Buick Riviera Bombshell Betty, a record 6 car goes up for auction

Buick Riviera Bombshell Betty, a record 6 car goes up for auction


Buick Riviera Bombeshell Betty, holder of several speed records including one set at Bonneville National Speed ​​Week, is being auctioned by Dupont Registry.

There Buick Riviera of 1952 nicknamed “Betty’s Pipe” is a car capable of setting no less than 6 world speed records. Its price, now the owner has decided to depend Dupont Registration for sale, matching that of a brand new and fully equipped Porsche 911 Turbo S.

A very special car, which not everyone likes but which, for some collectors, may be worth much higher than what was originally suggested by the auctioneers. This Buick, if you can still call it that, was built with parts from many other vehicles, including an Oldsmobile, a 1968 Chevy Van, and a 1973 Ford Thunderbird. Under the hood is a 340-hp 5.2-liter engine taken from the Master of Buick Road.

Overall the car looks like one of the cars used in movies like Mad Max. Note how the gearbox is a Borg Warner T10 4 speed manual from the early 1960s. Among the records set by Bombshell Betty are Bonneville Nationals Speed ​​Week 2009 won in the XO/GCC special class. The Buick Riviera reached 210 kilometers per hour at the event, a speed that was improved every year until 2013.