BUICK'S STYLISH GT-CLASS 1960'S PERFORMER
HIGH-SPECIFICATION GRAN SPORT MODEL
EXCELLENT BLUE REPAINT OVER BLACK INTERIOR
425 CI "NAILHEAD" V-8/AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
DEALER-INSTALLED DUAL CARBURETORS
FEATURING BUCKET SEATS, FLOOR SHIFTER & CONSOLE
POWER BRAKES, STEERING, WINDOWS & ANTENNA
STRIKING CHROME BUICK ROAD WHEELS
OWNER'S MANUAL & PROTECT-O-PLATE
EXCELLENT EXAMPLE OF A GM DESIGN LEGEND
Conceived as the "La Salle II," the Riviera was Buick's undisputed image and engineering leader from 1963 through 1993 and again from 1995 to 1999. Competing directly with Ford's Thunderbird in the personal luxury market, the Riviera was a true "gentleman's muscle car," exemplified by the redesigned 1966-67 models. Somewhat larger with a new 119-inch wheelbase chassis, the updated Riviera featured a lower, longer, wider presence with a new fastback roofline and a cleaner profile with vent widows replaced by new flow-through ventilation. Standard Riviera amenities included power brakes and steering, an automatic transmission, tilt steering, and dual exhaust. Rich, fully carpeted interiors included top-quality upholstery in a wide array of color combinations.
Buick's famed 425 cubic-inch "Nailhead" V-8 engine powered the Riviera, with standard 4-barrel carburetion and 340 factory-rated horsepower. An optional twin-carburetor intake system raised output to 360 factory-advertised horsepower. The Riviera's carefully engineered rear-wheel drive chassis and suspension delivered outstanding roadholding. Priced from $4,408 new, the handsomely styled 1966 Riviera struck a chord with buyers, selling much better than before with 45,348 built in all that year.
Few of these fast, handsome, and luxurious American GT cars remain today and the high-performance GS (Gran Sport) model offered here is even more rare and desirable. Featuring the optional, dealer-installed dual-carburetor intake system, this 1966 Buick Riviera GS is handsomely presented in its high-quality Blue repaint over a Black interior with bucket seats up front. Other choice highlights include a floor console, woodgrain interior trim, tilt steering with a wood grain-accented wheel, power windows, and a power antenna. Buick road wheels complete the Rivera's bold exterior cues. Experience this rare Buick GT car for yourself by calling us for viewing arrangements, full details and a test drive, and get ready to make this highly collectible and enjoyable performer yours today!