1980 Buick Riviera

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36,000 original miles ... 350 CID V-8 ... Factory power moonroof ... Gray Firemist ... Burgundy interior ... Automatic climate control ... Twilight sentinel .. Rear window defogger ... Well maintained ...








350 CID V-8


3-Speed Automatic




Classic Car Facts

Buick’s Riviera was always a car of distinction.  As Buick’s flagship model, it exemplified a unique combination of styling, luxury, and sportiness that appealed to the well heeled.  Its 6th generation was no exception, garnering Motor Trend magazine’s prestigious “Car of the Year” award in 1979.

This gorgeous 1980 Buick Riviera has traveled only 36,000 miles.  Finished in optional Gray Firemist, its finish has a beautiful luster that is further enhanced by an abundance of chrome and brightwork.  Its complementing Burgundy pinstripes and wire wheel hubcaps add additional notes of distinction.

The interior is similarly refined, featuring luxurious Burgundy velour-look seating areas and rich wood appliqués.  The seating areas, carpeting, dashboard, door panels, and headliner show like new, and exhibit only the most minimal wear.  Its optional power astroroof and full-feature AM-FM stereo radio with 8-track tape player will add to your driving pleasure.

You will also appreciate this car’s long list of standard and optional comfort and convenience items, including the following:

  • Factory astroroof
  • Power windows
  • Power door locks
  • Power driver’s seat
  • Power antenna
  • Automatic climate control
  • Full-feature AM-FM stereo radio with 8-track tape player
  • Cruise control
  • Twilight Sentinel automatic headlamp delay
  • Tilt steering column
  • Electric trunk lock and release
  • Front and rear light monitors
  • Lighted visor vanity mirrors
  • Rear-quarter courtesy and reading lamps
  • Electric rear-window defogger
  • Delay feature windshield wipers

All power options work as they should, with the exception of the air conditioning, power antenna and the driver’s power seat.  Even the clock works!

Powered by a 4-barrel carbureted 350 CID V-8 and a three-speed automatic transmission, this powertrain is considered to be the most desirable ever put into this generation of Rivieras—and it was only available for 1979 and 1980.  Adequately powered for the size of the car, it has power and smoothness far superior to the smaller displacement engines available in Rivieras produced from 1981 – 1985.  This car runs and drives as well as it looks.

A few items of note are that minor imperfections in the finish and chrome do not detract from the overall appearance of this car.

Always well maintained, this car has received the following recent updates:

  • New tires
  • New belts
  • New windshield wiper blades
  • New air filter
  • New exhaust
  • New AIR pump
  • New carburetor
  • New battery
  • Fresh oil & filter change
  • New ABS plastic front and rear fender fillers

Given the care this car has received, it will likely delight for many more year to come.

Included with sale is the original sales brochure.

If a well equipped and low mileage 6th generation Riviera is what you desire, this is the car for you!