Monday, August 13, 2012
MONDAY MEMORIES: Riviera for '67
Buick for 1967 advertised itself as "The Tuned Car," referring to its spirited performance and excellent road manners, and no car personified it more than the Riviera. 430 engine, specially tuned suspension and sporty second generation styling by Buick exterior chief Dave Holls.
Recently we were up in Northern California and had an opportunity to drive a low mileage '67 Gran Sport Riviera. Loaded including Buick's famous V2 Chrome Wheels and "Star Wars" air cleaner, the '66 and '67 Rivieras were delightful cars indeed. Most people don't realize that the internal body stampings were shared with the '66 Toronado, the styling was done so cleverly.
So here is the Tuned Car at it's pinnacle- the sporty and spirited Riviera for 1967: