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For Sale: 1982 Buick Riviera
in Pomona, California

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173 Stare Street
Pomona, CA 91767
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1982 BUICK RIVIERA CONVERTIBLE GARAGE KEPT. YOU CAN SEE BY THE PICTURES THE CONDITION OF THE CAR A 30 YEAR OLD BEAUTY Believed to be 60,000 miles 2nd owner last 27 years Original sticker was $24,494 The most expensive GM car in 1982 1982 production was 1,248 Just updated mechanicals 5.0L V-8 Original Tonneau cover and custom full zippered Tonneau HAS THE ORIGINAL BUILD SHEET AND ORIGINAL OWNERS MANUALS $15,900.00 OBO GIVE US CALL/EMAIL WITH ANY QUESTIONS THAT YOU MAY HAVE 909-626-5400 AMCLASSICS2@AOL.COM A LITTLE BACKGROUND ON THE BUICK RIVIERA CONVERTIBLE If you own or have owned one of these fine Buick automobiles, you know what an exciting, luxurious car they are. The Convertible was based on a new body style for Riviera introduced in 1979. Changed little over the next seven years, this body style has gone down as the best selling Riviera of all times. By 1982 GM Brass was feeling pretty good about this car and decided to introduce a Convertible version in the spring of 1982. This being the first for Buick since 1975 and the first Convertible of any kind to come out of GM since the Last of the Breed 1976 Cadillac Eldorado was axed. This was a big step, it was 1982 and times were tough for the American auto industry. On February 25, 1982, a press release was sent out to all dealers. The all new, limited production, Buick Riviera Convertible is to debut in the spring, mid April 1982. Available in two colors only; White or Red Firemist with a Maple/Claret Leather Interior with a white vinyl top. Most never made it to a dealers lot before mid to late July of that year and all featured the new updated 1983 Riviera grill. THis was a very well appointed automobile by 1982 standards and the price reflected it. Consider this, a brand new 1982 Buick Riviera hardtop, a best seller for Buick, cost $14,898.45 base price with freight. Not a cheap car by any standard. The 1982 Buick Riviera Convertible, a new untested car for Buick, cost $24,494.25 base price with freight. Add some options and this car would top out at over $27,500.00. This was the highest price automobile GM sold, and that counted all brands, including Cadillac. In 1982 only 1248 were produced. Not a bad number for a newly introduced, limited production high end automobile. While all of the cars began life as a hardtop at the Linden, New Jersey assembly plant, they were soon on their way to American Sun Roof (ASC) in Lansing, Michigan. Here they would have the top removed, the structure strengthened and the final assembly of the convertible top mechanism, rear seat and interior appointments. It should be noted that the rear seat assembly is unique to the Convertible alone and will not interchange with the hardtop. After completeion at ASC it was off to the Dealer or Buick Zone Warehouse and Distribution Center in Flint, Michigan. A lot of these cars were actually driven by GM Executives, Zone Managers and other officials within the ranks of GM. It was not uncommon to have higher ups from GM tooling around in a Buick Convertible as their division had been neutered of convertibles a few years back. Cadillac liked this car so much that they actually got their own version in the form of the 1984 and 1985 Cadillac Eldorado. Body Style: CONVERTIBLE 2-DR,Engine Type: 5.0L V8 OHV 16V

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United States
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Pomona, CA
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Red Leather

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Very Good

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Rear-wheel drive

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