1973 Buick Riviera Boat Tail Big Block 455 V8 Classic GM Luxury Coupe

Price: US $14,299.00 Item location: Rockford, Michigan, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Buick
  • Model: Riviera
  • SubModel: base
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: base
  • Year: 1973
  • Mileage: 29000
  • VIN: 4Y87U3H445349
  • Color: Gold
  • Engine size: 455
  • 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: White
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Vehicle Title: Clean
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1973 Buick Riviera base

1973 Buick Riviera Boat Tail Big Block 455 V8 Classic GM Luxury CoupeVery solid body with great floors and frame very solid car. It sat in a collection for many years. Owner died and I acquired it. It has been recently refreshed to be road ready with over $5000 in repairs/parts done by experienced shop with receipts. New fuel tank and sending unit, carburetorrebuilt, new water pump and housing, fuel pump, spark plugs, ignition harness, new distributor with HEI conversion (no point to adjust), new coil, coolant flush, battery plus much more.Power windows all work (rear quarter driver side off track) Power seats work. Excellent dash and headliner. Power locks working. Lights, speedometer, gaugesall working. Paint very good but has flaws. Seats recovered at one point. Car is turn key and ready to be enjoyed.Runs drives excellent. 455 big block V8. Please ask all questions and reviewall photos before bidding / buying.I will respond fast and honestly. Sold as is, no warranty. Buyer responsible for all shipping/transport cost. $300 nonrefundable PayPal deposit to show you are a serious buyer

Buick’s 1973 sales totaled a record 821,165 cars, which would not be surpassed until 1981.

At $5,221, the ‘73 Riviera was still Buick’s most expensive model and sales remained stable at 34,080 with 3,933 Gran Sports. The GS package added heavy duty suspension and engine dress-up kit and the traction control.

Other 1973 Buick Riviera options included power sunroof, air conditioning, power windows, Strato bucket seats, power seats, tinted glass, cruise control, wire wheel covers, 5-spoke chrome wheels, AM/FM stereo radio, vinyl roof, console and power door locks.

The design continued to polarize buyers, though sales figures remained steady. That would all change in1974 when Bill Mitchell lost a battle to make the Rivera smaller with the same elegant design. He was overruled by his boss Lee Mays, who insisted on a blocky two-door sedan. As a result, sales skidded to 17,303 in 1975 and the Riviera wouldn’t recover until the downsized front-wheel drive V-6 of1979. Meanwhile, time has been kind to the boat tail, which still has a large following. Excellent examples still draw crowds.

This generation Riv has been becoming very popular with prices rising !