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First year standard front disc brakes

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Jason is (of course) correct. It took another 15 years for four wheel disc brakes to become standard.

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Buick offered 4 wheel disc brakes on the 77-78 generation Riv.  They were so proud of it that they put a disc brake emblem on the rear quarter panels.  

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45 minutes ago, Pat Curran said:

Buick offered 4 wheel disc brakes on the 77-78 generation Riv.  They were so proud of it that they put a disc brake emblem on the rear quarter panels.  

 

Yep. We had a 1977 with those emblems at Gettysburg this year.

 

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Buick called them "A rather special distinction."

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Of course, they started -- a very rare factory option -- on a very few 1965 & 1966 -- and some more on 1967 - 1969 with the four piston calipers -- and about the same -- still a low percentage in 1970, but with a different rotor and single piston calipers.....

Incidentally, if you are reading this, I do have the very tough to find

++ N.O.S. ++ Asbestos ++ Brake Pads for the 1967 - 1969 application.

And -------- if you have some NEW N.O.S. Hub & Rotor Assemblies for that same application -- I will buy them -- call me instantly....

        Craig 516 - 485 - 1935......

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1971 is a good year for the Riviera in terms of standard options (and GS package is awesome too!).

 

Here is a set out of a 68 GS.

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I optioned for front Discs in my '66 Mustang.

 

Tom T.

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