ABANDONED 1971 Buick Riviera Boat Tail! - Will it RUN AND DRIVE 100 Miles Home?

Several times I almost threw in the towel on this one! This is a RARE, very sought after 1971 Buick Riviera Boat-tail, with the famed rear end designed after the 1963 Corvette Stingray. It's got a 455, Th400, Buick Maxtrack rear end and best of all; it's been off the road for 30 years! Think it will run and drive back home?

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  1. Derek Playz

    Derek Playz

    20 minuten geleden

    "with some basic mantiac, IS THAT A CASET PLAYER" "double horns TRIPLE horns QUADUPEL HORNS"

  2. werewolf saves

    werewolf saves

    3 uur geleden

    Derrick I love you videos. I must admit I was holding my breath for the last half of the ride back home. Perhaps just a wee bit to dangerous. I would hate to see you get hurt or land on the slammer.

  3. M1D5H1P


    5 uur geleden

    “I got a back crack waterfall like you wouldn’t believe, and don’t you go chasing it!” Laughed out loud at this.

  4. james bivens

    james bivens

    8 uur geleden

    I like your attitude.....it's unique 🤣

  5. William Hewes

    William Hewes

    11 uur geleden

    Fix her !!! Love your stuff !!!!! Now I don't have to go find an old car to buy and fix up. You have completely satisfied that desire !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. harlyspuitje1


    11 uur geleden

    dude you had me laughing from the start to finish😁😁😁😁 and i llove to see old cars get revived again….what happened to the old boattail?? greetings from the netherlands👍🏻

  7. Tom M

    Tom M

    11 uur geleden

    Don't sell it to Hammond.

  8. Jonathan Badham

    Jonathan Badham

    11 uur geleden

    id let it go after a bit more work seems u might be right although it is alot of work someone will get there kicks off it

  9. #DB14 SpursVikings

    #DB14 SpursVikings

    14 uur geleden

    Hands down..u have the best youtube channel PERIOD!!! best mechanic..your approach..everything!! Thank u for being you brother!!

  10. Happy Hands

    Happy Hands

    14 uur geleden

    Cant believe how good that old dual exhaust sounds

  11. Happy Hands

    Happy Hands

    14 uur geleden

    "I looked at the rotten tires for just a millisecond...I didn't want to stare at them"

  12. Happy Hands

    Happy Hands

    14 uur geleden

    i love how he gestures using gang symbols :D

  13. Christopher Franklin

    Christopher Franklin

    16 uur geleden

    Blue smoke; the kiss of death. Keep pouring some STP or other crap down the engine..

  14. Christopher Franklin

    Christopher Franklin

    16 uur geleden

    I still like the styling of my 67 Buick Riviera GS.

  15. Lloyd Moyer

    Lloyd Moyer

    22 uur geleden

    Id flip it. Give it another life. It deserves it

  16. Fred Duvall

    Fred Duvall

    Dag geleden

    she is knocking like a Jehovahs witness got me, I nearly fell. out of my chair.

  17. michaelhager


    Dag geleden

    Lone Wolf 5000? Would’ve been a big help…

  18. JLange642


    Dag geleden

    Haven't laughed so many times during a video in a long time! Thanks for the great work1

  19. gino Morris

    gino Morris

    Dag geleden

    You always find the gems bud this was another fun episode thank you!!!

  20. Nicholas Gilson

    Nicholas Gilson

    Dag geleden

    Your videos make me piss my pants laughing at work I have my headphones on and my phone somewhere I can't see and I'm still laughing I must look crazy. It is very rare I can watch a video without seeing it and laugh especially my favorite car and truck videos. You sir are a damn genius!

  21. Chris Gossman

    Chris Gossman

    Dag geleden

    Has your insurance agent ever watched one of yer videos?

  22. Rob Will

    Rob Will

    Dag geleden

    knockin like a jehovas witness lol.

  23. The Car Geek

    The Car Geek

    Dag geleden

    these videos are satisfying to watch

  24. philly spitta81

    philly spitta81

    Dag geleden

    He smelled branded cattle under the hood Ctfu I’m in Philly we done know da smell of that lol 😆

  25. Sofar2


    Dag geleden

    you can go chasing my backcrack waterfall~

  26. Anthony wilson

    Anthony wilson

    Dag geleden

    Thank You for laugh 😂

  27. Motorcycle Pikachu

    Motorcycle Pikachu

    2 dagen geleden

    back crack waterfall? around here we call that SWAMP ASS.

  28. MrJeep75


    2 dagen geleden

    My friend in high school had one, believe it was his dad, thought it was a ugly car, now I think there kinda cool

  29. MrJeep75


    2 dagen geleden

    More videos on cleaning that poor old car up, love to see it have a new lease on life

  30. David Evans

    David Evans

    2 dagen geleden

    These road trips are a blast! But the most fun is getting ready. Thanks for saving these old girls! You shoudda pulled up to the country club front door.

  31. joe fisher

    joe fisher

    2 dagen geleden

    It's so glad to see you and others haven't so much fun 👍 I really. Like your dual supply deal . I wonder were you bee at if you didn't have won lol

  32. C c

    C c

    2 dagen geleden

    Seat belt safety..... 😂

  33. Dan Beesley

    Dan Beesley

    2 dagen geleden

    total resto

  34. Mary Murphy

    Mary Murphy

    2 dagen geleden

    That was fun.

  35. John Brown

    John Brown

    2 dagen geleden

    Whatever you do, don't let that back window get cracked. The last time I checked which was in 2007, that back window was almost $4,000

  36. luvzmoveez


    2 dagen geleden

    Cleanelate it, and sell it. :) I enjoyed warching this great video.

  37. LED_ZEPPELIN- WarewolfGirl-73

    LED_ZEPPELIN- WarewolfGirl-73

    2 dagen geleden

    Those Rivera's were a hot commodity in their day Good looking car . The boat tail making it look a little extra special. And the 455 was a real ass kicker of a engine. No lack of good looks and power the car was a head turner who in its day had no lack of fans. But boy is it one hell of a land boat. There is no mistaking that rear end. One of a kind look that make it look almost like a space ship. Seen worse rust on cars still running and driving. Nice solid car for her age. Real head turner. I don't think you'd have too much of a hard time getting her back running. But I haven't watched the whole video yet. Sure is one hell of a head turner.

  38. Dylan Cobb

    Dylan Cobb

    3 dagen geleden

    The old GM ball chiller option

  39. Mark Tully

    Mark Tully

    3 dagen geleden

    I see you like to throw some additives to help lubricate all the parts. Have you ever thought about use Marvel Mystery Oil. It really helps with lifters and revitalizing the old piston ring. Keep up the good videos!

  40. mike o'neil

    mike o'neil

    3 dagen geleden

    flip it brother. nobody wants a incomplete boat tail

  41. Reason *

    Reason *

    3 dagen geleden

    Oh wow my dad owned a deep burgandy metallic one and his brothers was just like this one in the video.

  42. Bill Dyke

    Bill Dyke

    3 dagen geleden

    Beautiful car, and a whole loads laughs. Thanks.

  43. Jacob Nelson

    Jacob Nelson

    3 dagen geleden

    The face you made when you hit the brake petal and there was actually something there was great 🤣

  44. Don LeBlanc

    Don LeBlanc

    3 dagen geleden

    i gotta tell you honestly ---- this video is the most fun to watch ever !!! I was pulling for you the whole way and you made it a thrill to watch . You are a very entertaining dude for sure ... and i say fix the car up and sell to the highest bidder !!! Best of luck !! Toronto - Canada

  45. Jimmy Cline

    Jimmy Cline

    4 dagen geleden

    The rear reminds me of my C5 Corvette!

  46. Holden Black

    Holden Black

    4 dagen geleden

    Every one of these episodes is like a comedy special.

  47. ArtAcrobats


    4 dagen geleden

    This has the same plot and car as The Evil Dead movie.

  48. John Brown

    John Brown

    4 dagen geleden

    Should name her Christeen.

  49. Brian Culliney

    Brian Culliney

    4 dagen geleden

    Well, did ya knock on the camper door to see if anyone home?? Cause whoever was nappin' in that Camper is definitely taking a dirt nap from that exhaust...

  50. Bangs 2nd shot garage

    Bangs 2nd shot garage

    4 dagen geleden

    Man this video was awesome to see. My son talked me into buying the exact same car for his first car off a neighbor. Needless to say it’s a project and a half. The motor turns over and acts like it wants to go but I think we need a fuel system like you have to get it to run.

  51. Snider Williams

    Snider Williams

    4 dagen geleden

    Something familiar about ur style… Red Green influence? Keep it up🤣👍🏻

  52. ALs57Chev


    4 dagen geleden

    You have some really funny sayings! Another really entertaining video. Thanks for doing these.

  53. Tom Green

    Tom Green

    4 dagen geleden

    People get killed by people like you.

  54. James Kraft

    James Kraft

    4 dagen geleden

    Honestly, I just watch these videos to hear your description of what each car smells like when you open them up! Burnt applesauce and mulch! Mmmmm... delicious! The hacking and near vomit sounds really add to the reality!

  55. Ivan Madrid

    Ivan Madrid

    4 dagen geleden

    That B12 should sponsor you this is a good example I do it to all my cars it works great!

  56. Thats_Genius


    4 dagen geleden

    You’ve popped up in my recommended It was 0340 something when I clicked the video it is now 0457 . Let me find this subscribe button real quick😂

  57. Harold Mitcheltree

    Harold Mitcheltree

    5 dagen geleden

    I thought that the FWD GMs in that era used a THM425 - Yes, some parts interchange with THM400 but different enough to carry a unique model no.

  58. Dr Snooz

    Dr Snooz

    5 dagen geleden

    "Throw some firemaker right down the yap and see if it barks." LOL. Is that English? WTH?

  59. Gary McLean

    Gary McLean

    5 dagen geleden

    Great video - loved the humour - more please :-)

  60. HermanatorPC


    5 dagen geleden

    This is the first VGG video I've ever seen. I ended up watching the whole thing, I'm back for my second go, started binging a lot of your videos. Much love from Missouri

  61. LSX bird

    LSX bird

    5 dagen geleden

    had me dying with the bin relocate lol

  62. WiseOwl Reece

    WiseOwl Reece

    5 dagen geleden

    Can you start tell us how much u buy the cars for

  63. eljayess 1972

    eljayess 1972

    5 dagen geleden

    Lol, ya couldn't just calla a tow truck?

  64. SEND IT


    5 dagen geleden

    You totally bought that car in Lakeville Minnesota Didn’t you LOL I recognize the whole drive you’re taking

  65. Sheila Morton

    Sheila Morton

    5 dagen geleden

    Man I was holding my breath the whole time you were driving lol. I have been in those situations too many times, but like you I always made it. I love that car. I think it did pretty good for what it has been through

  66. marco sepulveda

    marco sepulveda

    5 dagen geleden

    Dude. Keep it together. It deserves it.

  67. Frontline612 NorthoodMuzic

    Frontline612 NorthoodMuzic

    5 dagen geleden

    What about bad gas in that car RN?

  68. Frontline612 NorthoodMuzic

    Frontline612 NorthoodMuzic

    5 dagen geleden

    All that matters is that transmission and motor is there

  69. Frontline612 NorthoodMuzic

    Frontline612 NorthoodMuzic

    5 dagen geleden

    I don't believe it got a hundred and sixty-eight thousand and it sat 30yrs.. Well maybe that means it haven't been driven since 90....ok fine damn it fine💪🏾🤦🏾‍♂️🤣😂🤤🤫🍰💨💨💨💨💨💨💨😵😁

  70. Frontline612 NorthoodMuzic

    Frontline612 NorthoodMuzic

    5 dagen geleden

    He talking like he got the car for free did he find it and not , you just taking ownership bill of sale or bill of find? What's GOINGgoing on...

  71. Frontline612 NorthoodMuzic

    Frontline612 NorthoodMuzic

    5 dagen geleden

    I'm going to roll up a blunt to smoke while I just hear the rest of this SHYT

  72. Frontline612 NorthoodMuzic

    Frontline612 NorthoodMuzic

    5 dagen geleden

    If I wasn't into cars and have so many of my own oh boy I'd tell you this is a tv junk car series lol...

  73. Frontline612 NorthoodMuzic

    Frontline612 NorthoodMuzic

    5 dagen geleden

    Honestly what did you pay for it

  74. Frontline612 NorthoodMuzic

    Frontline612 NorthoodMuzic

    5 dagen geleden


  75. Frontline612 NorthoodMuzic

    Frontline612 NorthoodMuzic

    5 dagen geleden

    This guy sort of hilarious

  76. Shawn Arm

    Shawn Arm

    5 dagen geleden

    I love this!! We have a 73' Buick Centurion 455 original owners. Runs amazing, like new! Can't ever stop the old buicks!!!!! Works of art!!!

  77. Peter Franklin

    Peter Franklin

    5 dagen geleden

    Clean 'er up. She made it home under her own power.

  78. Maker 238 DeLoach

    Maker 238 DeLoach

    5 dagen geleden

    9:03 a guy can’t help but notice the two-fer on the truck bed trailers. A guy might want to snag on one or two!

  79. Architecture Whisperer

    Architecture Whisperer

    5 dagen geleden

    A thirty year old VW Bug could definitely make the trip.

  80. Harvyss


    5 dagen geleden

    No that smoke is just about right! Keeps the Minnesota mosquitos at bay! Great vid.

  81. 50gary


    5 dagen geleden

    It would be criminal to separate that car, the 53 is a lesser vehicle than the 1971 Riviera, you should have a Buick straight eight in the 53 anyway. I had a 455 CID Riviera boat tail, massive and fast too. It has the drum type speedometer way cool car. Excessive overkill as only Buick knew how.

  82. Chris Provan

    Chris Provan

    5 dagen geleden

    If it wasn’t a ‘71, part it out. ‘71, let it live even if just to keep a cleaner ‘71 date-correct. Clean it and flip it.

  83. Cody Callahan

    Cody Callahan

    5 dagen geleden

    Man this video is awesome

  84. Lenny Moto

    Lenny Moto

    6 dagen geleden

    Wondering how many cold snacks fit in there?

  85. jaymanschan yo

    jaymanschan yo

    6 dagen geleden

    no matter how crappy im feeling this guy always makes me laugh

  86. Joe Davis

    Joe Davis

    6 dagen geleden

    I learned more from this video than about cars (old cars) than I thought possible in such a short amount of time. You should be a teacher.

  87. Max Kraeger

    Max Kraeger

    6 dagen geleden

    I always wait for what he says the car smells like and it makes me laugh every time because it’s something new every time and it’s so funny

  88. SealTeam Ryx

    SealTeam Ryx

    6 dagen geleden

    I like working on stuff that works already. Just go undo the spark plug wires n wait a week or two and somebody will be like "my car won't start!" Or I'll just undo 1 or 2 so it will start but not run well and I'll go out n fix it and I'm a hero.... 🤫 don't tell anybody... im not good at things

  89. John Hicks

    John Hicks

    6 dagen geleden

    Ya Matt knock the dents out of that jeep. Along with getting the kc lights working again on top to.

  90. Scott Berryhill

    Scott Berryhill

    6 dagen geleden

    Awesome car!!

  91. MrFilmSmith


    6 dagen geleden

    This is compulsive viewing..total entertainment. I was meant to go fix stuff for my sister but couldnt stop watching and didn't want to jump to the end., this is brilliant, thank you.

    • Vice Grip Garage

      Vice Grip Garage

      6 dagen geleden

      Thank you much!

  92. Antonio Boswell

    Antonio Boswell

    6 dagen geleden

    Fix it up and flipped

  93. Jon Ramsden

    Jon Ramsden

    6 dagen geleden

    Please get you a lapel microphone. When you're behind your cam, you sound like you're getting strangled by your wife with a my pillow

  94. Nathan Wood

    Nathan Wood

    6 dagen geleden

    I’d love to have this car

  95. אבי אשור

    אבי אשור

    6 dagen geleden

    Fixed it please 🙂

  96. Zion Braithwaitw

    Zion Braithwaitw

    6 dagen geleden

    Quadruple horn had me laughing

  97. streamliner86


    6 dagen geleden

    Lmao Derek your the best Man heheee

  98. Foxie Dog

    Foxie Dog

    6 dagen geleden

    Oh, you had me at the knocking at the front door, side door, back door and if the chimney flew is open they would come down it as well!

  99. Bill Geo

    Bill Geo

    7 dagen geleden

    "I got a butt-crack waterfall like you wouldn't believe, and don't you go chasing it!" EPIC!!!!

  100. bambam water

    bambam water

    7 dagen geleden

    clean it up