• Stock:

    1635-DFW

  • Engine Size:

    307 V8

  • Transmission Type:

    4 Speed Automatic

  • Miles:

    69,150 (Actual)

  • Location:

    Dallas / Fort Worth, Texas

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69K ACTUAL MILES, NEWER TOP AND PAINT, WELL DOCUMENTED, RUNS AND DRIVES GREAT!

The 1983 Buick Riviera was the first GM convertible since the "last" convertible, the 1976 Eldorado. It was also one of the most expensive cars you could buy in 1983, with a sticker price nearly three times that of a comparable Riviera coupe. Today, they're insanely affordable and this beautifully refinished Riviera convertible represents one of the biggest bangs for the buck we've ever offered.

Repainted just a short time ago, this Riv is probably nicer than it was when it was new. They used the same bright white finish but with modern urethane paints, it's shiny and deep, and thanks to a bare-metal respray, you know the job was done right. All the Riviera convertibles were built as coupes and shipped to ASC for the conversion, but you'd never know it by looking, because the transition was seamless. The flowing body lines are uninterrupted and there's an argument to be made that the Riv looks even better as a convertible than as a coupe. A neat red pinstripe matches the interior and showcases the flowing fender lines, and as a car that's always been treated as something special, it fits together beautifully and shows zero signs of neglect. The chrome is bright and shiny, the rubber bumper fillers are in excellent condition, and all the emblems and lenses remain in almost new condition.

Burgundy leather was the only choice on the Riviera convertibles, regardless of what color bodywork you selected. The handsome bucket seats are supportive and comfortable the way your easy chair at home is, and the leather shows only light comfort marks that seem to enhance the look. There's a bunch of faux wood that looks pretty good and everything was standard equipment on the drop-top Riv, including automatic climate control, power windows (with four new motors), locks, mirrors, and seats (with new transmissions), cruise control, and a tilt steering column. In back, the seat was artfully modified to handle the top mechanism, so it looks neatly finished without appearing to be an afterthought like so many other convertibles of the time. It shows just 69,150 original miles, and given the durability of the components in these cars, it's only just now getting broken in. The white convertible top is brand new and folds easily with the touch of a button, and it so neatly mimics the roofline of the hardtop that you need to look at the rear window to spot the convertible (the convertible's window is smaller). There's also a spacious trunk with all its original panels and a space-saver spare.

The 307 cubic inch V8 under the hood of this Riviera was optional, but a vast majority of convertible buyers selected it. It's smooth and competent, the way your luxury car's engine should be, and it looks to have been properly maintained all its life. New components include the A/C compressor, radiator, hoses, and belts, so it runs beautifully. It's clean under the hood, suggesting an easy life and an owner who cared about taking care of even the things you couldn't see. Underneath, there's a 4-speed automatic transmission that makes this Riv a superb highway car and the shocks are new, so it has that pillowy ride that made American luxury cars famous. It purrs through a correct single exhaust system that was just replaced and fitted with dual outlets under the bumper for a cool look. New 225/75/15 whitewall radials were just fitted and there's a fresh alignment to ensure they last a good, long time.

Documented with its original window sticker, build sheet, and manuals, this is a very high-quality car with broad collector appeal for the price of a VW Beetle. Why wouldn't you call right now?

Features

Defrost, Numbers Matching, AM/FM Radio, Cassette Player, Power Convertible Top, Air Conditioning, Heat, Leather Seats, Telescopic Wheel, Tilt Wheel, Cruise Control, Four Wheel Disc Brakes, Power Brakes, Power Locks, Power Seats, Power Steering, Power Windows, Seatbelts

Documentation

Factory Buildsheet, Original Window Sticker, Owner's Manual

Drivetrain

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
307 V8
Transmission Type
4 Speed Automatic
Transmission Spec
700R4

Body

Body Or Basic Color
White
Body Style
Convertible
Doors
2
Paint Type
Basecoat/Clearcoat

Basic

Year
1983
Make
Buick
Model
Riviera
Miles
69,150 (Actual)

Interior

Interior Or Basic Color
Burgundy
Seating Type
Bench
Seat Material
Leather
Shifter Type
Column
Center Console
Yes

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