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Posted March 18, 2020
Posted December 13, 2019
New link for Craig's list
Posted November 12, 2019
3 minutes ago, KS854EZ57 said:
Posted October 13, 2019
New link in first post. Thanks.
Posted September 10, 2019
Two month bump. See first post for current Craig's listing.
Posted August 11, 2019
One month bump
Posted July 10, 2019
Price is negotiable
Posted July 10, 2019
Edited March 17, 2020 by KS854EZ57
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Green 2 door Landau coupe, approximately 128k miles. $7500 OBo
Any offers out there?
New link in last post.
in Buick Riviera
Posted November 26, 2011
Thanks for all the responses. I guess I might want to clarify my original post. A few years ago I saw a last gen Riv on a dealer's lot but didn't pull the trigger. I don't even remember what year it was but I started looking on the internet and found a low mileage '85 close by in KC, Mo. I had it for about 2 years and put less than 2K miles on it. I never even had the oil changed. For some unknown reason and I wish I hadn't done it, I sold it a few months ago.
So now I'm wanting to get another Riv and thought the most modern version would be more to my liking. Of course it would be nice to get a Silver Arrow but then I would probably not end up driving it. I guess a nice, reasonable '98 or '99 or Silver Arrow (dream on) from the central US that I could drive and still be a Riviera would be what I'm after.
The King is gone but he's not forgotten
Posted November 19, 2011
There doesn't seem to be much discussion about '95-99 Rivs on here but what does one look for when buying one? Are the latter years more desireable due to lower production? Supercharged vs. non? I have driven a few in the 110-150K range and it seems they need front end work/?struts. Thanks for any responses.
It's better to burn out than it is to fade away
Riv-less for now
Posted September 18, 2011
For sale for an '85:
Brand new window weather strip and fuel sending unit, excellent wire wheel cover centers, very nice headlight bezel, two nice hood ornaments, new oval "R"s for opera lamps and taillights, literature including Bruegger spiral, exterior colors, 1985 Buick Buyer's Guide, Buick Book 1985.
Posted July 27, 2011
I bought a universal replacement pad from CARS, Inc in New Jersey for my '85. It's marbley black/gray on the engine side and a black skin on the hood side.
I cut it to match the old one and punched the nine holes in it for the plastic retainer buttons. I didn't use any glue on it at first because I wanted to be able to shift it around to get the buttons back in the mounting holes. After a few you are pretty well committed.
Anyway, after getting it installed it sags along the fender sides because there is no place provided to put buttons there and didn't have any in the first place. So first I tried Permatex adhesive spray and wedged a cardboard box against the insulation and let it sit for an hour or so. Sagged. Then I tried emblem adhesive with the same result. Then I tried Gorilla Super Glue and shut the hood down on some blankets to provide pressure against the insulation and let it sit overnight. Still sags. Does anybody out there have experience with this or any suggestions but I don't want to remove it at this point.
Rust Never Sleeps
Posted July 7, 2011
No, I believe it's "where no man has gone before."
Posted June 3, 2011
The climate control has been working since the contacts were cleaned and the fuel gauge straightened itself out as the amount in the tank dropped some and I started getting the numerical readings again, although they fluctuate quite a bit with the position of the car.
Posted June 2, 2011
When I first got my '85 the antenna was stuck in the up position as the filament inside was broken. I got one from a vendor in Texas but the mechanics that tried to install it said it was non-functional. They said they had to take the hood off to install it. They got a different one from another source which still works well but I don't know who it was and it was a lot more expensive. I later found out from a stereo installer that the hood removal would not have been necessary as he has a different way to install it. Also as I remember I later found out the antenna was still available from GM dealers. Have you tried that route?
Posted April 11, 2011
This is my 1985 Riviera, light brown firemist, with 46k miles.
Posted January 8, 2011
1979-80 Buick Riviera S-Type Hubcaps
For Sale - Four 1979-80 Buick Riviera S-Type Hubcaps for sale. Minor imperfections, but otherwise in good condition. Would like to sell as a set or at least in pairs. $30 per hubcap + S&H. Please message if interested!
Posted December 27, 2010
Would like to buy 84/85 Riv driver's side sun visor with good mounting bracket and lighted vanity mirror. Color and condition of fabric is not important but the visor MUST stay up by the roof and not droop. An 84 has an E in the tenth vin character and an 85 has an F. Thanks.
Posted December 26, 2010
WTB 84/85 Riviera driver's side sun visor with good mounting bracket and have vanity mirror. Color and condition of fabric not important but visor MUST NOT droop. 84 models have an E in the tenth vin character, 85 is an F in the tenth vin character.
Posted October 14, 2010
I've got an '85 coupe with the 307 4 barrel in it. It also has automatic climate control. When I first got the car nearly two years ago, I had no problems with the climate control. Then it started flashing on the different mode settings. I had a shop diagnosis the problem as needing a replacement heater control valve actuator. I finally found a used one in Texas (a long story for some other time) and had it and a new valve installed in April of this year. A bit later, the temperature settings began to flash. This time the diagnosis was a temp door actuator. I was lucky and Vintage Parts had one of these. I had it installed in May. Everything was OK until last weekend when I turned on the AC and now the mode indicator is flashing again on all buttons, even the off one. I took off the used Texas actuator and put on one that Ed Raner had given me. The mode indicator is still flashing on all settings. Does anyone have any ideas?
Now about the digital fuel gauge. Again no problems with it until I filled up a few days ago. Instead of reading "F" (Full) as it had always done before and for a bit after filling up this time, I'm getting two "dashes" in the indicator area. It does flash from the dashes to F when I am about to stop, stopped, making a turn or parked on an incline. The owner's manual mentionsl something about an open circuit. Any ideas on this one?
Posted June 9, 2010
There may be a possibility this has been figured out.
I've been talking with Jayson. He thought the socket for car is leveling (I have never seen it come on) could have been screwed in behind the wrong indicator. He suggested I have someone sit in the rear seat or on the bumper and see what happened with the compressor and lights.
I had my son sit on the bumper. I got in the car, turned the key on with the transmission in reverse and my foot on the brake as Jayson had suggested. At first nothing happened with either the compressor or the light. I had him stand up and the compressor and light both came on briefly. We did the same procedure again with no result the first time and when getting up and then sitting back down the compressor and power injection light came on briefly. This sounded like the answer to Jayson.
Now I don't know if want to pursue it because it sounds like it may be too advanced a project for me.
Thanks for everybody's help.
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'78 Lesabre Custom Coupe
Posted May 30, 2010
Wanted: 1985 Riviera working exterior sail panel coach/opera lamp. Anybody know where I could get one. Thanks
Hi, I'm the guy from Topeka with the odd warning light on my '85 Riviera's message center. The car has a digital dash (I don't care for the fuel gauge) and I've had to replace the hot water valve and actuator and temp control actuator. This is my first time on here so I hope you'll forgive my computer illiteracy.
The power injection light seems to come on when the car is under a load (starting and taking off in cold weather) but it did come on yesterday when I pulled up a slight incline to my rented garage and before I put it in park to go around and open up the overhead door from inside.
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