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71 Buick Riviera Boat Tail, Excellent Condition, George Barris Custom, and Docs

1971 Buick Riviera

Condition: Used
Make: Buick
Model: Riviera
Type: Coupe
Year: 1971
Mileage: 88,000
VIN: 494871H924143
Color: Blue
Engine: Buick 455 B-B V-8
Transmission: Automatic
Interior color: Blue
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Olive Branch, Mississippi, United States
Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Windows, Power Seats

Description for Buick Riviera 1971

1971 Buick Riviera Boat Tail, Excellent Condition, George Barris Custom, and Documents
Sport Coupe in factory colors of “Nocturne Blue Poly,” White “Madrid” Vinyl Top, and Blue “Cadillac” Cloth interior.

This is the last of the true GM muscle beasts on a full-size luxury chassis.

Rare find: A 1971 Buick Riviera Boat Tail Sport Coupe with original dealer-installed custom George Barris “Madrid Grain” Vinyl Top (1972) and dramatic rear side-pipe chromed exhaust. This Riviera has the 315HP Buick 455 V-8 “Big Block” with original Rochester 4-BBL carburetor and TurboHydramatic 400 transmission power plant.This beauty is a very clean rust free example originally from high and dry North Dakota. Only 88,000 original miles. Newer base/clear finish in original colors. Original deluxe interior in blue “Cadillac” cloth and “naugahyde” vinyl. All functional instrumentation. AC that blows cold with Retro-fit R134A. Cleanly installed after-market AM-FM Pioneer Cassette player that plays well on all four “Quadraphonic” stereo speakers (Factory Delco AM Radio included). Working power seats/power windows. Original style Buick Floor Mats, Great sounding George Barris custom chromed rear side-pipe exhaust. Chromed GS 15” Rally Wheels and White-Wall tires. (Front Chrome Bumper Guard and collectible 1971 North Dakota Plate included)
*This Riviera comes thoroughly documented with owner manual, shop manual, dealer brochures, miscellaneous invoices/documents, and Protect-O-Plate.

Special Notes: Maintenance schedule is current. Clean unmolested engine compartment with 45 year-old natural patina-No leaks/No smoke or noises.It still has some original surviving factory stamps and tags under the hood.Clean metal throughout and clean original felt with cardboards in trunk area. Good rubbers throughout. Ready to roll. Frankly, one of the best riding/driving vehicles I have ever experienced in a classic Buick- very solid, quiet, and will roast the rear tires off ; ) It only needsa good home and driven occasionally. One of the last in a local collection-lady owned out of Memphis, TN.

VIN/Body Tag:

VIN 494871H924143
ST 71 49487FL1
TR 671

Features and Stats on this Riviera with other Historical Information:

Assembled in Flint, MI April, 1971.

’71 Buick 455 V8 Big Block, 4BBL Rochester, @315+HP and TurboHydramatic 400 with 440+ lb-ft. torque, factory dual exhaust, AC, “Variable” Power Steering with Tilt, Power Disc Brakes, Chromed Remote Mirror, Deluxe Interior, Cruise Control, Rear Window Defogger, Remote Trunk, original Double White Wall spare, 2.93 Rear Axle Ratio (standard), Louvered rear deck lid, and Front Chrome Bumper Guard. Engineered on 91-octane Unleaded fuel.

Sales Slogan
“Buick Riviera Something to Believe In”

According to Buick Archives: A sensational new Riviera debuted for 1971. A full-size car with a boat-tailed rear roof line, window section, and sweeping side sculpture greeted 1971's Riviera customers. Wheelhouses were wide open after a year of skirted fenders. Riviera shared “Full-Flo” ventilation with other Buicks and had the unique “louvers” on the deck lid. Standard features were numerous and included heater and defroster, custom padded contoured seats, “deep pile” carpeting; electric clock, smoking set, head restraints, new seat belt system, inside hood lock release, variable power steering, TurboHydramatic, power front disk brakes, and dual exhausts.

Questions? Contact via email. I reserve the right to close the auction early. Vehicle is for sale AS-IS locally. I will be happy to arrange delivery at your cost. ALL SALES ARE FINAL after close of auction. Inspection of car is welcome before placing winning bid.Please note my 100% Ebay Seller rating since 2000. God bless!