Streetside Classics - Nashville
6000 Reliance Dr
LaVergne , Tennessee
Buick has always been good at building personal luxury cars. They have always been powerful, comfortable, good looking cars. This one was found with less than 25,000 miles on it, so here is your chance to buy a low mileage, classic, personal luxury car. Check it out.
This car is presented in Mediterranean Blue with a White vinyl top and white pinstripes. It starts up front with a long hood that carries a resemblance to one of its well-regarded GM stable mates, but which cuts back with a distinctive angled grill. That grill has vertical chrome bars flanked by quad headlights and is underlined by broad chrome bumper. A white pin stripe runs down the length of the car, tapering down as it blends in with the distinctive line of the trunk. Riviera GS appears on the front fenders and the fixed Opera window for the back-seat passengers creates a "Colonnade" treatment. Buick has been first to the market with many luxury as well as safety features through the years, and on this car, that was the two high mounted taillights that would become federally mandated some time later. As would be expected in this car, the space under that trunk lid is substantial with plenty of room for golf clubs or luggage.
Open the door and you will be invited in to the lap of luxury dressed in Cream, Blue and Wood. The door panel has a wood grained panel with a door pull along the top and a long, comfortable armrest with power window switches at your fingertips. A three-spoke steering wheel with a stylized R in the center is mounted on a tilt column with cruise control along with the shifter for the automatic transmission. Behind it is a nice wood grained dashboard with a rectangular speedometer in the center. Controls for the lights and ventilation system are off on the left, and to the right side is an FM radio with A/C vents and controls mounted under the dash. Settle in to the buttoned and pleated cream-colored seats with a fold down armrest between them, and you will be so comfortable that you won't be in a rush to get anywhere in particular.
Although you could be in a rush if you wanted to be. Because when you pop the hood, you will find a powerful 455 cubic inch motor nestled down in a neat and clean engine bay. A flat black air topper proudly announces that it is a Buick 455-4. Below that is a Holley 4-barrel carb that feeds a stock intake and cylinder heads. There is a newer brake booster and master cylinder as well as newer alternator, A/C compressor and condenser. Signs of good regular maintenance also include recent tune up parts as well as new belts and hoses. Power flows back through a 3-speed transmission to the rear wheels. Coil springs all around provide a nice ride and good handling and front disc brakes insure that you can haul this car down from highway speeds in a hurry if you need to. 235/75/R15 white wall tires are mounted on 5-lug polished wheels with Buick Motor Division center caps.
A low mileage, Buick personal luxury car. This was the way to do it right back in the '70s. Come on down and take a ride and see for yourself.