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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Very nice.  Tell us more.  Where did you find it, why a Riviera, how it's equipped?  How about some interior shots?  Is it original or has it been restored?   

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6 hours ago, RivNut said:

Very nice.  Tell us more.  Where did you find it, why a Riviera, how it's equipped?  How about some interior shots?  Is it original or has it been restored?   

 

Thanks! It was originally a California car (sold by Kimball Motor Co. in San Luis Obispo) that the owner took with him when he and his wife retired and relocated to Indiana in 1992.  Now in his 90s, he no longer drives, so I purchased it and had it shipped back to California. It has the Deluxe option, blue leather upholstery, with a few interesting factory options, including cruise control. It had a repaint in '88, and the driver door was repaired and repainted a bout 10-15 years ago when the wife clipped it backing out of the garage. The color match is bad, so I'm having that addressed right now. He had a few things replaced during its life such as a couple of the power window and vent motors, quartz clock conversion, and bumpers rechromed in the mid-'90s. It needs a new exhaust, carpet, and tires, but being garage kept its entire life, everything else is original and in really nice shape.

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Thanks for the update.  It's cars like yours that let everyone else know what was original in '63 so the rest of us can duplicate it.  Jim Cannon keeps a registry of '63 Riviera.  If you'd take a picture of your Fisher data plate and post it, I'm sure he like to add your car to the registry.  He keeps track of FB numbers and is able to chart mid year production changes based on those and the build date.  Thanks again.

 

Ed

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On Saturday, September 30th, 2017, we entered The Aqua Zephyr  inat the Super Chevy Show, Rockingham Dragway, Hoffman, NC. in its first car show since we purchased it last June

 

We took an "Outstanding in Class" award in the "Other GM" class at the show. 

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NICE!

 

Looking forward to seeing your '68 next year at the Park, if not sooner, hopefully all will go as planned and it will be held on our normal September weekend.

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On 9/30/2017 at 11:36 PM, Chimera said:

OUTSTANDING! I also noticed the Buick badge on hideaway grill. Nice touch.

Yes I think the "BUICK" badge adds a nice touch to the otherwise plain grille. Another forum member also has a similar badge on the driver side grille. 

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