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YAK Car Pic of the Day

Not every old car is just sitting out in the yard, waiting for me to drive by and snap a photo. Like this 1957 Buick Roadmaster Riviera, which I found in the shop at Marshall Transmission in Niagara Falls yesterday. I’ve seen quite a few interesting old rides in Jim Marshall’s shop, but this one prompted me to get the camera out. Big as these Buicks were, this one looks even larger with that monochromatic paint treatment — it seems like so many restored (or saved) cars from the ’50s have two- (or three-) toned paint jobs. I’m hoping to maybe do a feature on this one in the near future. The Roadmaster was Buick’s top-of-the line in 1957  — big engines, big wheelbases… big everything! The controversial three-piece rear windscreen wasn’t your only choice, as a single piece unit was also available. See all of the 1957 Buicks here.

one-piece rear window

— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know

  • GM’s 57 cars just didn’t have enough chrome.     Fortunately, that problem was fixed the next year.