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WTB - 1968 Riviera GS with buckets seats

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Original '68 Riviera GSs with buckets are getting scarce - there are still a few left, but the good ones are few and far between !

You just have to keep beating the bushes, and keep looking !

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Thanks Chris  - checked it out . Headliner is interesting as is the engine with that dual snorkel air cleaner !! Will have to pass but appreciate the tip. Ken 

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20 hours ago, kreed said:

Headliner is interesting

The red piping on the seats is kind of cool...

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30 minutes ago, NC68Riviera said:

The red piping on the seats is kind of cool...

:o I wish you hadn't pointed that out to me.  

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21 hours ago, kreed said:

Thanks Chris  - checked it out . Headliner is interesting as is the engine with that dual snorkel air cleaner !! Will have to pass but appreciate the tip. Ken 

Any luck on the other ones I sent you?

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Still looking for a nice 68 Riviera GS if anyone knows of one available . Thanks 

KReed

ROA 14549

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On 1/31/2018 at 11:43 AM, NC68Riviera said:

Not sure how old this listing is for this 68 GS

http://topclassiccarsforsale.com/buick/37526-1968-68-buick-riviera-gs.html

 

Mike, I'm quite sure that that website is not a 

legitimate one.  From discussions on the AACA part

of the forum, I believe it's actually run from Russia,

and the website reuses old ads and pictures without authorization.

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32 minutes ago, John_S_in_Penna said:

 

Mike, I'm quite sure that that website is not a 

legitimate one.  From discussions on the AACA part

of the forum, I believe it's actually run from Russia,

and the website reuses old ads and pictures without authorization.

Scroll All the way to the bottom of the page.  At the bottom of the page, there is a subdued arrow in a box.  If you click on that arrow, you'll be taken to a website that ends in  .ru ( dot r u ) for Russia and if you know the Crylic alphabet, you might be able to translate some of it. 😁

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kreed I just saw this listing on Hemmings website:

 

I don't know how old this posting is. (It's mis-categorized under Buick>Gran Sport instead of Riviera)

https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/buick/gran-sport/2029197.html?refer=home

Gorgeous Emerald Green Metallic

Location: Columbia, New Jersey, 07832
Transmission: Auto
Condition: Good
Exterior: Emerald Green Metallic
Interior: Black

Seller’s Description:

1968 Buick Riviera, GS, Emerald Green Metallic Stunning Paint!

Beautiful Grand Sport, (Authentic GS) bucket seats, console, fully rebuilt mechanicals, cold a/c. Engine upgraded to 1970, 455. Runs and drives excellently. Stunning! Feel free to call me with any questions or make offer.

Price: $28,500 obo

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51 minutes ago, NC68Riviera said:

kreed I just saw this listing on Hemmings website:

 

I don't know how old this posting is. (It's mis-categorized under Buick>Gran Sport instead of Riviera)

https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/buick/gran-sport/2029197.html?refer=home

Gorgeous Emerald Green Metallic

Location: Columbia, New Jersey, 07832
Transmission: Auto
Condition: Good
Exterior: Emerald Green Metallic
Interior: Black

Seller’s Description:

1968 Buick Riviera, GS, Emerald Green Metallic Stunning Paint!

Beautiful Grand Sport, (Authentic GS) bucket seats, console, fully rebuilt mechanicals, cold a/c. Engine upgraded to 1970, 455. Runs and drives excellently. Stunning! Feel free to call me with any questions or make offer.

Price: $28,500 obo

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Someone put a 455 in it.

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Thanks for the notice but will pass since it doesn't have original motor - pretty car though . Will keep looking - there's one out there somewhere . 

KReed

ROA 14549

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Beautiful color. Doesn't look like an original 68 color. Maybe an SCO. Kinda looks like it could be shadow turquoise.

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4 hours ago, kreed said:

Thanks for the notice but will pass since it doesn't have original motor - pretty car though . Will keep looking - there's one out there somewhere . 

KReed

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Well..I lean toward original drivetrain in a collectible car but in this case, if the 455 was rebuilt or freshened up before installation, that is a big plus. IMO just the upgrade to a 455 is a positive...and the fact this is a GS means it should be equipped with a 3:42 posi. The combination of a fresh motor, more cubes and a better rear gear should make this a fun car to drive. If it is an SCO color all the better. Nice car.

Tom

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4 hours ago, 1965rivgs said:

Well..I lean toward original drivetrain in a collectible car but in this case, if the 455 was rebuilt or freshened up before installation, that is a big plus. IMO just the upgrade to a 455 is a positive...and the fact this is a GS means it should be equipped with a 3:42 posi. The combination of a fresh motor, more cubes and a better rear gear should make this a fun car to drive. If it is an SCO color all the better. Nice car.

Tom

I wholeheartedly agree. A freshly built 455 with a 3:42 posi is a great combo in a car like this, especially if it also has a 4-speed from a Grand National.

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I am not associated with this listing:

kreed, the color combo leaves a bit to be desired but this seems to fit your search criteria!

 

1968 Buick Riviera GS - $14500 (Belmont)

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/cto/d/1968-buick-riviera-gs/6576486105.html

1 of 5,337 Gran Sports made
Never been painted, all original
All chrome is in great condition and complete
96,xxx original miles
Big block 430ci motor, 7.0 liter
Super clean interior with bucket seats
Factory floor shifter
New tires

Serious inquiries

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1 hour ago, NC68Riviera said:

I am not associated with this listing:

kreed, the color combo leaves a bit to be desired but this seems to fit your search criteria!

 

1968 Buick Riviera GS - $14500 (Belmont)

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/cto/d/1968-buick-riviera-gs/6576486105.html

1 of 5,337 Gran Sports made
Never been painted, all original
All chrome is in great condition and complete
96,xxx original miles
Big block 430ci motor, 7.0 liter
Super clean interior with bucket seats
Factory floor shifter
New tires

Serious inquiries

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I will be checking this one out in person when get back to the Bay Area.

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Thanks Mike - appreciate the tip but agree the color doesn't do it for me . Looks like a decent car though and price is right if it's the real deal. Do appreciate everyone keeping me in mind . I am in no hurry and will know it when I see it !  

KReed

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