Buick Riviera

Riviera with Turbo Six Power: 1983 Buick Riviera T-Type

In the early eighties, if you wanted a personal luxury car, your local Buick dealer was the place to go.  While the brand offered a few different coupes that could be outfitted for style and luxury, the top-of-the-line car… more»

As Good As It Gets! 1966 Buick Riviera

Bill Mitchell magnificent is one way to describe this 1966 Buick Riviera. It just oozes the Michell light, breezy, full-speed-ahead, slightly aggressive styling touches. Oh for the time when domestic manufacturers offered automobiles like this! Well, we’re 58 years… more»

Survivor Status: 1973 Buick Riviera 455

Some cars really make an initial statement and I would posit that Buick’s redesigned 1971 Riviera “boattail” edition sucked a lot of air out of the new model car show venues in late ’70. Yes, it made a notable… more»

Nearly Finished: 1967 Buick Riviera GS

On Craigslist in Maine is a top-of-the-line 1967 Buick Riviera Gran Sport (GS) with a sad story attached. The owner passed away in 2020, and now the car is being sold by his brother. It’s not yet running, but… more»

57K Mile Survivor: 1974 Buick Riviera

Nothing says the mid-seventies like brawny bodies, big bumpers, and brown. Say hello to Buick’s Riviera entry for 1974. The lith, chiseled, and wind-swept lines of the ’66-’69 Riv were gone, as was the cool boattail styling employed in… more»

Desert Find: 1968 Buick Riviera

Note: The keen eye of reader Big_Fun spotted this Riviera as being a ’68 model, not a ’69 as stated in the listing. JO No doubt about it, this 1968 Buick Riviera is a perfectly typical barn find but… more»

Riviera Hardtop! 1954 Buick Special

A Buick, like this superb 1954 Riviera, was always a Buick! They consistently were no-nonsense, near-luxury, stout performers. Back in the ’70s, a garage co-worker and I were talking about the collection of blown-up or worn-out engines that we… more»

Rare Willow Mist? 1963 Buick Riviera

Just when you think every old, interesting collectible car has been scooped up by a flipper, and it’s just not possible for another to surface, ta-da! a beautiful, inaugural year 1963 Buick Riviera appears. Claimed as a 40K original… more»

Boat-Tail Survivor: 1972 Buick Riviera

Sharp is a good way of describing the third-generation Riviera with its famous boat-tail rear and its slanted, canted, sharp front end. Pedestrian-friendly they aren’t, but hey, get the hell out of the way! I’m kidding, don’t hit pedestrians…… more»

Fuel Injected 455? 1970 Buick Riviera

Buick’s fabulous Riviera gets its fair share of coverage on Barn Finds – certainly the early second-gen (’66-’70) and the spectacularly styled third-gen (’71-’73) with its most distinctive boattail rear end. One model year that is often overlooked, however,… more»

Packaged Pair: 1971 Buick Riviera(s)

So, what’s better than finding an iconic 1971 Buick Riviera? How about finding two ’71 Buick Rivieras. That’s right folks, buy ’em both and get a discount! Both Buicks are project cars with one being in a bit better… more»

Indy Pace Car! 1983 Buick Riviera

Indy Pace cars have covered a broad swath of American auto brands and models – this beige Buick Riviera coupe doesn’t look like one – it looks more like grand ma’s drive once-a-week car. Nevertheless, it is an official… more»

Field Find: 1972 Buick Riviera 455

You know a Buick Riviera when you see one, at least a member from its first three generations. Those were designs that were considered among GM head stylist, Bill Mitchell’s, best. They were special cars and it’s disheartening to… more»

Dual 4 Barrel Carburetors! 1965 Buick Riviera GS

A few weeks ago I was in southern California, a place where you always find interesting cars that are used as everyday drivers. In spite of tight emission controls, many older cars, old enough to escape those regulations, can… more»

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»

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»

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