Personal luxury coupes with V8 power are always in style, so when
you have a 1985 Buick Riviera as nicely priced as this one, you
know you want to pay attention.
The long hood and short rear really give this Riviera the classic proportions of a true personal luxury machine. And the half vinyl roof that nicely matches the steel gray paint is part of the graceful look of a dignified premium coupe. The Riviera was always meant to be a statement of elegance - that's why it has such a graceful wave-like profile. And the white pinstripe does a fantastic job of highlighting this. Plus, with bright chrome bumpers, equally brilliant wire wheel covers, and exclusive R-badging surrounding them, this is what classic luxury should be.
The light gray velour has a velvet-like touch that we all remember from a premium 1980s machine. It nicely coordinates with the door panels and dash pad for a nicely preserved factory appearance. This is joined with the burled walnut veneer on all of these surfaces to create one of the most handsome interiors of the era. There are fold down armrests in each row, so you can choose to carry up to five family and friends with you, or go for more individual comfort. And the front seats even power adjusts to your ideal setting. From this command position, you have an easy reach to all the features such as the power windows, power locks, tilt wheel, cruise control, factory AM/FM/cassette stereo, and provisions for automatic climate control.
Under the hood is the optional 307 cubic inch V8. Just like the rest of this luxury coupe, it looks exceptionally factory-correct (it's even believed to be original to the car.) The V8 motor was a valuable piece to give the Riviera the right kind of torque to move it around with authority. The attitude on this one is a comfortable cruiser that could even rival its relatives at Cadillac. That's why it came with grand touring features like the fully independent suspension and a four-speed automatic transmission w/overdrive. And this is the kind of classic that's easy to take on the long trips thanks to power steering and front disc brakes.
This Buick Riviera makes a great candidate for the enthusiast that is looking for classic luxury to cruise around town. It runs smoothly and has the old school luxury style that generations have grown to love. Don't miss your opportunity to pick up a bargain classic. Call today!!!
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