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Aug 19, 2009 at 4:55 pm
Gotta love that Boat-Tail. There will never be anything like it again!! Buick did this one right in my book!! Sent ya a Trophy as well.
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Jul 22, 2009 at 9:18 pm
thanks guys!!!
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1972 Buick Riviera (Rachael)

Last updated Jul 20, 2009  

Photo of a 1972 Buick Riviera (Rachael)


After searching for over 13 years to replace the Riv that got totaled by some kid driving an El Camino, I found this... I'm very happy with her in spit of the fact that she only gets 10 miles to the gallon...


Riviera featured one of the greatest styling exercises in automotive history. Dubbed "the boat-tail," the look was supposed to draw upon stylish cars of the 1930s, but putting the design on a 218 inch length, 122 inch wheelbase, 4,247 lb car resulted in a look that buyers either loved or hated.

GM decreed that its engines had to be rated in net SAE output, a more realistic measure of engine power, and the Riviera's 455 power rating dropped to 250 bhp for the base model and 260 bhp for the GS. Top speed fell to 112 mph.

Production: 33,728
Engines: 455 V8 250 bhp. (GS) 455 V8 260 bhp @ 4400 rpm, 380 lb-ft @ 2800 rpm.

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Antique gold, trip set, speed alert, rear defog, 8 way power 60/40 split bench seats, air conditioning, power windows, turn signals on the fenders, rally wheels (5-spoke chrome wheels), Vinyl Roof, Cruise Control, Tinted Glass....


cd player with hands free mode for cell, ipod hook up and the ability to play music from a memory stick, pioneer speakers all around... Firestone Indy 500 tires....

I'm in the process of updating the interior as well.... which includes my first attempt at re-upholstering the interior... Thank you very much to the many ant colonies who made my car home for enabling me to tear the interior out of my car over the last week in search of their sorry asses....

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progress.... 7-16-09

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since I got the car, I've noticed ants climbing on the dash... had been driving me nuts until this morning... I decided to do something about it... Found a ridiculously huge...

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Currently working on re-sealing the back window, restoring back window chrome, replacing the side moldings, and restoring the trunk.

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spent the entire day working on her yesterday... too many thing got done to list now... but I will get on the ball and fill in all info.. working 12's the next few days... so I wont have much time to be on here... but I'll have info updated by thursday..

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