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RivNut    1,013
27 minutes ago, Gumby said:

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Gumby,

 

Tell us more about your 63.  Is it new to you?  If so, what are some of the reasons you chose to buy a Riviera?  Great looking car.  It appears to be an unmolested example of an original.  Great reference for any restorer.

 

Jim Cannon will want a picture of the Fisher Data plate so he can add this car to his 63 register. Plus any details on options.

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RivNut    1,013

That is the patina of 54 year old leather.  They might be able to be cleaned, but the cracks are there.  If like in my 63, you drive with them like that as long as possible. Then you finally break down and get them recovered for some real $$$$$. As long as you're not tearing up the foam, you just appreciate all they've been.

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Hazdaz    1

 

 

Leather is a natural material so of course there will always be certain cracks and imperfections, but if treated properly, leather seats can outlive the car.  

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Gumby    10
2 hours ago, RivNut said:

Gumby,

 

Tell us more about your 63.  Is it new to you?  If so, what are some of the reasons you chose to buy a Riviera?  Great looking car.  It appears to be an unmolested example of an original.  Great reference for any restorer.

 

Jim Cannon will want a picture of the Fisher Data plate so he can add this car to his 63 register. Plus any details on options.

It is new to me. I've been wanting a 1st gen for a long time I just love these cars.  It is very much unmolested wearing original sheet metal. No holes or patches in floors. Numbers match. Options: custom interior, corner lights, power antena, A/C, power trunk, remote mirror, tinted glass, twilight sentenial, power seat, floor mats, and tilt wheel. 401 61,xxxmiles.

Car # 6864

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Gumby    10
3 hours ago, RivNut said:

Gumby,

 

Tell us more about your 63.  Is it new to you?  If so, what are some of the reasons you chose to buy a Riviera?  Great looking car.  It appears to be an unmolested example of an original.  Great reference for any restorer.

 

Jim Cannon will want a picture of the Fisher Data plate so he can add this car to his 63 register. Plus any details on options.

It is new to me. I've been wanting a 1st gen for a long time I just love these cars.  It is very much unmolested wearing original sheet metal. No holes or patches in floors. Numbers match. Options: custom interior, corner lights, power antena, A/C, power trunk, remote mirror, tinted glass, twilight sentenial, power seat, floor mats, and tilt wheel. 401 61,xxxmiles.

Car # 6864

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On 6/9/2017 at 8:14 AM, Chefs Riv said:

New to the Riviera owners world. Just bought this 65 and it was finally delivered. Going to start going through her this weekend I'm sure I'll be on here asking a lot of questions as this is my first classic car purchase. 20170608_225025.thumb.jpg.83bd777b9a6b123eab7773be406a0865.jpg

Chef, like two tone color, wheels, and stance. Enjoy your 65.

Red Riviera Bob

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KMDonnan    1

Congratulations!  You made and excellent choice!  Of course we are all biased here.  Ask away on your questions.  Think about joining Riviera Association https://www.rivowners.org/   There are some great forums there.  Their 1963-1965 specialist Tom Mooney #56 has been a big help to me.  Congratulations!  

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jframe    60

Finally got mine back out of the bodyshop after a 9 month sabbatical. Guy plowed me in the left 1/4 behind the tire and destroyed it and the rear bumper. Just redid the trunk this weekend since the original mat and cardboard had had it, and now just wanting to drive it as much as possible. Good living in the South, no crappy, salty winters, and warm weather sticks around a long time.

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EmTee    615

At the Hemmings Cruise-in Spectacular in Lake George, NY on Sept. 16:

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...and the Prospect Mountain tour the day before:

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On 11 September 2017 at 7:38 AM, Gumby said:

It is new to me. I've been wanting a 1st gen for a long time I just love these cars.  It is very much unmolested wearing original sheet metal. No holes or patches in floors. Numbers match. Options: custom interior, corner lights, power antena, A/C, power trunk, remote mirror, tinted glass, twilight sentenial, power seat, floor mats, and tilt wheel. 401 61,xxxmiles.

Car # 6864

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Gumby,

thats a fine looking Riviera in a great paint and trim combination. And lots of great options too. Great choice, congratulations.

Rodney 😀

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