Next Pomona Swap Meet: August 11, 2019
  • Event Info

    Rain or shine, we swap! For the best shopping, swapping and auto viewing, we recommend arriving early. Remember, "the early bird gets the worm." The Pomona Swap Meet & Classic Car Show is a one-day event held at Fairplex in the City of Pomona, California.

    Event Hours:     5am to 2pm

    Event Location: 1101 W McKinley Avenue,
    Pomona, CA 91768

  • Vendors

    Do you have car parts from a restoration project lying around? Are you cleaning out your garage and need to get rid of spare parts, old tools, or other auto related items? Or do you have a car related business with lots of stuff you want to get rid of and turn into cash? If so, you should become a vendor at the Pomona Swap Meet & Classic Car Show!

  • Car Corral

    Bring your classic car to our next show, park in the middle of the action, and see for yourself why Pomona is the best place to sell your classic car or truck. Since 1975, hundreds of thousands of classic cars & trucks have come and gone through the gates of the Pomona Swap Meet & Classic Car Show.

  • Photos & Blog

    Looking for show news? Want a good read on automotive DIY? Check out our blog and photos to keep up with the latest and greatest from Pomona. You’ll find tips and tricks of the trade!

  • About

    George Cross & Sons, Inc. presents seven giant swap meets every year that have become known as the "West Coast's Largest" antique auto, Corvette, Porsche, street rod, and Volkswagen swap meet and classic car show. The Pomona Swap Meet & Classic Car Show is the ultimate classic car event, and gives you the opportunity to turn your classic car, parts, and automobilia into cash!

  • Classifieds

    The Pomona Classifieds brings the Pomona Swap Meet to your living room. Search for automotive parts and services, or hunt for the perfect hot rod, muscle car, or classic collectible to fill the empty space in your garage! You can also create an ad to sell your parts and cars for FREE!

Classifieds

Classic 1978 Buick Riviera only 1 on West Coast

2,600 Make Offer

Posted on 5/22/19 by b-dent

(805) 583-5429

Simi Valley, California

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One of a kind for sale. A true West Coast classic. No accident history

Please read all the post it will answer most all your questions. Asking for the best offer over $2,000. Unless I get an offer close to my original Ask of $3000, I may wait until mid June or so to pull the trigger. Pvt party sale can inspect the car on the weekends. or between 4:30 and 5:30 weekdays.

A true California Car. One family owner. Original White paint on newer White leather with newer coral carpet, newer headliner and newer Landau top. (originals were duplicated)
(Seats, Carpet, headliner and Landau top replaced in Y2K?, not driven much since then.)
My Mom drove off the showroom floor from the Buick dealer on Topanga Blvd in Woodland hills in 1978.

An internet search on 4-16-19 did not turn up any 1978’s for sale on the west coast. A couple were found in central region and on the East Coast. A couple up for auction this or next month somewhere in the USA

The Buick Riviera was GM’s first entry into the prestige niche as a personal luxury car it was produced from 1963 to 1999. The 1978 was the last of the rear wheel drive versions. 

AS production for this generation only lasted 2 years and adding the fact that the 1978 was the last of the rear wheel drives makes this a very desirable collector car or with the fact that it can take a monster 455 Olds engine and newer 6 speed transmission a Sunday driver might be where your are at?. 

There were 8 separate generations of the Riviera model, which does not include the two concept models in 2007 and 2013.

The 1978 Riviera and 1977 were produced on the GM B Body platform and was the fifth generation of eight Riviera’s. Wiki has 10.5k+ 1978 Riviera's produced? (that's about 28 a day at only 1 of 2 plants?) But the GM B Body platform had been used for many GM models and there are many suspension / brake and drive line parts still available. 

There is enough space for a 455 Olds with headers, a high rise intake mounted with a Thermo Quad , I had it fit up in this comfortably. I have a custom transmission support to allow the use of dual exhaust and headers (never had it running just a fit up).

The installed 403 Olds needs rebuilding and does not run. It has a newer Leather Seats and Headliner. (the original was duplicated) The door and moon roof rubber are newer. Otherwise vehicle is all original.

Some extra parts to go with the car. Two "Buick 75 years of Greatness" catalog, original Owners Manual, Original Consumer Information pamphlet and Original "1978 Fisher Body Service Manual".

Unanswered questions or to setup an appointment for inspection, 
Email me your phone number and a good time to call.

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Details

  • Make: Buick
  • Model: Riviera
  • Year: 1978
  • Condition: Fair
  • Transmission Type: Automatic
  • Cylinders: 8 Cylinders
  • Interior Color: White
  • Exterior Color: White
  • Wheels: Stock

Options

  • Cruise Control
  • Tilt Steering Wheel
  • Power Steering
  • Power Seats
  • Leather Seats
  • Power Windows


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