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While the other E-bodies were front wheel drive since for Cadillac’s Eldoradothe Buick E platform used a B-body undercarriage along with the cruciform frame of pre GMs for the —70 generation.
To date, and Rivieras are considered a rare find since it was only produced for two model years on the downsized GM B platform before the redesign on the FWD E-platform there are two reasons why the B-platform was used—the existing B-platform was phased out for the downsized variant where RWD E-platform vehicles were produced on the B-chassis.
It used the Turbo- Hydramatic T4 automatic with a 2. The concept car had quad headlights, with the inner pair located in the center grille. Front marker lights became far shorter, and square. It was reduced to a wheelbase of Longitudinal front-engine, front-wheel drive. Powerful disc brakes with Bendix four-piston calipers became optional for the front wheels mqnual most Riviera continued to be ordered with Buick’s highly capable ribbed aluminum brake drums. Msnual last usage manyal the term Riviera to describe a luxury trim level wasas the formal designation of the Electra Riviera four-door hardtop, the same year the E-body model two-door hardtop coupe Riviera made its debut.
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Archived copy as title Articles that may contain original research from January All articles that may contain original research Commons category link is on Wikidata. Sales for were 17, Performance remained reasonably brisk, with a 0—60 time of 8. Skirted rear wheels became standard, with exposed wheels an option. The non-functional side scoops between the doors and rear wheel arches were removed, and the taillights moved from the body into the rear bumper. However, since it was a body style designation and not a model, the Riviera name does not usually appear on the car.
In the late s, GM lacked a personal luxury car to compete with the highly successful Ford Thunderbird —a uniquely styled, two-door, four-passenger car. Four-door Riviera hardtops were added to the Roadmaster and Super lines at the beginning of the following model year. The CRT controlled the vehicle’s climate control system and stereo, and also supplied advanced instrumentation such as a trip computer and maintenance reminder feature.
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In all, 1, were produced. It was, in most respects, a Buick LeSabre coupe with unique styling with quarter windows mimicking the —78 Cadillac Eldorado.
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Front leg room was The name RivieraLatin for coastlinewas chosen to evoke the allure and affluence of the French Riviera. The very first of 41, Rivieras made in rolled off the assembly line on May 23, Jaguar founder and designer Sir William Lyons remarked that Mitchell had done “a very wonderful job,” and Sergio Pininfarina declared it “one of the most beautiful American cars ever built; it has marked a very impressive return to simplicity of American car design.
From to the Riviera designation was given to the existing long wheelbase versions of the four-door Buick Roadmaster and Super sedans. The Riviera was extremely well received from all quarters and considered a great success, giving the Thunderbird its first real competition as America’s preeminent personal luxury car. Four-wheel disc brakes were standard.
Unlike its LeSabre counterpart, the front fascia is vertical as opposed to slanted. The Buick Riviera is a personal luxury car produced by Buick from to Although carrying over the same platform, mechanicals, and some body panels seen on the “Third Generation” Riviera, Buick replaced its distinctive ‘boat tail’ roofline with a more conventional-looking “Colonnade” treatment.
Fora special “LXXV” edition was released to commemorate Buick’s 75th anniversary on manul market. The smaller dimensions, generic styling, and lack of a V8 led to sales plummeting to 22, foronly 15, forand a dismal 8, for AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Despite these features, Riviera sales for dropped to 33, : Overall sales made the s Riviera a great success, reaching 65, for the model year. Optionally available was a Strato-bench seat with armrest or Strato bucket seats with either a short consolette or a full-length operating console with a “horseshoe” shaped floor shifter and manyal compartment.
Despite the fact that sales dropped to 37, the second-generation Riviera proved more successful than the first, withmanhal sold over five seasons. The car did retain its forward-jutting grille, albeit in slightly modified form. Headlamps remained concealed, but now pivoted behind the grille when not in use.
Max Trac was dropped from the option list after due to lack of buyer interest.
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The —52 Buick Super four-door Riviera sedan is still 0. Sales were up modestly to 26, for and then fell to 20, for although this was strictly a stopgap model until the all-new E-body cars would be ready for Sales for rebounded to 45, a new record.
It rode a cruciform frame similar to the standard Buick frame, but shorter and narrower, with a 2.
Vent windows, a feature GM had introduced with a flourish in the s, were absent.