BEAUTIFULLY MAINTAINED ORIGINAL RIVIERA CONVERTIBLE
Offered At: $11,900
Ext. Color: *call for more info
Engine: 5.0L V8
Stock #: 200495C
Crevier Classic Cars is pleased to offer this exceptional 1982 Buick Riviera Convertible. With just 3 owners from new and 92,687 original miles. 1 of only 1,248 made in 1982. It was the first year it was offered and the base price was an astounding $24,064 before options! Equipped with the optional and much more desirable 5.0L V8. Also equipped with 4 speed automatic transmission, 4 wheel power disc brakes, 4 wheel independent suspension, power windows, power steering, power seats, power convertible top, (New Top), AM-FM-CB Casette, Cruise Control, Automatic Climate Control Air Conditioning and more. This car has records and receipts for maintenance. It is a stunning example, Everything works as it should and it drives like new.
The 1982 Buick Riviera convertible was never designed to be a car for the masses. Priced near the very top of GM’s product line during its four years on the market, the Riviera was built in extremely limited quantities, aimed at a select group of well-heeled buyers. While under normal circumstances such a car would be but a footnote to automotive history, the sixth-generation Buick Riviera convertible marked the first open-air Buick since 1975, and the first convertible from GM since the 1976 Cadillac Eldorado had ushered out the drop-top era.
Introduced for the 1982 model year, each Riviera convertible began life as a Riviera coupe built in GM’s Linden, New Jersey, plant. Cars destined to become convertibles were assembled without a rear seat or headliner, and were finished in either White or Red Firemist paint with a Claret (dark red) or Maple (light brown) interior. Once put together, the coupes were shipped to American Sunroof Corporation (ASC) in Lansing, Michigan, where the lengthy process of changing coupe to convertible began. Roughly speaking, this required removing the top, strengthening the body, adding a custom rear seat (smaller than the one fitted to the coupe) and fitting the white diamond-grain vinyl top and associated electronics, but in reality the process took more than 300 parts and required 10 hours of labor per car. Once completed, new Riviera convertibles were subjected to two separate leak tests to ensure top integrity before being shipped to Buick dealers.