It’s the Sixties and the whole ‘personal luxury car’ craze has kicked off thanks to the Ford Thunderbird in 1955. Manufacturers are hopping onto the bandwagon, and the Riviera was Buick’s entry. Produced between 1963 and 1999 over eight generations, the name Riviera means Coastline in Latin, and over 1.1 million were sold throughout its lifetime. This is a 1970 Buick Riviera Sport Coupe from the second generation of the model. It comes from Georgia with 83,185 miles on the odometer and is reported to be a matching engine and transmission-numbers car that has been refreshed over the years. 1970 was the last year of the second generation and the model year received a restyle that included the quad headlamps being almost flush-mounted, redesigned front bumper, and vertical bar grille among others, before the third generation replaced it in 1971 with changed styling once again. This makes the 1970 model particularly desirable, as despite the fact that approximately 37,000 were sold, far fewer are alive and running today. So, if you’re looking for a classic Buick luxury car that is just that little bit more unique than the rest, here’s your ticket.
The Riviera embodied North American luxury car language, with long, swooping body styles and ample lashings of chrome. This 1970 Buick Riviera Sport Coupe comes painted in its original color of Sea Mist Green with a darker green vinyl-wrapped hardtop. It rolls on its period-correct alloys with white-striped tires. Frameless doors complete the look of this personal luxury coupe. The interior is also in green as it originally came and offers accommodations for four, with matching green seat belts. The dash and door cards feature wood trim. Power windows are present as well. This Riviera has undergone some upgrades in the in-car audio department, in the shape of a Bluetooth-compatible radio that drives upgraded 6x5 speakers, as well as dual 10-inch subwoofers in their own enclosure that are placed in the trunk.
This 1970 Buick Riviera Sport Coupe comes with the largest engine offered on the generation, the 455ci (7.5L) Buick V8, mated to a three-speed ST-400 automatic transmission and sending drive to the rear wheels. It was rated to deliver up to 370hp and 500lb.ft. This car has had new fuel lines and battery, and the fuel tank and pump have been recently replaced as well.
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