1973 Buick Riviera ~hot Looking Ride~ Blue & White Sport Coupe Am/fm/cd Pwr+++ on 2040-cars
Port Jefferson Station, New York, United States
~1973 Buick Riviera~
Electric Blue & White
PW, PB, PS,
Automatic Big V-8 Engine
Iconic rear window & pinched back design
Nicely tinted windows
The Riviera was radically redesigned for the 1971 model year with flowing and dramatic "boat-tail" styling.
The V-butted fastback rear window, inspired by the 1963 Corvette Sting Ray split window coupe, to the Riviera's platform.
The design was originally intended for the smaller GM A platform, and the use of the Riviera's body expanded for 1971 by 3 in (76 mm) in wheelbase and more than 120 lb (54 kg) heavier—produced controversial looks.
The 455 engine had a lower compression ratio to meet EPA emissions requirements, reducing power to 255 hp
(190 kW), with 265 hp (198 kW) in the Gran Sport. Performance remained reasonably brisk, with a 0-60 time of 8.1
seconds for the GS, but the Riviera's sporty image was rapidly fading.
One noteworthy advance was Buick's Max Trac, a traction control system that prevented wheelspin during acceleration on slippery surfaces.
The 1971 Riviera also features GM's "Full-Flo" ventilation system and two large deck lid louvers are prominent on the trunk lid.
The owner of this and all of the other cars was a collector, these fine cars were always stored inside of a climate controlled building. They were on display and parade cars and were only driven on special occasions. Any and all repairs and upgrades were done via a local professional classic car repair and restoration company. No do-it-yourself work was done on any of these cars.
This car is currently sitting along side of her five sister collectable cars in a climate controlled building in Port Jefferson on Long Island NY. This Black Beauty is current on its inspection and has plates on it. Please feel free to contact me with any questions and to make an appointment to see this gem car.
Buick Riviera for Sale
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