Title:1971 Buick Riviera - Louisville - Stock #1861
Published:04 June 2018
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This 1971 Buick Riviera is for sale in our Louisville KY showroom. The name Riviera was actually chosen due to its Latin origin meaning coastline. Buick used this evoke the allure and influence of the French Riviera. Along the years it would have a number of different body styles but the most memorable has to be the “Boat Tail” design of the early 70’s. Designed b y the famous Bill Mitchell and penned by the future lead designer of Nissan Jerry Hirshberg the car would be considered a little too radical by many. Today the classic body lines lend them self to some of the best customs you will ever see. This example, though not a complete custom, has used its paint and a little medal work to give it a one-off look. The silver paint is slick and goes well with the cars lines making it a great base to start with. The custom hand laid graphic going around the middle of the car help to distinguish the body lines. The black on the bottom gives the car a very 3-dimensional look while exaggerating the round styling. The louvers on the trunk are Inside the year only design and define the 71 looks. The original interior is intact and while not in excellent condition it is very nice for its age. The stock gauges look like you’re in the seat of a fighter plane. Under the hood is the original 455 4-barrel big block that gets the car going down the road respectively. The TH400 transmission shifts like it should while not to interrupt that smooth almost floating ride quality. Options on this 1971 Buick Riviera include, AC, AM/FM Radio, Power Steering, Power Brakes, Power Windows, Power Locks, Power Seats, Vinyl Interior, Seat Belts Tilt Wheel, and Alloy Wheels with Radial Tires. To view this 1971 Buick Riviera, including an HD video, at For more information call the showroom at (812) 294 1555 or email [email protected]
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