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Just curious, what's everyones age, and what year Riv(s) do you own?


Rob J
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I'm interested in figuring out the age demographic of us fellow Riv addicts. List your age, and what cars you own...

Currently I'm 43, and have 2 1965 Riv's. One a base 401 car, the other a 1965 GS. I also own an all original, survivor, mint condition 1987 Buick Grand National with only 16k miles on the clock.

Rob.

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I am 53. I have a fairly loaded 63 Riviera, a 55 Chevy Bel Air sport coupe, a 56 Chevy Bel Air Sport Coupe, a 57 Chevy Bel Air Sport Sedan, and a 58 Chevy Apache big window short wide. Only one Buick. Not quite the purist you other guys are. Sold all my Camaros, Chevelles and Impalas, but still have too many projects.

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I'm 64, bought the Riviera when I was 30. I liked the idea that Buick had built a small personal car, by my standards, anyway.

The weather is still nice here, not getting snowed like Albany (there is a lot of that going on there) so we are taking the Impala SS over to the next town for lunch. Interesting that the '94 Impala was 14 years old when I bought it, just like the Riviera.

Bernie

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I'm 56 and have a '64 Riv. I remember walking by a neighbors home on the way to school and they had a new silver '63. I fell in love with them on the spot and managed to get mine in 2007. Nice 70 K original with most options except autotronic eye and like most Pacific Northwest cars, no A/C.

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If our passion is our Riviera ....there has got to be a poison that tempers that passion...I like the how old are you question ...but... ...what bottle do you grab when a bolt just sheared off in the block of your 401 ... or the trans pukes 5 quarts of purple crap on the nice garage floor ????? I love my cars ... 65 Riviera , 2005 GTO ,,,,4600 original miles, 2005 Dodge Magnum....fun a.. car , 2009 Tahoe ,2003 Expedition with 255500 miles and STILL dont leak a drop of nothin...and the drift bustin 2001 Jeep Cherokee Sport...the best truck jeep ever made... Thats whats in the garage now....I am 47 ..act like a 18 year old ....and love my Gin...the green bottle....Great forum...Great people ...thanks to you all for keeping it interesting.....I gotta go refiill my glass ...:P

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If our passion is our Riviera ....there has got to be a poison that tempers that passion...I like the how old are you question ...but... ...what bottle do you grab when a bolt just sheared off in the block of your 401 ... or the trans pukes 5 quarts of purple crap on the nice garage floor ????? I love my cars ... 65 Riviera , 2005 GTO ,,,,4600 original miles, 2005 Dodge Magnum....fun a.. car , 2009 Tahoe ,2003 Expedition with 255500 miles and STILL dont leak a drop of nothin...and the drift bustin 2001 Jeep Cherokee Sport...the best truck jeep ever made... Thats whats in the garage now....I am 47 ..act like a 18 year old ....and love my Gin...the green bottle....Great forum...Great people ...thanks to you all for keeping it interesting.....I gotta go refiill my glass ...:P

I can understand what your saying but I find that hopping on this forum or grabbing the manual is alot more productive and healthier than the bottle, but if I had to I would have to say I take after my pop in choosing Christian Brothers for my liquid refreshment.

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I just turned 50. My Riv is a 63...same year as me. When I was a boy, a neighbor had a black 63 that I worshipped. When complete, my 63 will be silver with a black interior.

I have a 1968 Shelby GT-350 that I bought in 1979. Acapulco blue with a tan interior. It is simple and brutal. It was my first car. Still have it.

I have a 1972 442 convertible that is one of the sweetest driving cars I've every owned. It is copper bronze with a white interior. Driving it with the top down is sublime.

My daily driver is an 07 GT Mustang with some slight modifications. It is black on black. It's....very responsive.

PRL

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I`m 56 , I had a `64 when I was 28. It was the right car at the wrong time, the kids were little and it was a drain on the family budget...sold. I waited until I was 50 and got another `64,this one stays. Back in the `70s I swapped my `67 Camero for a `63 Riv for a night...I didn`t want to give it back ! Been hooked ever since.

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Christian Brothers? Here I avoided making a political comment about making a deposit in the bank and buying gas on the same day (republicans do that) and all of a sudden it gets religious!

Bernie

Ha ha ha ha, Christian Brothers Brandy not Easy Jesus. Hey to each his own on the deposit/buying gas, with gas prices going up the as quick as they are you might need a loan to fill up anything others than a 4 cylinder.

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Turning 37 this summer, and my Princess is a -63. She's my first American ride and we ended up together 2 years ago because of my raging age-, identity- & whatnot crisis.

It got to the point where I told my wife that this crisis will now be resolved with one of the following:

A) I get a mistress

B) I get a nice heroine addiction

C) I buy an American project car

I don't know if this was the cheapest or wisest choice but I'm happy!

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Thanks Gseago, it is a true barn find, well a behind a barn find, I saw it and couldn't let it rot away, so I popped down $500 and took it out of the hole it was in, after a battery and hooking up a gas can she fired right up and I drove it to the backyard, after pulling the vinyl top off I have found some unwelcome rust, but thats all, everything else is solid. It's a high comperession 425 with 82,000 one owner miles, she a tank! Brian

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OK Riviera People: I'm 61. I had my first 63 Riv in 1970 at the age of 18. Since then there have been maybe a few years in the 70's I have not owned one. Currently I have 22 examples. 7 63's, 9 64's and 6 65's. A few are nice, most are running beaters and believe it or not, not that many parts cars. Mitch

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OK Riviera People: I'm 61. I had my first 63 Riv in 1970 at the age of 18. Since then there have been maybe a few years in the 70's I have not owned one. Currently I have 22 examples. 7 63's, 9 64's and 6 65's. A few are nice, most are running beaters and believe it or not, not that many parts cars. Mitch

Mitch, I think you need to buy yourself a few more. I'm disappointed that you only own 22 first gen Riv's. Get with the program already.

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OK Rob: You may or not know that the First-Gen Riv is not my main squeeze. The 1960 Buick is. I have 60 examples of the 1960 Buick. I really didn't have but 3 First Gen Rivs in 2004. Had I started earlier with the Riviera collecting I'm sure I would be over 100 by now. "Padiction"...half passion, half addiction.

I may be full of what ever you may want to call it but there's one thing anyone can take to the bank with me and that is this....when I say having all thise heaps is fun....it's fun! Mitch.

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Im 48 and own a 65 Riviera GS. It was originally VERDE/VERDE but now the car is Silver Cloud and will have a black interior.

My other cars include an awesome 65 Jeep Wagoneer with 37K miles, a 69 Pontiac GTO Judge (Ram Air IV..one of 9 built) and a 2001 BMW 740i Sport thats good for about 150 out on the interstate.

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