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  1. Y-JobFan

    1984 Buick Riviera

    A 79 would be the only one of these I would buy with the 350 unless I was in the market for a convertible then you have to bite the bullet and live with the power
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    1972 Centurion Convertible

    I believe the Riv was the first Buick to have a true headliner in it, after that the Reatta did as well. The new Cascada also does, in fact you wouldn't know you are in a convertible when the top is up if you didn't know.
  3. Y-JobFan

    1972 Centurion Convertible

    That is a good point Ben and would be a viable option if they used a quality top , unfortunately when they go cheap they usually go cheap and buy a the cheapest top they can find then it's not worth spending the money to try to make it right
  4. Y-JobFan

    1972 Centurion Convertible

    I guess it depends on the caliper of the car, on a driver condition vehicle for someone that doesn't really care, that might fly for some, , but when you are buying premium cars a plastic window isn't going to cut it in a car that should have glass. The Eldorado I spoke of earlier sat for sale an additional 4 months and I know the reason it sat was because people buying top tier Eldo convertibles expect to be getting what they pay for. He was unwilling to negotiate a price reduction for his failure to do it right. Well, after sitting the 4 months, he ended up taking a hit on the car as winter approached. When looking at a car and then negotiating, you try to negotiate a price based on issues you see wrong to substantiate a price where the car should actually be, a nice car with a plastic window would be a full new top cut in price in my book. I think this happens in many aspects of restorations, people cut corners to save a buck and it bites them in the end when they can't figure out why their car won't sell for the same price as cars done right
  5. Y-JobFan

    Past member

    Thank you Brain, bingo
  6. Y-JobFan

    Past member

    There was a member years ago(since passed) that used to vend and he also was on the BOD, all I can remember is his first name was John - any help? He usually drove an 64/65 Skylark wagon or 70's wagon both very much drivers.
  7. Y-JobFan

    1972 Centurion Convertible

    I always feel that you should do it right the first time. I looked at a beautiful Eldo a few years ago, the fellow had put a new top on it with plastic window, I walked away from the car because of it. I knew I would never be happy with it and didn't want to replace an already new top (add to the expense). That $300 or $400 he saved by going cheap cost him a sale. Putting a cheap top on this one now as a driver might be worthwhile, but what might it cost down the road in redoing it or trying to sell it.
  8. Y-JobFan

    1972 Centurion Convertible

    Interesting, never see that on the Eldo forums as an ongoing issue, didn't see it on the old Centurion forum either when it was active. Windows breaking because of stuff being in the way, well welcome to convertible ownership if you don't follow directions, that is of no fault of a top. It seems like even you allude to the fact that it's not usually an issue with the top but more human error when replacing, servicing and packing. Most plastic windows on cars that originally had glass is simply a cheap way out.
  9. Y-JobFan

    1984 Buick Riviera

    Probably because there is a good supply of these available on the market and many with really low miles. The potential for this one is obvious and the pigskin suede option with leather is rarely seen and was the top interior. This is one that it may pay the owner to put a few hundred dollars toward a professional detail, the A/C charged and then remarket it. While I see the best offer comment, people are reluctant to do that as they don't want to insult the seller. That said, clean well kept , well presented ready to drive Riv's of this vintage with similar miles usually go in the $3500-4000 range. Color plays a big role on these as well. Only the really low mileage ones and convertibles are bringing good money. Get that diamond in the rough polished up and send it to eBay
  10. Y-JobFan

    1972 Centurion Convertible

    Have owned 6 GM's with scissor tops and have never had one break a rear window or even come close, if that is happening, then the top is not lubricated and adjusted properly.
  11. Y-JobFan

    1972 Centurion Convertible

    Exactly, the scissor top is extremely complicated
  12. Y-JobFan

    1972 Centurion Convertible

    LOL, how many of our restorations do make sense? 90% of the cars sitting on a showfield have far more into them that what they are worth.
  13. Y-JobFan

    Buick Reatta OEM Center Cap Emblems NOS - Set of 4

    I bought a set a few weeks ago
  14. Y-JobFan

    1972 Centurion Convertible

    Would certainly be an interesting one to restore since it is a non standard Centurion color, it would have been a beauty when new in that color with the white top and interior to make it stand out.
  15. Y-JobFan

    1990 Reatta as my first car?

    I might wonder if it has been wrecked, something about that straight on front shot doesn't look right, could be nothing. I would not worry about having a well sorted out Reatta as a first or only car, but an unknown one allows for a ton of "unknowns". If you really like the Reatta take the money for this one and the substantial amount of money it will need to get it reliable and buy a better one that has a bit more history