he Buick Riviera is a luxury coupé produced in various forms from 1963 to 1999. GM’s first entry into the prestige market, the two-door hardtop Riviera received lofty praise from automotive journalists on its high-profile debut. This full-size luxury coupé was the company’s flagship car and was targeted at those expecting performance and top comfort in a personal cruiser.
This vintage 1968 example comes with the 430 Buick V8 engine, which produces 360 hp and drives the rear wheels by way of a three-speed automatic transmission. It has a fastback roof and additional sloping lines, with its more powerful engine placing it squarely in the muscle car category. It also features innovative frameless windows and sharp lines and edges, of a more European style, which made it highly distinct from its competitors of the day.
The Riviera has a top speed of 130 mph and in 1968 alone a total of 49,284 examples were sold.
This particular vehicle is located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, as part of a fantastic classic car collection.