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A Car To Reconsider: The Mid '90s Buick Riviera  Jalopnik

Sometimes—not that often, but sometimes—I'll encounter a car I haven't seen for years and suddenly see it in a new light, or, maybe more accurately, the light it ...

OC 500: Liz Williams  Orange County Business Journal

Liz Williams. PRESIDENT, INTERNATIONAL TACO BELL CORP. Leads overseas growth of largest OCbased restaurant chain … $10B sales, 7K locations, most ...

Orange County Business Journal
13 Custom Cars Better Than The Original (12 That Attract Shame)  HotCars

If automobiles were perfect, custom cars wouldn't exist. Car owners aren't always *content* with the car they drive away from the dealership with. They then ...

A Pair Of Very Special C2 Corvette Stingray Styling Cars For Sale  GM Authority

Two of the most historically significant C2 Corvette design studies from the Bill Mitchell and Harley Earl era come up for auction, together.

GM Authority
Looking Back Series - The Classics: 1963 and 1966 Buick Riviera  Herald Palladium

I'm an old-timer, and I've been around long enough to see the introduction of a whole lot of automobiles. As a devoted student of U.S. brands (lesser so foreign ...

Herald Palladium
19 Classic Cars That Stone Cold Steve Austin Would Drive  HotCars

We are going to take a look at nineteen classic cars that we think the Texas Rattlesnake would enjoy driving.

Bold-boattail 1973 Buick Riviera in low-mileage preserved condition  The ClassicCars.com Journal

The Pick of the Day is a 1973 Buick Riviera 'boattail,' a dramatically styled luxury craft with a tapering roofline that goes all the way to the rear bumper.

The ClassicCars.com Journal
6 of the most interesting lots at the auction  Autoblog

Ford GT Roadster Prototype and Chevy Corvette Stingrays from GM Design make up 2 of 6 historic sports car lots available at the Mecum Auctions Kissimmee, ...

Ken Becker’s 1964 Riviera—Pretty Muscle Car There Never Was  Hot Rod Network

You know, all these years I've never once considered myself a muscle car guy, mainly due to the fact that I've never even owned one. But as it turns out, I've ...

Hot Rod Network
Harley Earl and Bill Mitchell Styling Cars Head To Mecum  Corvette Online

These two Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray Styling Cars, a 1963 convertible and 1964 coupe known respectively as the Harley J. Earl and Bill Mitchell Corvettes, ...

Corvette Online
Karachi to Khyber: vintage and classic cars' rally sets off  DAWN.com

KARACHI: The Karachi to Khyber 9th Annual Cross Country Rally organised by the Vintage and Classic Car Club of Pakistan (VCCCP) saw some 35 to 40 ...

Chevrolet Corvette pair shows C2 designs that never were  AutoClassics

The Chevrolet Corvette is a style icon, with an evolving but recognisable shape. A lot of work goes into updating such a design, making it look *fresh* but honest to ...

ScuttleBu(r)t: IM grads eye another state trophy | News, Sports, Jobs  Iron Mountain Daily News

ScuttleBu(r)t ... The Iron Mountain guys are after another state football championship Saturday. Unbeaten Portland (13-0), with Kevin Veale directing the at.

Iron Mountain Daily News
Jennifer Hudson Says She Used to 'Sing at the Drive-Thru Window' When She Worked at Burger King  PEOPLE.com

Forget the fries – Jennifer Hudson would offer her customers a song with their meals when she worked at Burger King. In a new series shared exclusively with ...

Eye Candy: 1973 Buick Riviera Gran Sport  Wheels.ca

Domenic Colangelo: Wheels Reader. Occupation: 45-year East York custom upholstery business owner. The Car: 1973 Buick Riviera Gran Sport.

Mecum Auctioning Off Original GM Styling Cars at Kissimmee Event  Autofluence (duPont REGISTRY)

These two Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray Styling Cars, a 1963 convertible and 1964 coupe known respectively as the Harley J. Earl and Bill Mitchell.

Autofluence (duPont REGISTRY)
Very special Buick  The ClassicCars.com Journal

Riviera convertible was a prize for dealer who sold the most Buicks - by Larry Edsall - last modified March 22, 2018.

The ClassicCars.com Journal
Everything Changes, and So Does Your Taste in Cars  Jalopnik

Change happens fast. You blink your eyes and the next thing you know, ten years have passed and you've swapped your sports car dreams for a daily driver ...

John Lyons’ hand-built Buick is Loud, Fast and…Whimsical  Hot Rod Network

John Lyons has courage, and he has respect for what has gone before. Call him traditional. That he makes a livelihood by joining his fabrication skills and ...

Hot Rod Network
Hot Rods at the Tenth Annual Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals  Hot Rod Network

The Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals has a well-earned reputation as being one the most exciting and fascinating muscle car events of the year.

Hot Rod Network
1963 Buick Riviera: Spotted  Pistonheads.com

A UK-based example of an all-time classic has us reaching for the book of American cliches. Apple pie, anyone? | PistonHeads.

Coastal cruiser in America's heartland  The ClassicCars.com Journal

The Pick of the Day is a 1964 Buick Riviera in Teal Mist Blue. The car was ordered new for the wife of a Kansas City Buick dealer but soon was sold to a ...

The ClassicCars.com Journal
Real Wheels: Lima resident loves the body style of his classic 1965 Buick Riviera  Lima Ohio

LIMA — Roche Simmons, of Lima, brought his 1965 Buick Riviera to the Lima Auto Mall Charity Car Show in June.He has owned the car for two years,

Lima Ohio
These specially built Buicks shadowed the Olympic torch in 1984  autoweek.com

The 1984 Olympic Summer Games in Los Angeles were the sporting event of the decade for the U.S.: Close to 2.5 billion people watched the opening ceremony ...

QOTD: Change is a Bad Thing?  The Truth About Cars

On the Junkyard Find post at the start of this week, conversation turned to vehicle models which resisted change from the designer's pen (or ruler) and the ...

The Truth About Cars
Five hot Buicks that shun the stereotype  Driving

You know the stereotype — these five Buicks rock the status quo.

Daddy took the Charger  Waterbury Republican American

Mobile browser detected, serving low bandwidth video. Click here for full quality. Steve Pesino of Waterbury, Conn. has a heavily-modified 1966 Dodge Charger, ...

Waterbury Republican American
2013 Buick Riviera Concept  Top Speed

Buick unveiled the first riviera concept at the 2007 auto shanghai. now six years later the company is using the same show to unveil a second version (...)

Top Speed
Making a 1989 Buick Graphics Control Center touchscreen work, part 1  Autoweek

Car companies attempted quite a few technological leaps forward during the decade of the 1980s. Some of them— say, electronic fuel injection or airbags— ...

At $6,000, Would You Master the Road in This 1994 Buick Roadmaster?  Jalopnik

These days, go big or go home is a popular mantra by which to live. You could easily do both in today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Buick. That is, if the price is ...

Rwanda debuts in Nairobi car beauty contest with a big Buick  Standard Digital

Paul Bukuru's 1968 Buick Riviera is the first car from Rwanda to compete in Nairobi's CBA Concours 'Elegance.

Standard Digital
A 1940s Gangster-Mobile Gets an Electric Makeover  Hackaday

When referring to classic cars, there's a good reason that “they don't make 'em like that anymore.” Old cars represented the limits of what could be done in terms ...

13 Cars Snoop Dogg Customized To Perfection (And 6 Will.I.Am Did Weird Things To)  HotCars

Here are 13 cars that Snoop Dogg customized, and 6 that Will.i.am customized.

The Buick Riviera, Part I: Larry Olson’s 1965 GS  Hot Rod Network

Larry Olson's Alloway's Hot Rods–Built 1965 Buick Riviera.

Hot Rod Network
5 Turbo Buicks That Paved The Way For The GNX  Driving Line

The path to the Grand National is littered with turbo Buicks that haven't been given the same share of the spotlight.

Driving Line
Ace of Base Redux: 1995 Buick Riviera  The Truth About Cars

Longer, lower and shapelier than its stodgy predecessor, the 1995 Buick Riviera didn't need a top end trim to impress the masses.

The Truth About Cars
QOTD: What's Your Favorite American Vehicle From the 1990s?  The Truth About Cars

In today's QOTD we ask you to think all the way back to the Nineties, and then tell us which American vehicle from the time is your favorite.

The Truth About Cars
The curves said it all | Automotive  STLtoday.com

There were so many fine cars at the recent car show held on Father's Day, that it would have been difficult for me to come up with any one favorite.

Hurley car show continues strong showing  Silver City Daily Press and Independent

It was a day for folks to get together and take in some beautiful cars at the 13th annual Hurley Pride Car Show and Festival on Saturday. High winds only kept ...

Silver City Daily Press and Independent
For $2,000, This 1996 Buick Riviera Could Be Your Coupe de Grâce  Jalopnik

If you can't afford a trip to the French Riviera then maybe the Mexican Riv will do. If even that is too dear then perhaps you'd just be *content* to ride around in ...

QOTD: The Best Body by Buick?  The Truth About Cars

These pages have spilled more than a bit of digital ink on the Buick brand in the last couple of weeks. For today's QOTD, we're about to spill a little more.

The Truth About Cars
Montgomery man killed in U.S. 80 crash  Montgomery Advertiser

Cornelius Hare, 80, died Monday when a Buick Enclave struck the Buick Riviera he was driving.

Montgomery Advertiser
Buick Riviera Concept Photos and Info – News –  Car and Driver

Buick's latest Riviera concept could signify the return of the nameplate. Read more and see photos at Car and Driver.

Car and Driver
The Buick Riviera: Will GM Build it? | Girls Go Racing  ChicagoNow

If you are a car buff, you'll understand my excitement about General Motor's announcement at this year's Shanghai Auto Show that Buick may be bringing out a ...

Bakuru on his passion for collecting old and classic cars  The New Times

His garage also harbours a 1988 Chevrolet Caprice that belonged to a former US ambassador to Rwanda before the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.

The New Times
Junkyard Find: 1973 Buick Riviera  The Truth About Cars

Just about everybody likes the “Boat-Tail” Riviera, and you'd think that would make even battered examples valuable enough to avoid the cold jaws of The ...

The Truth About Cars
Did You Know The Buick Riviera Had A Touchscreen In The 1980s?  GM Authority

The Buick Riviera debuted in 1986 and housed a very future forward piece of technology: a touchscreen unit.

GM Authority
Custom 1966 Buick Riviera stops by Jay Leno's Garage  Motor Authority

There's always room for another restomod in the automotive world, especially when the attention detail is akin to what we have here. This custom 1966 Buick ...

Motor Authority
A 1964 Buick Riviera for $8,000?  Jalopnik

Orange you glad I didn't say banana? Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Buick Riviera represents that marque's original entry into the personal coupe wars.

These five dead car models could be back by 2020  USA TODAY

These historic model names could reappear at a dealer near you.

First trip in new 1967 Buick Riviera was a humdinger  Chicago Daily Herald

Within a span of a few hours, Jerry Michaels went from full elation to total deflation. The year was 1966 and after spending months in Vietnam dreaming of a new ...

Chicago Daily Herald
Great Americans: 1965 Buick Riviera GS  AutoWeek

After gut-wrenching deliberation with my esteemed colleagues, I extended a confident middle finger and proclaimed the 1965 Buick Riviera GS as my top ...

New and Used Buick Riviera: Prices, Photos, Reviews, Specs  The Car Connection

Through eight generations over 35 years, the Buick Riviera two-door coupe was that brand's halo car. Starting in 1963 as a striking, almost hand-built luxury car, ...

The Car Connection
1963 Buick Riviera  Classic Car News

The Buick Riviera debuted in October 1962 to tremendous acclaim, its uniquely beautiful “knife-edge” styling - by Bob Golfen - last modified July 3, 2018.

Classic Car News
Custom 1966 Buick Riviera Struts Its Stuff On Jay Leno’s Garage: Video  GM Authority

A custom 1966 Buick Riviera spends some time with Jay Leno, and a lot of work as gone into this labor of love.

GM Authority
The Buick Riviera Is Still Fashionable at 50  New York Times

Fifty years ago, General Motors cast off the tailfinned excesses of its postwar designs and shocked the Paris auto salon by showing a clean, crisp Riviera, which ...

New York Times
Stuntin’ in the 2018 Buick Regal GS  Rolling Out

When this writer received the invite to the Buick Regal GS stunt driving school experience, I must have been the first to register. Who could say no to this plug?

Rolling Out
Route 66 car show returns | Entertainment  Highland Community News

The annual Rendezvous Back to Route 66 car show will be held from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, in downtown San Bernardino.

Highland Community News
25 GM Concept Cars Way Better Than What We Got  HotCars

Here are 25 examples of concepts that also promised production-line glory, but reality and 'hard points' got in the way.

Buick’s vision of the future  Top Speed

The year is 2018 and every automaker has their vision for the future. with the current trend it should come as no surprise that most of those vision (...)

Top Speed
Happy Holidays!  Lancaster Bee

thurs. 13. Sacred Heart Academy Chamber Singers — Part of M&T's Annual Holiday Music Under the Dome concert series, noon Thursday, Dec. 13, at M&T ...

Lancaster Bee
Unique Tin tunes up its annual show to benefit community  Longview Daily News

Freshly polished wheels, newly waxed paint and that famous “new car” smell make the old classic cars of the Unique Tin Car Show stand out. Celebrating 44 ...

Longview Daily News
10 GM Cars That Were Rust Buckets (And 10 That Never Rusted)  HotCars

Rust has been a major issue with many GM car models, but others seem to avoid it very well.

Why a 1990s Buick Might Be a Teenager's Best Option for Cheap Speed (Seriously)  RoadandTrack.com

If you're a young driver looking for cheap speed, you'll want to learn about the L67.

First Look: Jay Leno sets out to fulfill all his automotive dreams  CNBC

Jay Leno sets out to fulfill automotive dreams and along the way meets up with fellow comedians Bill Burr and Adam Carolla.

Buick unveils China-designed Riviera concept in Shanghai  USA TODAY

General Motors unveiled a slick China-designed Buick concept coupe today at the Auto Shanghai show. It dubbed it the Riviera -- reviving the name of the ...

O.G. Cruisers gearing up for Falls car show  Niagara Gazette

Michele DeLuca/StaffMembers of the Original Gentlemen Cruisers will display their classic cars, hot rods and specialty vehicles during a car show scheduled for ...

Niagara Gazette
It Doesn't Take Much to Turn a '66 Riviera Into a Killer Custom  RoadandTrack.com

A three-inch chopped top and a killer paint job set this 1966 Buick Riviera apart from the crowd.

Moonlite Kustoms puts together new car show in San Fernando Valley  Chron.com

“We decided we wanted to have a good, old fashioned picnic — no money involved, just friends and family and their cars.” The folks from Moonlite Kustoms had ...

Kirk Once Stole Spock's Buick Riviera  Jalopnik

It's a sad day today, because everyone's favorite (non-ALF) alien had passed. And while Leonard Nimoy wasn't necessarily known as a huge gearhead, ...

The Coolest Cars From Seinfeld's 'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee'  The Cheat Sheet

Jerry Seinfeld has driven dozens of stunning vehicles for his Netflix series over the years. Here are 10 of the coolest.

The Cheat Sheet
GM's 1977 big financial risk  Herald Palladium

The early 1970s was an exciting time to be an observer of the domestic auto industry.

Herald Palladium
Collectible Classic: 1963-1965 Buick Riviera  Automobile Magazine

Fewer than twenty years after the first-generation Buick Riviera debuted, I was induced to write a chapter on cars for the Catalog of Cool, a cultural compendium ...

Automobile Magazine
Check out the touchscreen in a 1987 Buick Riviera  AutoWeek

Unimpressed by the 2-inch in-dash TV aftermarket radio we recently found for your '80s ride? Then consider the 1987 Buick Riviera, which had touchscreen tech ...

A High-Style Buick at a Reasonable Price  New York Times

The 1963 Buick Riviera made its debut on Oct. 4, 1962, with a price of $4333. Adjusting for inflation, that would be about $33000 in 2012 dollars, near the high ...

New York Times
2018 Buick Regal GS First Drive | Review | Car and Driver  Car and Driver

We drive the new 2018 Regal GS, the sportiest version of Buick's redesigned mid-size car. Read the review and see photos at Car and Driver.

Car and Driver
Buick's future flagship has us hoping for a Riviera revival - Roadshow  CNET

The freshly unveiled concept is called the Avenir, and it previews the future of design and tech for the Buick brand.

Eye Candy: 1947 Buick Roadmaster Estate  Wheels.ca

Eye Candy1947 Buick Roadmaster Estate: "I always thought these were the best looking 'Woody Wagons' made," says Bernie Fritshaw, proud owner of his ...

These were the most expensive cars sold at Mecum Louisville  Louisville Business First

The most expensive vehicles sold at this year's Mecum Louisville auction were from this year: A pair of 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demons. One went for ...

Louisville Business First
A Tiny Spock Leaning on a 1964 Buick Riviera Is the Best Hot Wheels Car Ever  Gizmodo

San Diego Comic-Con is just around the corner, which not only means we're about to get tantalizing looks at next summer's blockbuster films, but also a ...

The Riviera: How This Legendary Car Saved Buick  The Cheat Sheet

In just two years, the Buick Rivera transformed American auto styling and got Europe's attention. Here's the story behind this legendary car.

The Cheat Sheet
Magnante’s Junkyard Crawl: Multi-Carbs From Buick!  Hot Rod Network

Two multi-carbureted Buick collector cars are discovered in a Texas Junkyard by our expert, Steve Magnante.

Hot Rod Network
Sell Everything and Buy This 1952 Buick Riviera  The Drive

It is, at least ostensibly, a 1952 Buick Riviera. Except the front end is from a 1968 Chevy Van, a solid-mounted 11-inch axle. And the back is salvaged from a ...

The Drive
American Cruisers: Buick Riviera  CarBuzz - Car News and Reviews

The Riviera may be considered an old person's car by today's generation, but the nameplate has a rich history, and was once one of the most beautiful cars on ...

CarBuzz - Car News and Reviews
Five GM rides and an 8-Series: Cars of the film "Glengarry Glen Ross"  autoweek.com

The film version of David Mamet's Pulitzer-winning play, "Glengarry Glen Ross," came out in 1992 and is best known in popular culture for Alec Baldwin's ...

Buick Death Watch 2: Dealers Don't Need Buick  The Truth About Cars

In the tradition of TTAC's august founder, it's time to do some old-fashioned myth busting about General Motors. Specifically, we're going to talk about a myth that ...

The Truth About Cars
First drive: 2018 Buick Regal GS delivers performance, value  Detroit Free Press

Buick's new 2018 Regal GS sport sedan delivers performance, value and the latest driver aides and safety systems.

Detroit Free Press
QOTD: Are You All Out of Love?  The Truth About Cars

My bedroom as a kid was pretty typical. While there wasn't much in the way of sports paraphernalia (and certainly no trophies… God, no), there were cars on the ...

The Truth About Cars
CLASSIC CARS: Owner enjoys top-down driving with rare 1985 Buick Riviera convertible  Oil City Derrick

The speedometer on Paul Puff's 1985 Buick can register speeds up to 85 miles per hour. Despite that indication, Puff says, "This car has never seen 85."

Oil City Derrick
Shanghai 2013: New Buick Riviera Concept Revealed  Automobile Magazine

Riviera is indeed a French name, but Buick chose to unwrap an all-new Riviera coupe concept this morning in China on the eve of the 2013 Shanghai auto ...

Automobile Magazine
1963 Riviera…The One Buick didn’t Build  Hot Rod Network

Check out this 1963 Buick Riviera with custom top and other sheetmetal, done by the owner Bill Mitchell, making it a concept car.

Hot Rod Network
Buick! (Now That We've Got Your Attention, Let's Head to China)  The Truth About Cars

What country can't get enough of the Buick brand? Well, not the United States, clearly. But cross the Pacific and Buick is the equivalent of Nicki Minaj and free ...

The Truth About Cars
'55 Buick Roadmaster needs a little wax | Automotive | stltoday.com  STLtoday.com

While driving through Old North St. Louis my old car radar kicked in, and I saw a once-proud Buick Roadmaster Riviera Coupe, six or more decades after it was ...

GM Trademarks Buick Riviera Name – Should it Make a Comeback?  MotorTrend Magazine

Automakers frequently try to cash in on the nostalgia of old nameplates for new models.

MotorTrend Magazine
Here Are The Best Of The Worst Cars You Love  Jalopnik

There have been plenty of cars designed throughout the years that are just… not great. And yet, we love them anyway. Last week, I asked you to tell me what ...

Top 10 Buick cars of all time  Autoweek

Buick has been on roll with concepts at the Detroit auto show as of late. This year, the Avista was probably the biggest stunner at Cobo Center, with its 400-hp, ...

QOTD: Can You Build an Ideal Crapwagon Garage? (Part V: Coupes)  The Truth About Cars

We're strolling through the various sections of our Crapwagon Garage, and are just over halfway finished with this series (unless I can add extra vehicle ...

The Truth About Cars
Sparkling 1958 Buick Special Riviera  The ClassicCars.com Journal

Yards of chrome were applied to the two-door coupe, which was a fashionable treatment in its day - by Bob Golfen - last modified December 25, 2017.

The ClassicCars.com Journal
The Lincoln Continental’s last stand  The Art of Gears

Reports have surfaced that the Lincoln Continental may be phased out once the current generation ends. Is this it for the grand American sedan?

The Art of Gears
This auto museum is having an auction and its inventory is WILD  CarsGuide

The Volo Auto Museum in Illinois recently had a "Corvette summer sale" where every Corvette for sale in their inventory was discounted. Just stop and think ...


Buick Riviera Videos

1966 Buick Riviera - Jay Leno's Garage
1966 Buick Riviera - Jay Leno's Garage
Buick Riviera `72 – Dreamcatcher
Buick Riviera `72 – Dreamcatcher
1995 Buick Riviera Start Up, Exhaust, Test Drive, and In Depth Review
1995 Buick Riviera Start Up, Exhaust, Test Drive, and In Depth Review
1965 Buick Riviera Custom Alloway's Hot Rod Shop The SEMA Show 2016
1965 Buick Riviera Custom Alloway's Hot Rod Shop The SEMA Show 2016
1972 Classic Buick Riviera on Custom 22\
1972 Classic Buick Riviera on Custom 22\" Lexani Forged Wheels
Buick Riviera 455 Sound
Buick Riviera 455 Sound
Ultra Motorsports 1971 Buick Riviera boat tail for sale
Ultra Motorsports 1971 Buick Riviera boat tail for sale
My Dads 1972 Buick Riviera
My Dads 1972 Buick Riviera
50 Year Old Buick That Can Outperform Super Cars With 780 Horsepower
50 Year Old Buick That Can Outperform Super Cars With 780 Horsepower
BATMOBILE?! 1972 Buick Riviera 455 / 7.5L - startup, V8 sound, overview
BATMOBILE?! 1972 Buick Riviera 455 / 7.5L - startup, V8 sound, overview

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1969 Buick Riviera review, interior
1969 Buick Riviera review, interior
Images of Buick Riviera 1966 (1024x768)
Images of Buick Riviera 1966 (1024x768)
1965 Buick Riviera GS :: 1965 Buick Riviera GS
1965 Buick Riviera GS :: 1965 Buick Riviera GS
1967 Buick Riviera Parts Car 3
1967 Buick Riviera Parts Car 3
Buick Riviera black gallery. MoiBibiki #5
Buick Riviera black gallery. MoiBibiki #5
72 Buick Riviera | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
72 Buick Riviera | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
Bujal78 :: Rental of classic cars - 1972 Buick Riviera GS ...
Bujal78 :: Rental of classic cars - 1972 Buick Riviera GS ...
Plan59 :: Classic Car Art :: Vintage Ads :: 1958 Buick Limited
Plan59 :: Classic Car Art :: Vintage Ads :: 1958 Buick Limited
Would You Buy a Buick Avista Convertible?
Would You Buy a Buick Avista Convertible?

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Buick Riviera Wiki

The Buick Riviera is a personal luxury car produced by Buick from 1963 to 1999. GM's first entry into that prestige niche, the Riviera was highly praised by automotive journalists upon its high-profile debut. While early models stayed close to the original form, eight subsequent generations varied substantially over the Riviera's thirty-year lifespan. In all, 1,127,261 were produced.The Riviera name had been used by Buick since the early 1950s for various prestige versions of existing models, right through a large top-of-the-line six-window 1962 Electra 225 hardtop. The crisply styled, ground-up design that debuted 1963 was Buick's first unique Riviera model, and pioneered the GM E platform. The Riviera name was resurrected for concept cars displayed at auto shows in 2007 and 2013 in hopes of reintroducing the marque, but no plans to do so are currently in place.Unlike its subsequent GM E platform stablemates, the Oldsmobile Toronado and Cadillac Eldorado, the Riviera was initially a standard front engine/rear-wheel drive platform, only becoming front wheel drive starting in 1979 as part of a sweeping move in that direction by the American automobile industry.