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65 GS at Barret Jackson this weekend

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yes very nice, may be a little low in stance as compared to original GS specifications.  And yes will be a good indication of today's values 

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Looks good with Red Line tires on the Verde Green color.  Paul

Will be looking to see what it brings, nice example of the 65 Gran Sport>

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5 hours ago, dr914 said:

yes very nice, may be a little low in stance as compared to original GS specifications.  And yes will be a good indication of today's values 

Original Gran Sport (remember in 65 the GS is the intermediate Skylark) specs would be different depending on whether the H2 handling package option was ordered as well as the A9 Gran Sport option.

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5 hours ago, dr914 said:

yes very nice, may be a little low in stance as compared to original GS specifications.  And yes will be a good indication of today's values 

LOL...George, I was thinking just the opposite! Seems a little high in the rear to my eye for an H2 equipped car.

Tom

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Is it the size of the pictures, the angle of the camera,  or shadows that make the webs of these wheels look black instead of gray?

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24 minutes ago, RivNut said:

Is it the size of the pictures, the angle of the camera,  or shadows that make the webs of these wheels look black instead of gray?

I think it is the black paint on the wheels that make them look black instead of the proper gray.  :>)

 

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18 hours ago, RivNut said:

Original Gran Sport (remember in 65 the GS is the intermediate Skylark) specs would be different depending on whether the H2 handling package option was ordered as well as the A9 Gran Sport option.

Ed,

  In 1965 Buick also described and badged the intermediate Skylark as "Gran Sport". It was in 1966 that Buick used the "GS" acronym both in print and badging on the Riviera, Skylark and Wildcat.

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I knew that in 66 the Skylark was a Gran Sport. I thought that in 65 it was a GS. Tom M. squared me away on that.

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Looks like a clone of my Gran Sport! 

 

I'd better go see if someone stole it, put redline tires on it and shipped it to Las Vegas!  (Gone to garage....)

 

Whew!  All good, mine is still there.  

 

All kidding aside, I too will be interested to see what this brings at auction.

 

Actually, I'm not so keen to see redlines on this car.  Redline tires aren't correct on a '65.

 

I believe '66 or '67 was the first year they were available.  Were they an option on Rivieras of the day?

 

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That was discussed recently in a different thread.  Red line tires were first available in 67 but only as part of the A9 option.  That was also the first year for the radial tire option.  But, there is some doubt if that red line was a radial. More than likely an H70 profile bias ply.  I hope that I've correctly remembered what was in that otber thread.

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On ‎9‎/‎26‎/‎2018 at 9:52 PM, misteroman said:

Anyone want to fancy a guess?

I'll say 77.

Derek

 

With their fees you hit it right on the head …

 

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