'71-'73 Buick Rivie...
 
Notifications
Clear all

'71-'73 Buick Riviera

12 Posts
10 Users
38 Likes
270 Views
John Kuvakas
(@jkuvakas)
Famed Member Admin
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 4547
Topic starter  

John Kuvakas
Warrenton, VA


   
Ed Glorius, David Vandermeer, john barry and 7 people reacted
Quote
John Napoli
(@carsman1958)
Famed Member
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 1448
 

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.


   
Roger Kerr reacted
ReplyQuote
David Green
(@david-green)
Illustrious Member
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 5040
 

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.


   
Roger Kerr, Ed Davis, John Kuvakas and 2 people reacted
ReplyQuote
Jack Dodds
(@jack-dodds)
Illustrious Member
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 7587
 

This design was one that I disliked from the first sighting and I never was able to warm up to it.


   
Allan Ording, John Kuvakas, Allan Ording and 1 people reacted
ReplyQuote
John Merritt
(@jcarnutz)
Illustrious Member
Joined: 26 years ago
Posts: 3267
 

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)

John Merritt
South Lyon, Michigan - USA


   
Roger Kerr, John Bono, 100Ford2003 and 5 people reacted
ReplyQuote
Al_Dorado
(@al_dorado)
Noble Member
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 527
 

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.

https://www.youtube.com/c/RareClassicCars


   
ReplyQuote
Bob Jackman
(@bob-jackman)
Illustrious Member
Joined: 26 years ago
Posts: 5078
 

@david-green  David I agree with you in that I never thought of these as that controversial...innovative yes and IMO attractive.


   
ReplyQuote
Ed Glorius
(@ed-glorius)
Noble Member
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 999
 

Hated it when it was new. Love it now.

Retired in Dunedin, Florida.


   
ReplyQuote
John Bono
(@sizedoesmatter)
Illustrious Member
Joined: 26 years ago
Posts: 2714
 

A longtime fan of this generation Riviera. The rear window resembles the '64-'67 Corvette.

1964 Corvette Coupe 2

John Bono
North Jersey


   
ReplyQuote
George Schire
(@georgeschire)
Illustrious Member
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 3859
 

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.  

George Schire
Oakdale, Minnesota


   
ReplyQuote
Al_Dorado
(@al_dorado)
Noble Member
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 527
 

Speaking of boattail cars, I stumbled upon this concept for the 1965 Pontiac Grand Prix.  Never saw it before. 

1965 Pontiac GP concept

   
ReplyQuote
Jack Dodds
(@jack-dodds)
Illustrious Member
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 7587
 

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.


   
ReplyQuote
Share: