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  1. If I've got this correct, that's an early (built December 1964 or prior) Gran Sport.
  2. Sold for $13,200, which Hagerty sees as just about all the money.
  3. I concur on the paint. I'm thinking that is an unusual color combination for a 1968.
  4. I haven't seen anything from Buick. The automotive press was using boattail/boat-tail to describe the third-generation Riviera by late 1970.
  5. Boat tail wins the Google search results competition. I must confess that I used boattail because Houlihan used that construct.
  6. Agreed, though I do enjoy reading it. They must have tested a bunch of titles, right? Maybe Hemmings Collector Car or Hemmings Interesting Car didn't scan?
  7. My Hemmings Classic Car came yesterday. In the Recaps column is a short letter from John Houlihan: "I need to point out to Hemmings the following correction: Only two years are considered the true "boattail" Rivieras: 1971 and '72. The '73 Riviera's rear end was truncated by direct order of the Buick Division Manager. I am a member of the team that designed this car, so I speak from direct experience. Accordingly, please do not refer to '73 Rivieras as "boattails."" Thoughts? John was part of the team that designed the third-generation Rivieras.
  8. Want a new Riviera? A Dark Blue Metallic 1985 coupe with a blue heavily padded vinyl top, an AstroRoof, tan prima cloth 45/45 front seats, and 73 miles that sold at Mecum Indy for $37,000 plus buyer's premium is now available for $49,700: https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/dealer/buick/riviera/2492965.html
  9. Agreed—I really enjoyed the articles on transmissions and identification plates.
  10. With all the contributions, this is darn close to a Riview article.
  11. Hah! That's what I get for assuming … I'll modify my original post.
  12. 1978 Buick Riviera LXXV coupe on Bring a Trailer, showing 75,000 miles on the odometer. https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1978-buick-riviera-75th-anniversary-edition/ —bid up to $7,500 with 5 days left.
  13. @Shop Rat was very helpful in multiple ways when I was an AACA newbie. I know that my online participation is not necessarily steady.
  14. That's a reality check. For decades, I wanted to get my father a Morgan, because he always talked about them. Then, I actually thought about it … the realities had nothing to do with the expense. By the way, Matt, you are a good person for even attempting.
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