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1985 Buick Riviera Convertible



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1985 Buick

Riviera Convertible



Engine Size
3.8 V6 Turbo
4 Speed Automatic
84,148 (Actual)
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This 1985 Buick Riviera is a turbocharged convertible with a story to tell. It was this series that helped revive ragtops at General Motors, but these Buicks remained a rare sight (less than 50 turbo convertibles were sold in 1985) because of the exceptionally high base price.

This has been a garaged treasure all it's life, and you'll know it the moment you see the original Red Firemist paint. This one has the kind of features and rarity that will make it a survivor hit at any car show. After all, these were almost like owning a custom car backed by a factory warranty. Few people were willing to pay nearly double the Riviera coupe price that it took to pluck a car off the assembly line and let the professionals at ASC do their droptop magic. That's why this special Buick has been cared for so well and the sheetmetal has stayed laser straight. You can see this in the trim running down the sides and the pinstripe that perfectly highlights the gentle curves of the 6th generation Riviera. Even the details are still right. The chrome is bright and shiny, the rubber bumper fillers are in excellent condition, and all the emblems and lenses are beautifully clear. It even still wears its more aggressive T-type hubcaps reserved for these rare turbo models.

These were top of the line Buicks that reached into Cadillac territory, and so burgundy leather came standard inside. The full package still looks amazing, which tells you this was not left with its top off too long on sunny days (and the white top even looks brand new.) The handsome bucket seats strike a nice balance between armchair comfortable and individual support. The burled walnut veneer is some of the most handsome trim for any car in the 80s, and as expected with such an expensive convertible, it came loaded. This includes power windows, power convertible top, power locks, cruise control, and climate control so you can stay cool even with the roof down on a summer day. But there's something else you might have noticed. This one has a full set of auxiliary gauges, including a boost gauge...and that's for a very good reason.

Under the hood is the same turbocharged and fuel injected 3.8-liter V6 that was made famous in the Buick Regal T-Type. This motor gave the Riviera one of the most admired 0 to 60 times in the luxury class and made it a bit of a secret rocket ship. Still, this Buick does not betray its luxury nature with its grand touring suspension and four-speed overdrive automatic transmission. This is the kind of classic that you're not intimidated to take on the long trips thanks to power steering, front disc brakes, and even ABS.

Owing this Riviera turbo convertible means instantly joining a very exclusive club. It gets even better with fact that this is a true survivor right down to the owner's manual. It's amazing that this kind of rarity can be had at such an affordable price. Call today!!!

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  • Cassette Player
  • AM/FM Radio
  • Power Top
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heat
  • Leather Seats
  • Tilt Wheel
  • Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Four Wheel Disc Brakes
  • Fuel Injection
  • Power Brakes
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats
  • Power Steering
  • Power Windows
  • Seatbelts (Front)
  • Seatbelts (Rear)
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  • Owner's Manual
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Exterior Color
Red Firemist
Interior Color
Front Brakes
Power Disc
Rear Brakes
Power Drum
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