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Rivguy

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About Rivguy

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  1. Join the Riviera Owners Association. Lot's of resources, friendly, folk. You'll find all the help you need. On these early Rivs the outer door panel is removable, which was done to ajust the window fit.
  2. From what I've seen you're going to need close to 100K for a show worthy car. The E types are going for more than that. Yes, they were cheap once. My BIL had an E type when he was in high school. I remember decent E types going for a grand back in the early 1970s. One of my high schools bud's Dad had an XK150 sitting immobile in his garage, a common fate . A few years back, I bought an early (1951) Mark VII sedan because it was equipped with four on the floor and bucket seats, I think of it as a gigantic XK120. It's waiting to see if I ever get around to it. I got a really nice '89 XJS 12 cy
  3. I've owned a '56, 57, 64,70, and 77 Caddy DeVilles. I love the kick up tail fin of the 48-56 models, and also the squared off '57. The blade rear quarter panels of the 70 and 77. They gave the cars a lot of distinction. When we were first married my Wife drove my '77. We later had a '94 Seville that we bought a couple of years old, and she really liked. She actually drove that Seville. A couple of months ago a CT6 stopped alongside of us. I excitedly told my Wife that was the new big Cadillac with a bespoke platform and V8 engine. She looked up from her phone and said, "It looks just any othe
  4. I had a '56 Cadillac. The brake pedals were twice the size of a normal pedal. I suppose so you could use both feet if the power boost failed. Would that big pedal fit?
  5. I think that you can benefit from a "tip", but there are no "tricks" that you can or should try. If I was buying a car from through a more complicated situation from one to state to register in another state, I would find out as much of the process as possible, beforehand. In your case the auction house was very helpful and supportive. I would contact the local state Highway Patrol that has the main responsibility in enforcing vehicle registrations and title transfers. I'm sure that you could find a very knowledgeable officer that could help you. Likewise I would contact the State Highway Patr
  6. Second on that ID plate. It was obviously removed and riveted back on. It might not even belong to this particular vehicle. There are usually secondary VIN numbers stamped on the frame somewhere. Your local Highway Patrol office can advise you on that. In California that VIN tag would be a huge red flag. This car would probably be impounded until the numbers could be verified. I wouldn't consider this car until it got a clean bill of health from the State Police.
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