The Riviera

1973 Buick Riviera

" The 1971-73 Riviera featured a prominent forward-jutting prow with a vee’d grille and a beltline and “sweepspear” (character line) that was reminiscent of a 1953 Skylark. Its unique roof treatment flowed into a “boattail” rear (Buick called it “tapered rear-end styling”) resembling the C2 Corvette and some early 20th-century cars. More modern trends of the day included an increased inward slant of the A-pillars to the roof, ventless curved side glass, and an integrated rear bumper, to name a few. The designers developed a look that blended laid-back luxury and the feeling of forward motion." - Hemmings Daily