Used 1973 Buick Riviera for sale in Ruskin, Florida
We at Gateway Classic Cars of Tampa are excited to present to you this epic 1973 Buick Riviera. Here we have a 455 cubic inch 4 barrel rocket ship. This thing will cruise you down the highway at speed while keeping you in comfort. This Riviera will take you back to 1973 with its dark grey exterior and white top along with its chrome/black wheels. The interior is in great condition as well and is a mixture of white seats on black carpet. Now for a little bit of history on this body style of Riviera. The Riviera was radically redesigned for the 1971 model year with flowing and dramatic boat-tail styling. Designed under Bill Mitchells direction, it was penned by Jerry Hirshberg, future head of design for Nissan, mating the two-piece vee-butted fastback rear window, inspired by the 1963 Corvette Sting Ray split window coupe, to the Rivieras platform. The design was originally intended for the smaller GM A platform, and the use of the Rivieras body—expanded for 1971 by 3 in (76 mm) in wheelbase and more than 120 lb (54 kg) heavier—produced controversial looks. This generation introduced a much more visual representation of the sweepspear, with a more faithful representation to the version that appeared on 1950s Buicks in both the side molding and beltline. The 455 engine had a lower compression ratio to meet EPA emissions requirements, reducing power to 255 hp (190 kW), with 265 hp (198 kW) in the Gran Sport. Performance remained reasonably brisk, with a 0–60 time of 8.1 seconds for the GS. One noteworthy advance was Buicks Max Trac limited-slip differential. Dont miss your chance to own this awesome car! To see 100+ HD pictures and videos of this 1973 Buick Riviera, please visit GatewayClassicCars.com. For more information or to schedule an appointment to view this vehicle in person, please call the Tampa showroom at (813)645-6200 or email us directly at Tampa@GatewayClassicCars.com.
Reference ID: GC-36358