1972 Buick Riviera

Streetside Classics-Phoenix
614 E. Auto Center Dr.
Mesa, AZ

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Mesa, AZ



Year 1972
Mileage 23328
Engine 8
Doors 2
Transmission --
Make Buick
Model Riviera

Riviera 1972

Title Status --
Exterior Color Black
Interior Color Black


This 1972 Buick Riviera is one of the most daring designs put to sheet metal. So when this big V8 luxury cruiser is also a distinct triple-black it creates one of the best all-round classics... and it's available right now for a terrific price.

This car knows how to make an entrance. The black paint has a deep and dark intimidating look. But it also has a good shine to give it true distinction as it highlights this coupe's straight sheet metal. And there's a lot to check out on these 3rd gen Rivieras. The pointed front end has a deep crease that flows outward on the long hood until it melts into the door line. The rear fenders have one of the sportiest kick-ups ever given to a car. And it all flows toward the back where you have Corvette Sting Ray kind of curved glass and a pronounced tip to the boat tail rear. Oh yes, this was one of the few times GM's dream cars made it into the public's hands! And the distinct beauty of the Riviera is highlighted further by plenty of shine from the wraparound chrome bumpers, upgraded 15-inch wheels, and a taut black vinyl roof. The full presentation is quite striking, but nothing on this is ever too fancy to make you nervous about driving it. After all, the key to a cool cruiser is having the confidence to take it out on the road.

The black interior combines with the exterior paint and roof to make for a desirable triple-black presentation. This is Buick's personal luxury machine, and it really shows the full package inside. You have upgraded leather upholstery, and while it might have seating for up to six, the driver has a large fold-down armrest for individual comfort. Speaking of comfort, you also have an upgraded Kenwood AM/FM/cassette stereo, a six-disc changer, cup holder console, and provisions for air conditioning (it will need servicing to blow cold again.) This is a driver's machine and so you get terrific details, like the wraparound dash panel done in sporty machine-turned paneling. There's a tilt steering column and adjustable speed buzzer. Plus, power windows mean you never have to leave the driver's seat any time you want to show off the pillarless hardtop profile.

Under the hood is the massive 455 cubic-inch V8. Buick didn't make them any bigger, but this one does get better. It has been upgraded with an Edelbrock four-barrel carburetor, Edelbrock intake, an electronic distributor, and a sweet sound out of the dual exhaust. The TH400 three-speed automatic transmission is a great pairing because it's both stout and smooth. And smooth is exactly how to think of this classic with power steering, power brakes, front discs, and Buick's legendary ride quality.

Complete with the owner's manual and maintenance records, this is one of the sharpest-styled classics around. It's a package that you'd expect to pay a ton more to get, so you know this deal will be going fast. Call today!!!


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