1972 Buick Riviera
The untold story… This Buick Riviera was selected among others to be on JAY LENO’S GARAGE.
The series would be about finding cars that have a patina and unrestored on the outside, but all the rest was simple “excellent”.
The current owner had the car ready for the show, with about $13,000 in receipts during 2017 (rebuilt engine and full transmission service, new brakes, new exhaust, etc…).
A/C runs cold.
The car is a great driver and ready for a new home. We have the original owner’s manual and a binder with documents and receipts.
Engine – 455-4 V8, 330 Horsepower
Transmission: 3 speed turbo hydra-magic 400
Carburation: 4 barrel
The Buick Riviera is a personal luxury car produced by Buick from 1963 to 1999.
GM‘s first entry into that prestige niche, the Riviera was highly praised by automotive journalists upon its high-profile debut.
While early models stayed close to the original form, eight subsequent generations varied substantially over the Riviera’s thirty-year lifespan.
The Riviera was radically redesigned for the 1971 model year with flowing and dramatic “boat-tail” styling.
Designed under Bill Mitchell’s direction, it was penned by Jerry Hirshberg, future head of design for Nissan, mating the two-piece vee-butted fastback rear window, inspired by the 1963 Corvette Sting Ray split window coupe, to the Riviera’s platform. [WIKIPEDIA]