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1983 Buick Riviera XX 20th Anniversary Indy 500 Pace Car

  • Location: Roselle, Illinois, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Buick
  • Model: Riviera
  • Type: Coupe 2-door
  • Trim: XX Anniversary Package
  • Year: 1983
  • Mileage: 115000
  • VIN: 1G4AZ57Y8DE436327
  • Color: Beige-Tan two-tone
  • Engine size: 307 V8
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: FWD
  • Interior color: Brown Suede/Leather
  • Options: Cassette Player, Leather Seats
  • Vehicle Title: Clear

1983 Buick Riviera XX Anniversary Package Description

Complete, beautifully running and driving vehicle that has been well maintained over the years but was cursed with rust from living its life in Chicagoland. This anniversary model was the Indy Pace Car for 1983. Has special 140 mph speedometer. The touring T-type suspension makes it handle like it's on rails. Very impressive ! Sway bar bushings have been replaced and heavy duty KYB shocks installed. Rebuilt carburetormakes the engine run smooth as silk, extremely responsive and starts in any weather. I have ONLY used mobil-1 synthetic oil. Engine does not use any oil or produce any smoke. Has a new air conditioning compressor converted to R134a. I have owned this car over 12 years and have replaced many engine compartment components. Headliner has been professionally replaced by a well known custom upholsterer--no sagging. (cant be told from factory installation!) Installed high-end speakers in factory location (factory radio/cassette). Power antennae works, as well as all power options--windows, doors, seats, cruise ALL WORK. 4 speed (w/Overdrive) Transmission shifts fine.It has NO collision damage.
The interior is the best part. Inside, the pigskin suede and glove-soft leather are still in decent condition. Driver seat shows wear, including one small split on side. Seating surfaces are in tact and nice. Dash board and trim are real wood and door panels are covered in real leather. Carpet is in very good condition. Special XX trunk trim and carpet is gorgeous and in excellent condition.
The down side is the rust. Bottom moldings have come off and there are a few rust-through holes present around the wheel wells. The gas tank has a leak at the seam and leaks when filled past half full (about 10 gallons). The windshield seal has deteriorated, resulting in leaks. Plastic bumper fillers have cracked and fallen off, as is common with all rivieras of this era. Tires are showing wear and should probably be replaced soon. The real wire wheels are also rusty, but do holdair air as they should
Overall, the car runs strong and smooth, but cosmetically leaves a bit to be desired. all special XX body and interiortrim are present includingthe 24K gold plated INDY 500 Pace Car glove box badge. If you are unfamiliar with the XX package. Please look at the google
Interior photos will be added soon. Car is your responsibility to pickup. If you are local---great! If you are planning to have it transported to your location, it is up toyou to make whatever arrangements to have it picked up. I will assist in the pick by being availablewhen needed for pick up