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Looking at 90-93 Rivieras

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I'd try googling for any after-market sun/moon roof company, or www.car-part.com to search the North American junkyards, or a want ad in the ROA Riview as just a few suggestions.

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still lookin smile.gif

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that is nice, a little pricey but I guess the low miles is the reason for that. Thanks for the heads up, haven't been checking Auto Trader, guess I should start.

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Were "carriage tops" a factory or dealership or aftermarket item. They look like trouble to me? Opinions?

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I'm going to guess and say it was a dealership option. I'm basing it on the fact that only the vinyl cap is pictured/written about in the FSM. I've never had the opportunity to see one on an 86-93 gen Riv in person (only pictures) so I don't know how well they've held up. I did see a grey one on a 79-85 gen Riv at the ROA Galena, Il, meet last year. At first glance, it looked just like a convert top until you got up close to it...looked great but then again the whole car was a fantastic restoration.

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I forgot to mention that a forum member, swiftbuicks, has attached a picture of his ruby red Riv w/ a white carriage top on previous threads. You might contact him for his opinion.

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I'll search for that referenced thread. I didn't mean to sound offensive by my statement to the effect that they are a lot of trouble, merely that some I have seen were stained and literally coming apart at the seams. I do like the looks but wonder about the maintenance. This particular car pictured is for sale in GA and I considered riding down and taking a look see. I'd prefer if it be blue on midnight blue. smile.gif

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Did I mention that one of my 92 Riv's is midnight blue?

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I do believe you did...once or twice....or

that is gorgeous. do you by any chance have that in a side and rear/side shot please. Definitely my color of choice.

thanks for sharing that. Now where are my klenex and why is my keyboard steaming?

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I guess I'm a tad proud of this Riv..

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I can certainly see why. That is buickful. I've been looking at some Park Avenues in the last few days, but this sets me straight. I know what I want.

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MR Earl I just saw a 92 with 37K in Columbiana OH Dark Blue on a web sitte WEB2CarZ.com

Bob

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Bob, I tried finding the car on the site but it limits my search to within 100 miles of my zip(which is rediculous, I don't think I have ever bought a car that close to home. Am I missing something?? if you can email me the info, I will check it out.

victfarm at bellsouth.net

thanks!!!!!

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Thanks guys, I had seen that before and my Buick piggy bank can't quite handle that. Ship, is that the same color as the one up your way. I talked to that gentleman today by the way.

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Just got back from Sacramento, I really appreciate folks with an interest in the 86 to 93's or the Baby Rivs as Ray calls them. I've had my 92 since 96 and enjoy the heck out of it. It drives like a dream and gets 28 mpg. Not the fastest car on the lot but plenty enough for me. Problems are glare off the dash when the sun get just right. A dash rug solves that. I've had a continuing problem with the a/c. Think we finally found a technician that has solved that bit, a computer go figure. Right now we are looking for a body control module, C-3. I also dislike the road noise which I considered too much. That is until Marge bought a Caddie ElDorodo. The Blue Canoe is really quiet when compared to her car. The biggest problem has been long drives. Looks to be another one next year to Hershey for the ROA.

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Looks like I'm getting close to a deal on one. :)

I'll be sure and wear sunglasses when I go to pick it up. :cool: Road noise,eh? Gotta be quieter than a 230,000 mile '96 Silverado don't you think. :)

Can't wait to join the Rivi Gang

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I am selling a sharp 1992 Riv. I don't see many nice looking pearl white paint jobs. The color changes with the light. The miles are on the high side, but the car has been taken care of. I have owned it since 1994. Check out my post by RivMike. They will come to be appreciated.

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Leaving for Kansas as soon as I shut this puter down. Hopefully I will be loading a Black 93 Rivi on my trailer tomorrow morning.

I'm off!!!! pictures when I get back.... :D

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I'm back!!! Guess some of you may have started wondering where I've been. OUT DRIVIN MY NEW BABY RIV, WHERE ELSE.....

I'm lovin it. Drives low to the ground, literally hugs the road in curves and smooth as silk.

The seller turned out to be a very nice guy, had taken excellent care of the car over the years and had pretty much decided not to sell had I not bought it when I did. I delivered a 54 Century to Kansas City then turned left and headed down to Fort Scott to pick up the Riv. After loading the car and heading southeast I realized MapQuest had routed me right through the middle of the Ozarks. Would have been great had I been driving the Riv but a 1500 Silverado towing the Riv wasn't much fun. I think I came through some beautiful country but don't really know as I couldn't take my eyes off the road for all the curves and hills and hill with curves and motorcycles all over the road. Anyhow I made it home and have truly been enjoying the car. Planning a trip to Savannah next weekend so will really get to enjoy some touring.

Just want to thank Tim, Ed, Charlie, Nathaniel, Randall, Marty, Bob and Mike for all your thoughts and help. I especially want to thank Dave Shipman though. He talked me through a couple others before I came to my senses and determined this is my dream car and I better go get it and now.

Look forward to meeting you all some day. Guess I'll be joining the Rivi Club soon.

thanks again guys

Lamar

The previous owners. They've owned Rivieras since 64.

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Oh Hwy 13 in Bolivar I believe this was. this place is having a hell of an antique auto auction this coming weekend

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Something strange in my rvm, it's usually a 54

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MY RIVI, MY LOVE AND ME

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MY RIVI, MY BEST FRIENDS AND ME

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BLACK BEAUTY

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I am selling a sharp 1992 Riv. I don't see many nice looking pearl white paint jobs. The color changes with the light. The miles are on the high side, but the car has been taken care of. I have owned it since 1994. Check out my post by RivMike. They will come to be appreciated.

RivMike, I think you're right. "They WILL come to be appreciated" . Hope you don't mind if I borrow that phrase. ;)

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Mr Earl,

Glad to have assisted. Now the last item on your list is to join the ROA. As I'm sure you know, loads of BCA folks are also ROA members. I'll even list the URL for you: www.rivowners.org (no excuses now!). Next international meet is in Harrisburg, PA, June 21-24, 2010. Bring 'Black Beauty'..we "Baby Riv" owners are growing in numbers.

By the way, my wife is starting to become "less afraid" of 50's era Buicks, so I might be calling on your expertise/assistance at some time in the future.

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