 468ci displacement.  The block is topped with Edelbrock aluminum heads, intake manifold and carburetor.  The finned valve covers are the finishing touch on this fine motor.  The powerplant is mated to a TH400 4speed automatic transmission with overdrive providing an excellent driving experience in comfort, style and with lots of power!

 

The interior of the car shows very well.  The upholstery and carpet are in excellent condition and the car retains the impressive, original dash.  The car has been upgraded with a tilt steering column with cruise, vintage air conditioning and an updated sound system.  

 

The body and overall car shows very well!  The body is very straight and all chrome and stainless is in excellent condition.  The distinctive look of the Buick will have heads turning when driving and earn lots of attention at the car shows! 

 

This Car has been consigned to the 11th Annual Montana Classic Car Auction.  Hosted by the Classic Car Auction Group, the auction is Saturday, September 2 in Billings, MT.  To consign your car and/or to register to bid on this and other cars in the auction go to http://www.classiccarauction.us.