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eBay Find of the Day: Northstar-powered 1998 Buick Riviera prototype

by Sam Abuelsamid (RSS feed) on Oct 28th, 2009 at 8:20AM

As we approach the big SEMA show in Las Vegas next week, it's time to look back at a previous star of the show. Sometime back in the mid-80s the decision was made that Buick would abandon V8 engines and instead be the home of the V6. Even for top models like Riviera and Park Avenue, turbocharged and supercharged versions of the long-lived 3.8-liter V6 would serve propulsive duties. Needless to say, not everyone in the bowels of the Warren Tech Center agreed with this approach. In 1998 a group of GM engineers felt the Riviera should be powered by no fewer than eight cylinders and knew... Read More

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