1983 BUICK RIVIERA CONVERTIBLE Luxury abounds in this 1983 Buick Riviera convertible. Presented in it's correct and original all numbers matching drivetrain and undamaged body panels. Mileage is original at just over 90k. The boot for convertible is included. The Red Firemist paint is original with minor touch ups here and there yet looks great overall. · Leather Seats · Anti-Lock Brakes · Wire spoke wheel covers · Air Conditioning · Cruise Control · Power Locks · Power Windows · Power Seats · Tilt steering column · Digital gauges · 5.0 L 307ci 140HP Oldsmobile motor · Automatic transmission with overdrive On February 25, 1982, a press release was sent out to all Buick dealers. It stated that the all new, limited production, Buick Riviera convertible is to debut in the spring, mid April 1982. Available in two colors only; White or Red Firemist with a Maple / Claret Leather Interior with a White Vinyl Top. Most never made it to dealer’s lot before mid to late July of that year as most of the initial production convertibles were quickly acquired by many "higher up" GM executives, District Managers and even Cadillac executives. All featured the new updated 1983 Riviera grill. This was a very well appointed automobile by 1982 standards and the price reflected it. At the time, the 1983 Buick Riviera convertible was the highest priced automobile GM sold, and that counted the entire brand, including Cadillac. If you own or have owned one of these fine Buick Riviera convertible automobiles you know what an exciting, luxurious car they are. The Riviera convertible wasn’t actually built fully by Buick; those destined to become convertibles were built without a rear seat or headliner, and were painted in either White or Red Firemist paint with a Claret (dark red) or Maple (light brown) interior. These coupes were then shipped to American Sunroof Corporation (ASC) in Lansing, Michigan, where the extensive conversion took place. This involved cutting off the roof, strengthening the body, adding a smaller rear seat and fitting the white vinyl top and related electronics. The whole process took over 300 parts as well as ten hours of labor per car. Buick built 1750 convertibles in 1983, and not all were sold that year. In 1983, Buick’s Riviera was the pace car for the Indy 500, and of course it was specially trimmed and outfitted for the job. Technically, the 41. L V6 rated at 125 hp was standard, but apparently most (if not all) convertibles were built with the 307 c.i. Olds V8, rated at 140 hp. Also in 1983, Buick had its best model year to date with 810,435 vehicles sold. ***If you are viewing this on Facebook Marketplace, be sure to visit our website to view all photos. (www.amclassiccars.com)*** GIVE US A CALL @ 909-596-5700 WITH ANY QUESTIONS THAT YOU MAY HAVE. OUR BUSINESS HOURS: MONDAY-THURDSAY 9AM-5PM
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