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  1. Congratulations Rocky. Very sharp Riviera! Jim Vesely ROA #7437 BCA #39477
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    1958 Caballero

    Joe, Congratulations on the BIG DAY! It looks better than terrific. Your restoration sure is well-chronicled as well. Jim Vesely BCA # 39477 ROA # 7437
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    Buick cookies

    Steve, The Buick cookies tasted as good as they look. Your "50 Special is a very sharp original! Jim Vesely BCA # 39477 ROA # 7437
  4. Thank you Ed and Gord. I plan to attend and would like to contribute $ for the food. So far, that is five. Jim Vesely ROA # 7437
  5. Ed, Agreed. A beautiful and special Riviera! As I have said, the owner is a stand-up guy based on previous dealings we have had. Hope Jim might be able to bring it to the ROA meet. Jim Vesely ROA # 7437
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    1966 Dodge Monaco Station Wagon

    Cool and clean! Jim Vesely BCA # 39477 ROA # 7437
  7. Sharp Riviera Bill! Jim Vesely ROA #7437 BCA #39477
  8. Jim Carter is a stand-up guy. I purchased a few parts he had advertised in the Riview some time ago. Unbeknownst to him, there was an issue with one of them. I brought it to his attention. Do not recall asking for it although he issued a refund right away. This vehicle was featured in the Riview in the past. Jim Vesely ROA # 7437 BCA # 39477
  9. The color of the Los Angeles Craigslist Riviera is not the same shade of green as Code S - Olive Gold Metallic, an exclusive Riviera color. Olive gold metallic was specified on 22.59% of all 1968 Rivieras per Darwin Falk's Options Not Included series of articles in the Riview. It was either repainted a somewhat different shade of green or or special color specified from the factory (probably less likely). Jim Vesely ROA # 7437 BCA # 39477
  10. The full-length operating console was optional at extra cost on bucket seat models. The non-operating floor console was standard on models equipped with bucket seats. Therefore, the floor console was removed on the Los Angeles Craigslist 1968 Riviera or a non-operating floor console was requested to be deleted when the vehicle was ordered (probably less likely). Further, no chrome air cleaner lid appears to be present. This was removed, requested to be swapped for a standard air cleaner lid when the vehicle was ordered (probably less likely) or the vehicle may not be not be a genuine GS. Jim Vesely ROA # 7437 BCA # 39477
  11. Operating console was a separate option. This Riviera is fitted with the deluxe interior. Jim Vesely ROA # 7437 BCA # 39477
  12. Randall, Thank you for the clarification. Jim Vesely ROA # 7437 BCA # 39477
  13. Pat, The following information is according to Darwin Falk in his series of articles, Options Not Included in the "Riview": 7.2% of 1966 Rivieras wore a vinyl top (offered only in the spring of 1966), 63.1% of 1968 Rivieras were ordered with vinyl tops, 84.9% of 1969 Rivieras had a vinyl top and 87.5% of 1970 Rivieras were so equipped. Regarding the 1969 vinyl top production, black was by far the most popular vinyl top covering, installed on 35.94% of the production. This is followed by white vinyl tops installed on 15.38% of 1969 Rivieras, buckskin on 12.31%, dark green on 10.47%, dark fawn on 8.01% and burgundy on 2.80%. Burgundy was a Riviera only vinyl top color. Darwin has not written an Options Not Included article on the 1967 Rivieras to date. The following information is also from his articles: 5.78% of 1965 Rivieras were ordered with a black vinyl top (the only color available that model year and only in the spring of 1965). 75.1% of the first year of the boat-tail generation, 1971, left Flint with the vinyl covering. Both the full vinyl top (as in prior years) and a sport or landau were available for 1972 although the landau top was only available after about December 1971/January 1972. It is, apparently, not clear if the full vinyl top was offered for the entire 1972 production run. 69.7% of 1972 Rivieras had factory vinyl tops. In 1973, only the sport or landau style vinyl top was offered and were installed on 81% of Rivieras. Jim Vesely ROA # 7437 BCA # 39477
  14. Yes, the boattail design was envisioned by Bill Mitchell on a smaller vehicle, closer to the A-Special used on the Grand Prix. Unfortunately, for financial considerations, GM insisted that its middle body section be based on the new full-size B body platform. Mitchell said "What hurt the boattail was to widen it. It got so wide a speed boat became a tug boat." Jim Vesely ROA # 7437 BCA # 39477
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    Pontivera

    Nice photos Ed, John and Steve. It is a cool car. Well done. Jim Vesely ROA #7437