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1983 Buick Riviera 2dr Coupe on 2040-cars

Year:1983 Mileage:62 Color: is called Antique Bronze
Location:

Lyons, Oregon, United States

Lyons, Oregon, United States

Options/Additional Equipment:

55/45 Front Seats, CD/MP3/AM/FM, Automatic Overdrive, Cornering Lights, Air Conditioning, Interior Light Package, Illuminated Entry Lighting, Hood and Trunk Lighting, Level Control, Pulse Wiper Control, Wire Wheel Covers, Front Disc Brakes, Tilt Wheel, A.T.C., Temperature Degree Bar, Door Edge Guard, Cruise Control, 1/2 Vinyl Top, Opra Lights, Muted Warning Chimes, Rear Window Defogger, Front and Rear Carpet Mats.

Power Options:

Front Disc/ Rear Drum Brakes, Windows, 6-Way Seats, Passenger Power Reclining Seat, Steering, Antenna, Door Locks, Outside Mirrors, Trunk Release

Transmission:

Automatic Overdrive Hydra-Matic TH325-4L, Front Wheel Drive

Engine:

305 Cu. In. 5.0 Liter 4 Barrel Quadrajet Carburetor - Air Injection System, Electronic Ignition 

COMPLETE DESCRIPTION:

     This Riviera was purchased from a friend in 2013. It was in covered storage for 13 years after the transmission started to slip from 2nd gear to 3rd gear. It had no body damage other than normal small dents and paint oxidation. The rear bumper and door handles have small pin sized chrome pits (see pictures). All the other bright work is in beautiful condition. Only needing a battery and fuel it started. I did a complete check from top to bottom/ front to rear for any future possible problems then replaced and repaired anything needed (except for catalytic converter and cruise control speed amplifier).
     The front suspension was tightened up with new parts. Being front wheel drive the transmission, differential w/ complete overhaul, bearings and bushings, constant velocity joints, drive axles are ALL NEW PARTS & realigned. New brake pads and shoes were needed and installed new tires all around.
     The alternator was replaced because it had a slight bearing noise, radiator was also replaced with a new one (it would not hold 13 pounds of pressure caused by a small leak at an upper solder seam). The rear injector valve to the catalytic converter was defective so that was replaced. Needed to replace the muffler (too loud). All the lights were checked and replaced ant bad lamps.
     The interior of the car was just dust and dirt because the windows were not completely closed. The headliner needed to be replaced because the glue let loose causing it to sag in some areas. The seats )front and rear) were completely disassembled w/ the door panels and cleaned and reassembled. All carpets are new along with front and rear matching floor mats. All power switches were removed checked and cleaned.
     The windshield has two very small stone chips (center top). Inside rear view mirror was replaced because it appeared to have some haze along the mirror edges. The heater/AC blower was off balance so it was replaced.
EXTERIOR:
     After all mechanical work and interior were completed, all chrome trim, bright work were removed and the chassis and under hood was steam cleaned and detailed with new paint and under coating. All body scratches and dents were repaired back to straight panels then primed for new complete paint. Instead of going to the original paint type I selected a GM 2002 color to closely match the original shade but with a pearlescent tone. (Exterior color is called Antique Bronze)
     Two days later it was buffed and polished and ready for a car show! (Restoration Class)

MAINTENANCE HISTORY
     History before my purchase is unknown other than the engine was very clean in the heads/block with a very good compression and vacuum test. Replaced spark plugs, oil, A.T.F., anti-freeze, checked power steering fluid, brake fluid, converted R-12 to R-134 Freon.

Have all receipts for parts 

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