1971 Buick Riviera GS

$27,995

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1971 Buick

Riviera GS

$27,995

SOLD

Stock
901-DFW
Engine Size
455 V8
Transmission
3 Speed Automatic
Miles
81,566 (Actual)
Location
Fort Worth
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SURVIVOR RIVIERA W/ BELIEVED TO BE 81K ORIGINAL MILES, ONLY 4 OWNERS, NICE BUICK

Survivors are cool. Big blocks are cool. And boat-tailed Rivieras are cool. Combine all three and you get this awesome 1971 Buick Riviera GS that looks fantastic and backs it up with monster torque to make this the king of gentlemen's hot rods.

That's quite likely original Arctic White paint hugging the dramatic bodywork on this '71 GS. The Riviera was always a style leader, and while the boat-tail look is admittedly a love-it-or-hate-it proposition, you can't deny that it doesn't define the era. With big-car swagger, Buick designers took a chance and created one of the most striking cars of the period, one that needs no apologies. And it's quite obvious that someone has always loved this one, because the paint still shines, the chrome is bright, and the vinyl top only serves to highlight the most amazing rear window since the 1963 Corvette. The sweeping front fenders and kick-up behind the doors are pure Buick styling cues dating back to 1942 and the forward-canted grille and pointed hood make it look fast just sitting still. Fit and finish are quite good, suggesting that the factory was doing some high-quality work in 1971, making this a Riv that you'll be proud to show.

The matching white interior is likewise amazingly well preserved. Although you'd think that it would be too much white, the elegant styling inside the Riviera pulls it off quite well, augmented by some bright trim and reasonable-looking faux wood. As Buick's flagship, just about everything was standard and few buyers bought a stripped Riviera, so this one includes goodies like A/C, power windows and locks, a power seat, a tilt column, and cruise control, which probably qualifies as "loaded." The front seats are in good condition with only modest signs of use, while the back seat looks amazingly good for being 43 years old. An AM/FM radio is fitted, since 1971 was the dawn of FM radio, so you aren't stuck listening to whatever passes for entertainment on the AM band anymore. And despite the sleek fastback profile and pointed deck lid, the Riviera has a gigantic trunk that makes this car perfect for long road trips with the family.

The GS included Buick's muscle-bound 455 cubic inch V8, which is the car's original, matching-numbers powerplant. We have no reason to doubt that the 81,566 miles shown on the odometer are anything other than correct, and it runs with the kind of smoothness and precision that you only get from a factory-assembled car. The engine is neat and tidy, with plenty of evidence of routine maintenance over the years and on a car of this size, you'll be glad for the standard power steering and brakes. A durable TH400 3-speed automatic was the only choice in your GS, as it was the only automatic transmission that could live behind the torque factory up front, and it spins a set of highway-friendly gears out back. The ride is luxury car supple, as you'd expect, but this big coupe doesn't mind hustling when the conditions are just right. Buick road wheels were some of the most handsome rolling stock of the era, and they carry right-sized whitewall radials that fill the wheel wells without being too modern-looking.

Is this a future collectable? Some would argue that the future is already here, because these cars are gaining value each year. Call today!

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Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • AM/FM Radio
  • Cruise Control
  • Defrost
  • Heat
  • Numbers Matching
  • Power Brakes
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats
  • Power Steering
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defogger
  • Seatbelts
  • Tilt Wheel
  • Vinyl Interior
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SPECS

Exterior Color
Pearl White
Interior Color
Arctic White
Transmission
3 Speed Automatic
Front Brakes
Power Disc
Rear Brakes
Power Drum
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