Please answer this pointless car question!
August 7, 2011 1:58 PM   Subscribe

What car manufacturer has an R inside a wide oval as its logo?

I saw an odd-looking car on the highway today and I can't figure out what it is or where it came from for the life of me. It was a sedan with an odd, rounded design - the rear of the car tapers down to where the brake lights start, so instead of the lights reaching to the edge of the car on either side, there's a few inches of paint between them and the corner. There was no identifying mark of any kind on the car besides the logo, which is a white R inside a horizontal oval with a thin white line going through the middle (again, horizontally). I tried Wikipedia's list of car manufacturers but the only one that starts with R is Renault, which ain't it.
posted by Holy Zarquon's Singing Fish to Travel & Transportation (8 answers total)
 
Sounds like a Buick Riviera maybe?
posted by specialagentwebb at 2:06 PM on August 7, 2011


Seconding Buick Riviera...I found this image which matches your description.
posted by Telpethoron at 2:07 PM on August 7, 2011


Sure it wasn't a Hyundai badge?
posted by bonobothegreat at 2:08 PM on August 7, 2011


Another photo.
posted by Unicorn on the cob at 2:08 PM on August 7, 2011


Sorry, my link is to a photo of a 1999 Buick Riviera (white sedan).
posted by Unicorn on the cob at 2:09 PM on August 7, 2011


Maybe the Aurora (07 on the top line)? It looks like a really sloppy R.
posted by blackkar at 2:11 PM on August 7, 2011


Yep, it's a Rivera. What a weird look for a Buick.
posted by Holy Zarquon's Singing Fish at 2:24 PM on August 7, 2011


Could it have been an early 70's Riviera?
posted by buggzzee23 at 2:45 PM on August 7, 2011


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