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'72 Riviera GS road test

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You guys know I'm not much of a Buick fan - but I've always made an exception for these boattails.

Has to be one of the top ten most creative production bodystyles ever to come out of GM's studios.

I'd take mine in '71 trim.

Yeah, it's huge, but what lines!

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Cleaning out digital files: pic of said engine donation :

B-59motorpull2.jpg

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early GM sketch for the '71 :

01RIV2.jpg

Now that''s cool. I like how they put the license plate bracket on the opposite side of the exhausts and shaped it the same. That's attention to detail.

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I've been on the hunt for the perfect '71 for a few years now; I'd love to find one soon!

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1971/2, When Cars were not appliances and/or politically correct billboards of liberal stint.

A "Hybrid" meant you dropped a 396 & M22 out of a totaled '67 Chevelle SS into a chopped

'41 Willys 5-window coupe. And Toyota/Honda was KNOWN by the public, as most things

"MADE IN JAPAN", to be inferior junk!

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New Car Roadtest in 1971:

Acceleration, Braking, Cornering, Style, POWER, Design, Comfort....

Roadtest in 2009:

Cupholders, airbags, HID headlights, extra thick plastic-covered B-pillar, HD/XM radio, did we mention CUPHOLDERS!? :rolleyes:

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Well I already own one of my favorite Riviera's, add a '65 GS and a '71 Riv in there and I'd be set.

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This fellow has a lot of other interesting road tests on his You Tube site - a 1969 Impala with a 396 2 bbl (0 to 60 in 13.7 seconds), a 1969 LTD with a 428, a 1973 Cutlass 455, a 1971 Cutlass 442 with 455, and many others.

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early GM sketch for the '71 :

01RIV2.jpg

Holy cow that IS cool!

I, too, like those boat tail Rivs.....

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Perfect sequence: Riv going thru the turn (58 sec ~ 1:04). Great, also, to hear that BB Buick roar- Buick's haven't snarled like that... since there were Buick engines...

>>"This fellow has a lot of other interesting road tests on his You Tube site"<<

Just watched the '63 Galaxie vs. Impala- and tho they didn't tell any accel times, by watching the flagman shrink to a spec as quick as he did; both these "top-engine" cars were flat hauling ass (1:24 & 1:45 sec)... info says 406 & 409 V-8... 4bbl 409 Impala was good for 0-60 in around 6.6 sec. Wonder how much quicker 427 cars would've appeared.

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