cjp69

1966 Buick Riviera GS 15,548 Original miles on ebay

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and the notes files

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more notes

 

 

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Thanks Chris. Great info.

A lot of odd things done to car. Unless there is manipulation of data, it appear to be original mileage and if so a great example of how many things can get changed on a car early on that one would never expect on a low mileage car. There's strong perceptions in the hobby of what a low mileage car should look like but this example throws much of it out the window. No way to be sure but almost suspect the original owner might have had a slightly crooked mechanic and was being mislead.

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Thats awesome :)

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I asked the seller when the car was repainted and why it wasn't in the notes.  He said his friend bought the car thinking it was original paint, but one of the bidders (respected Riviera restorer) told him that the area around the trunk latch and the catch that should've been bare metal and their painted, so the bidder told him it must be a repaint.  Seller says he can't find any evidence of a repaint.  Hmmm........

 

Thoughts from others who have dealt with original 66's?

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1 hour ago, cjp69 said:

I asked the seller when the car was repainted and why it wasn't in the notes.  He said his friend bought the car thinking it was original paint, but one of the bidders (respected Riviera restorer) told him that the area around the trunk latch and the catch that should've been bare metal and their painted, so the bidder told him it must be a repaint.  Seller says he can't find any evidence of a repaint.  Hmmm........

 

Thoughts from others who have dealt with original 66's?

Not sure of '66. My '67 latch/hatch have paint. It has never been repainted - for sure.

But the car in question appears to have over spray on the floor pans. Unless thats bright red rust - exactly where over spray

would land.

This is a Q. for JZ

 

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The drama queen sold for - $16,000. I think seller did well considering. Buyer - not bad. Hopefully the original carb and whatever they removed from the rear axle is in those boxes in trunk.  Sure would have liked to of seen car in person.

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Was this car an original GS? Did anyone read the trans code on the Protectoplate? I couldnt make out the characters but didnt try to zoom....poor quality pics

  Tom

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4 hours ago, 1965rivgs said:

Was this car an original GS? Did anyone read the trans code on the Protectoplate? I couldnt make out the characters but didnt try to zoom....poor quality pics

  Tom

Yea - I was able to positive ID the BS on the PP

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