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Buick Riviera 1969
The second generation Buick Riviera got minor styling changes again in 1969, with grilles gaining a pattern of finely spaced, slim vertical bars overlaid by two wider horizontal bars, which jutted forward at their inboard edges with front marker lights becoming far shorter, and square. At the rear, the reverse lights moved from the bumper to the new three-section tail-light lenses. Inside, front outboard passengers received new headrests. The ignition switch was moved from the instrument panel to the steering column, and locked the steering wheel and selector lever when the key was removed which was a security feature that became mandatory for the 1970 model year.