eBay 1973 Buick Riviera, some new parts. Runs great!! Originally from an estate of a 98 year old original Indiana owner. Garage kept and he drove it sparingly locally , see low ORGINAL miles, 38K!! <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Bought from an Indiana collector in November 2017 with 38,560 miles. I am the third owner now in Chicago, Il.
I bought this green beauty Riviera in November 2017 with the understanding that's it a very nice driver, not a show car with some things to fix... A little rust on lower rear wheel wells and rear edge trunk has the original lacquer paint chipping. See pictures driver side rear wheel wells needs rust repair, minor rust at passenger wheel well area. Frame, floorboards surface rust, not bad, no problem there. Inspections welcome.. Chicago area...
38k ORGINAL MILES.. Very nice interior but not perfect , see pictures and full description. Have receipts of parts bought and installed. Just like driving a new Rivie, runs great, tight and plenty of power.
Rebuilt 4 barrel Rochester carb with new fuel filter installed. Fixed divorced choke to idle down after engine warms up. Replaced pcv valve, breather and air filter as well. Motor runs good, plenty of power. Drives like a 38 thousand miles car, tight front end with no rattles.
Replaced driver side muffler with Walker brand muffler. Has a nice factory sounding rumble.. Not too loud or soft. No more exhaust leaks.. Has older dual exhaust system but still intact. Drivers side muffler damaged / rusted/ bent up so i replaced it.
Has new battery in November 2017 and alternator replaced. Engine spins over like it should and starts great every time. Upgraded with PERTRONIX electronic ignition system and new Flame Thrower coil. AC/DELCO plugs, cap and rotor and wires installed also.
Replaced radiator upper and lower hoses. Previous owner in Indiana replaced the radiator. New thermostat and by pass hose. New alternator / water pump belt installed. New smog pump belt and running, functional air pump. Adjusted timing, carb idle mixture to run great.
New heater valve and heater hoses. No leaking of heater core. Good heat and dash heat switches work to cycle climate control. A/C was not charged and cooling when i bought the car. A/C compressor bracket in trunk. See picture.
Trans shifts fine with no leaks. Brakes work fine, they stop this large beast with no noise or pulling.
Dash no cracks. Door panels both sides arm rest some cracks, but nice for its age. See pictures. Interior seats very good except for driver bottom cushion seat seam split. Headliner great condition along with dark brown carpet. Non smokers car. All dash gauges work, power drivers seat works. All power windows work. Cruise control works. Radio works, but only one front speaker works. All lights work. Clean interior, no funky smells. No water leaking of windows to cause mold. Garage kept. See pictures, body side moulding strips all there. Vinyl top is in excellent condition.
Handsome color combination. Always gets thumbs up and complements and stories from people remembering when they or a friend drove a BOATTAIL RIVIERA!!
Again its a daily driver, has some minor rust issues and not a show car. But still a very sharp looking looking Riviera.
Under hood and trunk lip areas not rusted out. See pictures. Spare tire is Buick chrome rally wheel. Has original spare from years ago..Jack and base and handle there. Spare tire attaching hook and spinner knob present. Trunk cardboard sides with spare tire cardboard cover all nice condition including the trunk carpet.
New wiper blades installed.
The next owner could do the rust repairs and restore the interior and paint to bring to the next level...A decent nice looking driver, but has some minor rust to fix. I feel this Riv should be worked on, and will shine again. I hope i have explained the condition and repairs done. If you have any question please ask.. Thanks!
Inspections welcome. Chicago area. Very dependable driver, would drive any where. Tires still have good thread and in good shape. Glass and chrome very good for age. Come and inspect, a nice Riviera that needs a little work.
INSPECTIONS WELCOME. Located in a nearby suburb of the Chicago area.
|“Torque monster Buick V8 455 CI runs strong. Rivie has only 38 thousand orginal miles!!!Will put a smile on your face every time you start up that 455!!!!!!” |
| Year: || 1973 || VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): || 4Y87U3H559579 |
| Mileage: || 38866 || Number of Cylinders: || 8 |
| Make: || Buick || Transmission: || Automatic |
| Model: || Riviera || Body Type: || Coupe |
| Engine: || 455 V8 || Warranty: || Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty |
| Drive Type: || RWD || Vehicle Title: || Clear |
| Power Options: || Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats || Exterior Color: || GREEN GOLD POLY |
| Fuel Type: || Gasoline || Interior Color: || PARCHMENT COLOR |
| For Sale By: || Private Seller |