1972- Buick Riviera Silver Arrow III
This nice "show car" has only few but sizeable details wich make it different from a 71 production model. The grille has rectangular pattern, the front bumper has guards, the hood ends in point and the front fenders have side lights. The top has two air exit above the rear window. The base of the glass follows the line of the body side and the rear quarter glass ends in point, following the fender profile. The taillights are still delimited with the rear bumper shape and the trunk lid wich has two hollows. This "Silver arrow" had a new interior, entirely silver-colored. Did William L.Mitchell think to it when he made the following comment to us on january 1980: "The fashion, according to the dictionary, is a passing usage wich rules, in accordance with the tastes of the moment, the way to do something.A good design doesn't age, it goes on forever and becomes a classic.A bad design will never let you forget it and haunts you forever."