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BEAUTIFULLY PRESERVED AND PRESENTED THROUGHOUTFABULOUS ALL-BLACK COLORS WITH ORIGINAL INTERIOR340 HP 425 CI WILDCAT V-8 AUTOMATICPOSITRACTION, A/C, PB, PS, PW, POWER SEATS, TILT WHEELSTRIKING BUICK CHROME ROAD WHEELS ON WHITEWALL TIRESORIGINAL OWNERS GUIDE, ACCESSORIES BOOKLET, SPAREEXCELLENT EXAMPLE OF ONE OF GMS BEST 1960S DESIGNS Initially conceived as the La Salle II the Riviera was Buicks undisputed image and engineering leader from 1963 through 1993 and again from 1995 to 1999. While built to compete directly with Fords Thunderbird in the fast-growing personal luxury market, the Riviera remained true to purpose as a true gentlemans muscle car with the totally redesigned 1966-67 models. Somewhat larger with a new 119-inch wheelbase chassis, the updated Riviera featured a lower, longer, wider overall presence with a new fastback rear roofline and a clean profile with the former vent widows eliminated by a new flow-through ventilation system. A growing array of built-in safety features made these great road cars even better, plus standard amenities including power brakes and steering, automatic transmission, tilt steering wheel, dual exhaust, and rich fully carpeted interiors with top-quality upholstery combinations. Buicks 425 cubic-inch V-8 powered the Riviera, with 4-barrel carburation and 340 factory-rated horsepower enough to humble many other performance cars in concert with carefully-engineered underpinnings and a noticeable, top-quality feel. Priced from $4,408 new, the 1966 Riviera struck a chord with buyers, selling much better with 45,348 produced that year.Few of these American GT cars remain today and fewer still possess the high originality, integrity, and beautiful condition of this stunning Black-on-Black 1966 Buick Riviera. Never restored and having had just one top-quality repaint, it retains the original interior and features a wide array of standard and optional equipment, including Positraction limited-slip rear axle, air conditioning, power brakes, steering, windows, and front seats, and tilt steering wheel. This beautifully preserved Riviera even retains the original spare tire! A newer battery was installed under the prior owners care. The standard 340 HP, 425 CI Wildcat Buick V-8 engine and Super Turbine automatic transmission deliver a great driving experience, along with a throaty rumble from the Rivieras standard dual exhaust system. Both the engine and engine compartment appear original, unmodified, and correct throughout. Mileage stands at just 52k indicated miles and this Rivieras other great features include a beautifully straight and proper body and outstanding original wheels. Simply put, the Riviera is one of the finest automotive designs and road cars of the 1960s, bar none. This wonderful example delivers an exciting opportunity to experience it for yourself. Call us for viewing arrangements, full details, and make this truly spectacular survivor yours today!

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1430328
  • Price:$34,000
  • Location:Chicago, Illinois
  • Year:1966
  • Make:Buick
  • Model:Riviera
  • Exterior Color:Black
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Odometer:51736
  • Stock Number:4238
  • VIN:494876H918300

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