Knut Svea's 1963 Buick

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Photo courtesy of Einar Valsjø Custom Cars.
Svein Sørensen preparing the Riviera for the 1976 Stavanger Motorama. This photo was published in Amcar No. 3 - 1979. Photo courtesy of Amcar Magazine. Click here to buy this magazine online from
Photo courtesy of Steinar Vårly.

1963 Buick Riviera owned and restored by Knut Svea. Knut's Riviera received a custom paint job by Einar Valsjø. This version of the car won a prize at the Sjølyst Motorama car show in Oslo in the spring of 1975.

By 1976 the car had swapped hands a couple of times, and it was owned by Svein Sørensen. Svein displayed the car at the 1976 Stavanger Motorama.[1]

Around 1979/1980, the car was owned by Åge Torgrimmsen of Larvik. While Åge owned it, it was painted black. Åge sold it around 1980/1981.[2]

Ole Dalbye Kristensen bought the car around 1985. By then it had been painted black, but it had the old show car engine compartment. Ole sold the car to a guy in Tromsø in 1993. In Tromsø the car was stored outside for a couple of years before it was sold to a guy in the southern part of Norway again. The car got a new license plate number. Eivind Bye bought the car in Alvdal in 2004. It was still black when Eivind bought it. Eivind planned to restore the car back to how it looked in 1974, but it was very rusty, and needed a lot of repair, so he sold it to a guy in Drammen in 2009. The guy in Drammen had owned the car before.[3]

Magazine Features and Appearances

Amcar No. 3 - 1979



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