Just about everybody likes the “Boat-Tail” Riviera, and you’d think that would make even battered examples valuable enough to avoid the cold jaws of The Crusher. Think again!
This car is very rough, with a lot of three-dimensional patina, but it doesn’t seem to have much super-cancerous rust.
When the 1973 oil crisis hit, the value of these big fuel-sucking personal luxury coupes plummeted. That meant that a lot of these cars descended into beater status during the middle and later parts of the 1970s.
This car clearly spent many years sitting outdoors in Colorado, so the interior is pretty much toast.
Still, you can see remnants of the luxury that once was.
Somebody got the intake, but there’s still most of a super-torquey Buick 455 here.
Look, Buick Rally wheels!
Looks like the traditional GM rear-window rust was repaired at some point, with copious quantities of Bondo used to smooth things out.
This glass must be getting hard to find these days.
There it is— America’s dream car!