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    Post  Myloth Sat Mar 26, 2016 8:41 pm

    The forgotten B Body? 1978_b10

    Info from wiki I didn't know they made these and for only for two years. Before and after it was an E body . Anybody ever have one or ride in one?

    Fifth generation Riviera
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    Overview
    Model years 1977–1978
    Assembly Flint, Michigan
    Linden, New Jersey (Linden Assembly) United States
    Body and chassis
    Body style 2-door coupe
    Layout FR layout
    Platform B-body
    Related Buick LeSabre
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    Powertrain
    Engine 350 cu in (5.7 L) Buick V8
    403 cu in (6.6 L) Oldsmobile V8
    Transmission 3-speed TH-400 automatic
    Dimensions
    Wheelbase 115.9 in (2,944 mm)
    Length 218.2 in (5,542 mm)
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    Post  GM B-Body Forum Thu Mar 31, 2016 11:18 pm

    Ha i was actually just reading about this a month or so ago, i seen a 73 Riviera on the road so i had to look it up, and i went through all the Gen's to see what changed, pretty cool.
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    Post  mobilemowers Fri Apr 01, 2016 9:56 am

    A friend use to have one back in the day. Was a 78 and two toned. I liked that sport steering wheel. I used to know some people down south with those early 70's Rivs. Seen many in the junks yard as they were ugly.
    I loved those 403 they were fast and then the B body car's with them had the 25 gallon tanks.
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    Post  Myloth Fri Apr 01, 2016 11:22 am

    Yeah I have soft spot for Rivs one of my favorite former rides was a 63' Riv with the Nailhead v8 in Sea green no less.

    I liked that early 70s Riv and like you are saying you used to see them a quite often, used to be a one jacked up with big

    tires too in Albany years ago painted Black I think it was a 72'.
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    Post  solo79 Sun Apr 03, 2016 7:10 pm

    I had no idea those existed.  I have never seen one before.  I like it!  That has a cool look to it.  I quizzed a friend about these at a car show last night.  He didn't know either.  Cool find!
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    Post  Buick_FIN Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:08 pm

    My plan at year 2014 was exactly the Riviera 1977 - 1978 and then and later I have wondered, that how totally forgotten one car model can be!! Instead that dull model fwd 1979-> looks to many people more exciting and I really wonder, why.

    But I too ended up not to Riviera, but to LeSabre 1978 and cannot say, if it was bad thing. But I would really like to see some day the Riviera 1977-1978 somewhere.

    At Brooklands Riviera test book, Rivieras 1963 - 1978 there are two articles of the Riviera 1977-1978 and they liked the car, when it was new.
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    Post  Myloth Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:28 pm

    I enjoyed my 63' Riviera had lot of good times in that car.It's been gone though for 20 years but it's high on my list of cars I have owned.
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    Post  Carcrazed Tue May 02, 2023 8:34 pm

    Myloth wrote:The forgotten B Body? 1978_b10

    Info from wiki I didn't know they made these and for only for two years. Before and after it was an E body . Anybody ever have one or ride in one?

    I had a couple friends that drove them in high school.  They were boats, comfortable but dogs on power.  One of my friends had his with wide cragars on the back and skinnies on the front.  LOVED the look.  Classic 80s time capsule then.


    Fifth generation Riviera
    1978 Buick Riviera.png
    Overview
    Model years 1977–1978
    Assembly Flint, Michigan
    Linden, New Jersey (Linden Assembly) United States
    Body and chassis
    Body style 2-door coupe
    Layout FR layout
    Platform B-body
    Related Buick LeSabre
    Buick Estate
    Chevrolet Caprice
    Chevrolet Impala
    Oldsmobile 88
    Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser
    Pontiac Bonneville/Parisienne
    Pontiac Catalina/Laurentian
    Powertrain
    Engine 350 cu in (5.7 L) Buick V8
    403 cu in (6.6 L) Oldsmobile V8
    Transmission 3-speed TH-400 automatic
    Dimensions
    Wheelbase 115.9 in (2,944 mm)
    Length 218.2 in (5,542 mm)

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