SUPERCLEAN RIVIERA, 25K ORIGINAL MILES, ORIGINAL DESERT CAR, LOADED W/LUXURY!!
You might be surprised to learn that cars like this 1984 Buick Riviera coupe are becoming popular entry-level collectors' items. This one, with just 25,572 original miles, the optional 5.0 liter V8 engine, and a great color combination makes it more appealing than most, a great way to own a vintage car that doesn't ask much from its owner.
The angular Riv has aged well, avoiding the dated look of many of its '80s peers and still delivering a look that whispers, "Luxury." White was one of the most popular colors on these cars, so popular that when the factory rolled out the convertibles, this was one of only two choices. Maybe that's why it still looks fresh, because the factory-applied paint remains in excellent shape. There's a softer shine that's indicative of paint that's got a few decades on it, but there's exactly zero evidence that this car has ever been wrecked or rusty. There are a few chips here and there, all of which are will in line with its age and mileage, but nothing that should raise any eyebrows. The single pinstripe that highlights the swooping belt line breaks up all the white, if only just a little bit. The padded half-roof is in excellent shape, showing no tears or popped seams and certainly no signs of trouble underneath. Bright chrome bumpers, a classic waterfall grille, and some bright stainless accents all help make the Riviera look upscale, both then and now.
The handsome gray leather interior is a nice change from the usual red, and it's very nicely preserved overall. Bucket seats and a console were a welcome sight in the luxury-oriented Riviera, suggesting that GM's personal/luxury coupes were aiming a little bit higher than they had in the past. Seating surfaces, door panels, and carpets are in great shape showing only the most minor wear that you'd expect from a 30-year-old car, and it's still a treat to settle into the seat behind the big steering wheel. Everything was standard in the Riviera, including A/C, power windows, locks, and seats, cruise control, and a decent AM/FM/cassette stereo, which is the familiar Delco unit that GM used for many years. The woodgrained accents warm up the gray interior and everything seems to be working correctly. The back seat is reasonably-sized for adults and there's a big trunk in back, complete with its original space-saver spare tire.
The 5.0 liter V8 used in the Riviera was optional, and you'll be glad to have its effortless reserves of torque. It's not a horsepower monster, but it's smooth, quiet, and competent, and you'll be amazed by the silence inside the car at, say, 60 MPH. Nicely maintained, it has never needed anything major and with so few miles, it should continue to run properly for many years to come. It starts quickly and idles smoothly and with a 4-speed automatic overdrive transmission, it actually pulls down decent fuel economy on the open road. The A/C has been serviced and converted to R134a refrigerant, but everything else appears OEM, which is a good thing. The single exhaust system has a proper muted hum and the undercarriage is every bit as clean as you'd expect from a low-mileage car from the south. 4-wheel discs, a fully independent suspension, and recent whitewall radials make it a pleasure to drive.
Complete with manuals, title documentation, and even a factory build sheet, this is a great entry-level hobby car that makes it easy to enjoy the motoring experience from decades ago. Call now!
AM/FM Radio, Cassette Player, Defrost, Numbers Matching, Air Conditioning, Heat, Leather Seats, Tilt Wheel, Cruise Control, Front Disc Brakes, Power Brakes, Power Locks, Power Seats, Power Steering, Power Windows, Seatbelts
Factory Buildsheet, Owner's Manual, Title Documentation
- Engine Size
- 5.0 Liter V8
- Transmission Type
- Body Color
- Body Style
- 25,572 (Actual)
- Interior Color
- Center Console
Estimated Monthly Payment
Based on 20% down over 96 months