We've already seen the ad for the '73 Riviera, so now it's time to take a look at the car itself. I'm trying to get caught up on Buicks, since we've only had four of them prior to today, with the most recent one just a few weeks back. This Buick is special, since its daring "boat-tail" styling was one of the few bright spots in an otherwise gloomy Early Malaise Era year for Detroit.
This is the kind of styling that either stands up tremendously well after the passage of a few decades... or becomes a painfully dated laughingstock. In the Riviera's case, I'm willing to say it's the former. Maybe that means there's hope for the Aztek!
Some of you may recognize the '69 Ford Econoline in the background of this shot; I have a feeling both vehicles are owned by the same person.
Of course it has the Buick Rally wheels!