-UPDATE: This great GS has been sold. Thank you.-
I purchased this Gran Sport (GS) Riviera from its original owner in Globe, Arizona (where it was sold new and lived its entire life) in April, 2011. It is one of the best preserved, untouched, meticulously maintained original and unrestored cars you will ever see. It has never been detailed, painted, damaged, or had a paint gun aimed at it since it left GM in 1967. It is 100% numbers matching and 100% original paint, interior, top, chrome, etc. With just 54,000 original miles and having been treated like a family member since new it has only required normal maintenance.
To find a ’68 Riviera in this condition is one thing, but to find one of the 5,337 Gran Sports built is truly difficult, let alone one in near showroom unrestored condition. The GS package included the 430 CID engine with 360 HP and 475 ft/lb of torque, plus a 3.42 posi rear end, chrome lower rocker moldings, a chrome air cleaner, power front disc brakes and the bucket seats with center console.
This loaded, one-owner car comes with a stack of original paperwork as pictured. This isn’t a UFO, it is a fully documented, real-deal Riv GS!
While it literally ran and drove like new upon my purchase, I have also had my shop go through the car from end to end. We replaced the original T3 headlamps with new halogen ones, and put the originals in boxes for safe keeping. The original spark plug wires were replaced with a new set, and also saved. For reliable operation a Pertronix III electronic ignition conversion and Pertronix III coil were installed, and the car tuned to perfection. All fluids were changed, the tires are brand new, and every mechanical system was tested to insure it worked as new. Even the original 8 Track player works flawlessly! I also installed a Redi-Rad iPod/MP3 input into the stock radio so you can stream your favorite playlist right through the factory Buick stereo. The car simply drives like a dream. Driven gently it is a true luxury car. Driven with a heavy foot, it is a GS to the core with a satisfying tire chirp on the 1-2 shift and that famous Buick torque shoving you firmly into the seat!
- Price: $ 30000
- Year: 1968
- Mileage: 54,000 mi
- VIN: 494878H900774
- Condition: Exceptional Unrestored
- Exterior Color: Inca Silver Mist
- Interior Color: Black
- Transmission: TH400 3 Speed Automatic
- Final Drive: 3.42:1 Limited Slip
- Engine: 430 CID V-8, 365 HP, 475 Ft./Lbs TQ!
- Drivetrain: RWD