Jump to content

Post some pics of your Rivieras!!!!!!!!!!


Recommended Posts

ROA member Bob Reed and I attending BCA Tarheel Buick Club cruise to Fort Bragg, North Carolina 82nd Airborne Division museum today. 

The BCA's Tarheel Buick Club chapter visited the museum and had lunch at an on base golf course. 

20200314_092324.thumb.jpg.f069656fb506a4f7a723eba498e3000a.jpg

 

20200314_112116.thumb.jpg.976f66245158a8d686319b22e26ccd1f.jpg

Edited by NC1968Riviera (see edit history)
  • Like 5
Link to post
Share on other sites
25 minutes ago, NC1968Riviera said:

ROA member Bob Reed and I attending BCA Tarheel Buick Club cruise to Fort Bragg, North Carolina 82nd Airborne Division museum today. 

The BCA's Tarheel Buick Club chapter visited the museum and had lunch at an on base golf course. 

20200314_092324.thumb.jpg.f069656fb506a4f7a723eba498e3000a.jpg

 

20200314_112116.thumb.jpg.976f66245158a8d686319b22e26ccd1f.jpg

Another white w vinyl top 65!

Link to post
Share on other sites
34 minutes ago, NC1968Riviera said:

ROA member Bob Reed and I attending BCA Tarheel Buick Club cruise to Fort Bragg, North Carolina 82nd Airborne Division museum today. 

The BCA's Tarheel Buick Club chapter visited the museum and had lunch at an on base golf course. 

 

 

Nice Mike!

 

I was by that entrance to Ft Bragg on my way back from an appointment in Fayetteville last Friday.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
11 minutes ago, jframe said:

Another white w vinyl top 65!

 

Actually Bob's GS is the light beige color, not white.

  • Like 3
Link to post
Share on other sites
30 minutes ago, NC1968Riviera said:

Bob's Riviera is beige, not white. It's still a beauty. He's owned it since 1983. It has the dual quad setup. 

Gran Sports do that.

  • Haha 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
52 minutes ago, NC1968Riviera said:

Unbeknownst to me while I was backing into a parking spot I almost had a close encounter with a light pole while visiting the 82nd Airborne Division museum today. 😳

 

20200314_112640.thumb.jpg.bbb586beb10c404aba96928917df62d8.jpg

 

A close one …

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
17 hours ago, NC1968Riviera said:

Unbeknownst to me while I was backing into a parking spot I almost had a close encounter with a light pole. This while visiting the 82nd Airborne Division museum today. 😳

 

 

Been there, done that. I usually have a sigh of relief when I realize I have missed a mishap by that little.

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
18 hours ago, NC1968Riviera said:

Will it be blue again? 

Yes, cascade blue. I’m doing this one bone stock since it’s a well preserved 71 GS. Toughest decision was keeping the vinyl top.

5EC5B778-3FCC-4481-9B0B-D53734454FB9.jpeg

  • Like 3
Link to post
Share on other sites
24 minutes ago, Rivdrivn said:

Yes, cascade blue. I’m doing this one bone stock since it’s a well preserved 71 GS. Toughest decision was keeping the vinyl top.

5EC5B778-3FCC-4481-9B0B-D53734454FB9.jpeg

One of our BCA chapter members also has a Cascade Blue 72 Riviera he is restoring 

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

My grandfather's brother had this new and parked it in the mid-70s (w/ about 90k miles). They just recently left the house and gave the car to our family. The dusty picture is how it looked coming out of the garage. The other picture is just after a hose down. The car is amazingly photogenic and somehow doesn't show it's rust (unless seeing it in person).

IMG_39551sml.jpg.2c13a151685b8a042ca1bf4377fce55c.jpgIMG_39561sml.jpg.923e0e7d78708c4673cd1348d048a91c.jpg

 

Here's the car now. I had to go through the Dynaflow, swapped the carb for EFI, switched to front disc brakes, and got the AC working with the new refrigerant.

20171022_100303sml.thumb.jpg.a70ef97169c0e79905060b2b22869621.jpg

20180209_113822sml.thumb.jpg.4b5d70c0d4d7cc1cbe8adc17e711b221.jpg20180209_131626sml.thumb.jpg.65119bf9e6b54938afb5f6a36be47b8a.jpg

 

I have a couple kids and wanted a better seat belt setup. I made this gizmo from a roll bar main hoop.

20181027_143940sml.thumb.jpg.b522ac28b44426a2030e98da15bf322f.jpg20181110_153922sml.thumb.jpg.25bc88559f577cd5209a5eba4b1d02f4.jpg

 

This site has saved the day - Tom (1965rivgs) has helped me get an odd-ball part to get the horn working. Thanks Tom!!

 

Looking forward to future interactions.

 

 

  • Thanks 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, MadmanMark said:

My grandfather's brother had this new and parked it in the mid-70s (w/ about 90k miles). They just recently left the house and gave the car to our family. The dusty picture is how it looked coming out of the garage. The other picture is just after a hose down. The car is amazingly photogenic and somehow doesn't show it's rust (unless seeing it in person).

IMG_39551sml.jpg.2c13a151685b8a042ca1bf4377fce55c.jpgIMG_39561sml.jpg.923e0e7d78708c4673cd1348d048a91c.jpg

 

Here's the car now. I had to go through the Dynaflow, swapped the carb for EFI, switched to front disc brakes, and got the AC working with the new refrigerant.

 

Beautiful Riviera. Great job on the rejuvenation and updating of the fuel delivery system and the installation of the seatbelts!

 

You might want to write up an article with pictures about the seatbelt upgrade and send it to Ray Knott, the editor of the ROA magazine, The Riview.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Gents, it’s easy. Just loosen all he nuts and bolts and lift it out. Might as well change leaky heater core. Fog was coming up through the defrost vent and it was getting hard to see.  Thought something was up

056BB1A2-79FE-42C1-9076-D30F237A6B04.jpeg

Edited by Turbinator (see edit history)
  • Like 3
Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, Chimera said:

Did some more cruising under quarantine:

IMG_2626.JPG

IMG_2620.JPG

Good looking automobile. The color is one of my favorite shades of blue

  • Thanks 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Chimera said:

And the rarity and name makes it even cooler I think.

 

"Shadow Turquoise."

 

RoA figures show only 1372 from factory for 1966. 

Love that color too. My grandmother had a 66 impala that color, or very close, when I was a kid. 

  • Thanks 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
37 minutes ago, 71GS said:

Love that color too. My grandmother had a 66 impala that color, or very close, when I was a kid. 

 

Turquoise mist is a top color on the Rivieras IMO also...

  • Thanks 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

I think that black is the top color for 63, Claret Mist is the top color for 64, and silver is the top color for 65.

Oops, those are the colors of my Rivieras.  No prejudice, right?

  • Like 2
  • Haha 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Tell your friends. Times running out; not everyone is going to have the privilege of driving a Riviera before they die of Coronavirus. Just saying...

A1528D8F-6B7A-4BC5-AAF3-E5CF55A3C585.jpeg

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites

Another addition to my personal color slide archive of classic automobiles.

 

Pictured below is a 1963 Riviera sitting in a residence driveway. Location and slide processing date are unknown.

1349365292_1963BuickRiviera_undated.thumb.jpg.c6d8880764a3beb3edd656d19c365170.jpg

 

@Turbinator I know you are digging those wheel covers! 🤩

Edited by NC1968Riviera (see edit history)
  • Like 3
Link to post
Share on other sites
15 hours ago, NC1968Riviera said:

Another addition to my personal color slide archive of classic automobiles.

 

Pictured below is a 1963 Riviera sitting in a residence driveway. Location and slide processing date are unknown.

1349365292_1963BuickRiviera_undated.thumb.jpg.c6d8880764a3beb3edd656d19c365170.jpg

 

@Turbinator I know you are digging those wheel covers! 🤩

I like the fade paint job on the right front fender. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, RivNut said:

I like the fade paint job on the right front fender. 

My thought is that it's a shadow falling across the fender. You will see the corner of the bumper is also a bit darkened.

Link to post
Share on other sites
52 minutes ago, NC1968Riviera said:

My thought is that it's a shadow falling across the fender. You will see the corner of the bumper is also a bit darkened.

I knew that.  My comment was on how 'well' the photographer framed his photo.  In the same light, he must have run through a puddle of some kind because he has smudges on his tire and wheel cover.

Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, RivNut said:

I knew that.  My comment was on how 'well' the photographer framed his photo.  In the same light, he must have run through a puddle of some kind because he has smudges on his tire and wheel cover.

I didn't notice. Good eye, Ed. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
23 hours ago, NC1968Riviera said:

Another addition to my personal color slide archive of classic automobiles.

 

Pictured below is a 1963 Riviera sitting in a residence driveway. Location and slide processing date are unknown.

1349365292_1963BuickRiviera_undated.thumb.jpg.c6d8880764a3beb3edd656d19c365170.jpg

 

@Turbinator I know you are digging those wheel covers! 🤩

Id like to have another set like those babies!

  • Haha 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...