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- Azure Blue
- Seller: streetsidenc
- Phone: 866-542-8392
The 1970 Buick Rivera was a true star at General Motors. This was the only personal luxury E-body cruiser with rear-wheel drive, and this was the first year for the larger V8. It's this kind of distinction why a survivor like this has remained with the same family for its whole life. So if you love a true time capsule on wheels, this coupe is truly a rare treat.
The second gen Riviera was all about size, and in its final year, these really maximized it. The quad headlights were stretched to the edges, and there's a wide grille in-between that reaches out beyond the sheetmetal. In the rear, the form-fitting bumper looks like an extension of the fender as it stretches well beyond the dual exhaust tips. So you can really see this coupe wants to own the road. But there's more going on here. The profile really shows you the classic elegance with the vinyl top and full-length trim that dips with the design line at the door. Fender skirts were even introduced for this year straight from Buick. It's a car that has a special style, and so you can really understand why this one has been with one family its entire life. The Azure Blue paint is a classic lacquer finish, and it shows all signs of being the original application. The paint and brightwork certainly have a worn-in look, and that's more about being a catalyst to telling this coupe's unique story. In fact, the way the panels continue to line up so well is the real way to understand how this has been given over a half-century of care.
The time capsule style continues inside with the very correct and original blue interior. The Riviera is all about being a personal luxury machine. So while there's plenty of room for the passengers to enjoy, the driver will always be king. That's why this has individual comfort features like dual armrests up front and a tilt steering column. You also get power windows to easily show off that pillar-less hardtop profile without ever leaving the driver's seat. We imagine this one really appeals to those who appreciate a true stock classic. That means it rather keep items for display purposes like the AM radio and A/C controls, because after all, they can only be original once. But there's also an overall level of care that you can see in the details, like the condition of the upholstery, door panels, and dash that still look good all these years later. Even the courtesy lights still illuminate the interior when you open the doors.
This car is special because it's the debut year for Buick's mighty 455 cubic-inch V8. It became one of the ultimate motors of the era, and this is the numbers-matching unit. This big block is topped with a four-barrel carburetor, and so it moves this big Buick with the kind of power delivery that's equal parts muscle car and luxury coupe. This family heirloom has been cared for correctly, and the evidence is in the way it fires up readily and the three-speed automatic transmission shifts smoothly. Plus, with power steering, power brakes, and a comfy ride, this classic remains a fine cruiser.
A family-kept classic also means good paperwork. The sale comes complete with the original warranty cars, owner's manual, service manuals, and maintenance records. This is a true survivor with a story to tell, and time capsule cars don't often come this affordable. Call now!