1969 Buick Riviera

With its long, sleek look, concealed headlights and distinct nose, there is no doubt that the 1969 Buick Riviera is a cool looking car.

Eagle-eyed amongst you may have noticed that this Signal Red Riviera is wearing a 1968 Front Grill and Rear Bumper. This is actually because it is a very early 1969 and actually came from the factory that way!

This view shows the great lines of the Riviera and it also highlights the optional vinyl roof (original to this car costing an additional $128 when new).

rear view of the 1969 Buick Riviera
rear view

As a personal luxury car the Riviera came with power steering and power brakes as standard.

Inside, the luxurious interior of the Riviera was available with bucket or bench seats.

luxury interior of the 69 Buick Riviera
luxury interior

The Riviera enjoys woodgrained dash and door panel accents.

unique dash of the 1969 Riviera
unique dash of the Riviera

Under the hood is the biggest engine Buick offered, as was standard in the Riviera, the 430 cubic inch (7 liter) V8. With a 4 barrel quadrajet carburetor and connected to a Turbo Hydra-Matic (TH-400) automatic transmission it managed to output 360 horsepower.

1969 Buick 430 V8 Engine
430 cubic inch V8

In addition to the vinyl roof mention above, the original owner of this car also opted for an AM radio ($88) and power windows ($110).

It was a great year for the Riviera and it was selling better than ever with 52,782 of them sold for the 1969 model year at a base price of $4,701.

This ’69 Riviera is currently for sale on eBay. (follow the link for more photos)

10 thoughts on “1969 Buick Riviera”

    • I had a 69 and you are the 1st pne to mention the speedometer my had the unique one but i thought it wad called a “barrel” speedometer.

    • Hi Tom – thanks for your comment. As we mentioned in the article this is a very early 1969 that left the factory with a ’68 grille. At a guess they were using up the last remaining parts.


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