1973 Buick Riviera Boat Tail 2 Two Door Hardtop Coupe 455 V8 Big Block

1973 Buick Riviera base

Technical specifications of Buick Riviera 1973

Price: US $14,999.00
Condition: Used
Item location: Rockford, Michigan, United States
Make: Buick
Model: Riviera
Type: Coupe
Trim: base
Year: 1973
Mileage: 30000
VIN: 4Y87U3H445349
Color: Autumn Gold
Engine size: 455 4V
Number of cylinders: 8
Power options: Air Conditioning, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: White
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Car description

1973 Buick Riviera Hardtop Coupe

455 V8 4 barrel

Car History:

Car sat in a collection for many years. Owner passed away and I acquired it from his daughter. Car ran but needed some sorting out. I have recently put over $5000 into the car to get it running / driving well. (Work was done by experienced professionals hence the cost) I have all receipts. Some work includes:

New distributor with point delete HEI conversion

New Coil

Complete Tune Up

New Water Pump

Water Pump Housing

New Battery

New Fuel Pump

New Gas Tank

New Fuel Sending Unit

Carburetor Complete Rebuild

New Ignition Harness

Intake Manifold Gasket Set

Coolant Flush / Oil Change

Newer Hankook White Wall Tires

Plus more


Over all very nice for a 46 year old un-restored car. Paint appears original. Under body frame, floors, trunk all very solid. Wheel wells and rear quarters very nice.

Dash pad excellent. Instrument bezel excellent. Door panels very good with one slit in left side arm rest. Seats front/back have been recovered (Factory correct seat covers can be ordered from OPG). Headliner excellent.

Power windows and seats all working. Rear left side quarter window is off track. A/C not working but all there.

Please inspect all photos and ask all questions before bidding/buying. I can send more photos at request. I'm happy to talk and answer all questions honestly and as best I can

I am able to show the car most days/nights. It is insured and plated so it can be test driven as well

This generation Riv is getting more and more popular with prices rising so the time to get one is now. An investment you can watch increase in value and use and enjoy !

The 1973 Buick Rivera's heavy front bumper obscured the grille, and headlights and turn signals were combined in a heavy block. The rear bumper was smoothed out to a continuous line and the boat tail was foreshortened.

The Arab oil embargo would hit in September 1973 and after that, things would never be the same again. Big cars would have to become a lot smaller. Gas prices quickly doubled and shortages led to long lines at stations. However, Buick's 1973 sales totaled a record 821,165 cars, which would not be surpassed until 1981.

At $5,221, the '73 Riviera was still Buick's most expensive model and sales remained stable at 34,080 with 3,933 Gran Sports. The GS package added heavy duty suspension and engine dress-up kit and the traction control.

Other 1973 Buick Riviera options included power sunroof, air conditioning, power windows, Strato bucket seats, power seats, tinted glass, cruise control, wire wheel covers, 5-spoke chrome wheels, AM/FM stereo radio, vinyl roof, console and power door locks.

The design continued to polarize buyers, though sales figures remained steady. That would all change in1974when Bill Mitchell lost a battle to make the Rivera smaller with the same elegant design. He was overruled by his boss Lee Mays, who insisted on a blocky two-door sedan. As a result, sales skidded to 17,303 in 1975 and the Riviera wouldn't recover until the downsized front-wheel drive V-6 of1979. Meanwhile, time has been kind to the boat tail, which still has a large following. Excellent examples still draw crowds.

Selling as-is with no warranty. Buyer is responsible for pick up and all transportation cost

$500 immediatenon-refundable PayPal deposit required . Sorry, but this is necessaryas a commitmentyou plan to complete the sale.

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