Year: 1979
Make: Buick
Model: Riviera
Trim: Coupe
Mileage: 22,942
Stock #: 0122
VIN #: 4Z57R9E104241
Trans: Automatic
Color: Gray Metallic
Interior: Cloth
Vehicle Type: Classic Car
State: CA
Drive Train: FWD
Engine: 350 V8

Contact Information

My Car Guy

20950 Ferretti Rd.

Groveland CA 95321

Dave Sutch

(415) 467-2077

Estimated By E.P.A.

City MPG

Actual Mileage May Vary

1979 Buick Riviera Coupe Sellers Notes

Price slashed to $8,900! 22,942 original miles (not a misprint) on this near-new, time-warp, one-small town, two-owner car that has always been garaged with a cover over it. In storage for over 30 years; started up a couple times a month. THIS CAR HAS NOT BEEN DETAILED; if done it would appear showroom fresh.

Equipped from the factory with Air Conditioning, Landau Roof, and 8-Track Tape Deck. The Buick Riviera jumped ship for 1979, abandoning its rear-wheel-drive heritage on its way to becoming a more fuel-efficient and significantly shorter (but nearly as spacious) front-wheel-drive car, and joining forces mechanically, in many ways, with the Cadillac Eldorado and Oldsmobile Toronado (the Riviera managed to look statelier than other two). Back in the late-1970s and early-1980s when most American luxury cars had no pretension to being sporty, elegance reigned supreme. The Riviera was a luxury star: the 350 V8 in combination with the front-wheel-drive layout, the comfortable interior, luxurious features, was revolutionary for personal-luxury coupe shoppers at the time. Unlike many American cars of the day (sport or luxury) the Rivera sported a fully independent suspension with rear coil springs and torsion bar. The suspension insured better than average stability when compared against the typical Chrysler of Ford competitor. The new for 79 Riviera made such an impression with automotive critics, that it won the 1979 Motor Trend car of the Year Award.

No rust; everything works. Offered at $8,900. Go to for a 24-photo slide show.

Engine: 8-cyl. 350cid/160hp 4-barrel carburater (Oldsmobile sourced; only available in '79 and '80)

Transmission: Turbo-Hydromatic four-speed automatic

Colors: Gray Metallic with Light Gray Velour seating

Odometer: 22,942 miles

VIN: 4Z57R9E104241                    

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20950 Ferretti Rd. Groveland, CA 95321 209-962-1144 415-467-2077