1969 Buick Riviera

With its long, sleek look, concealed headlights and distinct nose, there is no doubt that the 1969 Buick Riviera is a cool looking car.

This particular car has done just 52,182 actual miles – it’s an unrestored original so you know this is a loved car.

This view shows the great lines of the Riviera and it also highlights the optional vinyl roof (original to this car costing an additional $128 when new).

rear view of the 1969 Buick Riviera
Stylish rear

As a personal luxury car the Riviera came with power steering and power brakes as standard. 

69 Riviera interior
All vinyl interior

Inside is all original except the carpets. The dash is in great shape with the dash pad showing no cracks or ripping – quite rare as they can be quite susceptible to daylight causing the plastic to become brittle. The rear seats look like they have barely been sat in.

1969 Buick Riviera Rear seats
The rear seats are well-preserved too

Under the hood is the biggest engine Buick offered, as was standard in the Riviera, the 430 cubic inch (7 liter) V8. With a 4 barrel quadrajet carburetor and connected to a Turbo Hydra-Matic (TH-400) automatic transmission it managed to output 360 horsepower.

1969 Buick 430 V8 Engine
430 cubic inch V8

In addition to the vinyl roof mention above, the original owner of this car also opted for an AM radio ($88), air conditioning ($421) and power windows ($110).

It was a great year for the Riviera and it was selling better than ever with 52,782 of them sold for the 1969 model year at a base price of $4,701.

This ’69 Buick Riviera is currently for sale on eBay. (follow the link for even more photos)


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