1970 Buick Riviera

Motoexotica Classic Cars
2340 Cassens Dr.
St. Louis, MO
(636) 600-4600

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4558 cyl.

St. Louis , Missouri



Year 1970
Mileage 75600
Engine 4558 cyl.
Doors 2
Transmission Three-spee
Make Buick
Model Riviera

Riviera 1970

Title Status Clear
Exterior Color Desert Gold
Interior Color Saddle


1970 Buick Riviera

New Mexico Three-owner car; second owner was child of original owner
Original survivor Buick; one of 37,366 Buick Rivieras made in 1970
Final model year of second-generation Riviera
Matching-numbers Buick 455 CID V-8 with four-barrel carburetor
Super Turbine 400 three-speed automatic transmission and 2.78:1 gearing
Desert Gold Metallic exterior (code 63) with custom full, vinyl roof (code 2)
Original Saddle interior (code 686)
Fully loaded - air-conditioning, power steering, power brakes, six-way power front seats, power windows, cruise control, tilt steering column, tinted glass and drivers side remote sideview mirror
New exhaust system and floor mats
Working original T-3 headlights
Documentation includes copies of the original dealer purchase agreement and cash receipts journal
Own this Vehicle from $259 per month-call 636-600-4600


Fast with Class is what this rides all about. MotoeXotica Classic Cars is pleased to present this survivor Buick Riviera; a three-owner car that is fully loaded and in good, original condition. Previous owner stated mileage to be original at 75,000 but the title states not actual due to age.

Made in Buicks Flint, Michigan (VIN code H) factory during the second week of October 1969, this example was sold by Reynolds Buick, Inc., in West Covina, California on February 26, 1970. A lady, Anita H., was the cars original owner. The car came equipped with the following options AM radio, rear speaker, Road-Handling, air-conditioning, heavy-duty cooling, power six-way front seats, power windows, mirror map lights, deluxe wheel covers, cruise control, Soft-Ray Tinted Glass, drivers side remote control sideview mirror and custom vinyl top. Curiously, Anita requested the cars AM/FM stereo radio and chrome wheels to be removed. By the way, Reynolds Buick, Inc. is still in business; it has been since 1915.

Now, the Desert Gold Metallic (code 63) paint and trim, including the full, black vinyl roof (code 2), are in good, original condition but the paint does show some age with some chips. The cars bodywork is straight and solid, including the 1970-only rear fender skirts, the cars engine bay is tidy and the chrome bumpers are in good, original order.

This car sports BFGoodrich The Advantage Plus whitewall tires, size 225/75R15, topped with deluxe wheel covers. The tires are in very good order while the wheels are in good, original order.

Under the hood is a matching-numbers Buick 455 CID V-8 engine with four-barrel carburetor. Backing the motor is a Super Turbine 400 three-speed automatic transmission and a 2.78:1 rear end. The car has a new exhaust system and floor mats plus operational original T-3 headlights.

Inside, the cars original Saddle interior (code 686) in good overall order, from the six-way power front seats, to the darker, contrasting carpet, the Saddle headliner, the two-spoke steering wheel, to the inner door liners and original instrument panel but the horn is inoperable and the power seat is inoperable at forward and reverse. That factory AM radio Anita H. requested is still in the dash.

The 1970 Riviera was restyled. Exposed quad headlamps were nearly flush-mounted, while the new front bumper wrapped around and over the new vertical bar grille, set between the headlamp pods. A newly optional side trim feature accented the large coupe's flowing lines. Skirted rear wheels became standard, with exposed wheels an option. At the rear, a new rear bumper/taillight motif was seen. The engine was upgraded to 455 CID, the largest engine Buick offered to date, rated at 370 horsepower gross, 245 horsepower net and more than 500 lbsft of torque.

Competition to this Riviera in 1970 included AMCs Ambassador SST Coupe, Buicks own Wildcat and Electra 225 coupes, Cadillacs Coupe de Ville and Eldorado, Chevrolets Monte Carlo, Chryslers 300-H, New Yorker and Newport coupes, Dodges Monaco and Polara coupes, Fords Thunderbird, Lincolns Continental Coupe and Mark III, Mercurys Marauder and Marquis coupes, Oldsmobiles 98 Holiday Coupe and Toronado and Pontiacs Bonneville and Executive Hardtop and Grand Prix coupes.

Documentation includes copies of the original dealer purchase agreement and cash receipts journal.

In 1970, a Buick Riviera was another sign that youd arrived, that you had made it to the top. Personal luxury cars and two-door coupes neared their sales zenith (especially compared to todays market) and would continue to proliferate up to and beyond the first Arab Oil Embargo of 1973. If youre in the market for one of the original few vehicles to populate the personal-luxury class, you owe it to yourself to stop by MotoeXotica Classic Cars and inspect this Riviera for yourself.

VIN: 494870H917729

This car is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 75,600 miles. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, mileage e



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