Barn Find...1Owner!! NO RUST..New Mexico Car!!

Price: US $3,800.00 Item location: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Buick
  • Model: Riviera
  • SubModel: GS-1
  • Type: sedan coupe
  • Trim: GS 1
  • Year: 1973
  • Mileage: 83,000
  • VIN: 4Y87U3H459454
  • Color: Brown
  • Engine size: 455-4
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Saddle Tan
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!

1973 Buick Riviera GS-1

One of a kind, 2 year original owner, ll stock, ust free, ccident free, esert Southwest (for the entire 42 years!), aintained, reat running and driving 1973 Buick Riviera GS Stage 1. Mywife's mother passed away and left us the car. She bought this Riviera Grand Sport Stage 1 brand new in early 1973 from a dealer in Oregon. The salesperson attempted to steer them to a new body style 1974 Riviera but when they realized 1973 was the last year of the beautiful boat tail they had to have it. Fortunately there was one still left in inventory and it was a top of the line GS-1 with the desirable and rare (only 3.6% came with it) 455 Stage 1 engine.
The interior is in very good condition(needs a good deep cleaning it has sat in our barn for awhile). Carpet (minor fading) and headliner are original. Front and back seats are all original. Door panels, ash, ash cover, rim, tc. are in great condition with very limited wear. Stereo is the original AM/FM/8-Track and it works great. Doors open and close solidly and all 4 windows roll up and down properly. All dash functions work except the clock. And all 3 cigarette lighters still work! Driver door functions work properly as well although seat switch sometimes hesitates going backward and mirror adjustment switch seems to have a mind of it's own. AC has been freshly evacuated, ressure tested and recharged with R-134A. It works great. Other than the upholstery (which looks awesome) the interior is all stock, riginal and remarkably well preserved (for residing in a barn).
The exterior is stunning. The body is and always has been accident free and rust free(slight bubbling on the landau top). The only flaw is a dent on the left front rearquarter panel. (Parking lot accident) . Dark vinyl roof has some sun damage on the driver side (see pics) as does the rubber weather strip fronting each A pillar... easily fixable stuff. This is one of the few curses of a life spent in the desert. All chrome and trim pieces are in good shape. Trunk is beautiful and gives a good idea of how well-preserved the entire car is. Tires have great tread but are cracking from age (it has been driven sparingly but regularly the last few years). Spare is brand-new, ever used.
The running gear is awesome. Decoding the serial number confirms this is a genuine GS Riviera with the Stage 1 455cid 4bbl 270hp engine. The Stage 1 455 was the highest horsepower engine available in any 1973 personal luxury car. The odometer is true and accurate this car has 83,000 original miles. The GS option also included beefed up suspension and posi-traction among other things. And a newer dual exhaust has nice turbo mufflers and resonators. I've driven her quite a bit and am blown away by how tightly and solidly she drives. She simply starts, dles, ccelerates, hifts, urns, rakes and stops wonderfully. Talk about a very cool, are, asy to maintain, ractical piece of history.
My name is Tony and I am happy to answer your questions. Please call me at 704.990.5481. Send me your email address and I'll get them to you. Good luck and good bidding.
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On Jul-02-15 at 19:23:48 PDT, eller added the following information:

I am not sure what this car is or is not..My wife's mother purchased the car new and when she passed my wife got it..Please call me to ask any questions..What you see is what you get..I am no car expert..If you have any questions please call...I am not trying to misrepresent the car in any way....