Although it hasn’t actually arrived yet, last week my buddy Jason Bagge, AKA The Brougham Whisperer, agreed to acquire the grand set of wheels you see before you: A 1973 Buick Riviera.
The classic boat-tail Rivieras were built from 1971 to 1973, and there’s no mistaking them for anything else. Though they do have a slight resemblance to a middle-aged 1963-67 Corvette coupe. One who has invested well, married well, and drinks Scotch, plays golf and lives in the right neighborhood.
Two things stand out on this car. The standard wheel covers, shared with 1973 Electras, was almost never seen on these, as the chrome-plated and gorgeous optional Buick Road Wheels were frequently installed on these cars.
Thing Two: Those colors! The Burgundy paint, contrasted with the white half top and lipstick red interior, is just resplendent.
I love this car. And Jason tells me it needs only minor work to look like new once again. Once it’s all pretty, washed, waxed, vacuumed, revived and reinvigorated, expect a longer post, with many, many more pictures
As the famous jingle went, The great American Road belongs to Buick! That more than applies to this fine Riviera. Stay tuned!