Buick Riviera specs: 1977-1978

Buick Riviera specs: 1977-1978 No longer an E-body, The 1977-1978 Buick Riviera was now on the metric B-body platform. This freshened B-body platform itself was an evolution of the colonnade A-body platform, so this this Riv has alot more in common with the’73-’77 colonnades than you might have thought. The heavy ’74-’76 style could have […]
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Buick Riviera specs: 1974-1976

Buick Riviera specs: 1974-1976 GM Platform: E-body Trim Levels: base (1974-1976) base w/ Stage-1 (1974 only)- Added here were limited slip differential, 3.23 axle ratio, recalibrated transmission, chrome air cleaner lid, standard H.E.I. ignition, and a few teaks for 15 more horsepower over the ‘lesser’ 455 V8. GS (1974-1976)- Added here were heavy duty front […]
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Buick Riviera specs: 1971-1973

Buick Riviera specs: 1971-1973 GM Platform: E-body Trim Levels: base (1971-1973) base w/ Stage-1 (1973 only)- Added here were limited slip differential, 3.23 axle ratio, recalibrated transmission, chrome air cleaner lid, and better cylinder heads. GS (1971-1973)- Added here were rear sway bar, JR78-15 radial tires, tuned suspension, “Gran Sport” badging, and increased level of […]
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Buick Riviera specs: 1979-1985

Buick Riviera specs: 1979-1985 Platform:E-body Body Styles: coupe, convertible Wheelbase: 114.0″ F/R Track Width: 59.3″/60.0″ Overall Length: 206.0″ Overall Width: 71.7″ Overall Height: 54.3″ Curb Weight: 3700-3770 lbs. Available Engines: 231 CID V6 (’79-’80), 252 CID V6 (’81-’84), 231 CID Turbo V6 (S-type/T-type), 307 CID 4bbl V8 (’81-’85), 350 CID 4bbl V8 (’79-’80), 350 CID […]
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Buick Riviera specs: 1986-1988

Buick Riviera specs: 1986-1988 GM Platform: E-body Trim Levels: base, T-type Body Styles: coupe Wheelbase: 108.0″ F/R Track Width: 59.9″/59.9″ Overall Length: 187.8″ Overall Width: 71.7″ Overall Height: 53.5″ Turning Circle: 35.8′ Curb Weight: 3365 lbs. Available Engines: 3.8L V6 Available Transmissions: 4-SPEED 440-T4 AUTOMATIC Fuel Capacity: 18.8 Gallons Front Seat Head Room: 37.8″ Front […]
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Buick Riviera specs: 1989-1993

Buick Riviera specs: 1989-1993 For 1989 the Riviera was lengthened, though at first glance looks just like the ’86-’88 Rivs. A quick way to tell the newer ones, is the size of the quarter windows— they’re much smaller on the ’89-up version. Wheelbase: 108.0″ F/R Track Width: 59.9″/59.9″ Overall Length: 198.3″ Overall Width: 71.7″ Overall […]
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