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  1. Gene, of AB&G, has them. His contact info is in the Riview. He may sell you just the piece you want? I know he doesn't like to ship them, but maybe he would for just the one piece? Good luck.
  2. Nope, not stainless. Pretty certain it is chromed pot-metal. I have seen them where the chrome has faded, and pitted pretty good too.
  3. I think if you contact Tom M, the ROA Librarian, he has copies of several, if not most of the order forms that were available, and he might be able to send you a scan of it?
  4. I believe it was. There is a wholesale order form posted on the forum here ... 1965 Riviera Wholesale Order Form
  5. Doug, I know this post is a few weeks old, but I was going through some “stuff” in my garage and ran across this. I found a copy of Old Car Price Guide from Oct 2005. Even though it is not from 2009, it is a closer value than anything that is out right now. I’m not sure if it will help you with your value dispute, but I pictured the cover, the condition code descriptions, and the page with the 1965 Riviera. Click on the image and it should give you a printable/legible image.
  6. And its on their website for $8,900. Hollywood Motors … 1965 BUICK RIVIERA GS
  7. I would have to believe there are numbers out there somewhere? Of course, they could have been disposed of, or lost over the years too? I’m not sure where Tom B got his information a few years ago when he was putting together his report about the Silver Arrow? That might be the same way to determine the supercharger option? It would take some time to look through every VIN and see how it was built, just for ’95 that would be over 41K lines of info to search.
  8. I know you’re just reposting the add Mike, but I thought I would mention a couple of errors in their add. The wheels for the last generation were not “Polished Aluminum” but actually a "basecoat/clearcoat painted" wheel. Even though you don’t see these much, they were the original wheels for the ’95 to ’97 naturally aspirated Riviera. The more popular 12 spoke wheel, was installed when the supercharger was ordered, which was more common. Sure, these will fit any of them, but I don’t think it was available after ’97 once the supercharger was standard equipment. They do look to be in pretty good condition.
  9. Great find! No doubt a better price than we had talked about a while back. Congrats!
  10. WOW! That's a hell-of-a price. It looks like there were tires on them at one time, with the valve stems in place, but they don't look TOO used that's for sure. I know I don't need any more wheels, and/or wheel covers, but I am waiting for them to give me a price for shipping to NC. Guess we'll see if I get them or not. Thanks for posting!
  11. I’m not sure what your computer or I-pad is trying to say here, “If go so far.” But yep, as I said on page 54 of this thread, that is part of my 100-year plan. The whole thing. My PLAN is, a last generation Graphite interior: dash, seats, headliner, carpet, side and door panels, a seventh-generation sunroof, all into my original ‘65. Then use 1995 Smokey Amethyst Metallic paint, and the emblems from a ’95 to complete it. One of these days I might even get close to figuring out if it will actually work … or not.
  12. The 180,000-mile, Jadestone 1995 Riviera is gone to its new home. Looks pretty good for a 25-year-old, fairly high mile car, pretty close to ROA meet presentation ready. Of course, the NCDMV was VERY uncooperative, so more to follow there, but it is gone from here anyway. Down to ten, with a few more planned to go away. I collected several to work-on and enjoy during my retirement, and now have way more than I will ever be able to complete.
  13. Now there’s an idea … That might be why I added a room on the back of my garage, not big enough of course, to store my last generation parts in. Planning to send it away with it stripped to the sheet metal inside, and probably even keep some of the bracketry that everything connects to.
  14. I have located copies of the ’71-’73 Fisher Body trim codes that shows the comparison between the Fisher code and the GM order code. I got them from the Boattail Registry that no longer exists. It shows that the 686 on 73Rivera’s Fisher Body tag is a Cloth Saddle Notchback 60/40 Bench (optional) interior. I will try to get with Ray and see if the ROA website can be updated to include the Fisher Body codes and the GM codes, at least for those years anyway.
  15. Three of my four 1995s. Can you tell which one is on its way to a new home, which one is kind of needing some tires/wheels, and which one is heading to the salvage yard, sooner than later I hope.
  16. I think this has been discussed before? Isn’t there a difference between the Fisher Body codes, and the Manufacturer code? As an example, my ’72 has 685 on the body tag, which matches what is listed on the website Mike linked. But the order form shows white vinyl buckets as 965, and that is what is listed on the ROA website. So, as Mike said, the info on the ROA website is not incorrect, but it is incomplete, kind of anyway.
  17. Copy that. Incorrect illustration, information and suggestion deleted.
  18. Not ROA related, but temperature related … My one and only BCA meet, so far anyway, 2012 in Concord, NC, the temperature got up to 104°!!! It was at the Charlotte Motor Speedway; they did give the judges a break and had us pull the cars into the garage areas for the judging. It certainly was a hot one that day. I know there were a few other forum members enjoying the heat at that meet too.
  19. Once again, as in other posts, if the '72 is the same as the '73 ... The body tag is on the passenger side, on the top of the cowl panel, above the arrow in the picture below. And, from the factory it is held on with screws in '72, and '73 was probably the same.
  20. Rivman

    1972 GS ID

    Did you go look, and has a '72 GS been added to your garage?
  21. Rivman

    1972 GS ID

    No, the Stage 1 was not an actual “option” for the ’72 Riviera. The non GS VIN is, 4Y87”U”2H900001 up, with a block production code of “WF.” If it is truly a ’72 GS the VIN will be, 4Y87”W”2H …, and the production code will be “WA.” The code is located on the driver’s side, between the back two plugs. I have talked to another member that is very familiar with these engines. The production codes stamped on the heads are the same for both engines, the only way to know if it is the higher HP engine, or head anyway, is to remove the heads and measure the valves. Another quick item. The chrome air cleaner lid had no emblem or sticker on it from the factory. If it has one, it was added after the fact.
  22. You can download the ROA membership roster from the website, save it, then sort it by state, city, or zip code. It can be saved as an excel document and you can sort it many different ways. Once you have that, you could look for others in your area with first generations, and make contact with them.
  23. Tom & Jim, Although it was Jason Z that originally posted this offer, if he is not able to find his other copies, I can accommodate your requests. If Jason can’t find his, and your addresses are correct on the latest ROA roster posted on the website, I will get them in the mail. If you are not sure about the addresses on the roster, go ahead and send them to me.
  24. Ah, I’m not too sure, even with the lockdown, I will get to that one any sooner, or even at all? It has pretty much taken a back seat to a couple of the others I would like to get worked on.
  25. Once again, if the ’73 is the same as the ’72, that trim piece is a press-fit onto the edge of the hood. Here is the ’72 Factory Assembly Manual page that shows it. I haven’t gotten mine removed yet, as usual, one of these days, but I looked at it from the back side and there seems to be a couple of “clips” that I can see looking at it from the underside. I was going to try and push at those clip locations, carefully, and see if that gets it to come off. Like I said, because I have not removed mine yet, this is just a thought, but something you might try.
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