Buick isn’t the first brand that comes to mind when one thinks of a record-breaking land speed holder. As it turns out a Buick did set the land speed record in 2013, but that’s not what’s most impressive. The model that set the record was a 1952 Buick Super Riviera.
The 1952 Buick Super Riviera is a six-time class champion and set the land speed record of 165.735 mph in 2013, more than 60 years after it rolled off the line. Now, a Super Riviera is heading to auction with a whole new look.
Racer Jeff Brock found the old Buick in an abandoned sawmill in 2008. A sculptor by trade, he created a bare metal racer that was both aggressive and fast. Christened “Bombshell Betty,” the Buick boasts a unique look that maintains its time-period details. Getting your hands on this speed demon won’t be easy. It currently has an asking price of $195,000.
To put interest over the top, the listing also features the car’s 2012 record run. The very next year, the Buick outdid itself and set a new record.
It’s not too often this crazy of a car pops up on the radar and with a limited number of 1952 Buick Super Rivieras left, enthusiasts are sure to be all over it.
Here at Paul Sur Buick GMC, we’re more than impressed that such an old car is setting records today!