'71-'73 Buick Riviera
These were the years of the Riviera that really liked. To me the boattail made this car stand out from any other offering at the time.
Oversized but typical size for the times, I found the Riviera quite attractive and innovative. I really don't see it as controversial. There were certainly a number of far more controversial cars coming out of Europe at that time.
This design was one that I disliked from the first sighting and I never was able to warm up to it.
A beautiful car. I have always loved these. My aunt had a '72 and two '73s. I was 17 when I drove one of the '73s for the 1st time. She held on to that car for years, despite the fact she always got a new car every two or three years. She didn't let it go until after she got her '84 Toronado, which she also held on to for quite a while. Aunt Do liked the Riviera, she had a '66, '72, the two 73s, a '77 (her least favorite) and an '94, she didn't like it either, traded it for a used '93 Cadillac Coupe de Ville (which was her last car)
South Lyon, Michigan - USA
This guy has a terrific YT channel called "Rare Classic Cars & Automotive History." He is also a serious collector who favors low-mileage, original condition, full-sized American cars from the 1960s through the 1980s. I believe his name is Adam and he was a financial guy ("bean counter?") at GM. He looks awfully young so I figure he came into a big inheritance and can now embrace his passion for classic automobiles full-time.
@david-green David I agree with you in that I never thought of these as that controversial...innovative yes and IMO attractive.
Hated it when it was new. Love it now.
Retired in Dunedin, Florida.
A longtime fan of this generation Riviera. The rear window resembles the '64-'67 Corvette.
To my eyes the "Boattail" look was the worst ever styling for a car. Was never a fan after the beautiful '63 through '65's.
Speaking of boattail cars, I stumbled upon this concept for the 1965 Pontiac Grand Prix. Never saw it before.
WOW.....I love this one. Too bad it didn't go into production in '65. I think it may have polarized buyer opinion though...so very different.