49,483 Original Miles


Automatic Transmission
3.8L Supercharged V6
240 hp @ 5200 rpm*
280 lb/ft torque @ 3600 rpm*
Capable 0-60 MPH: 6.9 seconds
Top Speed: 109 mph (limited)
*Base Price in 1996: $31,215


*Seller Asking:


1996 Buick riviera supercharged for sale
Fast Facts:

  • The Riviera uses the same supercharged engine found in the ’04-’05 Impala SS and ’04-’06 Monte Carlo SS, known as the 3800 Series II (L67). This engine made the Ward’s 10 Best Engines list for 1995, 1996, and 1997
  • Features an Eaton Generation III M90 supercharger. A supercharged V6 was used to provide V8 power while getting 27 MPG highway
  • During the Riviera’s development, Buick employed a “Seat Comfort Team” whose sole purpose was to eliminate all uncomfortable pressure points in the seats. The team included a physical therapist along with Buick engineers and both short and tall men/women. Over 80 thousand miles of R&D were completed to develop a seat that is as comfortable as possible over long trips. Details include a lumbar support “strap” rather than a lump or bulk (which can interfere with lower back comfort)
  • During its time, it was marketed as the world’s most spacious luxury coupe. The standard front bench seat allows the Riviera to seat 6 people – 3 in the front, 3 in the rear. This was unheard of for a 2 door coupe
  • The Riviera’s body was wind tunnel tested to ensure its design was as aerodynamically optimized as possible. This wasn’t done for performance – it was done to reduce wind noise and buffeting at freeway speeds. Acoustic panels and specially designed window seals help keep the car quiet
  • An optional in-car phone system could be programmed for two different numbers, to keep business and personal calls separate
Key Model Year Changes:

  • A bigger supercharger increases power to 240hp
  • Features new spark plugs and coolant, each designed to last 100,000 miles
  • The keyless entry system now has a “Personal Choice” feature, which can automatically adjust the driver’s seat, side mirrors, lighting, and other accessories to a preferred setting. Also includes a panic button for the first time
  • The following year (1997) saw a slightly redesigned suspension, removing excess weight. A new heavy duty transmission (4T65E-HD) includes a larger torque converter
  • In 1998, the non-supercharged engine is dropped, leaving the supercharged engine as the only option
  • 1999 is the final year of the Riviera

Seller Notes:

  • Garage kept
  • Super clean, even under the hood
  • No rust, No issues
  • Drives like new
  • Power sliding “Astro-roof” option features sunshade
  • A/C works great. Features dual interior temp zones
  • Newer water pump and lower intake gaskets

  • Location: Madison, Wisconsin – (more photos below)
  • UPDATE: ad is no longer available (sold or expired)

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UPDATE: ad is no longer available (sold or expired)

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*SAE rated from factory. May not reflect current output
*Performance numbers pulled from reputable automotive road tests
*Base price when new does not reflect original MSRP of this particular car, nor does it reflect what the original owner paid for it
*Advertised price at time of posting. Sellers can raise or lower prices on their original ad at any time. Click on the original ad to view current price/availability
Mileage Disclaimer: NOC has not confirmed if the mileage stated by the seller is true and accurate. It is up to the buyer to verify these claims. Vehicle history reports, service records stating mileage, and even inspections of odometer tampering are recommended.

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