Choose of the Day: 1967 Buick Riviera


The Buick Riviera has been a landmark Sixties collectible for years, but its worth amongst collectors has at all times been cheap. In reality, the Riviera has among the many strongest fashion/affordability quotient for many years. Our Choose of the Day is a superb demonstration of what’s nice about this mannequin and what an amazing worth it’s within the collector market. This 1967 Buick Riviera is listed on the market on by a non-public vendor in Apache Junction, Arizona. (Click on the hyperlink to view the itemizing)

Everybody goes ga-ga over the 1964-65 Riviera, and for good motive: traditional GM styling courtesy of Invoice Mitchell and his group, traditional Buick “Nailhead” engine, and an inside that performed a nice supporting position to its styling. Even higher, the Riviera provided efficiency for individuals who wished it because of a dual-quad 425 “Wildcat 465,” one thing that its closest competitor, the Ford Thunderbird lacked.

Whereas the 1963-64 flaunted its British influences, the 1966 Riviera’s design diminished these and exploited all the pieces else that was nice about Basic Motors styling within the mid-Sixties. Beneath, the Riviera was unchanged, however the brand new physique featured flowing, Coke-bottle styling with a semi-fastback roofline. After three years of four-place seating, the Riviera provided an opulent bench seat and Strat-bench for the primary time along with entrance buckets.

Although trying mainly the identical, the 1967 Riviera was powered by an engine that was an all-new design. The 430cid four-barrel provided 360 horsepower, the identical because the dual-quad 425. Although not as romantic because the Nailhead, it was a completely fashionable engine, with the Riv being higher for it. It additionally was the forerunner of the post-1969 455 that has turn out to be a part of Buick folklore. After 1967, the Riviera arguably misplaced its stylistic contact till the “Boattail” debuted for 1971.

This 48,084-mile 1967 Buick Riviera is painted Ivory, a reasonably off-white, however what actually makes this automobile distinctive is the Plum inside, which is configured with the usual bench seat with heart arm relaxation. “Close to unique working situation,” says the vendor. “Sale contains unique Rally rims, metal rims and hubcaps, radiator, headers, new metal brake drum set and new brake sneakers, lead conditioner and octane booster.” It’s had current mechanical work that features the heater core, timing, rebuilt carburetor, rebuilt brake strains, new entrance suspension bushings, new brake strains, and rather more.

“The automobile has its unique vented, aluminum drums,” provides the vendor. “All of the trim is unique. Bodywork and paint are practically good.” For $32,500, you possibly can have a automobile with excessive fashion and torque to match. Dare I say that’s a plum deal?

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