eBay You are bidding on my beloved 1972 Buick Riviera boattail coupe. This was my dream car that i have owned for several years, but circumstances force its sale. I am the third owner and it was a Northern California car until i purchased it. It has its original 455 Buick V8 and TH400 automatic transmission that run well and the engine runs strong. Mileage is approximately 102,000. The color is Vintage Red, a Riviera-only color with a white vinyl top and Sandalwood interior. Sandalwood consists of off-white seats and headliner with a brown dash and carpet, which is definitely 70's but actually looks pretty good. This is an unrestored car that is still very original, with only one repaint. No known accidents and was garage kept until recently for at least the last ten years or more. Based on its condition, i'm guessing the original owner garage kept it also.
Exterior: The Vintage Red paint is good, it was a little dull but i just had it detailed and it looks great. A couple of small chips here and there only. No rust showing at all. The white vinyl top is in very good condition with no rips or tears and no sign of rust underneath. The chrome is very good, but has developed a couple of small rust spots in the last month due to being stored outside. Wheels are the factory steel wheels and are in good condition, with some of the black paint missing. Tires are new Radial T/A. Spare is brand new also. The glass is all good and appears original.
Interior: The Sandalwood interior is mostly original. The bottom part of the drivers seats were reupholstered at some point with original style material. The rear seats are original. There are some split seams on the drivers seat back as shown, but reproduction seatcovers are available. Headliner and visors are original and in good condition with no rips or tears. The front carpet is original, the rear section and the pieces on the door cards and kick panels have been replaced and do not quite match the original in color or pile. Both reproduction rubber and carpet floormats are included. The seatbelts are original and could use a good clean. Two power windows are slow and clearly on the way out, but new motors are included with the car. Power seats work, all other accessories work except the speed alert doesn't buzz and the windshield washer isn't working. A universal washer rebuild kit is included with the car. The instrument cluster was rebuilt at 94600 so current mileage is 102000 and rising. The installed radio is a modern RetroSound Long Beach bluetooth model with amp and new speakers. The original Delco Sonomatic am/fm 8 track was rebuilt at great expense and is included also. The door and window weatherstrip has been replaced by the prior owner, but the driver door strip needs to be redone. No leaks, but it doesn't fit as it should. The dash is in good shape with no cracks.
Mechanical: The drivetrain is original with around 102000 miles. Buick 455 Engine is strong but has some drips and leaks typical of a 47-year old unrestored car. The TH400 automatic transmission shifts as it should but also has some minor leaks. The car runs and drives and stops fine. The brakes all work as they should and the master cylinder was replaced recently. The cooling system works as it should with no overheating issues ever encountered by me. AC system was overhauled and has been converted to R134a by the previous owner. I had the compressor rebuilt and a new POA valve and evaporator installed. Heater box was overhauled with new vacuum modulators and the system works well, except i'm not positive the defog setting is blowing correctly. All other settings including defrost work fine. The low heater fan setting isn't always coming on, but a new engine thermal switch is included, which should fix it. The alternator was also rebuilt recently. I replaced the passenger side exhaust manifold but the driver side manifold is blowing a little. Correct used manifolds are included. Battery is brand new. The original Quadrajet carb is included but needs a rebuild. An SMI Stage 1 Buick Quadrajet with electric choke is installed, as is a Breakerless SE electronic ignition replacing the points.
I am primarily selling because its a very nice original car and i recently lost my garage space. I don't want to see it get run down so i'm passing it on. I am not desperate for money. Please don't email me with lowball offers as the starting bid is the lowest i will accept. If it doesn't sell i'll keep it. I also don't need help selling it.
I noticed after it went outside that the trunk was a little damp after several days of heavy rain and the cover had blown off. New trunk weather strip is included with the car and there is no rust in the trunk or anywhere else i have found. The only rust i know of is the surface rust mentioned above on the bumpers and wheels and the bottom of the battery tray, where all old cars have surface rust. There is no structural rust. It was a garage kept Northern California car before i purchased it.
If you want more photos, message me an email and i'l send a dropbox link with more pics. I'll be glad to provde more photos but i don't have lift to do undercarriage shots, sorry. There are no issues on the undercarriage except 47 years of gunk and oil that haven't been cleaned off.
The bottom line is this is a very nice unrestored car that has been well cared for. I've tried to list all the faults honestly but its a very nice car that will not disappoint. Average money for these is 11-12K and i'm not backing off my very reasonable initial bid amound of $9995.00. Please don't embarass yourself or me by messaging me offering any less. Thanks for looking.
$500.00 deposit by paypal required upon winning the auction. I do not ship but will try to assist in shipping.
|VIN (Vehicle Identification Number):||4y87u2h924638||Mileage:||102000|
|Number of Cylinders:||8||Make:||Buick|
|Warranty:||Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty||Drive Type:||FWD|
|Vehicle Title:||Clear||Fuel Type:||Gasoline|
|Exterior Color:||Red||Disability Equipped:||No|
|Interior Color:||White||Drive Side:||Left-hand drive|