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TheTaxMan

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  1. Welcome!! I'm fairly new as well and have just purchased a 71. Can't wait to hear about your restoration. Those pictures make me think you have a ways to go before it gets warm there!
  2. Thanks for all the replies. It really helps in making a decision and knowing that the main companies are still the main companies. Have a great weekend!
  3. The triple white wall looks great. I'm trying to determine what to put on my 71. It does have red pinstriping over Platinum Mist so I'm contemplating if the redlines might work well.
  4. Anything changed in the classic car insurance market since the last post 5 years ago? I’m looking to get insurance for my newly acquired 71. Looks like the most discussed options are Hagerty, Taylor, Grundy’s, Heacock, and possibly the regular insurance companies. Any differing thoughts 5 years later? Thanks!
  5. Showing sold now. I'm sure someone will enjoy it. The hunt continues. Still have probably a month until the garage is finished so probably for the best.
  6. Did you see this on another 67?
  7. It tells me that the paperwork won’t show the GS option. The hunt continues....
  8. While I've no intention of resale, I feel like to many different things have been pointed out at this point. In addition, they don't seem to want to part with the supposed sales receipt they have which makes me think it doesn't mention the GS package. I appreciate everyone's feedback as it goes a long way to me making a dumb mistake.
  9. Thanks everyone for all the feedback. I've reached out to see if there is any more documentation and then hopefully will go look at it as well this week. I think it's a very nice car that is a maybe a bit over priced ($24-$25K) if it is a true GS and very overpriced if it is not. Obviously not a ton of GS's around and it LOOKS to be in good shape. Thanks again.
  10. Thanks Ed. I had read the article and you are correct that it becomes a bit cloudy. I'm going to try and get an id on the engine code as well as the axle to determine whether it is the 3.42. Since it has the air cleaner and exterior badging not sure what else to look for.
  11. Pat, I couldn't tell in the Riview article whether it was saying that there was no interior GS badging on a 67 or only starting in 68. Thanks!
  12. Sorry, I put this in the wrong forum. I've not put it in the Riviera forum. Thanks!
  13. Sorry, I realized that I put my question in the Gran Sport Forum vs this one. I know I have seen further discussion about this elsewhere but searched and can't find the previous post. Are there other true indicators other than the Engine Code to confirm whether a Riviera is a true GS. I read the article from the Riview that discussed the Gran Sport option and looked at other posts and that seems to be the best way. I'm looking at a 67 Riviera GS that has the GS emblems, star wars air cleaner, etc. but know anyone can put those on. Want to make sure I ask the right questions. I've attache
  14. Guys(and gals), I know I have seen further discussion about this elsewhere but are there other true indicators other than the Engine Code to confirm whether a Riviera is a true GS. I read the article from the Riview and looked at other posts and that seems to be the best way. I'm looking at a 67 Riviera GS that has the GS emblems, star wars air cleaner, etc. but know anyone can put those on. Want to make sure I ask the right questions. I've attached some pics. Thanks!
  15. Great post, Rodney. This is exactly where I'm at right now. Trying to find a great car with the money I have and hopefully getting the options I'm interested in (mainly bucket seats, A/C, and a color I like). Thanks for saying it much more elegantly.
  16. Craig, that is the information for the 1964 Buick Wildcat. He is going to look at a 1964 Buick Riviera with a supposed Super Wildcat engine. Hagerty shows the base 64 Riviera (without the Super Wildcat) at #1 $45,900 #2 $32,100 #3 $20,100 #4 $9,900 It should be noted that Hagerty is just one view on value. Thanks!
  17. Thank you for all the feedback! Other than causing mild chest pains when JZRIV mentioned $15K for paint it was really helpful. I will let you know of more questions as I come closer to pulling the trigger. We are finishing up an additional 2 car garage in the next two months and I want to make sure I have something to put in it!
  18. I've really enjoyed this topic as I am also looking for a first gen Riviera in the Northeast. It was previously mentioned that paint could be a huge expense ($10K+!) and it was noted in the previous post the limited availability of reproduction parts. What other components can drive the big expenses? I assume if the engine/carb need to be rebuilt and possibly the interior but are there any other hidden areas i'm not thinking of other than if the body is all rusted? Thanks for any input. Damon
  19. Thanks everyone! I appreciate the feedback. I think between the high price and too many things that aren't exactly accurate make it cost prohibitive. I do love the color combo though! Need to get the garage finished anyway.
  20. I saw this car the other day online which I really like (other than the fact that it seems to be overpriced). https://www.cruisinclassicsinc.com/1968-buick-riviera-c-827.htm My biggest problem (other than the price) is that it is not a GS. Is there any real way to remove the GS markings or is the damage already done to the sheetmetal and no great way to repair? I believe this maybe the same car that was looked at prior when kReed was looking for a 68 GS. I love the color, bucket seats, factory AC, etc. Just not the faux GS. Thanks!
  21. I thought this was a great topic so had to chime in. I lost my first car, a 1970 Olds Cutlass when the fuel line snapped and caught on fire while I was in it. To the post above, even if I had a fire extinguisher in my trunk I would have had minimal chance to get it in time. If possible, might be best to find a way to store it inside the car if possible. At least I still have the Cutlass emblem on my bookshelf to remember it by....
  22. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/680574979196871 "Third fastest Riviera east of the Mississippi....." $12,500
  23. 1970 Buick Riviera Parts Car in CT - $500 - Not Mine https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/287298155678735/
  24. This is in Wakefield, MA on Facebook - 66 Buick Riviera (says its a GS) - $3000 - Not Mine https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/279691229799810/
  25. The goal would be as original as possible. I will replace parts with the correct replacement parts when possible but I have no real need to make any changes. I'm just hoping it is still there on Friday when I can get there!
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