West Coast Classics are proud to present an absolutely exceptional unrestored example in its original 'Arctic White' (Code C) factory color paint with its original Black Landau Vinyl Roof and its original Black (trim code 688) vinyl interior of a completely rust free 1968 Buick Riviera 430/360HP V8 with original factory options including air conditioning, power steering, heater, power brakes, power windows, power antenna, power seats, tilt steering wheel, white sidewall tires, dual exhausts, AM 'Sonomatic' radio, electric clock, full carpeting and with it's original matching # 430ci/360HP 4 barrel engine and automatic transmission and with original Buick Rally wheels!
Super striking example in original 'Arctic White' factory color paint with it's original factory Black vinylinterior. Obviously always garaged with no signs of any accidents or rust whatsoever! The floor boards, trunk and all the typical rust-prone areas are completely solid and rust-free - obviously an always garaged and cherished car since new!
The car looks extremely impressive and is in quite exceptional and mostly completely original condition throughout! The dashboard, the headliner, the carpets and all the seats are in exceptional condition with only very minor signs of wear! All the chrome-work is also in exceptional condition and the original spare wheel and jack are located in their compartment in the trunk.
The original and matching # legendary 430/360HP was an entirely new and significant change and improvement with greater power and torque over the previous 425 'Nailhead' engine from 1964-67 and is extremely strong and powerful with 475 lb ft of torque stemming from the 3:42 posi rear end. This particular car drives absolutely magnificently - must be driven to be believed - drives straight as an arrow with no strange road wobbles, shakes or rattles - a truly remarkable daily driver that will give any modern day sports car a run for it's money! The transmission shifts smoothly through all the gears, there are no noticeable oil leaks and the temperature always remains cool! The odometer mileage reads 8,764 miles and the odometer is working although please note that unfortunately the mileage is undocumented.
Recent service history includes a recent overhaul of the fuel system, reconditioned A/C which has been converted to R134, new Rochester Quadrajet carb, new fuel pump, new water pump, belts, alternator, power steering pump, brakes, shocks, plugs & points.
It is rare that Detroit followed one design triumph with another but such was the case with the second generation (1966-70) Buick Riviera! Larger than the original 1963-65 series, it was nevertheless beautifully designed with flowing lines that managed to also incorporate the traditional 'razor edge' look exemplified by Hooper bodied Rolls Royce's and was shared by the Oldsmobile Toronado and used by Cadillac for the Eldorado the following year! A new 425 cid V8 was added under the hood to further enhance the cars reputation as a high end powerhouse. The dual headlights reverted to a horizontal arrangement and now retracted above the grille when not in use and the rear styling featured full width tail lamps. The body's clean lines were enhanced by the lack of vent windows and inside a new instrument panel was to be found. It incorporated a unique vertical drum type speedometer and a full compliment of gauges. A design that has since received the coveted certified 'Milestone Car' status recognition by the 'Milestone Car Society' of post war cars (1945-72) who judged their cars in five catagories; styling, engineering, roadability, performance and innovation and craftsmanship. A Milestone car had to be superior to its contemporaries in at least two of these catagories. Definitely one very rare and highly desirable and collectible original example of one of the outstanding GM designs of the sixties, which has high repute amongst collectors for both it's beautiful lines and smooth and high power performance for a luxury coupe. In 1968 the model had larger reshaped front and rear loop-type bumpers that encased both the grille and tail lamps and the larger 430/360HP V8 engine.
In summary, this particular example is one very fine example of this great daily driving and unrestored survivor and turn-key ready to enjoy today obviously always garaged and rust freeincreasingly desirable and collectible 1968 Buick Riviera 2 door Hardtop coupe! A sure-fire investment that's sure to appreciate over the years for any classic American sixties car collector or simply any Buick enthusiast!