1976 Buick Riviera Review

1976 Buick Riviera Not the S/R 7.5L V8 from North America

Model year1976
Year of manufacture1976
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 7.5L V8 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired80000 miles
Most recent distance87000 miles
Previous carBuick Riviera


The last of Detroits biggest, baddest cars (E-bodies: Toronado, Eldorado, Riviera)


None. Not one thing. Everything on the car was stock -- all AC-Delco, not one non-GM made part.

Until I made some performance mod's.

General Comments:

Okay, I have a '63, '73GS and this one, which has an ultra rare '70 Stage One 455 from the dealer NEW in 1976. It's documented. Has no smog crap, and was ordered this way. Yeah the dealer did the engine with all GM Stage One parts and a new 1970 Stage One 455 engine.

This car is class. Optional Congressional Cream. Perfect buckskin leather interior and 1/2 vinyl top.

God, I love this car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th April, 2007

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 1 review