Gorgeous Customized 1965 Buick Riviera “Gran Sport” Coupe

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The 1965 Buick Riviera Gran Sport, a Builder’s Choice award winner at the 2016 Goodguys PPG Nationals in Columbus, Ohio, is one of the latest projects to come out of Mississippi’s Mike Goldman Customs Inc.

For a relatively small shop, Mike and Talbert Goldman sure do turn out a lot of cars! Their latest is this great looking Axalta gold ’65 Buick Riviera for customer Bob Garwood.


Rivieras are born beautiful from the factory, but modded like this one, it just turned to be one of the rare and awesome true beauties of 1965. There are no major body mods but it has the “Look” that we are accustom to from Mike Goldman Customs. Clean, classy and gorgeous – three words that would probably come to your mind seeing this 1965 Buick Riviera Gran Sport.

The color choice was spot on so stunning as it blends well with the interior. Rolling on color matched Grip Equipped Dropkick Forgeline wheels and 15-inch/6-piston Baer brakes, the 3,900-pound curb weight is not a problem at all thanks to a 638 Hp LS9, giving the Art Morrison chassis a real workout!


Handling that power is a Bowler Performance 4L80-E four-speed automatic transmission and Strange Engineering 9″ rear end. Road trips are family-friendly thanks to a custom leather Paul Atkins interior. The Goldman’s did a great job blending classic lines with modern performance here.

Awesome, outstanding restomod! Check it out!



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