|XP-715, the GM Styling exercise that became the 1963 Riviera|
Veteran GM designer Ned Nickles (who also did the 1949 Roadmaster Riviera) was the exterior stylist. Amazingly, the car was created with Cadillac in mind, but when the division paused, the finished fiberglass model, known only as XP-715, was shown to all five divisional managers who were asked to bid for it.
|1963 Riviera Body arrives at Buick Plant 04 from Fisher Body in Flint|
|Factory Photo of the 1963 Riviera|
|Buick assembled its 11 Millionth automobile in 1963- and no surprise it was a sporty Riviera|
|Sales Manager Jim Hutchison and Dealer Pete Reynolds pose with the new 1963 Riviera in the old showroom|
|New showroom in 1964- Congratulatory Cake with 1964 Riviera in background|
|Dramatic Nighttime shot of new showroom with Riviera inside and on the patio|