Riviera Plum
Black
430 CI V8
3 Speed Automatic
  • Original 430 cubic inch Wildcat V8 / 360 horsepower
  • Correct Super Turbine 3-speed automatic transmission
  • Correct 10-bolt rear axle / Limited-slip differential / 3.07 gears
  • Factory power steering
  • Factory power drum brakes
  • 15-inch Buick Sport wheels
  • Original Riviera Plum paint
  • Original Black vinyl interior
  • Fully documented

SUMMARY

* 8,824 actual mile survivor
* Original 430 cubic inch Wildcat V8 / 360 horsepower
* Correct Super Turbine 3-speed automatic transmission
* Factory power steering
* Factory air conditioning
* Our sale includes an original Protect-O-Plate
* Correct 10-bolt rear axle / Limited-slip differential / 3.07 gears
* Factory power drum brakes
* 15-inch Buick Sport wheels
* Correct Sonomatic radio

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When most discerning hobbyists begin their search for an old school muscle car to show and enjoy, they usually have three basic criteria. First and foremost, they want something that's super cool. Secondly, they want something that's correct. And last but not least, they want something that doesn't require a second job to finance. Fortunately, the gearheads at RK Motors Charlotte pride themselves on specializing in first rate classics of all kinds, and they always have cars, like this awesome '67 Buick, that are a perfect fit for anyone. With a 430 cubic inch Wildcat V8, a stylish Black interior and striking Plum paint, it's certainly some of the coolest metal to ever roll out of Detroit. Thanks to years of meticulous preservation, it can be paraded without worry. And as a virtually untouched survivor that's priced at only $50K, it's the bargain of the century! So, if you're in the market for a fully pedigreed classic that combines tons of character with an unbeatable price, this unique Riviera is the car of your dreams!

BODYWORK/TRIM

Inspired by Bill Mitchell's love of hand-built London coaches, the second generation Riviera features a classy body shell that conveys a sense of style and sophistication perfectly befitting its exotic name. And the incredible shell you see here, a stunning Riviera Plum survivor, wears completely original aesthetics that have been exceptionally maintained. Consistently providing its various owners with rock-solid reliability and a sense of custom-tailored comfort, the car has never been separated from its chassis. Original chrome and stainless, which exhibit minimal signs of wear, show almost as well as the day they left the dealership. And presently, this Buick's desirability as something that's as rare as it is unique is both genuine and fitting.

ENGINE

While the exterior of this slick E-Body does an excellent job posing for world-class visuals, the engine compartment is where Buick purists REALLY start to take notice. And for good reason too, because the car's original, 360 horsepower Wildcat V8 is the kind of powerhouse that makes people either put up or shut up. Turn the key and a big Rochester carburetor mixes wind from a dressed and decaled air cleaner with fuel from a carefully bent fluid line, and shoves it in to a correct, cast iron intake. Fire for that air/fuel mixture is provided by a traditional points distributor, which shoots spark around red, “430-4” branded valve covers via familiar Packard TV R Suppression cables. Spent gases from that air/fuel mixture are jetted through original, cast iron exhaust manifolds. At the front of the engine, pliable belts and hoses snake around factory power steering, a Delco-Remy alternator and a correct Frigidaire AC compressor. Details like a Delco-Remy coil, a blue AC breather and an even coat of bright red paint appear to keep this coveted GM, all GM. Oh, and did I mention that the mill centers a matching partial VIN between a '67-specific “ND” assembly stamp and correct 1381625 casting number?

DRIVETRAIN/SUSPENSION

At the bottom of this survivor a clean undercarriage tells a long story of excellent maintenance and carefully chosen road time. Naturally, that hot 430 needed a tough drivetrain to effectively establish street cred, so Buick opted for GM's rugged Turbo-Hydramatic 400 3-speed. That proven Super Turbine, branded with a correct “BT-67” assembly tag, spins a correct, limited-slip differential around beefy, 3.07 gears. The aforementioned power steering combines with an original suspension and Buick's familiar power-assisted drums to provide good stops and competent handling. Spent gases flow through factory pipes, which employ correct, GM-stamped mufflers. At the corners of that chassis, polished Buick Sport wheels spin 8.45-15 Firestone Deluxe Champion whitewalls around stylish Riviera center caps. The car's straight and solid floorpans still feature 99% of their Satin Black undercoating. And, based on a quick visual inspection, all of this Buick's hardware and bushings appear to be in good, road-ready condition.

INTERIOR

Inside this old school tri-shield you'll find a correct Black interior that appears to be untouched original equipment. At the center of the car, vinyl bucket and bench seats ride on clean black carpet that's protected by Buick-branded mats. In front of those seats, a warp-free dash hangs a rolling speedometer next to a premium Sonomatic radio. At the base of that dash, a full console frames an aircraft-style shifter. Opposite that console, stylish door panels position chrome handles, small Riviera emblems and crack-free armrests beneath bright satin trim. In front of the driver, a large-diameter steering wheel laps an elegant Riviera logo. And behind the passengers, a matted trunk features plenty of storage space.

HISTORICAL INFORMATION

This Buick's original Protect-O-Plate, which is included with our sale, breaks down as follows:

* 668 – Black vinyl interior
* UU – Riviera Plum paint

* 494877HXXXXXX – The car's VIN
* -- 4: Buick Motor Division
* -- 94: Riviera
* -- 87: 2-door sport coupe hardtop
* -- 7: 1967 model year
* -- H: Assembled in Flint, Michigan
* -- XXXXXX: Production sequence number

* D479 – The car's engine stamp
* -- D: Part of the identifying prefix stamp for a 430 cubic inch Wildcat V8 assembled in 1967
* -- 479: Assembled on April 24, 1967

* PJ – Riviera axle that's equipped with 3.07 gears and a limited-slip differential

* T – Assembled in June of 1967

* BT517 – The car's transmission code
* -- BT: GM Turbo-Hydramatic 400 that's bolted behind a 430 cubic inch V8
* -- 517: Assembled on June 1, 1967

* 24 – Optional equipment

OUR SALE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTATION

* The aforementioned Protect-O-Plate
* An original Owner's Manual

In summary, this Riviera is a phenomenal classic. Its killer Wildcat V8 will cruise effortlessly at will, and its slick body and first class interior are ready to garner serious stares. With the GS and Grand National casting such long shadows, it seems pretty hard to find nice Buick muscle cars. When “survivor” is added to the mix, you're treading pretty deep in to “one-of-a-kind” territory. And when you debate the merit of “one-of-a-kind” for too long, it's easy to slip in to “regret”. Don't slip in to “regret” take home this unique and affordable tri-shield today!

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