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  • Stock: #1180-DEN
  • Year/Make: 1988 Buick
  • Model: Riviera
  • Submodel/Trim: Low Miles
  • Engine: 3.8L V6
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Exterior Color: Rose Red
  • Interior Color: Rose Red
  • Mileage: 82,736 (actual)
Additional Features
Air Conditioning AM/FM Radio Cassette Tape Player Cloth Interior Cruise Control Hub Caps Power Brakes Power Locks Power Seats Power Steering Power Sunroof Power Windows Radial Tires Rear Defogger Seatbelts Tilt Steering Wheel Wire Wheels Numbers are Matching
Additional Features
Air Conditioning AM/FM Radio Cassette Tape Player Cloth Interior Cruise Control Hub Caps Power Brakes Power Locks Power Seats Power Steering Power Sunroof Power Windows Radial Tires Rear Defogger Seatbelts Tilt Steering Wheel Wire Wheels Numbers are Matching
Gateway Classic Cars of Denver is proud to offer this 1988 Buick Riviera.

This Silver Anniversary Edition (Which is a Limited production Run in this Rose Red) is Equipped with a 3.8L V6 backed by an automatic transmission.

The Buick Riviera is a personal luxury car that was marketed by Buick from 1963 to 1999, with the exception of the 1994 model year.

As General Motors' first entry into the personal luxury car market segment, the Riviera was highly praised by automotive journalists upon its high-profile debut. It was a ground-up design on a new GM E platform debuting for the 1963 model year and was also Buick's first unique Riviera model.

While the early models stayed close to their original form, eight subsequent generations varied substantially in size and styling. A total of 1,127,261 Rivieras were produced.

The E-body coupes were converted to unibody construction and further downsized for 1986 to a 108 in wheelbase. The V6 was now the only engine, rated initially at 142 hp and 200 lb?ft of torque. It used the Turbo-Hydra-matic 440-T4 automatic with a 2.84:1 final drive ratio.

This generation featured an advanced electronic instrumentation display on a dash-mounted 9-inch (230 mm) CRT. The CRT controlled the vehicle's climate control system and stereo and supplied advanced instrumentation such as a trip computer and maintenance reminder feature. Four-wheel disc brakes were standard. With a choice of three suspension packages available, up to the performance oriented FE3 setting, handling was notably improved. The Riviera placed fourth for Motor Trend's 1986 Car of the Year contest. This generation saw the installation of Dyna-ride, which was an air compressor that would pressurize the rear Chapman Struts to maintain a level overall ride height. A badge was installed on the dashboard to the left of the steering column on all vehicles equipped. It was not available on vehicles equipped with Gran Touring Suspension.

1989–1993 Buick Riviera

Fuel economy was also notably improved for the 1986 Riviera but the investment in the downsized, transverse engine front wheel drive platform resulted in a substantial price increase to $19,831 for the base model and $21,577 for the T-Type. The smaller exterior dimensions and lack of a V8 led to sales plummeting to 22,138 for 1986, 15,223 for 1987, and only 8,625 for 1988. 1988 also saw the introduction of Buick's new Reatta coupe, a two-seat personal luxury car.

The Riviera was restyled for 1989, adding 11 inches (280 mm) to the overall length (on an unchanged wheelbase). Sales improved to 21,189 for 1989, but dropped to a low of 4,555 for 1993, the abbreviated final model year of this generation. The last 1993 Riviera rolled off the Detroit/Hamtramck Assembly plant line on December 10, 1992.

With just 82,000 miles, this clean Carfax, 3 owner Buick is truly a time capsule from the late 80’s

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