Buick Riviera

Dual Quads! 1964 Buick Riviera Wildcat

Some would say that Bill Mitchell’s penned 1963 Riviera was Buick at its best. It’s arguable but the Riviera was a notable departure from traditional Buick two-door hardtops and captured the imagination of 40K buyers that initial year who… more»

Fast Finds

43k Mile Survivor: 1971 Buick Riviera GS 455

Purchased new in April 1971 by Mr. Ogawa, Sr., and then passed down to his son, Mr. Ogawa, Jr. this 43K mile ’71 Buick Riviera GS is now on the market.  This beautiful boattail Riviera has always called SoCal… more»

Boat Tail Beauty: 1971 Buick Riviera 455

Buick Rivieras are no stranger to Barn Finds, various examples, in a myriad of conditions, spanning different generations have been covered in the past. But the Gen-3 Riviera, known colloquially as the “boat tail”, always garners appreciation – they… more»

Gran Sport Project: 1966 Buick Riviera GS

I’m trying to think what the modern American car equivalent would be for a car like this 1966 Buick Riviera GS, or Gran Sport? There aren’t many two-door personal luxury cars anymore, maybe the Cadillac CTS Coupe, which unfortunately… more»

Rare Ragtop: 1982 Buick Riviera Convertible

The big news for the sixth-generation Riviera was a change to a modified front-wheel-drive platform of GM’s E-body which also underpinned the Olds Toronado and Cadillac Eldorado of the same era. I’ve always thought that these were “right-sized” cars,… more»

Show Car Perfect: 1981 Buick Riviera T-Type

I was pretty busy with work/business in the ’80s and had stopped paying attention to new cars. Especially many domestics that didn’t seem to measure up to anything worth measuring. I kept an eye-out for Camaros, Mustangs, Corvettes, and… more»

Driveway Find: 1971 Buick Riviera

The year 1971 was a big one for GM. The full-sized “B” body cars became even fuller-sized, the Vega (and its on-going saga) was introduced and power started to trend downwards in compliance with the newly legislated Clean-Air Act…. more»

National Award Winner: 1973 Buick Riviera

Some of us dream about finding a decades-old vehicle in such excellent condition as this 1973 Buick Riviera is in. Award-winning condition, in fact. This gorgeous car can be found here on craigslist in Altadena, California with an asking… more»

Cave Find! 1968 Buick Riviera GS

Some back, I reviewed a ’66 Buick Riviera and I made reference to it as, what I thought, some of GM head stylist Bill Mitchell’s best work. A contributor advised that the inaugural Riviera year, 1963, was really his… more»

Power And Luxury: 1966 Buick Riviera

Large and in charge, that’s one way to describe Buick’s Riviera from the 1960s. Style, power, ride, quality and personal space were all hallmarks of the Riviera and even after 54 years, those attributes can be seen in this… more»

Cheap Turbo: 1984 Buick Riviera T-Type

While looks are important, oftentimes it is what is under the hood that counts most. This 1984 Buick Riviera T-Type might look like something Tyler Hoover would purchase, but for $2,250, you can buy yourself a factory turbocharged car…. more»

Personal Luxury: 1963 Buick Riviera

In 1963 Buick introduced the Riviera to the car buying public. In a year where Buick sold more than 440,000 cars, they chose to cap production of the Riviera at 40,000 in a bid to give the car an… more»

Great History: 1952 Buick Riviera Super

When this 1952 Buick rolled off the production line, its proud new owner flew from her home in Olympia, Washington, to Flint, Michigan, to collect her new purchase from the factory. She then drove her pride and joy from… more»

Boat-Tail Survivor: 1973 Buick Riviera

The third generation of the Buick Riviera only sold from 1971 until 1973. Buick struggled in the sales race with the car, and in 1973 only managed to sell 34,080 cars. Our feature car is one of those 34,080,… more»