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A thread for posting pictures and stories of Riviera’s seen on the road or on the cyber highway. 

Please consider editing any overly obtrusive FB, IG etc hash tags id’s etc 

I’ll jumpstart it with these 

 

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Good topic, thanks.  Hopefully yo posted the picture of the black 65 on the Girls & Buicks forum.😎

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Just does not look right as a convertible!!!!!!!!!!  Destroys the beautiful classic lines of the car

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Wonder if this Riv' would be worth something today if it survived and its lineage could be proven...

 

Apparently there is a story on-line about how Elvis came home one evening in his '63 Riv and his longtime "hired-help" wasn't around to open the main gate, so he backed it up and used the Riv to open the gate himself causing about $800 in auto repairs... (hey, it's the Internet, believe what we will... :))

 

 

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On 7/23/2018 at 6:15 PM, MikeJS said:

Wonder if this Riv' would be worth something today if it survived and its lineage could be proven...

 

Apparently there is a story on-line about how Elvis came home one evening in his '63 Riv and his longtime "hired-help" wasn't around to open the main gate, so he backed it up and used the Riv to open the gate himself causing about $800 in auto repairs... (hey, it's the Internet, believe what we will... :))

 

 

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I get quizzed A LOT about the stance on my 65. Most people think I lowered it, or have worn.out springs. This photo of the King's 63 should put those questions to rest.

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Good day...

 

Recently I got a lead on a gentleman that apparently had a few 1st gen Riviera parts and project cars about an hour north of the city. I finally had the opportunity to go check them out.

 

Lots of potential for parts,  but access and digging through the interiors and trunks that are mainly stuffed with more parts will be a big challenge. Although it's sad to see these cars in this state, it's nice to know where parts cars exist nearby. Now that I know what's there, I'll go back with chainsaw and a tetanus shot to grab a few more spare parts...

 

Also the owner is in the process of restoring a '65 so he was pretty Riv'  knowledgable...

 

All in all it was somewhat sad but still cool to ... Check out these Rivieras...😊

 

 

Later,

 

Mike Swick

Edmonton, AB

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On ‎7‎/‎22‎/‎2018 at 8:41 AM, MrEarl said:

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Unless you're the lead dog, the view never changes. ;) 

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Some screen grabs using my phone from one of the FB Buick group postings.

I just spotted these pics of someone's Riviera on Facebook. Dig those HUGE bumper guards! :blink:

They look like they should be on a Caddy or a tank! :lol: 

 

According to the car owner: "I inherited the car with them on it. I am not an expert on the guards but was told it was a “rare”

option you could add. This was my grandfather’s Riv bought new in 1966. I’m keeping it 100% original as I received it."

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