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Post some pics of your Rivieras!!!!!!!!!!

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12 minutes ago, Chimera said:

Is that a !!!BATWING!!! air cleaner on a Batman car?

That it is, sir :) Everybody says it looks like the batmobile.

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13 hours ago, Black River said:

Just a couple of cool pics I thought I'd share......

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Black River, I say, "When you are cool, you just can't hide." neat, clean, lean- tastefully done. Thank you for sending along.

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Hi Everyone,

 

This is my dad's 65 Riviera GS. All original paint and interior. Motor is not original but it is another LX engine. My dad bought it in 67 and had it til he passed away Christmas day of 2010. Now I have it and I am in the middle of rebuilding the engine and replacing all the rubber bushings, ball joints, etc, etc, you know, all the stuff that goes bad. But, it still looks good when you put some polish to the paint!!!

 

Tom

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32 minutes ago, TomS65Riv said:

Hi Everyone,

 

This is my dad's 65 Riviera GS. All original paint and interior. Motor is not original but it is another LX engine. My dad bought it in 67 and had it til he passed away Christmas day of 2010. Now I have it and I am in the middle of rebuilding the engine and replacing all the rubber bushings, ball joints, etc, etc, you know, all the stuff that goes bad. But, it still looks good when you put some polish to the paint!!!

 

Tom

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Beautiful! Welcome.

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Not mine but a friends. He has two.

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This one is numbers matching with the dual quads. It LOVES the open road!

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Here is my friends other Riv.

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Just love that look.

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Gorgeous deep color, I dive into. Thank you!

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Posted (edited)

The color reminds me of the 2017 Corvette available  "Black Rose Metallic:"

 

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Our new baby. An original Aqua Mist w/ black top and black deluxe interior. It was recently repainted the original color.

Power windows, power drum brakes, AC (works), but no power locks! IMG_3918.thumb.JPG.277a8c2e1c14cd7bf7499e6e11822f96.JPG

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CONGRATULATION ! You got it. Nice one.

 

Love the color.

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Mike,

Congratulations on a fine looking Riv.  We'll be looking forward to seeing and hearing more about it.

 

Ed

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my 63 riv,bought 12 years ago for  5000 dollars before prices went up no 1 nada classic car guide is now 41000 and average car is 22000. bought car as shown  about 3 miles from my house have won over 80 trophies and awards since owned not  bad for 5  grand.also now have correct wrinkle air cleaner bought  on ebay restored for 125. thanks for looking 

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The dash now matches the color of the package tray and blends in very well with the upholstery,

I swapped the battery around with the positive closest to the radiator.

cleaned up the air cleaner as well.

63 Red Riviera

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On 5/20/2017 at 5:06 PM, Black River said:

Beautiful! Welcome.

First rate automobile. It's great you take good care of Dad's automobile. Enjoy! 

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63 Red Riviera relaxing in central Maryland Baltimore County.

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Triple Red!

 

Paint, Interior, Air Cleaner...

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Posted (edited)

 Took the car and girlfriend to my best friend's daughter's graduation. Here's my two girls together at the party. Lucky to have someone that likes my car habit haha

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On ‎6‎/‎2‎/‎2017 at 6:10 PM, NCRiviera said:

Our new baby. An original Aqua Mist w/ black top and black deluxe interior. It was recently repainted the original color.

Power windows, power drum brakes, AC (works), but no power locks! IMG_3918.thumb.JPG.277a8c2e1c14cd7bf7499e6e11822f96.JPG

 

 

Power locks weren't very common. They were vacuum operated so as you might imagine after many years they need maintenance to keep working.

I look at this car and dream if I owned a house in a beach community this would be the color of Riv I'd have to own and

drive around. Just seems to have a coastal feel to it. It a beautiful car

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On ‎6‎/‎2‎/‎2017 at 6:10 PM, NCRiviera said:

Our new baby. An original Aqua Mist w/ black top and black deluxe interior. It was recently repainted the original color.

Power windows, power drum brakes, AC (works), but no power locks! 

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As others have said ... Congrats!

 

Great looking Riv, looking forward to seeing it up close and personal.

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On ‎02‎/‎06‎/‎2017 at 6:10 PM, NCRiviera said:

Our new baby. An original Aqua Mist w/ black top and black deluxe interior. It was recently repainted the original color.

Power windows, power drum brakes, AC (works), but no power locks! IMG_3918.thumb.JPG.277a8c2e1c14cd7bf7499e6e11822f96.JPG

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A very nice looking '68 Riviera Mike !

As Jason stated the power locks were vacuum operated, like other accessories - be glad you don't have them - they are a P.I.T.A. with miles of color coded rubber hoses and hardware.

If you check out my Riv pics (...on page 1 #17) there is one another option that really dresses up these cars - there were shiny stainless steel inserts between the lower body side moldings and rocker panel. Option W5 - Custom Bright Exterior Moulding that cost all of $47.10 way back in '68 !

Post some interior and engine pics when you get a chance - maybe after most of your new/old car problems are handled.

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Gotta luv those '68 beauties - in fact, all 2nd gen Rivs !

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2 hours ago, 68RIVGS said:

Gotta luv those '68 beauties - in fact, all 2nd gen Rivs !

I'm partial to 1st and 2nd gen. Each is beautiful in its own distinctive way. Naturally, 2nd gen is the superior road car.

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Posted (edited)

My survivor. Just acquired  my 65. thinking of just some cleaning and some wax. not sure if I want to restore it or not.

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36 minutes ago, Blackened65 said:

My survivor. Just acquired  my 65. thinking of just some cleaning and some wax. not sure if I want to restore it or not.

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Looks like a great start!  Get all the systems working properly (brakes, engine, trans, yadayada), put some new tires on it, clean it up, buff the paint, and drive it for a while.  After a few months driving like it is, you'll know if you want to keep it that way or restore it.  Welcome!

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