Saturday, April 22, 2017

Buf'd Turbo: 1985 Buick Riviera T-Type

The Buick Riviera appeared on the automotive landscape in 1963 as a personal luxury coupe on the E-body platform (later shared with the Eldorado and Toronado), but in rear-drive only configuration. A few decades later and somehow the Riviera managed to avoid the front wheel drive fate that destroyed its friends and there was even a turbocharged V6 version for the ultimate in personalized luxury something.  Find this 1985 Buick Riviera T-Type offered for $6,700 in New Haven, CT via craigslist.

The turbocharged version of the Riviera shared its V6 with Buick's Regal cousin (and the LeSabre had a turbo V6 version too), but the Grand National has a cult following and culty prices to boot.  In the Riviera you can get the 185 horsepower 3.8 V6 and not pay a big premium.

See a better way to drive a Turbo Buick?


  1. Unfortunately, I do believe these are front spin. Still cool though.

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    2. that's one interpretation - in the programming world BUFD stands for "big up-front design", which means, basically, figuring out what you want to build then building it

      the opposite of that is RDUF or "rough design up front", which is a more flexible, incremental approach - or, i suppose OO RDUF could refer to ones "duff", in certain parlances - it takes a village


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