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1955 Buick Super Rivera Coupe [56-R]

1955 Buick Super [56-R] in In Cold Blood, Movie, 1967 IMDB

Class: Cars, CoupÚ — Model origin: US

1955 Buick Super Rivera Coupe [56-R]

[*] Background vehicle

Comments about this vehicle

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Wampa-One US

2008-02-22 21:10

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(left)

big dave VA

2008-02-22 21:27

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Looks to be a 1955 Buick.

skywatcher68 US

2008-02-23 00:57

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Either that or a '56.

big dave VA

2008-02-23 01:06

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I think the trunk emblem makes it a 1955.

58Roadmaster US

2008-02-23 01:40

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Yes, it's 55, anything except a Roadmaster (would have Roadmaster script on deck lid)

chicomarx BE

2008-02-23 02:49

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A 55 Buick Special?

58Roadmaster US

2008-02-23 07:36

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No, sorry chicomarx, but there is no way to tell using only this image. Perhaps if one could see the roof support pillars through the rear glass we could see the shape of the windscreen post and be able to see if there was a center pillar or how many doors if this was a sedan. Since there is no trim on the license plate bracket, that may be an indicator of model. Would need a philr, pilou, mrcadillac, or nz_carnerd level of expertise and, in any case, that license plate trim piece could have vanished after 12 or 13 years.

A dealership plaque is visible below the trunk lock key hole.

-- Last edit: 2008-02-23 07:41:47

chicomarx BE

2008-02-23 20:47

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Ok, here's another angle:

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Mackster SE

2008-02-23 20:56

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Super Riviera?

http://storm.tocmp.com/buick/1955/08.jpg

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58Roadmaster US

2008-02-23 21:46

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You would be right, Mackster!

This is a model 56R.

The Special Riviera has a different shape to the rear windscreen.
See here

Interesting to note there was no 4-door Riviera in the Super series of 1955.

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