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  • 1979 Buick Riviera For Sale | Ad Id 2146358691
  • 1979 Buick Riviera For Sale | Ad Id 2146358691
  • 1979 Buick Riviera For Sale | Ad Id 2146358691
  • 1979 Buick Riviera For Sale | Ad Id 2146358691
  • 1979 Buick Riviera For Sale | Ad Id 2146358691
  • 1979 Buick Riviera For Sale | Ad Id 2146358691
  • 1979 Buick Riviera For Sale | Ad Id 2146358691
  • 1979 Buick Riviera For Sale | Ad Id 2146358691
  • 1979 Buick Riviera For Sale | Ad Id 2146358691
  • 1979 Buick Riviera For Sale | Ad Id 2146358691

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1979 Buick Riviera

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1979 Buick Riviera

Very low mileage: 22,848 miles with documentation
One family owned car since new
Purchased new at Gilbert Buick in Ellisville Missouri on 2/16/1979
Debut year for sixthgeneration model; first year for frontwheel drive
Pastel Blue exterior (code 21) with Light Blue Landau (code 22T) vinyl roof
Blue cloth interior (code 161)
350 CID V8 engine with fourbarrel carburetor (VIN code R)
Turbo Hydramatic 325 threespeed automatic and a 2.41 final drive
Airconditioning, cruise control, power steering, power brakes (front discs), sixway power drivers seat and power front passenger seat, power windows, power locks, power antenna, tinted glass, remote driver and passenger sideview mirrors, autolevel control, tilt steering column, intermittent windshield wipers, side window defrosters, cornering lights, digital clock and electric truck release
Documentation includes original owners manual in selling dealers original envelope; original bill of sale; Federal Communication Commissions Rules and Regulations Part 95 for Citizens Radio Service booklet, various receipts and copy of the broadcast sheet



This one family owned, outstanding low mileage Riviera has been garaged and pampered all of its life and really shows The Buick was purchased at Gilbert Buick in Ellisville Missouri on 2/16 of 1979 by John and Mildred Hartman of St. Louis Missouri. They owned and cared for the car until 2013 and then the Riviera was inherited by their nephew.

Converting it to frontwheel drive and restyling it like its sister cars from Cadillac and Oldsmobile did wonders for the sales figures of Buicks Riviera in 1979. This excellent example has fewer than 23,000 miles on it After sending its fullsize sedans, coupes and station wagons through the downsizing machine in 1977, followed by its midsize models in 1978, it was GMs large, personal luxury trios turn in 1979. This car is nearly a foot shorter than the previous model year Riviera with a twoinch drop in wheelbase.

Manufactured in GMs Linden, New Jersey factory (VIN code E), during the first week of December 1978, this Riviera was shipped to Art Haack Buick in St. Louis, Missouri. However, it ended up across town at Gilbert Buick, where it served as a demonstrator car until February 16, 1979, when John and Mildred H. bought it with 1,132 miles on the odometer. They drove the car until their nephew, Larry F., inherited it on September 12, 2013. He stored the car until July 31, 2018. One of 52,181 Rivieras made in 1979; one of 37,881 Rivieras made with this engine.

Finished in an unusual Pastel Blue (code 21) that resembles Mint Green in certain light, the cars paint and trim are in overall excellent order for being 40 years old. The car has a complementing, heavily padded (code C04) Light Blue Landau vinyl roof (code 22T) with opera lamps that is in remarkably good shape for its age. Notable are the condition of the fiberglass filler panels between the bumpers and the body. The front one shows minor blemishes while the rear one looks great.

This Rivs bodywork is straight and solid, the engine bay is extremely tidy, the battery appears new and the chrome bumpers are in very good order. That year, the Riviera received an allnew, fully independent front and rear suspension with torsion bars, a standard rear stabilizer bar and transverse leaf springs.

It rolls on Goodyear Invicta (most appropriate) whitewall radials, size 205/75R15 at all four corners. Each tire is mounted on a steel wheel topped by a wire wheel cover. All tires and wheels are in very good shape.

Under that long hood is a 350 CID V8 engine (VIN code R) with a fourbarrel carburetor. Backing this motor is a Turbo Hydramatic 325 threespeed automatic transmission and 2.41:1 gearing. Driver convenience features are plentiful airconditioning, cruise control, power steering, power brakes (front discs), sixway power drivers seat and power front passenger seat, power windows, power locks, power antenna, tinted glass, remote driver and passenger sideview mirrors, autolevel control, tilt steering column, intermittent windshield wipers, side window defrosters, cornering lights, digital clock and an electric truck release.

Inside, the optical illusion continues as the car has a blue cloth (code 161) interior that appears green at certain times of day. The 55/45 split front bench seat is in excellent condition, as is the rear bench. The matching carpet mirrors the seats condition. The nearly flat floor provides additional foot and leg room compared to a similarly sized reardrive car. The headliner is also in nearly flawless order and includes reading lamps for those in back along with the standard overhead courtesy lamp. The fuel gauge stays on half full when power is off. The inner door panels are in great condition though drivers should take care where they park because the doors are longer and heavier than those on most contemporary vehicles. The instrument panel is in nearexcellent order, too, and finished in a wood veneer for added warmth. That veneer spills on to door panels as well. Rounding out the interior is a factory AM/FM stereo with a Cobra CB radio (thats a 104, good buddy).

Nineteen seventynine saw the debut of the first frontwheeldrive Riviera. Built on a trimmer, 114inch wheelbase, it shared its mechanical design and platform with that years Cadillac Eldorado and Oldsmobile Toronado. The Riviera became Motor Trends Car of the Year in 1979, the first Buick so honored since 1962. Styled in the traditional longhood, shortdeck personal luxury car proportions, the cars laidback windshield angle and its formal, sharp rear roofline (at some angles, the rear window appears to be past 90 vertical) proved to be a new expression in luxury.

Coupe competition to this Riviera in 1979 included BMWs 6series, Buicks own Electra, Cadillacs Coupe de Ville and Eldorado, Chryslers Cordoba and LeBaron, Dodges Diplomat, Lincolns Continental Mark V, MercedesBenzs 280CE, Mercurys Cougar and Oldsmobiles 98 and Toronado.

Documentation includes original owners manual in selling dealers original envelope; original bill of sale; Federal Communication Commissions Rules and Regulations Part 95 for Citizens Radio Service booklet, various receipts and copy of the broadcast sheet

Just as when it debuted in 1963 and when it was redesigned in a boattail style in 1971, the Riviera was meant to inform others that you had arrived, you made it big. This is an exceedingly well taken care of survivor that rides and drives great and must be seen in person to be fully appreciated. Make a point to stop by MotoeXotica Classic Cars to view it today

VIN: 4Z57R9E110836

This car is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 22,849 miles. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, mileage exempt title. GET OUT AND DRIVE

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