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  1. I rejected Seamist Green as a possibility because it wasn't on the ROA site (I'm so trusting). I'll agree that it is visually closer. How common were special order paint cars?
  2. Lovely Claret Red Metallic 1991 Riviera with red leather bucket seats and 26,000 miles on cars.com, asking $11,500. https://www.cars.com/vehicledetail/detail/786834659/overview/ Is this as good-looking as the seventh-generation cars got?
  3. I find the bench seat cars very interesting—it seems they were a low percentage of production.
  4. Details, please. I have some suspicions, but I need details …
  5. Looking to see if it a) had a sticker and b) if I took a picture of it. It definitely had the four-wheel disc brakes:
  6. Love the sticker! The ratings I quoted are from the original EPA guides. I find that many of the pre-1985 ratings are … hopeful.
  7. Draft, draft, draft text: "The Riviera was undoubtedly a long way from its unique 1963 status. Along with the platform change, the fifth generation also lost its Buick engines. The new Riviera had only Oldsmobile-sourced power options, both of which were smaller and less powerful than 7.4 liter/455 ci V8 from prior years. [… 1977] The standard powertrain for 1977 was the Oldsmobile-built L77 155 bhp 5.7 liter/350 ci V8 with a four-barrel carburetor mated with a Turbo Hydra-matic three-speed automatic transmission. EPA fuel economy ratings for this combination were 15 city/22 highway by the standards of the day—about a 23% improvement over 1976. The Oldsmobile-built L80 185 bhp 6.6 liter/403 ci V8 with a four-barrel carburetor was available for $65 and dropped mileage ratings slightly to 15 city/21 highway. Both the L77 and L80 were available in California-specific versions, which, unlike the Federal versions, gave no rear axle ratio options. The L80 was also available in an “Altitude” version—sold in the Denver area and adding another $22. [… 1978] The standard powertrain continued to be the L77 155 bhp 5.7 liter/350 ci V8 with a four-barrel carburetor paired with a Turbo Hydra-matic three-speed automatic transmission. EPA fuel economy ratings for this combination were 15 city/22 highway by the standards of the day. The L80 185 bhp 6.6 liter/403 ci with a four-barrel carburetor was available for $65 and was rated at 14 city/20 highway."
  8. Here we go again with these low-mileage sixth generation cars … 1984 Brown Buick Riviera with a brown Landau top and (you guessed it) brown Prima cloth 45/45 seats. 10,600 miles, with a minimum bid of $14,100 (I wonder what value guide that very specific number came from). https://www.ebay.com/itm/1984-Buick-Riviera/113886368211 After that short run of restrained cars, here we are back with Landau top and the Custom locking wire wheel covers. No window sticker, but there is a fairly well-preserved build sheet.
  9. Sold for $13,500 with 36 bids, between Hagerty #3/Good ($9,200) and #2/Excellent ($15,600) money. Now, back to the Rivieras most of us are thinking of …
  10. Yep. We had a 1977 with those emblems at Gettysburg this year. Buick called them "A rather special distinction."
  11. Jason is (of course) correct. It took another 15 years for four wheel disc brakes to become standard.
  12. https://kansascity.craigslist.org/pts/d/kansas-city-riviera-rear-end/6965683538.html