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Not a big market at all.  Streetside has had this car for a while now.  It is in beautiful shape with low miles and probably one of the nicest ones of this generation to be found.  They were not a sales success when new.  This would have to appeal to the right buyer for this car to sell at the current asking price.  A comfortable cruiser for sure.

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3 minutes ago, Pat Curran said:

They were not a sales success when new.

 

True that. For all of the "controversial" (Buick's words in their 75th anniversary brochure) looks of the boat tail, the following generation only averaged 19,200 a year over their three years in production. The boat tail had averaged 33,900 a year over it's three year period.

 

Fourth generation sales (or the lack thereof) were a big bowl of not good as everybody else (Eldorado, Thunderbird, Mark, Toronado) in the market enjoyed substantially higher sales.

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If you'll look at the Electra and Lesabre for the years 74 through 78, youll not see much difference in styling from the Riviera.  Hard to tell which is which from a distance or in passing.  No real 'Riviera' appeal so why spend the extra bucks.  Riviera sales went up drastically with the formal roof line of the 79 through 85 models, then totally tanked with the intro of the smaller 86 models.  

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18 minutes ago, RivNut said:

If you'll look at the Electra and Lesabre for the years 74 through 78, youll not see much difference in styling from the Riviera.  Hard to tell which is which from a distance or in passing.  No real 'Riviera' appeal so why spend the extra bucks.  Riviera sales went up drastically with the formal roof line of the 79 through 85 models, then totally tanked with the intro of the smaller 86 models.  

You are right Ed.  The car lost its individuality during these years.  The third brake light under the rear windows of the 74-76 look tacked on.  At least with the Toronado, they were nicely integrated into the overall design of the car.

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1 hour ago, Pat Curran said:

You are right Ed.  The car lost its individuality during these years.  The third brake light under the rear windows of the 74-76 look tacked on.  At least with the Toronado, they were nicely integrated into the overall design of the car.

 

This is part of my overriding thesis for all the Riviera years—when their exterior design was differentiating (even if it was polarizing), the cars generally sold well or at least competitively with the overall market. When it wasn't, they sold poorly.

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https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/cto/d/pinon-hills-1970-buick-riviera/6878639630.html

 

1970 Buick Riviera - $4500 (Pinon Hills)

 

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375 Juniper Rd

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1970 1970 Buick Riviera

VIN: 494870H910640
condition: good
cylinders: 8 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
paint color: blue
size: full-size
title status: clean
transmission: automatic
type: coupe

This 1970 Buick Riviera was purchased from the original owners in Las Vegas in 2001. It was driven home to Southern California. Cruised along at 70/80 like riding on a cloud. Has the most powerful Buick engine offered, 375 h.p. with 510 lbs feet of torque. The interior is white leather with bucket seats in front, no rips or broken threads and “like new” carpeting and floor mats. I am told that the console with shifter and the color combination is rare. The car was repainted when the passenger side door was dented in a parking lot. I located a replacement door so no “bondo was” used. The springs and shocks were replaced at that time and the vinyl roof removed. It was not a daily driver and kept at our vacation home beginning 2005. In 2013 it was parked because the (original)engine started using a quart of oil every 100 miles. Engine never made a sound, transmission seals started to leak (but performed fine), air conditioning was cold, etc. She has sat lonely ever since as I had several cars. Car is equipped with a Kenwood stereo system with CD and the original 8 track system, FACTORY assembly manual, owner’s manual and other accessories are included. Tires hold air but need replacement. Contact for more information.

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28 minutes ago, cjp69 said:

https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/cto/d/pinon-hills-1970-buick-riviera/6878639630.html

1970 Buick Riviera - $4500 (Pinon Hills)

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This 1970 Buick Riviera was purchased from the original owners in Las Vegas in 2001. It was driven home to Southern California. Cruised along at 70/80 like riding on a cloud. Has the most powerful Buick engine offered, 375 h.p. with 510 lbs feet of torque. The interior is white leather with bucket seats in front, no rips or broken threads and “like new” carpeting and floor mats. I am told that the console with shifter and the color combination is rare. The car was repainted when the passenger side door was dented in a parking lot. I located a replacement door so no “bondo was” used. The springs and shocks were replaced at that time and the vinyl roof removed. It was not a daily driver and kept at our vacation home beginning 2005. In 2013 it was parked because the (original)engine started using a quart of oil every 100 miles. Engine never made a sound, transmission seals started to leak (but performed fine), air conditioning was cold, etc. She has sat lonely ever since as I had several cars. Car is equipped with a Kenwood stereo system with CD and the original 8 track system, FACTORY assembly manual, owner’s manual and other accessories are included. Tires hold air but need replacement. Contact for more information.

 

That substantial one-year-only 1970 second generation restyle ("The new lean look."), in what the brochure called Riviera II style with the thin body side moldings.

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Posted (edited)

Not my listing:

1964 Buick Riviera w/465 Wildcat - $32000 (Roanoke, VA?)

For sale is a beautifully restored, not often seen 1964 Buick Riviera with a professionally rebuilt 465 Wildcat engine. I am helping to sell this car for my grandfather, so inquires will go through me first.

Highlights:

. New radiator
. New tires
. New water pump
. New brakes
. New hoses
. New battery cables
. New clutch fan
. New exhaust
. Totally rebuilt 465 Wildcat engine, done by Harman's Machine Shop in Roanoke, VA

This is a beautiful car that sounds, drives, and looks amazing! My grandfather bought this car about 1.5-2 years ago and started restoring it then, so the restoration is very fresh, and the engine has next to no miles on it!

$32,000 negotiable
Serious inquires only, please! Email first, then we can exchange phone numbers. Thanks.

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https://longisland.craigslist.org/cto/d/oceanside-66-buick-riviera-head-turner/6879576944.html

 

66 BUICK RIVIERA HEAD TURNER - $17500 (Oceanside)

 

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1966 Buick Riviera

condition: excellent
cylinders: 8 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 71000
paint color: black
size: full-size
title status: clean
transmission: automatic
type: coupe

I'm putting my 66 Riviera up for sale. 420 nailhead motor, power windows, hideaway head lights work. Turn key car, it's a great cruiser turns heads every where!!! Call me with any questions. Bill 917 295 4078.

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https://southjersey.craigslist.org/cto/d/marmora-1966-riviera/6878155039.html

 

1966 Riviera - $6500 (Cape May co)

 

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1966 Buick Riviera

condition: fair
cylinders: 8 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
paint color: black
title status: clean
transmission: automatic

1966 Riviera, 425 engine with Dual factory 4 barrels. runs and moves great, Carbs are out being rebuilt, complete tune up including wires etc. all new fluids. Needs floors and usual rust repair. Its a Driver/ project car. Its not perfect but its all there. Original spare tire and wheel, never on the ground.

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https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/cto/d/philadelphia-buick-riviera/6879229431.html

 

Buick riviera - $12000 (Philadelphia)

 

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1964 Buick riviera

VIN: 7k1065743
condition: good
cylinders: 8 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 98000
paint color: black
size: full-size
title status: clean
transmission: automatic
type: coupe

Runs good new interior needs work

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I can't get the link to work but check out the 1965 GS that was just posted on Bring a Trailer.

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This one, I believe:

 

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1965-buick-riviera-11/

 

  • Location: Spring, Texas 77373
  • Chassis: 494475H916959
  • 7k Indicated Miles, TMU
  • 425ci Super Wildcat V8
  • 3-Speed Automatic Transmission
  • Repainted Arctic White over Black Vinyl
  • Wood-Rimmed Steering Wheel
  • Air Conditioning
  • Twin 4-Barrel Carburetors
  • Dual Exhaust System
  • Private Party or Dealer: Dealer

 

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38 minutes ago, j3studio said:

This one, I believe:

 

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1965-buick-riviera-11/

 

  • Location: Spring, Texas 77373
  • Chassis: 494475H916959
  • 7k Indicated Miles, TMU
  • 425ci Super Wildcat V8
  • 3-Speed Automatic Transmission
  • Repainted Arctic White over Black Vinyl
  • Wood-Rimmed Steering Wheel
  • Air Conditioning
  • Twin 4-Barrel Carburetors
  • Dual Exhaust System
  • Private Party or Dealer: Dealer

 

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Yes it is.  Look at the plaque and who it was built for......................................

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35 minutes ago, Pat Curran said:

Look at the plaque and who it was built for

Our very own Mr. Knott?

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On 5/2/2019 at 6:00 PM, Pat Curran said:

Yes, it was his car.

 

Sitting at $10,000, but plenty of time to go.

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