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A Car To Reconsider: The Mid '90s Buick Riviera  Jalopnik

Sometimes—not that often, but sometimes—I'll encounter a car I haven't seen for years and suddenly see it in a new light, or, maybe more accurately, the light it ...

22 Cars That Danny Koker Just Had To Keep After Finishing Them  HotCars

Danny Koker has a massive personal car collection of about 58 cars and counting. His cars are both unique and fun to drive.

Looking Back Series - The Classics: 1963 and 1966 Buick Riviera  Herald Palladium

I'm an old-timer, and I've been around long enough to see the introduction of a whole lot of automobiles. As a devoted student of U.S. brands (lesser so foreign ...

Herald Palladium
Bold-boattail 1973 Buick Riviera in low-mileage preserved condition  The ClassicCars.com Journal

The Pick of the Day is a 1973 Buick Riviera 'boattail,' a dramatically styled luxury craft with a tapering roofline that goes all the way to the rear bumper.

The ClassicCars.com Journal
Carter's picks from the Russo and Steele auction in Scottsdale  The ClassicCars.com Journal

A rain-soaked field will be home to the Russo and Steele auction for the next four days, during which more than 500 cars will roll across the block.

The ClassicCars.com Journal
25 Cars Rumored To Make A Comeback (That We Don't Want)  HotCars

What we don't like is when car companies slap a 'new' face on a sub-par product in order to keep milking money from 'cool' retro products.

Eye Candy: 1973 Buick Riviera Gran Sport  Wheels.ca

Domenic Colangelo: Wheels Reader. Occupation: 45-year East York custom upholstery business owner. The Car: 1973 Buick Riviera Gran Sport.

Ken Becker’s 1964 Riviera—Pretty Muscle Car There Never Was  Hot Rod Network

You know, all these years I've never once considered myself a muscle car guy, mainly due to the fact that I've never even owned one. But as it turns out, I've ...

Hot Rod Network
Very special Buick  The ClassicCars.com Journal

Riviera convertible was a prize for dealer who sold the most Buicks - by Larry Edsall - last modified March 22, 2018.

The ClassicCars.com Journal
1963 Buick Riviera: Spotted  Pistonheads.com

A UK-based example of an all-time classic has us reaching for the book of American cliches. Apple pie, anyone? | PistonHeads.

Coastal cruiser in America's heartland  The ClassicCars.com Journal

The Pick of the Day is a 1964 Buick Riviera in Teal Mist Blue. The car was ordered new for the wife of a Kansas City Buick dealer but soon was sold to a ...

The ClassicCars.com Journal
John Lyons’ hand-built Buick is Loud, Fast and…Whimsical  Hot Rod Network

John Lyons has courage, and he has respect for what has gone before. Call him traditional. That he makes a livelihood by joining his fabrication skills and ...

Hot Rod Network
Rwanda debuts in Nairobi car beauty contest with a big Buick  Standard Digital

Paul Bukuru's 1968 Buick Riviera is the first car from Rwanda to compete in Nairobi's CBA Concours 'Elegance.

Standard Digital
These specially built Buicks shadowed the Olympic torch in 1984  autoweek.com

The 1984 Olympic Summer Games in Los Angeles were the sporting event of the decade for the U.S.: Close to 2.5 billion people watched the opening ceremony ...

These five dead car models could be back by 2020  USA TODAY

These historic model names could reappear at a dealer near you.

5 Turbo Buicks That Paved The Way For The GNX  Driving Line

The path to the Grand National is littered with turbo Buicks that haven't been given the same share of the spotlight.

Driving Line
Real Wheels: Lima resident loves the body style of his classic 1965 Buick Riviera  Lima Ohio

LIMA — Roche Simmons, of Lima, brought his 1965 Buick Riviera to the Lima Auto Mall Charity Car Show in June.He has owned the car for two years,

Lima Ohio
Making a 1989 Buick Graphics Control Center touchscreen work, part 1  Autoweek

Car companies attempted quite a few technological leaps forward during the decade of the 1980s. Some of them— say, electronic fuel injection or airbags— ...

Five hot Buicks that shun the stereotype  Driving

You know the stereotype — these five Buicks rock the status quo.

Ace of Base Redux: 1995 Buick Riviera  The Truth About Cars

Longer, lower and shapelier than its stodgy predecessor, the 1995 Buick Riviera didn't need a top end trim to impress the masses.

The Truth About Cars
Daddy took the Charger  Waterbury Republican American

Mobile browser detected, serving low bandwidth video. Click here for full quality. Steve Pesino of Waterbury, Conn. has a heavily-modified 1966 Dodge Charger, ...

Waterbury Republican American
The Buick Riviera, Part I: Larry Olson’s 1965 GS  Hot Rod Network

Larry Olson's Alloway's Hot Rods–Built 1965 Buick Riviera.

Hot Rod Network
Martha's Vineyard News | A Very Local Godwink Christmas  The Vineyard Gazette - Martha's Vineyard News

A well known Edgartown couple and an iconic Edgartown landmark will be in the spotlight this holiday season when a new movie premiers on Hallmark ...

The Vineyard Gazette - Martha's Vineyard News
For $2,000, This 1996 Buick Riviera Could Be Your Coupe de Grâce  Jalopnik

If you can't afford a trip to the French Riviera then maybe the Mexican Riv will do. If even that is too dear then perhaps you'd just be *content* to ride around in ...

At $6,000, Would You Master the Road in This 1994 Buick Roadmaster?  Jalopnik

These days, go big or go home is a popular mantra by which to live. You could easily do both in today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Buick. That is, if the price is ...

10 Concepts That Could've Saved Oldsmobile (And 15 That Could Rescue Other GM Brands)  HotCars

Here's a long list of concepts that could have saved failed GM brands and a few that could save the brands that are just now starting to go belly up.

Great Americans: 1965 Buick Riviera GS  AutoWeek

After gut-wrenching deliberation with my esteemed colleagues, I extended a confident middle finger and proclaimed the 1965 Buick Riviera GS as my top ...

First trip in new 1967 Buick Riviera was a humdinger  Chicago Daily Herald

Within a span of a few hours, Jerry Michaels went from full elation to total deflation. The year was 1966 and after spending months in Vietnam dreaming of a new ...

Chicago Daily Herald
QOTD: What's Your Favorite American Vehicle From the 1990s?  The Truth About Cars

In today's QOTD we ask you to think all the way back to the Nineties, and then tell us which American vehicle from the time is your favorite.

The Truth About Cars
A 1964 Buick Riviera for $8,000?  Jalopnik

Orange you glad I didn't say banana? Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Buick Riviera represents that marque's original entry into the personal coupe wars.

Buick Riviera Concept Photos and Info – News –  Car and Driver

Buick's latest Riviera concept could signify the return of the nameplate. Read more and see photos at Car and Driver.

Car and Driver
Custom 1966 Buick Riviera stops by Jay Leno's Garage  Motor Authority

There's always room for another restomod in the automotive world, especially when the attention detail is akin to what we have here. This custom 1966 Buick ...

Motor Authority
Hurley car show continues strong showing  Silver City Daily Press and Independent

It was a day for folks to get together and take in some beautiful cars at the 13th annual Hurley Pride Car Show and Festival on Saturday. High winds only kept ...

Silver City Daily Press and Independent
Bakuru on his passion for collecting old and classic cars  The New Times

His garage also harbours a 1988 Chevrolet Caprice that belonged to a former US ambassador to Rwanda before the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.

The New Times
The Buick Riviera Is Still Fashionable at 50  New York Times

Fifty years ago, General Motors cast off the tailfinned excesses of its postwar designs and shocked the Paris auto salon by showing a clean, crisp Riviera, which ...

New York Times
New and Used Buick Riviera: Prices, Photos, Reviews, Specs  The Car Connection

Through eight generations over 35 years, the Buick Riviera two-door coupe was that brand's halo car. Starting in 1963 as a striking, almost hand-built luxury car, ...

The Car Connection
The Buick Riviera: Will GM Build it? | Girls Go Racing  ChicagoNow

If you are a car buff, you'll understand my excitement about General Motor's announcement at this year's Shanghai Auto Show that Buick may be bringing out a ...

QOTD: The Best Body by Buick?  The Truth About Cars

These pages have spilled more than a bit of digital ink on the Buick brand in the last couple of weeks. For today's QOTD, we're about to spill a little more.

The Truth About Cars
1963 Buick Riviera  Classic Car News

The Buick Riviera debuted in October 1962 to tremendous acclaim, its uniquely beautiful “knife-edge” styling - by Bob Golfen - last modified July 3, 2018.

Classic Car News
Custom 1966 Buick Riviera Struts Its Stuff On Jay Leno’s Garage: Video  GM Authority

A custom 1966 Buick Riviera spends some time with Jay Leno, and a lot of work as gone into this labor of love.

GM Authority
Buick unveils China-designed Riviera concept in Shanghai  USA TODAY

General Motors unveiled a slick China-designed Buick concept coupe today at the Auto Shanghai show. It dubbed it the Riviera -- reviving the name of the ...

Junkyard Find: 1985 Buick Riviera  The Truth About Cars

In 1979, the Riviera moved onto the front-wheel-drive Toronado/Eldorado platform, continuing the tradition of rococo Riviera personal luxury coupes that started ...

The Truth About Cars
Did You Know The Buick Riviera Had A Touchscreen In The 1980s?  GM Authority

The Buick Riviera debuted in 1986 and housed a very future forward piece of technology: a touchscreen unit.

GM Authority
The Coolest Cars From Seinfeld's 'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee'  The Cheat Sheet

Jerry Seinfeld has driven dozens of stunning vehicles for his Netflix series over the years. Here are 10 of the coolest.

The Cheat Sheet
The Riviera: How This Legendary Car Saved Buick  The Cheat Sheet

In just two years, the Buick Rivera transformed American auto styling and got Europe's attention. Here's the story behind this legendary car.

The Cheat Sheet
It Doesn't Take Much to Turn a '66 Riviera Into a Killer Custom  RoadandTrack.com

A three-inch chopped top and a killer paint job set this 1966 Buick Riviera apart from the crowd.

Junkyard Find: 1973 Buick Riviera  The Truth About Cars

Just about everybody likes the “Boat-Tail” Riviera, and you'd think that would make even battered examples valuable enough to avoid the cold jaws of The ...

The Truth About Cars
A High-Style Buick at a Reasonable Price  New York Times

The 1963 Buick Riviera made its debut on Oct. 4, 1962, with a price of $4333. Adjusting for inflation, that would be about $33000 in 2012 dollars, near the high ...

New York Times
25 GM Luxury Cars Nobody Ever Remembers Exist  HotCars

As all of the GM cars listed below prove, without enough attention anything can be forgotten.

Collectible Classic: 1963-1965 Buick Riviera  Automobile Magazine

Fewer than twenty years after the first-generation Buick Riviera debuted, I was induced to write a chapter on cars for the Catalog of Cool, a cultural compendium ...

Automobile Magazine
Tod Lippy  Artforum

Kluge is the ultimate multihyphenate: lawyer, author, philosopher, academic, television producer, and filmmaker. For a period in the 1950s, he was even the ...

Kirk Once Stole Spock's Buick Riviera  Jalopnik

It's a sad day today, because everyone's favorite (non-ALF) alien had passed. And while Leonard Nimoy wasn't necessarily known as a huge gearhead, ...

Check out the touchscreen in a 1987 Buick Riviera  AutoWeek

Unimpressed by the 2-inch in-dash TV aftermarket radio we recently found for your '80s ride? Then consider the 1987 Buick Riviera, which had touchscreen tech ...

Unique Tin tunes up its annual show to benefit community  Longview Daily News

Freshly polished wheels, newly waxed paint and that famous “new car” smell make the old classic cars of the Unique Tin Car Show stand out. Celebrating 44 ...

Longview Daily News
A Tiny Spock Leaning on a 1964 Buick Riviera Is the Best Hot Wheels Car Ever  Gizmodo

San Diego Comic-Con is just around the corner, which not only means we're about to get tantalizing looks at next summer's blockbuster films, but also a ...

Sell Everything and Buy This 1952 Buick Riviera  The Drive

It is, at least ostensibly, a 1952 Buick Riviera. Except the front end is from a 1968 Chevy Van, a solid-mounted 11-inch axle. And the back is salvaged from a ...

The Drive
Route 66 car show returns | Entertainment  Highland Community News

The annual Rendezvous Back to Route 66 car show will be held from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, in downtown San Bernardino.

Highland Community News
Stuntin' in the 2018 Buick Regal GS  Rolling Out

When this writer received the invite to the Buick Regal GS stunt driving school experience, I must have been the first to register. Who could say no to this plug?

Rolling Out
13 Cars Snoop Dogg Customized To Perfection (And 6 Will.I.Am Did Weird Things To)  HotCars

Here are 13 cars that Snoop Dogg customized, and 6 that Will.i.am customized.

1965 Buick Riviera  San Francisco Chronicle

1965 Buick Riviera After serving in the U.S. Army for three years, he moved back to the Bay Area and joined Teamsters Union Local 85, where he worked until ...

San Francisco Chronicle
Why a 1990s Buick Might Be a Teenager's Best Option for Cheap Speed (Seriously)  RoadandTrack.com

If you're a young driver looking for cheap speed, you'll want to learn about the L67.

Montgomery man killed in U.S. 80 crash  Montgomery Advertiser

Cornelius Hare, 80, died Monday when a Buick Enclave struck the Buick Riviera he was driving.

Montgomery Advertiser
2018 Buick Regal GS First Drive | Review  Car and Driver

We drive the new 2018 Regal GS, the sportiest version of Buick's redesigned mid-size car. Read the review and see photos at Car and Driver.

Car and Driver
Fatal crashes: LaBelle man killed in two-vehicle crash on State Road 29 in Hendry County  The News-Press

A two-vehicle crash in Hendry County Saturday night left a Labelle man dead and several others seriously injured, including two children.

The News-Press
American Cruisers: Buick Riviera  CarBuzz - Car News and Reviews

The Riviera may be considered an old person's car by today's generation, but the nameplate has a rich history, and was once one of the most beautiful cars on ...

CarBuzz - Car News and Reviews
Buick's future flagship has us hoping for a Riviera revival - Roadshow  CNET

The freshly unveiled concept is called the Avenir, and it previews the future of design and tech for the Buick brand.

Moonlite Kustoms puts together new car show in San Fernando Valley  Chron.com

“We decided we wanted to have a good, old fashioned picnic — no money involved, just friends and family and their cars.” The folks from Moonlite Kustoms had ...

1961 Oldsmobile Dynamic 88 ‘Bubble Top’ Is Dripping In Space Age Coolness  GM Authority

A rare and well preserved example of the space-age 1961 Oldsmobile Dynamic 88 'Bubble Top' Coupe will soon be sold at auction by RM Sotheby's for about ...

GM Authority
1963 Riviera…The One Buick didn’t Build  Hot Rod Network

Check out this 1963 Buick Riviera with custom top and other sheetmetal, done by the owner Bill Mitchell, making it a concept car.

Hot Rod Network
GM Trademarks Buick Riviera Name – Should it Make a Comeback?  MotorTrend Magazine

Automakers frequently try to cash in on the nostalgia of old nameplates for new models.

MotorTrend Magazine
OHP Pulls Mystery Buick From Bottom Of Keystone Lake  News On 6

After two weeks of waiting, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol will be pulling a car from the bottom of Keystone Lake Thursday.

News On 6
Ranking The 15 Best Car Show Hosts (And The 15 Cars That Got Them There)  HotCars

There are certain car show hosts that need no introduction. Some auto journalists have amazing skills, and they are able to captivate audiences of all ages.

CLASSIC CARS: Owner enjoys top-down driving with rare 1985 Buick Riviera convertible  Oil City Derrick

The speedometer on Paul Puff's 1985 Buick can register speeds up to 85 miles per hour. Despite that indication, Puff says, "This car has never seen 85."

Oil City Derrick
First drive: 2018 Buick Regal GS delivers performance, value  Detroit Free Press

Buick's new 2018 Regal GS sport sedan delivers performance, value and the latest driver aides and safety systems.

Detroit Free Press
1965 Buick Riviera GS Sells For $121,000 In Scottsdale, Doubling Pre-auction Estimates  Yahoo Autos

1965 Buick Riviera GS. Photos by Mathieu Heurteult, courtesy Gooding & Company, unless otherwise noted.

Yahoo Autos
This auto museum is having an auction and its inventory is WILD  CarsGuide

The Volo Auto Museum in Illinois recently had a "Corvette summer sale" where every Corvette for sale in their inventory was discounted. Just stop and think ...

The Sangamon County tornado that was heard but not seen  The State Journal-Register

DAWSON — When a tornado hit the unincorporated area between Mechanicsburg and Dawson on Dec. 1, there was no warning.Some didn't even know a ...

The State Journal-Register
OC 500: Liz Williams  Orange County Business Journal

Liz Williams. PRESIDENT, INTERNATIONAL TACO BELL CORP. Leads overseas growth of largest OCbased restaurant chain … $10B sales, 7K locations, most ...

Orange County Business Journal
Top 10 Buick cars of all time  Autoweek

Buick has been on roll with concepts at the Detroit auto show as of late. This year, the Avista was probably the biggest stunner at Cobo Center, with its 400-hp, ...

19 Classic Cars That Stone Cold Steve Austin Would Drive  HotCars

We are going to take a look at nineteen classic cars that we think the Texas Rattlesnake would enjoy driving.

GM's 1977 big financial risk  Herald Palladium

The early 1970s was an exciting time to be an observer of the domestic auto industry.

Herald Palladium
Five GM rides and an 8-Series: Cars of the film "Glengarry Glen Ross"  autoweek.com

The film version of David Mamet's Pulitzer-winning play, "Glengarry Glen Ross," came out in 1992 and is best known in popular culture for Alec Baldwin's ...

First Look: Jay Leno sets out to fulfill all his automotive dreams  CNBC

Jay Leno sets out to fulfill automotive dreams and along the way meets up with fellow comedians Bill Burr and Adam Carolla.

These were the most expensive cars sold at Mecum Louisville  Louisville Business First

The most expensive vehicles sold at this year's Mecum Louisville auction were from this year: A pair of 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demons. One went for ...

Louisville Business First
QOTD: Can You Build an Ideal Crapwagon Garage? (Part V: Coupes)  The Truth About Cars

We're strolling through the various sections of our Crapwagon Garage, and are just over halfway finished with this series (unless I can add extra vehicle ...

The Truth About Cars
10 GM Cars That Were Rust Buckets (And 10 That Never Rusted)  HotCars

Rust has been a major issue with many GM car models, but others seem to avoid it very well.

Dream Projects: A Tesla Model S Combined With A Buick Riviera  Gas 2.0

How hard could it be to combine the electric drivetrain and chassis of a Tesla Model S with one of the most beautiful cars ever, the 1963 Buick Riviera?

Gas 2.0
Is the Buick Riviera returning?  AutoWeek

Is Buick's lusty Riviera poised for a comeback? Perhaps, and General Motors isn't shutting the door completely. GM moved to trademark the "Riviera" name on ...

The classic car winners and losers of 2018  MSN Autos

It's the end of the year, which means we're looking back at who did what and how well. These are the classic winners and losers of 2018—the cars that gained ...

MSN Autos
1964 Buick Riviera The Epitome Of Class: eBay Find  GM Authority

When the Buick Riviera debuted in 1963, it was a grand slam felt throughout Detroit − after the success of the 1958 Thunderbird, several manufacturers ...

GM Authority
Shanghai 2013: New Buick Riviera Concept Revealed  Automobile Magazine

Riviera is indeed a French name, but Buick chose to unwrap an all-new Riviera coupe concept this morning in China on the eve of the 2013 Shanghai auto ...

Automobile Magazine
Buick’s sports car concept is a modern Riviera  MarketWatch

When we heard rumors that Buick was going to reveal a sports car concept ahead of the 2016 Detroit auto show, a part of us hoped, desperately, that it would be ...

This Fully-Custom 1964 Buick Riviera Took 22,000 Hours To Build  GM Authority

We can be pretty picky when it comes to fully-customized vehicles. But we will admit that this 1964 Buick Riviera is pretty sweet. We may have some issues to ...

GM Authority
Classic Riviera With an LS3 in Disguise.  Hot Rod Network

East Bay Muscle Cars built this clean 1965 Riviera that seamlessly blends new and old with an LS3.

Hot Rod Network
2020 Buick Encore  GM Authority

Complete information about the 2020 Buick Encore, including introduction date, specifications, pictures and other details.

GM Authority
Riviera, Resurrected? GM Files Trademark Application for Famous Nameplate  The Truth About Cars

Is GM going to bring back a classic model? The automaker recently applied for the rights to use the Riviera name on a vehicle.

The Truth About Cars
20 Pics Of The Nicest Rides Hiding In Jesse James' Garage  HotCars

Being a man in a walk of life like Jesse, one can't help but wonder what this dude's automotive inventory looks like!

2019 Buick Regal Review, Ratings, Specs, Prices, and Photos  The Car Connection

The 2019 Buick Regal is a new idea on an old name. Available as a fastback or wagon this time around it's certainly sharp, but could use a little more polish.

The Car Connection
JF Launier transforms 1964 Buick Riviera worth $400 into award-winning custom car  Daily Mail

Mechanic JF Launier, 39, from British Colombia in Canada, took six years to modify a destroyed 1964 Buick Riviera into his dream custom car, having to ...

Daily Mail
1973 Buick Riviera  Jalopnik

We've already seen the ad for the '73 Riviera, so now it's time to take a look at the car itself. I'm trying to get caught up on Buicks, since we've only had four of ...


Buick Riviera Videos

1966 Buick Riviera - Jay Leno's Garage
1966 Buick Riviera - Jay Leno's Garage
1995 Buick Riviera Start Up, Exhaust, Test Drive, and In Depth Review
1995 Buick Riviera Start Up, Exhaust, Test Drive, and In Depth Review
El Duo Mecanico - Buick Riviera 1969
El Duo Mecanico - Buick Riviera 1969
Buick Riviera `72 – Dreamcatcher
Buick Riviera `72 – Dreamcatcher
Ultra Motorsports 1971 Buick Riviera boat tail for sale
Ultra Motorsports 1971 Buick Riviera boat tail for sale
1965 Buick Riviera Custom Alloway's Hot Rod Shop The SEMA Show 2016
1965 Buick Riviera Custom Alloway's Hot Rod Shop The SEMA Show 2016
My Dads 1972 Buick Riviera
My Dads 1972 Buick Riviera
1972 Classic Buick Riviera on Custom 22\
1972 Classic Buick Riviera on Custom 22\" Lexani Forged Wheels
1997 Buick Riviera  ..  supersportmotors.com    SOLD !!
1997 Buick Riviera .. supersportmotors.com SOLD !!
Buick Riviera 1965
Buick Riviera 1965

Buick Riviera Images

1978 Buick Riviera Pictures, History, Value, Research ...
1978 Buick Riviera Pictures, History, Value, Research ...
1965 Buick Riviera Piece by eGarage
1965 Buick Riviera Piece by eGarage
1949 Buick Roadmaster - Riviera Coupe | Classic Driver Market
1949 Buick Roadmaster - Riviera Coupe | Classic Driver Market
1999 kandy buick riviera on 22s dub padrone in toledo ...
1999 kandy buick riviera on 22s dub padrone in toledo ...
1953 Buick Super Riviera Hardtop | Taken at the annual ...
1953 Buick Super Riviera Hardtop | Taken at the annual ...
1953 Buick Super Riviera
1953 Buick Super Riviera
Bujal78 :: Rental of classic cars - 1972 Buick Riviera GS ...
Bujal78 :: Rental of classic cars - 1972 Buick Riviera GS ...
1973 Buick Centurion - YouTube
1973 Buick Centurion - YouTube

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Buick Riviera Wiki

The Buick Riviera is a personal luxury car produced by Buick from 1963 to 1999. GM's first entry into that prestige niche, the Riviera was highly praised by automotive journalists upon its high-profile debut. While early models stayed close to the original form, eight subsequent generations varied substantially over the Riviera's thirty-year lifespan. In all, 1,127,261 were produced.The Riviera name had been used by Buick since the early 1950s for various prestige versions of existing models, right through a large top-of-the-line six-window 1962 Electra 225 hardtop. The crisply styled, ground-up design that debuted 1963 was Buick's first unique Riviera model, and pioneered the GM E platform. The Riviera name was resurrected for concept cars displayed at auto shows in 2007 and 2013 in hopes of reintroducing the marque, but no plans to do so are currently in place.Unlike its subsequent GM E platform stablemates, the Oldsmobile Toronado and Cadillac Eldorado, the Riviera was initially a standard front engine/rear-wheel drive platform, only becoming front wheel drive starting in 1979 as part of a sweeping move in that direction by the American automobile industry.