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    The forgotten B Body?

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    The forgotten B Body?

    Post  Myloth on Sat Mar 26, 2016 8:41 pm

    Info from wiki I didn't know they made these and for only for two years. Before and after it was an E body . Anybody ever have one or ride in one?

    Fifth generation Riviera
    1978 Buick Riviera.png
    Model years 1977–1978
    Assembly Flint, Michigan
    Linden, New Jersey (Linden Assembly) United States
    Body and chassis
    Body style 2-door coupe
    Layout FR layout
    Platform B-body
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    Engine 350 cu in (5.7 L) Buick V8
    403 cu in (6.6 L) Oldsmobile V8
    Transmission 3-speed TH-400 automatic
    Wheelbase 115.9 in (2,944 mm)
    Length 218.2 in (5,542 mm)
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    Re: The forgotten B Body?

    Post  GM B-Body Forum on Thu Mar 31, 2016 11:18 pm

    Ha i was actually just reading about this a month or so ago, i seen a 73 Riviera on the road so i had to look it up, and i went through all the Gen's to see what changed, pretty cool.

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    Re: The forgotten B Body?

    Post  mobilemowers on Fri Apr 01, 2016 9:56 am

    A friend use to have one back in the day. Was a 78 and two toned. I liked that sport steering wheel. I used to know some people down south with those early 70's Rivs. Seen many in the junks yard as they were ugly.
    I loved those 403 they were fast and then the B body car's with them had the 25 gallon tanks.
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    Re: The forgotten B Body?

    Post  Myloth on Fri Apr 01, 2016 11:22 am

    Yeah I have soft spot for Rivs one of my favorite former rides was a 63' Riv with the Nailhead v8 in Sea green no less.

    I liked that early 70s Riv and like you are saying you used to see them a quite often, used to be a one jacked up with big

    tires too in Albany years ago painted Black I think it was a 72'.

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    Re: The forgotten B Body?

    Post  solo79 on Sun Apr 03, 2016 7:10 pm

    I had no idea those existed.  I have never seen one before.  I like it!  That has a cool look to it.  I quizzed a friend about these at a car show last night.  He didn't know either.  Cool find!

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