BF AUCTION: Black 1969 Buick Riviera

Bid to: $4,600View Result

UPDATE – John has added a video so you can get a better look at the car. The reserve has also been met!

While it’s dusty and needs some repairs to the back seat, this 1969 Buick Riviera looks like an awesome find! It’s been parked for a couple of decades in a garage and is in solid shape as a result. Reader John O’s father amassed a small collection of classics, including two Rivieras, you can check out his red ’69 Riviera here. They are liquidating his collection and this beautiful Buick needs to go! You can find it in Fort Wayne, Indiana and you can bid on it below.

From John – There are two 1969 Buick Rivieras available. One is black and the other is red. This black Riviera was stored indoors and kept dry. Part of the interior in the back seat has come loose from the frame and will need some attention but is otherwise intact (photos of the seat below). It comes with the keys and has a clean title.

It hasn’t been started in a number of years, but I don’t see any reason why this Riviera wouldn’t run again. The engine bay looks fairly clean, other than some overspray from when someone painted the valve covers. It appears to be the 430 cui V8 which should offer plenty of power for smokey burnouts! (John confirmed that this is the 430 cui V8 with the 4 barrel carb and that it turns over by hand)

It’s hard to tell for sure with so much dust, but it looks like this one would clean up extremely well. You can tell that the paint is shiny still and the trim all looks to be in good shape. I don’t see any signs of body damage or rust. Honestly, this one looks like it could be a fairly simple and fun project! With a little work, you could have a great driver. If you’d love to cruise in this Buick, be sure to bid.

  • VIN: 494879H903706
  • Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • Title: Clean

Bid On This Auction

Sold for: $4,600
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Ended: Oct 30, 2019 12:10pm MDT
Winner: Ibuy
  • Ibuy bid $4,600.00  2019-10-30 12:03:21
  • Maggie bid $4,500.00  2019-10-30 11:57:50
  • Ibuy
    bid $4,300.00  2019-10-30 11:57:20
  • Maggie bid $4,150.00  2019-10-30 11:56:30
  • Ibuy bid $4,000.00  2019-10-30 11:54:54
  • Kniedo
    bid $3,600.00  2019-10-29 16:03:56
  • Maggie bid $3,500.00  2019-10-28 18:50:12
  • Kniedo bid $3,100.00  2019-10-28 18:28:21
  • Maggie
    bid $3,000.00  2019-10-28 18:18:38
  • Kniedo bid $2,650.00  2019-10-28 17:59:05
  • Maggie bid $2,550.00  2019-10-28 17:39:43
  • Kniedo
    bid $2,440.00  2019-10-28 17:01:57
  • Glewis69 bid $2,340.00  2019-10-27 23:08:21
  • Kniedo bid $2,000.00  2019-10-26 15:37:18
  • rancai67
    bid $1,800.00  2019-10-25 19:02:21
  • Kniedo bid $1,400.00  2019-10-25 15:44:01
  • andy@fatmansgarage bid $1,200.00  2019-10-25 13:58:08
  • rancai67
    bid $1,000.00  2019-10-25 13:36:32

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  1. Skorzeny

    Josh, ‘smokey front-wheel burnouts’? This would be difficult since the Riviera didn’t become front-wheel drive until 1979 if I remember correctly. You would be doing conventional rear wheel burnouts with this car.

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    • Josh MortensenStaff

      Sorry about that, I had my years mixed up! All fixed.

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  2. George mattar

    No front wheel drive til 1979. Who edits this copy? Great car

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  3. Darrun

    “The frame will need some attention” Pictures of the area needing attention would be a big plus. Looks like a nice project though.

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    • Josh MortensenStaff

      John is referring to the seat frame, not the car’s frame.

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    • Josh MortensenStaff

      John sent over some photos of the rear seat and interior, so that you can have a closer look!

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  4. Superdessucke

    Easy mistake to make. Toronado and Eldorado were FWD and the Riviera RWD through 1978. From 1979 on, the three shared the same FWD platform until 1995, when the Riv got a radical coupe body on the same chassis as the Olds Aurora and Cadillac Seville.

    The Riv passed on to the great personal luxury coupe heaven in the sky after 1999. The Aurora and Seville gasped on a few more years until 2003 and 2004 respectively, when they joined it in the graveyard, all victims of America’s switch to luxury SUVs.

    May these vehicles, which surrounded up to 4 passengers and 2 sets of golf clubs in two and a half tons of metal, chrome, and leather RIP. We will never see anything like them again.

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    • local_sheriff

      Yup, ’66 Riv, Toro and ’67 Eldo shared platform, despite Buick kept the RWD a few more years. Oldsmobile being GM’s technological spearhead was the first to introduce the FWD configuration.
      GM wanted any childhood illnesses to be solved before introducing the new layout in the ’67 Eldo due to the less forgiving nature of Cadillac customers…

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  5. Johnmloghry Johnmloghry

    Complete interiors are available for these, but an upholstery shop could repair this one easy enough. These Buicks are great cars and should be given the respect they deserve. I love my 64, but it’s all the classic I can handle right now or I’d bid on this one. I hope it don’t go to a flipper, there’s more to life than profit. Love of the classic is right there at the top.
    God bless America

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    • Rex Kahrs Rex KahrsMember

      Hey John, I love your ’64! Is that Teal Mist? Mine is Teal Mist, a ’63. Cheers from Tampa.

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      • Johnmloghry Johnmloghry

        No, mine was painted this shade of blue by the guy I bought it from. It was originally code nn Coral Mist. It was painted in 1995 and is due to be painted again. If I can find a good paint shop here in Houston at a low dollar price it will wear its original color.
        God bless America

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      • Johnmloghry Johnmloghry

        Rex Kahrs Yours is very nice. I really like the white interior. Mine has code 308 black interior. By the way I used to live in Naples, Fl.
        God bless America

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  6. TimM

    Two of these this week!!! Must be a Riviera weekend!! John yours is sweet!! I really like the 65 though with the clam shell headlights!!!

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  7. Jesse Mortensen Jesse MortensenStaff

    We have added the VIN and a walkaround video to the listing. The reserve has also been met so this one is gonna to sell!

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  8. Jesse Mortensen Jesse MortensenStaff

    Looks like we might have a little bidding war on this one!

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  9. Jesse Mortensen Jesse MortensenStaff

    Congrats Ibuy! We will be contacting you shortly.

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  10. Kniedo

    Confused , thought car had met reserve and sold

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    • Jesse Mortensen Jesse MortensenStaff

      It did and then the high bidder flaked out. Any offers near the high bid will be considered.

      Like 0

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