epriv

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About epriv

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  • Birthday 11/13/1961

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    ROA # 1260
  1. Seen this 1969 on Hemming's. Does anybody know if this is a factory interior? Was there a two-tone option? Cool nonetheless.
  2. I think it helps the seller a lot more than the buyer. Personally, I'd rather buy from a fellow member or collector who knows the real value rather than someone who inflates the price and see if anyone bites. Of course as they say, it's worth whatever someone is willing to pay. Mitch
  3. I was cleaning out some of my desk drawers at work and found a "Riview" from 1995. Remember these days? Completely restored, Sahara mist exterior/saddle interior, 500 mi. on newly rebuilt engine, new paint, new headlight motors, stripped to bare metal, restored deluxe interior, new rubber and trunk, wire wheels, loaded $8000. (this was Ray Knott's car). 1966 GS, all original, RF, bought from original owner, drive anywhere, always garaged, complete car, beautiful burgundy and black, $4500 1970, Immaculate, original, show winner, silver/black, A/C, pw, ps, AM/FM, 4 note. Always garaged, Must sell, $4800 1971, very desirable in stunning coppermist metallic, perfect white buckets/console, Max-Trac, auto air temp., cornering lights, cruise, tilt, pw, pl, ps, auto level, new tires, battery, practically flawless, $5950 I have to look back at my "Riview"s from 1985 now and have a good cry. The next time you bring home a "new" old Buick and your better half says "Another piece of junk" ? , well HaHa, the jokes on them. I bought my first Riv (1968) in 1984 from a used car lot for $900. I miss the old days
  4. Great story Seafoam. Beautiful car. It looked great before the conversion as well. Ed, the whole question comes down to how committed of a purest you are. Again, nothing wrong with clones, the ones on TV are top notch and done very well, but personally, I like them they way they came from the factory, but that's just me. I'll bet most judges at local shows wouldn't be checking numbers or build sheets if you decided to throw some GS badges and a chrome air filter cover on your '69 Riv.but didn't bother to add the other elements of a true GS.
  5. So I have been watching a lot of Mecum auctions lately that I had saved to the DVR. It's amazing the number of clones that come across the block. The majority seen to be stock late 60's Mustangs that have been turned into GT-350's as well as assorted Chevys, Pontiacs ,Mopars etc. that have new engines dropped in and SS or GTO badging added. (very few Buicks being sold and even less Rivieras). These cars are not misrepresented as being the real thing, just being called clones or replicas. Nothing wrong with that, it's your car and you can do with it as you like, but I pose the following hypothetical question for opinions sake: Say for instance, I restore a stock 1968 Pontiac LeMans back to original factory correct and my friend takes a similar LeMans, does GTO upgrades by adding a 400CI and factory GTO badging and whatever else was available in a GTO package, and does not try and pass it off as the real thing. Who's car would you rather have? Whose car in your opinion is worth more? Mitch
  6. Felix, I have one along with the rubber backing plate (mounted from the inside of the trunk), but no nuts. PM me. Mitch
  7. This 1966 that Dantana posted a while back looks like there is a ROA sticker in the back window. http://palmsprings.craigslist.org/cto/5815538772.html
  8. I'd like to know how this stuff is compiled. (?)
  9. Here's a cool site. Stills of Rivieras on screen. Maybe your car is here somewhere. Mitch http://www.imcdb.org/vehicles.php?make=buick&model=riviera&page=1
  10. Mitch Romanowski reproduces these as well as Riviera medallions. Check the back of the Riview.
  11. Somewhat off-topic, but was a wood wheel only offered through 1966 ? Sometimes I see later cars with wood wheels, but I assumed they were aftermarket additions.
  12. I came across this website that sells replacement side mirror glass for classic (and other) cars. I have not used them, just passing it along. Mitch https://www.internetglassnetwork.com/ssl/buick/riviera.htm
  13. Thanks Jason, I contacted your guy and he quoted me $145-$165. I will send it in. Thanks for the tip!
  14. Yeah, just looking for nice driver quality finish. Jason, what's the name of the shop near you? Maybe I'll give them a call, at least to see if it's worth the effort. Thanks everyone.