1970 Buick Riviera Review
Needs A Little Tlc, Its A Driveable Work In Progress — My car is a 1970 Buick Riviera. It has a 455 cubic inch big block with headers, high rise manifold, racing camshaft, and performance distributor. The motor was rebuilt less that 20,000 miles ago. I perchased this car off of ebay. I bid 3,500 and another guy bid 3,600 and won it but was un able to perchase it so I was called by the owner and bought it. The car is very fast for a big car and can light up the rear tires. Due to the fact the car is so big I assume it does the quarter mile in about 16.7 seconds. The car is big so handling isnt one of its high points. I plan on geting the turbo 400 transmission rebuilt with a shift kit and get a 411 or 373 posi in the rearend. The car only has a little surface rust on the top of the right front fender and has a rip in the sadly bench front seat. The car is fun to drive for me but I bet if you threw a camaro guy behind the wheel he would say its big and slugish. This car shares its frame with the Cadillac Eldorado and Oldsmobile Toronado but my car is rear wheel drive unlike its cousins. The car needs to be sanded and painted ( and it could loose that vinal top) and It should look pretty cool. So thats my Riviera
Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)
Pros: Its big and fun
Cons: Its really loud
Reviews From Other Years
Overall I Love This Car.
i love this car. she is the one on the right. If i decide to go for a drive and get out on the higway and really put your foot into it it will respond. its been more than once that i have made this ca... Read More
Good Luck Finding 1!
Great car owned it for 3 years and it is always reliable and it will beat most of the cras on the streets and some at lebenon valley awesome in the snow as well with a set of snow tires and it is so c... Read More
Okay For A Single Person But Not For A Family
look at my pros and cons and that should tell you about my review. asking to write a review when I have just listed my pros and cons, which I consider to be a review, is completely absurd. I hope th... Read More
This car has great handling and performance. Also has great breaking with its 4 wheel disc brakes. It handles great in all road conditions. Got the car for a great price in really great shape. Hav... Read More
Good looking car with sleek body lines. Stereo and wheels are dated both will need upgraded. Power can be added simple with a pulley change. Exhaust tips are something definitely needing change. Sl... Read More
Very Under Estimated, And Sometimes Misunderstood. You Have To Own One To Know.
You don't need a super-charger in this Riv. She will pin you to your seat in a second. Very responsive, and Very dependable as well. She is a true pleasure to drive one of my friends says "I swear she... Read More
Great Sleeper, Loads Of Fun, Plenty Of Power. I Love It!
Great car. Supercharger gives it kick. Front wheel drive is no fun. Very reliable car never had a major repair in seven years of ownership. Very fun. Easy to get wheel spin. 22-26 mpg, rarely at the p... Read More
Just A Super Car!
You can find these in immaculate condition for under $3k. Don't worry about the mileage. IF it's been properly maintained it will run forever. Supercharged and ultimate comfort. Rare design that never... Read More
Even With The Couple Issues I'm Currently Having, I Still Love The Car.
I really love my Riviera. When I first had seen it on the lot I knew I wanted it. The white paint job was flawless, great looking, and bright. The interior is all burgundy with leather seats. The inte... Read More
Overall I Am Very Impressed.
First my appreciation for the Buick brand and especially the Riviera. Previously I owned a 75 85 and (95 we still own) which were purchased new. The 95 I am referencing in my comments is one purchase... Read More