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14 hours ago, Blackened65 said:

My survivor. Just acquired  my 65. thinking of just some cleaning and some wax. not sure if I want to restore it or not.

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What magazine is that laying on the center console? Don't think I have seen that one before; BTW, nice car!

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3 hours ago, RivNut said:

That's an OPGI catalog.

And that's how it's most useful -- as a display piece.

 

By the way, what color is that interior? Looks gold in the photos. Was this car always black or was it more recently blackened?

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Here's my '72 I bought 26 years ago with 72,000 miles on her,today has 80,000,needing a little TLC around the edges,just started getting rid of surface rust around wheel wells and on the trunk lid. Hasn't been out in 4 years and just started working on her again.Out of 84 pre-1972 vehicles owned over the years(I have a real bad car crazy addition) this has become my favorite and will never leave me.All original but for the performer cam,Edelbrock carb,dual Flowmaster exhaust (which I love waking the neighbors with),fat tires and wire caps from my previous '64 as the original mags where getting a little dull.Even the heated bucket seats still work,but no need for them as she has never been out in the cold and only been caught in the rain twice since I've owned.I am looking for a drivers side outside door handle which snapped off ten years ago and I'm tired of opening the door from the other side.By the way,one of the best Buicks I ever owned is in the background,'90 Century woody wagon that used to pass four wheel drive trucks stuck in the snow in the winter,sold her for $800 with 350,000 miles.  P1000254.thumb.JPG.083f615666b92f24f75b0d50587ba520.JPGP1000258.thumb.JPG.c7ce7de5634eebb3b9c9b0e7f1c18a8b.JPGP1000256.thumb.JPG.5d547607cdb9c8bc49ee901c638e4a28.JPGP1000253.thumb.JPG.c89ba43869ddbb9cdd8cc972ca15f1da.JPGP1000261.thumb.JPG.0fed7f4f419d96ecfe8835186db6b6a3.JPG

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New to the Riviera owners world. Just bought this 65 and it was finally delivered. Going to start going through her this weekend I'm sure I'll be on here asking a lot of questions as this is my first classic car purchase. 20170608_225025.thumb.jpg.83bd777b9a6b123eab7773be406a0865.jpg

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Hey all!  Just joined up to the forum and will take any opportunity to show off my '65 Riv!    I had her out today before the thunder storms are going to blow through.  She can't possibly be out in the rain, at least not on purpose!

 

I've owned her since 1997, when my uncle gave her to me.  He's a big car guy and can fix anything.  He put a new cam shaft in.  That's all she needed.  Two years ago, I had my brother do the engine bits, with new gaskets, a carb rebuild and a shiny new paint job in the engine compartment, with the proper coded paints.  He also put in an electronic ignition, so no more making sure I carried emery boards with me in the spring!  Some of you may be old enough to know what that's for ;-)  He also scored an original washer fluid bottle, as mine was gone!  I looked for years and he came up with one.  Everyone notices that first at the local cruise nights!  I'm the only '65 Riviera  at these events and it's sure a thrill to hear the "oohs" and "ahhhs" from the car guys. And the fact that a woman has as much passion about her car as they do about theirs is also fun!  

 

I've been told that my license plate is probably worth more than the car (joking of course----she's priceless to me) because it's one of the last ones with the old car on it handed out in CT; they stopped making this style right after I registered her in the 90's.

The next project is replacing all the body seals.  They're old and cracking due to age...... hmmmmm ;-)  Sound familiar!  Then some nice new shiny paint and some upholstery work.  Perhaps a radio that gets more than AM in the front dash speaker!  

 

I love my Buick.  Like all of you do yours.

 

Happy trails!  

 

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Karen65,

 

Welcome to the forum, and I strongly urge you to consider joining the Buick Club of America (BCA) and the Riviera Owners Association.  We have a BCA local chapter (Yankee) centered in the Hartford area, another centered in New Haven (Nutmeg) and yet another, Danbury and south and west into NY (Lower Hudson Valley  Chapter).  You should consider at least taking a look at one Chapter near you to see what we do.  Yankee Chapter will have a show at Wallingford Buick on August 20, so if close, please join us.  Best to probably contact me by direct at j.scheib@comcast.net .

 

John

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Went out on its first real road trip yesterday. 300 trouble free miles, drove around Flathead lake to Kalispell and back again. Its finally "done" enough to enjoy. Drives great after I rebuilt the front end and put the stereo in. Just need to finish the trunk in carpet and leather, but just driving it with no worries is a good feeling.

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This 1968 Aqua Mist Riviera car that wndsofchng06 posted in December 2015 in the Buick "For Sale" forum section is the same car I purchased last month from the guy who bought this car in early 2016.

 

Compare how it looked in late 2015 to now and you will see a lot of care and attention went into fixing the rusted panels and repainting. You will also notice this car originally did NOT have cornering lights. The gent I bought if from said he found a set of better front fenders in South Carolina that had cornering lights. Yes the cornering lights do work!

 

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Rare, All Original, 430ci throwback. 80,000 documented miles. Starts and runs amazing for a car nearly 50 years old. The vinyl top is toast and you can see by the pictures that there is considerable surface rust along the side panels but the doors, door jams and hinges are solid . The Interior is matchless, headliner is perfect! Original paint, original wheels, all original chrome, trunk is very clean. I have owned this car for 13 years and I am the second owner of this beauty.http://raleigh.craigslist.org/cto/5329310574.html

 

 

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On 6/4/2017 at 1:01 PM, Black River said:

 Took the car and girlfriend to my best friend's daughter's graduation. Here's my two girls together at the party. Lucky to have someone that likes my car habit haha

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On 6/25/2017 at 8:28 PM, NCRiviera said:

AnaRamona,

Looking forward to seeing the final results of your restoration. Nice find. Glad it made the trip to Croatia without mishap!

Gave it a little paint for summer.

But now some idiot dented my rear bumper, and no one here in Croatia can get it fixed. The car survived in the US for almost 50 years, and as soon as it came here, things started going south. Do you maybe know where I could find another one?

Thanks!

 

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18 hours ago, AnaRamona said:

Do you maybe know where I could find another one

You can join the Riviera Owners Association and look for parts in the magazine the association mails to it's members. You can also post a "Parts Wanted" notice on this forum or the Buick Wanted/Selling forum.

 

My go to place for original car parts has been Ebay. Anything you are looking for will eventually show up for sale. I think a seller with a bumper would be unwilling to ship to Croatia due to the size, weight and expense. There are a couple of sellers on Ebay, right now, who are selling '69 bumpers, which are the same for '68's also.

 

Good luck.

 

Mike

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46 minutes ago, NCRiviera said:

You can join the Riviera Owners Association and look for parts in the magazine the association mails to it's members. You can also post a "Parts Wanted" notice on this forum or the Buick Wanted/Selling forum.

 

My go to place for original car parts has been Ebay. Anything you are looking for will eventually show up for sale. I think a seller with a bumper would be unwilling to ship to Croatia due to the size, weight and expense. There are a couple of sellers on Ebay, right now, who are selling '69 bumpers, which are the same for '68's also.

 

Good luck.

 

Mike

Thanks Mike!

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I installed a re-chromed 1969 Riviera gas cap door on the Aqua Zephyr today. The '69 gas cap door has the Riviera logo on it where the '68 door is plain. It makes for a classier rear end, in my opinion. I wonder if any original 1968 Riviera owners changed their gas cap doors for' 69 versions back in the day? The guy I bought it from found it in a box in the trunk of a 69 Riv. It even came with the 1997 receipt for rechroming from "The Bumper Boyz" in LA. 

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19 hours ago, NCRiviera said:

The wife and I took the Aqua Zephyr out to a little wooded spot here in Fayetteville, NC near sunset to take some pictures.

Your car looks bomb, and that's a nice place. I love the steering wheel too.

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