: Rare, but is it collectible?



Jesda
02-02-06, 07:39 AM
http://stlouis.craigslist.org/car/130542311.html

And is the price fair? Just passing curiosity. Not looking to buy.

slk230mb
02-02-06, 07:49 AM
My dads friend has one, red on red with a black top. It's pretty sweet. When we had the 59s in a car show a couple of years ago he drove that and it got some attention. I honestly haven't the slightest idea on the collectibility of it.

gothicaleigh
02-02-06, 09:20 AM
I honestly don't see many desiring a mid-eighties Buick no matter how nice or rare it may be (exception made for the ever-popular GNX)... it's pretty much the dark ages of GM design.

Hard to tell from the pictures on the condition of the car, so not real sure on the fairness of price. Personally, I would never buy a car without a lengthy test drive.

PAW 47
02-02-06, 09:24 AM
Well, if in fact only 480 were ever produced it would be considered a collectable. Do the research you might have just found a nice jewl :)

Sandy
02-02-06, 12:42 PM
It's definately collectible, however the 1st year of it IS the one you want, the 1982 ~ however 1276 were made, so forget about that. Drive it see how it feels & sounds and all. They are nice luxo heavy front drivers and made by ASC so you can be sure they were well made.

Look Here
[url]http://www.johnbertram.com/riviera.html[/url
http://www.cars-on-line.com/13200.html
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1982-Buick-Riviera-Convertible-SUPER-LOW-RESERVE_W0QQitemZ4606220177QQcategoryZ6142QQcmdZVi ewItem

http://www.gaspumpclassics.com/forsale/1982_Buick_Riviera_Convertible_Livonia_Michigan_11 67.html

hardrockcamaro@mac.c
02-02-06, 01:14 PM
I honestly don't see many desiring a mid-eighties Buick no matter how nice or rare it may be (exception made for the ever-popular GNX)... it's pretty much the dark ages of GM design.


Well, they sold a 1LE IROC Camaro at Barrett Jackson for $43,000

Every era has it's fans.

gothicaleigh
02-02-06, 01:19 PM
Well, they sold a 1LE IROC Camaro at Barrett Jackson for $43,000
Every era has it's fans.

Oh, that is sad.




...and it's not the era I'm against. I like many cars from the eighties. Unfortunately, none of them happen to have been built over here. ;)

Katshot
02-02-06, 01:49 PM
While "rarity" is purely a matter of numbers, "collectibility" is purely a subjective issue. IMO, "collectibility" implies value, but just because something is rare, doesn't mean it's valuable.

gdwriter
02-02-06, 04:36 PM
I'd consider it a collectible for its rarity and the fact that it's a convertible. According to the NADA Guide (http://www.nadaguides.com) report, the price is below average. And judging from the pictures, I'd say the car should be priced between average and high retail.

I actually like the 79-85 Rivieras. For their time, they were stylish and nice drivers. A friend in college had one that I drove a few times, and I enjoyed it.

brougham
02-02-06, 06:44 PM
I like those Buick convertibles. I saw one here a few years ago but it was red.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
02-02-06, 08:07 PM
I have always really loved the 79-85 E Bodies (Toro, Eldo, Riv)
I think they are very beautifiul cars, especially considering the other crap that GM was making at the time. They had nice looking interiors, especially the Eldo Biarritz, and Toronado Caliente. They were reliable cars, with the 307 and 368. Not too powerful, but they got the job done. Still body on frame IIRC, and the motor was mounted longitudinally.

But IIRC, they rusted very badly.

Sandy
02-02-06, 08:41 PM
Those Rivi 'Verts only came in white or medium metallic red.