For Sale: 1971 Buick Riviera in Cincinnati, Ohio

Vehicle Description


Please call Matt directly at 513-708-1468 with any questions about this car.

Seven Hills Motorcars is tremendously proud to offer this absolutely stunning 1971 Buick Riviera Boattail in spectacular condition. The car looks beautiful, runs great, and drives awesome. This survivor Buick Boattail is a time capsule and an investment grade classic. The car has great lines and is totally solid; one can even see how good the car is underneath in the many photos of the car on a lift. This is an excellent opportunity to own an exceptional Riviera Boattail that is ready to be used and enjoyed at an unbeatable value.

I have personally put about 25 miles on this Buick. During that time the car was completely reliable and pleasure to drive with no issues.

This 1971 Riviera is one of the cleanest and best examples on the market right now. It has excellent history and has had only two owners since new. We purchased the car from a gentleman in Cincinnati that owned the car for forty-four year. He purchased it from the original owner in 1977. He was a careful and thoughtful owner that always kept the car stored indoors. He was very meticulous and kept detailed service records that date back to 1982. They show that the engine and transmission were rebuilt less than 7,000 miles ago.

This Buick is finished in the beautiful and highly desirable color combination of Bamboo Cream (50) over Sandalwood (684) interior. This is the factory original color scheme as verified by the codes on the trim tag, which is pictured in this ad. Please peruse all of the photos, numbers, video, and information in this ad to get a true sense of clean, nice, and original this Buick Boattail really is.

Throughout the entire Buick Riviera Boattail market right now, this is one of the nicest, most desirable, and best examples available. There is no way this car could be duplicated or restored with this level of quality for anything near our asking price. This Riviera looks great, runs awesome, and floats down the road. This is an excellent opportunity to own a classic Buick that is ready to be used and enjoyed at an unbeatable value. One could easily buy this car now and sell it for more than the purchase price in years to come as these classic Buick are appreciating fast and the market on them is red hot right now, especially for the Boattail models.

As a side note, this Buick is not a dealer auction vehicle. We hand pick each car after careful inspection. Our classics come from owners who expect their cars to go to someone that will give the vehicle the same care and attention as they did. We invite and encourage you to examine the car in person or have the car inspected. Please take the time to scrutinize each picture. We photograph each vehicle to the greatest extent so you can feel confident about your purchase. If you have a question about the Riviera, just give us a call.


The Bamboo Cream (50) exterior is in excellent condition. As one can see in the photos, the finish has dazzling gloss, smooth finish, and deep shine. The chrome and other bright work is in great condition with a brilliant finish and no pitting. The vinyl top looks very nice. The original wheels are in great condition with a nice finish and no curb rash. The whitewall tires have 90% tread left and are correctly sized 225/75R15. There are a few tiny blemishes around car that were too faint to show up in pictures and some light cracking down low, but nothing that is really noticeable from about five or ten feet away. As one can see in the many photos of the underside of the car it appears to be totally solid underneath. This Buick was treated to a Ziebart undercoating and rust proofing treatment when it was almost new, which has preserved the underside very well. We have included specific photos of the lower quarter panels, rockers, frame, spring perches, and other areas most prone to rust on this generation Buick to show how clean this car is.

Window Date Codes

Windshield -JN - The "J" indicates May and the "N" indicates 1971 so this window is original, made in May of 1971.

Driver's Rear Window - JN - The "J" indicates May and the "N" indicates 1971 so this window is original, made in May of 1971.

Passenger Front Window - LN - The "N" indicates March and the "N" indicates 1971 so this window is original, made in March of 1971.

Passenger Rear Window - JN - The "J" indicates May and the "N" indicates 1971 so this window is original, made in May of 1971.

Rear Window - GN - The "G" indicates April and the "N" indicates 1971 so this window is original, made in April of 1971.

Please note that almost all of the glass on this Riviera, even the windshield and the Boattail rear window, are all date coded and original as each piece predates the car's body build date of the second week of June, 1971 (06B). Original glass is another great verification that this car has had no accident history and never sustained damage.


The Sandalwood (684) interior of the Riviera is in outstanding condition. The seats are in excellent shape with no excessive wear or holes. There is some wear starting on the seem on the drivers seat bottom, but as one can see in the photos it is not noticeable. The gauge faces are crisp and clean and the lenses are clear. The chrome and bright work on the inside of the car looks wonderful. The carpet is in also in great condition with no stains, rips, or holes. The original radio works, but sometimes takes a minute to turn on. Most importantly, the dash has never been cut or modified for an aftermarket installation. The power antenna works. The dash is in great shape with no fading or sun damage. The door panels are in good shape overall. The driver's door panel is not cracked in typical spot where the driver's elbow sits. This car has never been smoked in; there are no burns marks and no aroma of cigarettes at all. This is one of the best original interiors we have ever seen in person in a classic Buick and is a true study of how these cars looked from the factory

GM interiors from this era are not known to wear well and the excellent condition of this interior is a huge testament to the meticulous care and attention this car has received throughout its life. The interior looks just as good in person as it does in the photos.

The trunk also looks fantastic; the carpet and very fragile original cardboard are in amazing condition. It is also totally complete with the trunk mat, full size spare tire, jack, jack base, bumper hook, and lug wench/jack handle.


This Buick Riviera seems to be in good mechanical condition and it is ready to be enjoyed. As stated above I have recently put over 25 miles on this car with absolutely no issues. The previous owner was conscience with maintenance and took great care of the car. Additionally, the engine and transmission have les thank 7,000 miles on them. The 455ci engine starts right away every time, runs well, and idles smooth. The car is an exceptional driver that feels great on the road and floats down the highway. In the video below one can observe the car accelerating on the highway up to about 70mph, shifting through all the gears, braking to stoplight, and going through some curves. Please note that there are no strange noises or vibrations and the car performs quite well overall. The brakes are responsive and do not pull to one side or the other. The transmission sh...for more information please contact the seller.

Vehicle Details

  • 1971 Buick Riviera
  • Listing ID:CC-1516156
  • Price:$33,900
  • Location:Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Year:1971
  • Make:Buick
  • Model:Riviera
  • Exterior Color:Cream
  • Interior Color:White
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:118100
  • Stock Number:900945
  • VIN:494871H931268

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Seven Hills Motorcars
9213 Blue Ash Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45242
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