1972 Buick Riviera survivor (The Riv)
Last updated Dec 22, 2010
I bought this 1972 Buick Riviera about 9 years ago at an auction and I fell in love with it so I didn't sell it after fixing it up a little bit. This car is a true survivor. It has the original paint, original interior, original engine and transmission, and has almost 14,000 original miles. The only thing that is not original are the tires, brakes, for safety reasons (rotors, pads, booster, master cylinder, lines, etc.), the suspension (it sat for 30 years and sagged over time), fixed the A/C (compressor, hot and cold lines, etc.) and a minor tune-up (plugs, hoses, belts, etc.). This car was kept in a warehouse for 30 years untouched by the original owner, who brought it down here from Williamsport, Pennsylvania. He had a car dealership up there and no one bought the car. So he kept it and drove it around for a little while and then drove it down here. He hasn't driven it since and 30 years later he puts it up at an auction. Now, I drive it to almost every car show I can try to attend to. Currently, there is almost 14,000 miles on the car. The most recent work I've done on it is that I finally was able to fix the radio. The 4 speakers in the car are still the original ones and they still sound great!
Original engine: 455-4
I've never raced it, although it has been quite tempting to do so.
The Riv is fully loaded with everything, except for a sun roof and leather seats.
There are no mods done to this car. I'm keeping it as original as possible.
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