Riviera

VentiPorts: 1957 Buick Super Riviera

Generally when the name “Riviera” is invoked, an image of Bill Mitchell’s 1963 outstanding design surfaces. But actually, the name was used earlier than ’63 and applied to different upscale models like the Roadmaster and today’s subject, a 1957… more»

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No Reserve: 1964 Buick Riviera

We don’t see many 1st Generation Buick Rivieras here at Barn Finds, and those that do appear are usually in need of some major work. This 1964 model looks like it could be a good one. It presents well… more»

Boat-Tail Find: 1972 Buick Riviera

In 1963, Buick introduced its first personal luxury car, the Riviera. It was popular throughout the rest of the decade. The third generation (1971-73) saw a redesign that brought about the rebirth of boat-tail styling (remember the Auburn?), which… more»

Carport Find: 1963 Buick Riviera

Although one could argue that the Pontiac Grand Prix had this honor, the Buick Riviera was General Motors’ first personal luxury car. The design for 1963 was from the ground up and pioneered the GM E- platform. The Riviera… more»

455 Survivor: 1973 Buick Riviera GS Stage 1

Since the personal luxury car has been out of production for more than a decade, those looking for a brand-new example are out of luck. However, if you’d consider a survivor example, an anonymous Barn Finds reader may have… more»

Gold Edition!? 1964 Buick Riviera

UPDATE 5/6/2020 – This Gold Edition Riviera ended up getting bid up to $14,199, but it appears the buyer backed out as the car has now been relisted here on eBay. This time it’s being offered with a BIN… more»

Super Cool: 1957 Buick Super Riviera

I’m not saying they’re not worthy, but the public’s general focus of GM’s Tri-Five offering seems to be squarely on the Chevrolets. That, rather, unfortunately, leaves the other GMs of those years in the backseat. I’ll take this opportunity… more»

Solid First Year: 1963 Buick Riviera

I was raised in a household where the majority of our family cars wore the blue oval badge, and I do admit that I will always have a soft spot for Ford products. However, from the moment that I… more»

Solid Project: 1965 Buick Riviera

Sometimes project cars come along where there is really nothing major that is wrong with them, but they are cars that have just become tired and frayed. That would appear to be the case with this 1965 Buick Riviera…. more»

32k Original Miles: 1973 Buick Riviera

The styling that Buick introduced with the 3rd Generation of the Riviera could quite easily be described as daring or adventurous. It gave the vehicle a distinctive appearance but wasn’t one that necessarily met with great acceptance from the… more»

No Reserve Runner: 1963 Buick Riviera

When Buick released the Riviera in 1963, they had Ford’s Thunderbird firmly set in their sights. The personal luxury car was a market dominated by that model, and Buick’s response was a vehicle that was widely praised by motoring… more»

A Super Barn Find! 1950 Buick Super Riviera

You have probably heard the old tagline for what was once a commonly run TV ad that opined, “You’ve come a long way baby!” and that’s what I am thinking now after recently writing an article on a ’66… more»

Low-Mile Muscle: 1970 Buick Riviera

For the person who is searching for a classic where they can just climb behind the wheel and savor the ownership experience, then this 1970 Buick Riviera might be an ideal choice. This beautiful survivor has been owned by… more»

BF AUCTION: Black 1969 Buick Riviera

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… more»

BF AUCTION: Red 1969 Buick Riviera GS

UPDATE – We asked John if he could get us a photo of the engine and with the help of a friend, he was able to get the hood opened. You can take a look at what he found… more»

Westy Alternative: 1975 Volkswagen Riviera Camper

When it comes to Volkswagen’s beloved Type 2 Bus, most people are familiar with the Westfalia camper vans, a conversion commissioned by VW itself. However, other coachbuilders made camper conversions for the Type 2, such as this 1975 Volkswagen… more»