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Buick Riviera 1963
October 4, 1962 marked the start of the Buick Riviera production as a 1963 model. Its distinctive bodyshell was unusual for a GM product, unique to the marque. It rode a cruciform frame similar to the standard Buick frame, but shorter and narrower. Its wheelbase of 117 in (3,000 mm) and overall length of 208 in (5,300 mm) were 6.0 inches (150 mm) and 7.7 in (200 mm) shorter, respectively, than a Buick LeSabre, but slightly longer than a contemporary Thunderbird.