I find myself oddly trapped by the gravitational pull of this next car. It isn’t the faded khaki paint or the dirty faux-wire wheel caps that gets me…or the furry vinyl landau roof…no…it is the Buick graphic control. It is the funky monochromatic dash mounted 9-inch CRT that has 6 buttons for you to cycle through and enjoy a sight of the past’s future. Find this 1989 Buick Riviera offered for $4,200 in Dahlonega, GA via craigslist. Tip from Matt.
I wonder if people who purchased the touch screen equipped ’89 Riviera thought that they were living in the future. iPhones and touch screens might be commonplace today, but back in 1989, only NASA and Hollywood studio sets had touch screens, so buyers of the Buick Riviera and Reatta were living in the future with a touchscreen CRT display that controlled the stereo, AC, fan, and heater. Unfortunately, the future was very uncomfortable because the touchscreen was buggy and prone to sticking the heater full on or full off exactly when you didn’t expect or want it…not exactly desirable, but as an automotive oddity, I love to have one. Find this 1989 Buick Riviera offered for $2500 in Woodstock, NY via craigslist. Tip from Cory.
The Buick Riviera appeared on the automotive landscape in 1963 as a personal luxury coupe on the E-body platform (later shared with the Eldorado and Toronado), but in rear-drive only configuration. A few decades later the turbocharged version of the Riviera shared its V6 with Buick’s Regal cousin (and the LeSabre had a turbo V6 version […]
This car looks familiar. But sometimes, they all look familiar, and with the flood of fabulous tips that deluge DT’s inbox each day (seriously, thanks for all the tips!) I’m never sure if I’ve seen something before. Find this 1953 Buick Special Riviera Coupe running on a Caprice Classic chassis and running gear offered for $9,500 […]
The Buick Riviera appeared on the automotive landscape in 1963 as a personal luxury coupe on the E-body platform (later shared with the Eldorado and Toronado), but in rear-drive only configuration. A few decades later and somehow the Riviera managed to avoid the front wheel drive fate that destroyed its friends and there was even […]
The 1949 – 1958 Buick Special is a very special car indeed. It was the first all new full postwar design from the guys at Buick and it has become emblematic of the era of the big American 2-door hardtop like no other car…(except maybe the ’57 Chevy.) Find this 1953 Buick Special Riviera Coupe […]
It’s a real shame that you can’t get velour interiors color coded to the avocado metallic exterior hue these days. How much better would a new Regal be with green, tufted, semi-reflective seats? Not to fear; a nearly new option exists. Find this geriatrically preserved 1979 Buick Riviera available in Napa County, CA for an undisclosed […]
It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that driving an electric vehicle is a good thing. They put out less emissions, and you don’t pay as much for gas…and in the future we’ll all be riding around in Google-Mart-Book autonomous pods, so really it is only a matter of time. However, the current crop […]
The Buick Riviera was a plus sized personal luxury coupe built on the E-body platform shared with the Cadillac Eldorado and Oldsmobile Toronado. But, unlike its front-drive cousins, the Riviera used a conventional front-engine rear-drive setup and weight transfer was a friend. The 2nd generation (1966-1970) still featured the cool hidden flip-out headlights, and Buick’s […]