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158 Rolling Hill Rd
Mooresville, NC 28117
1980 Buick Riviera
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Some may say the Buick Riviera was dead after the mid 1970s, but examples like this 1980 Buick Riviera S-Type would beg to differ. You didn't read that wrong, and it isn't a T-Type misprint—this is an S-Type! This beautiful front-wheel-drive classic is set up right and equipped with a couple of goodies sure to make any staunch rear-wheel-drive enthusiast consider it.

The first thing that catches anyone's eye about this car is the gorgeous beige and dark blue two-tone paint job. A combination that may sound odd to the ear looks stunning to the eye. You won't hear anything but compliments cruising in a beauty like this! Originally manufactured as a slick top, the current owner of this Buick had a vinyl top added for a classy, sleeper look. Having certainly seen a repaint in its lifetime, the current coat has a like-new sheen to it. Finishing off the classic Buick look is a set of factory wire wheel covers. But don't be fooled; this is not your grandmother's car.

We'll just cut right to the chase and tell you what makes this car so special. Though standard equipment was a turbo-charged V6 (which is cool in its own right), the Oldsmobile 350 Rocket V8 was available as optional equipment. Yep, the original owner of this car sprung for the V8! Coupled to a THM325 transmission, this FWD beauty is a comfortable cruiser. Those who don't like FWD can do what they like, but the extra legroom afforded by the lack of a driveshaft does not go unnoticed.

Speaking of legroom, the interior of this Buick is incredibly spacious given it is a mid-sized car. The interior remains largely stock and unmodified with the exception of the welcome addition of custom cupholders and an aftermarket stereo. Truly as comfortable as the come, this Buick is a mini-land yacht ready to cruise anywhere you want to go. It has a great exhaust note that has a nice rumble, but isn't overwhelming. This is one cushy cruiser! Overall, the interior is in great original condition and shows minimal wear. According to the owner, the mileage is accurate, but we do not have any solid documentation on hand to back up this claim aside from handwritten notes from previous owners.

If you're looking for something rare, unique, and comfortable, this old Buick may just fit the bill. You'll have a hard time finding another like it! Don't miss out!

Contact Shelton Classics & Performance for details at (704) 663-0432 or visit

Air Conditioning YES
Heater YES
Speedometer YES
Oil PSI Gauge YES
Temperature Gauge YES
Fuel Gauge YES
Tachometer N/A
Wipers YES
Horn YES
Radio YES
Headlights YES
Tail Lights YES
Brake Lights YES
Reverse Lights YES
Turn Signals YES
Emergency Brake YES
Keys – Ignition, Trunk & Door YES
Runs & Drives YES


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Engine Type
Engine Size
350 V8
Fuel Specification


Body Color
Body Style
Paint Type




Interior Color
Secondary Interior Color
Dark Gray
Seating Type
Seat Material
Shifter Type
Center Console

All vehicles are being sold As Is, Where Is, with No Warranty, expressed, written or implied. All sales are final. It is the sole responsibility of the customer, and which we strongly encourage, to thoroughly inspect the vehicle personally or via 3rd party, to ensure satisfaction to the condition and value, prior to purchase. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be constructed as a warranty of any type.

Vehicle information is provided by the consignor (current owner) of the vehicle, and while we do perform a visual and safety inspection of the vehicle upon arrival, we can make no warranty, guarantee or representation regarding the accuracy, truth, or reliability of such information. Dealership is not responsible for any errors, omissions, or inaccuracies contained in information provided by third parties. The majority of these vehicles are considered classics or antiques, meaning they are older vehicles with sometimes dated automotive technology. We are not an expert in the construction, engineering, finishes, materials or components of these vehicles. Our employees are a team of talented individuals with a history in the classic car industry. We perform an extensive visual inspections on all vehicles we represent, but we do not disassemble vehicles or components for inspection purposes and therefore it is always possible there is hidden damage that is not readily apparent.

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Engine Size
350 V8
Transmission Type
3 Speed Automatic
Body Style

Vehicle Options

  • Power Brakes
  • Front Disc Brakes
  • Alarm System
  • Power Steering
  • Vanity Mirror
  • Tilt Steering Wheel
  • Rear Window Defroster
  • Power Windows
  • Power Passenger Seat
  • Power Hatch Release
  • Power Driver's Seat
  • Luxury Seats
  • Leather Steering Wheel
  • Leather Seating
  • Digital Info Center
  • Cup Holders
  • Courtesy Lights
  • Center Console
  • Center Arm Rest
  • Carpeted Floor Mats
  • Air Conditioning
  • USB Port
  • Power Antenna
  • Bluetooth
  • Aux. Audio Input
  • AM/FM/CD Radio