This 1972 Buick Riviera is one of the most daring designs put to
sheet metal. So when this big V8 luxury cruiser is also a distinct
triple-black it creates one of the best all-round classics... and
it's available right now for a terrific price.
This car knows how to make an entrance. The black paint has a deep
and dark intimidating look. But it also has a good shine to give it
true distinction as it highlights this coupe's straight sheet
metal. And there's a lot to check out on these 3rd gen Rivieras.
The pointed front end has a deep crease that flows outward on the
long hood until it melts into the door line. The rear fenders have
one of the sportiest kick-ups ever given to a car. And it all flows
toward the back where you have Corvette Sting Ray kind of curved
glass and a pronounced tip to the boat tail rear. Oh yes, this was
one of the few times GM's dream cars made it into the public's
hands! And the distinct beauty of the Riviera is highlighted
further by plenty of shine from the wraparound chrome bumpers,
upgraded 15-inch wheels, and a taut black vinyl roof. The full
presentation is quite striking, but nothing on this is ever too
fancy to make you nervous about driving it. After all, the key to a
cool cruiser is having the confidence to take it out on the
The black interior combines with the exterior paint and roof to
make for a desirable triple-black presentation. This is Buick's
personal luxury machine, and it really shows the full package
inside. You have upgraded leather upholstery, and while it might
have seating for up to six, the driver has a large fold-down
armrest for individual comfort. Speaking of comfort, you also have
an upgraded Kenwood AM/FM/cassette stereo, a six-disc changer, cup
holder console, and provisions for air conditioning (it will need
servicing to blow cold again.) This is a driver's machine and so
you get terrific details, like the wraparound dash panel done in
sporty machine-turned paneling. There's a tilt steering column and
adjustable speed buzzer. Plus, power windows mean you never have to
leave the driver's seat any time you want to show off the
pillarless hardtop profile.
Under the hood is the massive 455 cubic-inch V8. Buick didn't make
them any bigger, but this one does get better. It has been upgraded
with an Edelbrock four-barrel carburetor, Edelbrock intake, an
electronic distributor, and a sweet sound out of the dual exhaust.
The TH400 three-speed automatic transmission is a great pairing
because it's both stout and smooth. And smooth is exactly how to
think of this classic with power steering, power brakes, front
discs, and Buick's legendary ride quality.
Complete with the owner's manual and maintenance records, this is
one of the sharpest-styled classics around. It's a package that
you'd expect to pay a ton more to get, so you know this deal will
be going fast. Call today!!!