1997 Buick Riviera
Here is the new car. Ive had it for a month now. The car is in real good
shape. I miss my wagon but at some point you have to say "when". While i
love lots of other makes and models of cars,I missed buick and its my most
favorite car company. I have had 4 other buicks and will continue buying
more. Enjoy and please rate.
1957 Buick Riviera
1957 Buick - Special 40 Riviera
"Wow!" is the exact reaction we have heard from anybody that has laid eyes
on this car. It is truly the type that leaves you speechless as you walk
around it trying to take it all in. Yes beauty is in the eye of the
beholder but we have yet to find a single person who doesn't agree this may
be one of the most gorgeous cars they have seen. It has undergone a
complete restoration and is without a doubt one of the nicest out there.
The process took 18 months to complete with no corners cut along the way.
It has remained in Texas its entire life and since being finished has only
been driven 100 miles to insure everything was working properly. The 1957
Buick Special 40 Riviera body is laser straight and looks amazing from
front to rear. From the side these cars were similar to the tri five cars
but with quarter windows and other unique body accents like the side trim
they really take it to the next level. The car is painted in a Red
Metallic 2 stage paint that makes the perfect combination with all that
chrome. You would really have a tough time finding a better color. There
is just something about the look of this car that grabs you. We have seen
50's Buicks in the past so we aren't unfamiliar with these cars but this
one is just something special. The large front bumper and grill have an
excellent finish as does all the other chrome/stainless on the car. In
fact 14K of the invested dollars went strictly towards the chrome/stainless
work. It has all of the correct style emblems throughout and all are
cleanly mounted as is the front fender accents on both sides. All of the
glass is in good condition and the windows have been covered with a nice
tint. The car has a great stance and one of the best choices in the
restoration process had to have been deciding on white wall wrapped Kelsey
Hayes wire wheels because they look perfect on the car.
The drive train of the car as well as the interior and underneath is just
as nice as the top. Under the hood is a 364 c.i. 250hp Nailhead motor that
has been finished out in a nostalgic original style. This isn't a car
where you need a bunch of bolt on chrome to get attention because the
beautiful original appearance has just as nice of a finish. All of the
painted components look like new and everything is very cleanly done. The
engine compartment gets just as much respect as the body of the car does.
A 2 barrel carburetor is in place which has been adjusted to a nice smooth
idle. The car was equipped with factory AC originally and this system is
still in place but has been upgraded with a more modern compressor. Other
nice luxuries include the power steering system which makes it extremely
easy to drive. It has dual Exhaust
routed out of the back which deliver an awesome sound. An automatic
transmission backs up the motor and sends horsepower through the
enclosed drive shaft to the 3:58 gear rear end. A 20 gallon fuel tank is
in place which is plenty to keep this 122in wheel based machine rolling for
a good while.
If all of that doesn't have you convinced that you won't find anything
better then the interior is sure to be the icing on the cake. It is done
in a 2 tone brown leather and was extremely well done. Apart from being
very comfortable it just looks awesome! Little touches like incorporating
the leather into the dash pad and glove box door create a look that you may
have never seen before. On the dash you will find a lot of the original
style components but features like the gauges have been fully restored. A
vintage AM radio is in place but this is strictly for licks. A hidden
AM/FM/Satellite/MP3 stereo was added and hidden to preserve some of the
original look of the dash. This allows you to have the best of both
worlds, the vintage look everyone loves and the modern sounds that only a
new stereo can provide. The steering wheel was also fully restored and is
But wait! Theres more! The trunk is done just as nicely and a custom boot
was made to hide away the spare. Look around at other cars out there and
you will find yourself always thinking back to this one. There aren't a
ton of these out there on the market and those that are come no where close
to this classic!
Don't miss this chance because it won't be around for long!
check it out at
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"There's A Future In The Past With Classical Gas"
1996 Buick Riviera (Supercharged 3.8 V6)
This is an amazing nice car, we bought it in Arizona in 2001, and have had
it ever since with absolutely NO problems. It has some small dings in the
doors from inconsiderate people in parking lots and the chrome wheels are
beginning to flake severely, but looks fantastic for a 13 year old car in
1997 Buick Riviera Supercharged
I have had my Riviera now for 6 years, by far one of the best cars that I
have owned. Stylish, comfort, and has the sleek looks...along with the 3800
engine and Supercharger.
Clean 1995 Buick Riviera
Showing my Riviera and what I've done to it so far. I'm not planning on
getting too crazy with it, probably some chrome 20" 100 spoke wire wheels
and probably replace the interior lights with some green LED's.
Buick Family of Radios (1995)
The "1995 Buick Family of Radios" video is from the Know-how Series
(KH-179) and explains the AM/FM radio/cassette tape/CD combo head unit,
including its features, functions and minor troubleshooting tips and
solutions. Also included is a discussion on tone equalization, speaker
response characteristics, and cassette tape head cleaning. (This very
similar radio style was used by Buick for many years following 1995 and
into the early 2000 models.)
New project: 1997 Buick Riviera Supercharged
PIcked this one up off Craigslist for $400 plus $50 to deliver it. Car
runs and drives but has what sounds like rod knock. I still need to to
some diagnostic work, but that's what it sounds like to me, and the guy I
bought it from was a mechanic and thinks the same. The car is fully loaded
with what looks to be every option offered right down the traction control
and engine block heater. The car has just under 100k on it and it in
excellent shape in and out. The car has been sitting for a year or so and
looks it, but it will get washed when it gets warmer.
Buick Riviera SC 75 Shot
This is my Black Riv with 138,863 miles on it. This is my 15th bottle of Nitrous. My steering wheel buttons activate
the unit . I'm just out spinning tires and stuff, enjoy! my tune, other
pulley, meth kit and tires will have to wait until i can make time to
install them. For now, this will have to do.
Riviera dash board
Thought the Riviera dash board would look nice with the Sherwood kit but
didn't want to spend 350$ for it. So i made it myself.Total cost; 6$ (end
of the roll) lol.
How to bypass GM VATS
Had to do this video over again due to problems with it. This is how to get
rid of that pesky vats thing in older GM cars. Here is information on the
The content in this video is meant to help you get out of a jam with your
security system and dont have to take it in for a "dealer" fix. This is NOT
meant to show you how to break into cars so be good.
PLEASE NOTE: This is an old video! It WILL be redone and in HD.
Some of my information has changed and will be addressed in the future
If you'd like to connect with me socially:
My buddy Eric's Channel: youtube.com/user/oOSkullRipperOo
HOW TO CHANGE THE SUPERCHARGER OIL ON A GM 3800 SERIES II V6
just a quick instructional video of how to properly change the Supercharger oil on your 3800... some people say
just to re-top off your Supercharger,
but many owners as well as a good number of master mechanics ive talked to
about it that worked on these cars, they say to full out replace it by
draining it and putting new oil in, simply because if you know anything
about oil youd know that it breaks down over time especially because of
heat and friction. new oil handles it better and keeps it properly
lubricated and cooler temperature. old oil will be dirty, maybe burned,
and possibly ineffective if broken down enough over time. which method you
trust is up to you, im not saying either method is right or wrong, this one
just makes more sense to me, therefore thats the one i do on my car so we
made the instructional video for this, if you choose simply to top off your
oil, do all the same steps just dont empty the old oil first.