1983 Buick Riviera 2dr Coupe on 2040-cars
Lyons, Oregon, United States
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.
Front Disc/ Rear Drum Brakes, Windows, 6-Way Seats, Passenger Power Reclining Seat, Steering, Antenna, Door Locks, Outside Mirrors, Trunk Release
Automatic Overdrive Hydra-Matic TH325-4L, Front Wheel Drive
305 Cu. In. 5.0 Liter 4 Barrel Quadrajet Carburetor - Air Injection System, Electronic Ignition
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.
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)
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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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.
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?
"Are you telling me that you built a time machine... out of a DeLorean?" So asked one Marty McFly of his mentor Dr. Emmett Brown, who replied: "The way I see it, if you're gonna build a time machine into a car, why not do it with some style?"
Doc Brown was right, of course: with an exotic mid-engine layout, gullwing doors and stainless steel body, the DeLorean DMC-12 sure looked the part. It just needed a little more juice. Well this one might not have 1.21 gigawatts of time-bending power - that'd be more than one and a half million horsepower - but it does have more than the 150 hp in the the standard 2.8-liter V6.
That's because this particular DeLorean has had its stock Peugeot Renault Volvo engine swapped out for a Buick-sourced, all-aluminum, 4.3-liter V6 from the Grand National. Dutteiller Performance didn't leave the engine in stock form, either: while they were swapping it out, they added a pair of turbochargers, new pistons, crank, cams and much, much more.
Buick has announced pricing for the refreshed 2014 Regal. The base model offers a 2.0-liter, turbocharged, 259-horsepower, four-cylinder engine for $30,615 (*after $925 delivery and destination fee). The standard turbo can be replaced by Buick's eAssist mild hybrid system for $32,485. The electrified powertrain delivers 36 miles per gallon, in place of the turbo's 30 mpg on the highway.
The big powertrain news for 2014 is the inclusion of an all-wheel-drive system for an extra $2,175. Marking one of the few uses of all-wheel drive on a Buick car, the new Regal AWD has an electronic, limited-slip differential and a HiPer Strut front suspension, which is the same front arrangement used on the hot, front-drive Regal GS.
Speaking of the Regal GS, it's not so hot for 2014. It sports the same 259-horsepower engine as the standard Regal, but offsets that with a wealth of standard, optional or flat-out exclusive equipment like active dampers, Brembo brakes and a Bose stereo. Prices (all including the $925 fee) start at $37,830. Like the standard car, the GS will be available with all-wheel drive for the first time, bringing it a bit more in line with its cousins across the pond - Opel Insignia OPC and Vauxhall Insignia VXR. Prices for the GS AWD start at $40,195.