1971 Buick Riviera Boattail on 2040-cars
Aberdeen, Mississippi, United States
I am selling my 1971 Buick Riviera with 111,724 original miles on it. It has the original 455 with 4 barrel carburetor, has lots of power and runs very well, never presented me with a problem or failed to start. Has AC (currently not working, has no belt and needs charge I'm sure), power windows (all of which function), power steering and disk brakes up front. The only issue with the engine is the carburetor, the linkage on the passenger side of the carb is missing (can be seen in pictures) which causes the 4 barrel not to open properly. It makes for a good cruiser as is but if you punch it, it will stutter since it's not opening up. It does run great aside from this issue, a new carb or a kit would fix this. Has a new dual exhaust ran and sounds awesome. The body is in good shape with very little rust. There is a little on the top side of the door jam, a spot along the lip of the hood, and a little in the lip in the trunk under the rear window but it isn't rusted through, just surface rust all of which can be seen in the pictures. I believe this is due to a leak in the rear window, bad seal or something along those lines, just haven't had the opportunity to deal with it and since I keep it in the carport it hasn't really been a problem. The drivers side rear floor pan has been patched and is strong but not a professional job has can be seen if you crawl under the car. The interior is in decent shape, the rear seats need cleaning up and there are 4 cracks in the dash, I took a picture of the worst one. Also, the headliner has been removed. The bucket seats that are in it now are not original, but I do have the original bench seat that came in the car. It is complete but could use recovering as the passenger side seams are splitting and there's a large tear in the driver's side. Speaking of the driver's side, the door handle is broken on that door. It can still be easily opened from the outside but a replacement handle would be ideal. Has $1,000 worth of American Racing wheels which give it a good stance. Tires are fair but could use replacing, more so up front. All in all this is a good solid car, a great driver and with a little work it could be in excellent shape. I drove this car to a wedding recently and put over 400 miles on it in a weekend, it's the only classic I own and will leave home in without my toolbox. Comes with some original pamphlets and also some service records of the car that were kept. I have tried to mention everything about the car and believe I have done so, but feel free to ask any questions. I can be reached via message through eBay or on my cell at 662-315-1337, text or call. Thanks for looking, Thomas.
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Mon, 06 May 2013 13:27:00 EST
General Motors has issued a recall covering 38,197 2012 and 2013 model-year Chevy Malibu Eco, Buick LaCrosse and Regal sedans equipped with eAssist, and sold in the United States. The automaker will check the generator control module for proper operation. Only vehicles built before December 2012 are being recalled.
Thu, 10 Jul 2014 11:29:00 EST
According to the automaker, a malfunctioning generator control module could slowly drain the battery, causing an indicator to light up in the dash. If that indicator is ignored, the driver may experience a stalling engine, and in some cases, "a burning or melting odor, smoke, and, in rare instances, a fire in the trunk."
GM says the issue is not with the eAssist battery pack; the smoke and fire comes from overheating of the control board. One trunk fire has been reported, but no injuries are known. Scroll down below for the official press release from GM.
The Tucker Torpedo is one of the great what-if stories of automotive history. Preston Tucker hoped to revolutionize the industry with a car unlike any other on the road at the time. However, due to a variety of problems, he only managed build 51 vehicles before closing shop. Over time, they have become highly sought-after; In 2012, one sold for $2.65 million at auction.
Sun, 17 Aug 2014 13:00:00 EST
That brings us to this Tucker "replica" that you see above because it might be one of the ugliest monstrosities ever put together. However, we might extend some leniency to the creator, as the vehicle isn't actually trying to replicate the classic look of the 1948 Tucker Torpedo. Instead, it is attempting to reproduce an earlier prototype from 1946 that actually features that weird, trident nose. According to the seller, his uncle built the car as a labor of love and supposedly used actual plans from Tucker as inspiration.
Underneath all of the crazy changes is a 1971 Buick Riviera powered by a 455-cubic-inch (7.5-liter) Buick V8. Some of the replica's odder modifications include the front fenders that turn with the wheels and the fin running down the back. All three headlights work, but the one in the middle is only for the high beams. Oddly, the small hinged sections on the roof are meant to open to avoid hitting your head when getting in or out. Maybe the seller's uncle was a very tall guy?
Buick teased the arrival of the China-market Envision last month and gave us a few specs, now it's teasing the midsize crossover's interior and features. Having said it will "set a new benchmark in terms of space, safety, performance and specifications," we're told that equipment like the heated leather steering wheel and Bose-sourced active noise cancellation are market firsts in the segment.
Elsewhere, light will shine on occupants through the panoramic roof during the day and via ice blue ambient lighting at night, and seating surfaces are being shown off with dual-stitched leather. Lane departure warning and parking assist help keep the bodywork in order, stop/start ignition fitted to the 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder with 256 horsepower and 260 pound-feet will help keep fuel economy up. One more convenience for the model's core buyers: a tailgate that can be partially opened.
The Normal, Tour, Sport and Off-Road driving modes come courtesy of FlexRide, that last one - meant for extra-light-duty dirt work, naturally - appearing on a Buick for the first time.