Riviera

Original 425: 1963 Buick Riviera

There are many ways that a vehicle manufacturer can drive up demand for a particular model. Special Edition packages, unique paint and trim combinations, and slick advertising are just a few. Another clever ploy is to proclaim loudly that… more»

Boat-Tail Beauty! 1973 Buick Riviera

The third-generation Buick Riviera is one of those cars that seems to have no middle ground, as most people either embrace the look or don’t like it.  That back window and boat-tail styling was a pretty far-out design, which… more»

19K Mile: 1984 Buick Riviera

In 1984, Ronald Reagan was re-elected as president of the United States and Scorpion released “Rock You Like a Hurricane!” That classic was probably not played on this car’s cassette deck back in the day, because this car has… more»

425 Equipped! 1965 Buick Riviera

Buick introduced its debut Riviera as a 1963 model, with the first-generation cars only lasting for 3 model years before a revamp in 1966.  The car ended up having a long life and lasted all the way up through… more»

50k Original Miles: 1970 Buick Riviera

The owner of this 1970 Buick Riviera describes it as a gentleman’s muscle car, which seems like an appropriate tag for this classic. It presents superbly, but its throbbing V8 under the hood should ensure that it has enough… more»

75k Original Miles: 1954 Buick Super Riviera Hardtop

While many people hold up “Christine” as the ultimate Stephen King evil car novel, “From a Buick Eight” is no less gruesome or compelling. It centers around a 1950s Buick that appears to be a portal to another dimension…. more»

50k Genuine Mile Survivor! 1965 Buick Riviera

When a manufacturer presents a new model to the buying public, there are two approaches they can take. Nowhere is this better demonstrated than with two different vehicles released during the 1960s. When Ford unveiled the Mustang, it saturated… more»

No Reserve: 1957 Buick Super Riviera

In keeping with the market trends of the era, Buick’s Super received a completely new body for 1957, replacing one that had only been in production for three model years. Today, it isn’t unusual for manufacturers to extend the… more»

Restoration Begun! 1966 Buick Riviera

Every generation of Buick’s unmistakable Riviera brings high style and luxury. This 1966 Buick Riviera in Las Vegas, Nevada represents the debut of the flagship two-door luxury coupe’s second generation. The headlights, visible here, hide behind a handsome horizontal… more»

True Survivor: 36k Mile 1976 Buick Riviera

While the late 1970s has been regarded as The Malaise Era, a few good cars emerged from the automotive rubble. This 1976 Buick Riviera could be one of them. It is a one-owner classic that is in remarkable condition… more»

Basement Survivor: 1971 Buick Riviera

Buick was not afraid of pushing the envelope on styling in the 1960s/1970s. Examples include the “swoopy” looks of the ’68 Skylark, followed by the ’71 “boattail” Riviera, including the seller’s car. Buick had hoped the change in styling… more»

Boattail Barn Find: 1971 Buick Riviera 455-4

The personal luxury coupe genre is something that doesn’t really exist anymore. Sure, you can get a Bentley Continental or a Rolls-Royce Wraith, but what about us plebeians? Buicks are (very) nice, but they don’t cost as much (or… more»

Driving 455: 1972 Buick Riviera

The Third Generation Buick Riviera is a range that stands out in the crowd. Colloquially known as the “boat-tail” model, its looks tended to polarize potential buyers. Its radical appearance didn’t help its sales, and the fact that the… more»

44k Original Miles: 1963 Buick Riviera

When potential buyers begin their search for a classic car to park in their garage, a vehicle with a long-term ownership history is always reassuring. That generally indicates that the car in question has been treated with respect because… more»

Original 403: 1978 Buick Riviera

The 1978 model year marked the end of the line for one traditional piece of engineering on the Buick Riviera. Since the badge debuted in the 1963 model year, every Riviera had featured a rear-wheel-drive configuration. From 1979, that… more»

Supercharged V6: 1998 Buick Riviera

Finding an affordable daily driver that comes with a touch of luxury can be a challenging assignment. However, that appears to be what is on offer with this 1998 Buick Riviera. It presents well, and its supercharged V6 engine… more»