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Bought a Classic Car - 1970 Buick Riviera

I always said I wanted a "muscle car". Big American V8. My first car was a maroon 1974 Dodge Dart. I loved that car. Twin brother wrecked it.

Found a black 1970 Buick Riviera a few weeks ago on Facebook Marketplace for sale an hour away from me and, being of middle age and with some disposable income finally, I picked it up. Here she is:

I always envisioned buying a 1970's sports car: a Mustang Mach 1 or something. I also liked the 1969 Ford Galaxie Fastback. What I ended up buying is technically known as a "personal luxury vehicle", not a "muscle car". But the 1970 Buick Riviera had the biggest, most powerful engine Buick ever made: a 455 cubic inch displacement, 370 horsepower, V8 "big block". It had more horsepower (370) than the Buick sports car at the time, the GS-455 (360). Let me tell you it hauls. My daily driver is a Prius-C (that I bought in 2013 when gas was $3.85 in Texas and I was commuting 55 miles each way to work), so driving…

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