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If you're the car junkie that I think you are, you have at least one model of your favorite Riviera.

Let's see them.

Here's one of my favorites just to get things started.

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I didn't want to hijack the thread in which Kaber shows the one he built to resemble his son's car so we'll start a new thread.

Ed

PS - Under the hood of the F1 pickup is a 425 nailhead with six dueces on it. :)

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If you're the car junkie that I think you are, you have at least one model of your favorite Riviera.

Let's see them.

Here's one of my favorites just to get things started.

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I didn't want to hijack the thread in which Kaber shows the one he built to resemble his son's car so we'll start a new thread.Nice work Ed!

Ed

PS - Under the hood of the F1 pickup is a 425 nailhead with six dueces on it. :)

Nice work Ed! I only have the one model of a Riv here is a pic.

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I know its not Riviera, Not even close, but here are some pics of a model I have been working on Recently. It is nowhere near finished, the scale is 1/6th so it is quite large. The figure is 12" tall! (sorry for the off topic post!)

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Some barn-finds that I have... built when I was a kid. Still have them thanks to my brother.

My first Rivi circa 1975-76.

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And my second one, the same time just customized.

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I have a few more to finish. I think I bought 4 or 5 more over the years.

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I like to build a model of the car I am working on to give me a better idea of what it would look like when finished.

Mike

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Some barn-finds that I have... built when I was a kid. Still have them thanks to my brother.

My first Rivi circa 1975-76.

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And my second one, the same time just customized.

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I have a few more to finish. I think I bought 4 or 5 more over the years.

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I like to build a model of the car I am working on to give me a better idea of what it would look like when finished.

Mike

Hey Mike,

Cool Custom Convert! That looks like the same kit I started with stock 65. The shifter is ridiculously out of scale, but I think if you cut off the ball part it would look really close to the factory shifter. I didn't notice until I had mine all glued together or I'd have trimmed it off.

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Kaber

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I really wish I they would make one of my Riviera Convertible.

Alfred

There's a spread on the ROA's website that shows probably every Riviera model made. One of them is a TKM cast resin model of an '83 Riviera convertible.

I have never heard of them and have no idea where you'd go to find one.

Ed

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There's a spread on the ROA's website that shows probably every Riviera model made. One of them is a TKM cast resin model of an '83 Riviera convertible.

I have never heard of them and have no idea where you'd go to find one.

Ed

Thanks Ed. I have seen TKM models in the past, they were quite crude and relied a lot on the builders skill. I'm actually hoping NEO will chop the top off their Riviera Coupe some day as this would be at a much higher quality level.

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Cheers!

Alfred

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Here's a picture of the license plate that the State of Kansas has registered for my '64 Riviera - model 4747.

ED is for Edwards county, KS. What were the chances of me finding this?

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Ed

Ed that is cool. There is a website on the KS DMV site where you can check if it is used or not if you haven't registered it yet, to see if you can use it or not. I am guessing it is not a used number. Let me know if you need the web address.

Rock On

gord

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Ed that is cool. There is a website on the KS DMV site where you can check if it is used or not if you haven't registered it yet, to see if you can use it or not. I am guessing it is not a used number. Let me know if you need the web address.

Rock On

gord

Gord,

I took this same tag in a couple of years ago and found that the number was not used. This tag IS my registered tag for my '64.

Now I've got to try to find a similar state of KS, EDwards county tag for '63 that's #4700 for my '63. Right now it's a personalized antique plate that reads: EDS RIV.

Opps, that reminds me. My $17.00 registration fee for each car for the next year is due at the end of the month. (For you non-Kansas guys, there's no personal property tax on antique cars, just a yearly registration fee.)

Ed

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Gord,

I took this same tag in a couple of years ago and found that the number was not used. This tag IS my registered tag for my '64.

Now I've got to try to find a similar state of KS, EDwards county tag for '63 that's #4700 for my '63. Right now it's a personalized antique plate that reads: EDS RIV.

Opps, that reminds me. My $17.00 registration fee for each car for the next year is due at the end of the month. (For you non-Kansas guys, there's no personal property tax on antique cars, just a yearly registration fee.)

Ed

Ed, there are guys around here that slice and dice old plates and weld up whatever combo they want. The grind them down and refinish them and then get them registered to their cars, as long as the number isn't taken. Might be something to try?! In Ohio there is no yearly registration fee for Vintage cars registered as historical. It is $35 to sign up and get your tags and they are good for 88 years ?!?!? You then can register the model year tags to your vehicle and run them on the car while keeping your actual Historical tags in the trunk. As you can imagine it causes confusion in the law enforcement community. I got asked by a local Policeman, while I was getting gas, where I got my plates. And who said I could put them on my car! I explained these rules to him, he ran my plate number and it came back no record! He then told me he had done the same thing the day before, to a different car, and got "no Record" then too! He said the other driver told him exactly what I had told him. He didn't go any further or ask to see my actual historical tag.

Kaber

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Good day.

 

I was gonna start a new thread, but found this one...

 

Recently I was doing some 'housekeeping' and came across a couple 'newsletters' that I created a number of years ago for an on-line model car discussion group on Yahoo groups (ModelCarsUnlimited MCU). My son got into building models, and of course, I (ahem) supported the hobby by also getting involved. Although I built a number of different models, since I owned a '64 1:1 scale model, I focused on the Riviera. The newsletter didn't last too long...

 

Anyway, for what it's worth, a couple BROoM Sweeps, and a couple 1:24 builds...

 

The blue model was handpainted sometime in/around 1984 when AMT re-released the '65. The other two built just past the turnoff the century hopefully speak for themselves...😊

 

 

Later,

 

Mike Swick

Edmonton, AB

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I recently purchased a "Jet Wheel" brand 1968 Riviera "Hot Wheels" size and type toy car. 

Apparently this company made this toy in 1968, along with several other models of popular "muscle cars" from that year. They are all painted in various metallic paint colors. I have seen several of these toy cars with clear plastic "garages" that must have been included with the cars. 

See information about these toy cars here: Jet Wheels information

 

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Funny this post came up. I used to build model cars, at one time I had 300+. I was thinking about picking up some 64 Riv models on ebay, to try out some ideas. I have the 65 around here somewhere. I also have the 1/18 diecast, I really like it. Great model.

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11 hours ago, jsgun said:

I was thinking about picking up some 64 Riv models on ebay, to try out some ideas.

Good day.

 

As noted in the boxart newsletter posted above, the '64 (and '63) 1:24 AMT plastic models were only issued as one-year annuals in 63 and 64, so if you do find them on eBay, they're rare and likely expensive if complete and still in the box. The '65 has been re-issued a number of times over the years so it's relatively easy to find. Your best bet on doing a stock/custom 63/64 might be to try to find one that's already been built, strip it down and and redo it to your liking.

 

For what it's worth, I agree that the 1:18 scale Highway 61 die cast '64s is very well done.

 

Good luck.

 

Later,

 

Mike Swick

Edmonton, AB

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I agree with Mike on the Hiway 61 die cast 64 Rivieras.  There are many small items that are not noticable in pictures. The vent windows are functional.  The driveshaft turns when the rear wheels turns.  The seats are not rigid plastic. The antenna goes up and down.  I have four of them.  The one that I posted in the first post of this thread, a black one with white interior,  a coral mist with black interior , and one that I've been customizing.  The suspension is so accurate that you can dissemble it an take a pair of wire cutters and cut the coil springs to lower it - which I did.  It also comes with either a single four barrel engine or the Super Wildcat engine.

 

A few years ago, I was working with the Hiway 61 folks on the differences between the 64 and a 63.  After sending them a bunch of pictures, they started to produce it but stopped when they could not get enough preorders from their dealers to guarantee a profit.  Sad day.

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Just like with full size Riviera models, I have way too much die-cast also.

 

Here is a couple I could put my hands on quickly …

 

A couple 1:64 scale …

 

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And of course, I had to have one of these when they came out …

 

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I had to have it even though it is not a Riviera year I own.

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A nice 1:43 scale that is a close match to one of mine, except mine is a ’72.

 

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Unfortunately, there is a ton more, just thought I would post a couple, for now at least.

 

I have a few of the colors of the Pentico’s ’64 too, like I said, waaay toooo many!

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18 minutes ago, Rivman said:

I have way too much die-cast also.

 

Likewise, (tho’ only one 1:1...) I’ve collected a wide variety of different 1st gen Rivs in various scales and materiality. These are a few on the dusty show-shelve but I have a whole box of various hot wheel type variations still in original packaging. Never did see the Star Trek one, pretty cool.

 

Maybe someday I’ll look into some slot-car track to take those little Rivs for a spin...

 

Later,

 

Mike Swick

Edmonton, AB

 

 

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3 hours ago, TKRIV said:

Happy New Year everyone.

Here we have a AMT model (Dick Sweeney collection)

Can someone explain the relationship between a 1965 Riv and Che Guevara & airplanes?

Look closely and you will also find a chicken!

Tom K

 


Scale Auto has an interesting rap about it:

 

http://cs.scaleautomag.com/sca/general_discussion/f/3/t/56120.aspx

 

Happy New Year all

 

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13 hours ago, MikeJS said:

Good day.

 

As noted in the boxart newsletter posted above, the '64 (and '63) 1:24 AMT plastic models were only issued as one-year annuals in 63 and 64, so if you do find them on eBay, they're rare and likely expensive if complete and still in the box. The '65 has been re-issued a number of times over the years so it's relatively easy to find. Your best bet on doing a stock/custom 63/64 might be to try to find one that's already been built, strip it down and and redo it to your liking.

 

For what it's worth, I agree that the 1:18 scale Highway 61 die cast '64s is very well done.

 

Good luck.

 

Later,

 

Mike Swick

Edmonton, AB

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I noticed that about the annuals, they're pretty expensive. I sold a few others I had years ago, got a good trade out of them. I suspect the 65 is a modified 63-64 mold, so the 64 will probably never see the light of day again. I did find some nice resin castings a while back, but didn't jump on them. I'm trying to avoid getting back into the hobby. It's addictive!

 

I'm kinda disappointed by how expensive the diecast got. It was reasonably priced when it came out. Too expensive now.

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Buick Dealer Promo models on eBay with AMT shipping boxes (not my listings)

 

AMT 1966 BUICK RIVIERA Promo Car W/ Box Mint Condition

[The pictures don't really reflect the true color of this model and the description doesn't say what the color is]

https://www.ebay.com/itm/AMT-1966-BUICK-RIVIERA-Promo-Car-W-Box-Mint-Condition/324076040593?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908105057%26meid%3D15d747e240a84b1a929d1c6ead7109cf%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D15%26mehot%3Dnone%26sd%3D324076040593%26itm%3D324076040593%26pmt%3D0%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2380057&_trksid=p2380057.c100675.m4236&_trkparms=pageci%3A012cca2e-571a-11ea-9738-74dbd1806ecf|parentrq%3A77ce60b41700aa13eab3dfdcfffb26a2|iid%3A1

 

1968 BUICK RIVIERA PROMO with original box

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1968-BUICK-RIVIERA-PROMO-with-original-box/114127772481?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908105057%26meid%3Ded979ee87c344dbdaefcd46dc5e8b573%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D15%26mehot%3Dnone%26sd%3D324076040593%26itm%3D114127772481%26pmt%3D0%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2380057&_trksid=p2380057.c100675.m4236&_trkparms=pageci%3A3bd4a89f-571a-11ea-939f-74dbd1806459|parentrq%3A77cfe12c1700a4b7b7012e42fffa1cb3|iid%3A1

 

1967 Buick Riviera Promo Car By AMT. Original

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1967-Buick-Riviera-Promo-Car-By-AMT-Original/324082551057?_trkparms=aid%3D1110001%26algo%3DSPLICE.SIM%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20131231084308%26meid%3D4b82788c90b74e68a0b46c313220a733%26pid%3D100010%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D12%26sd%3D114127772481%26itm%3D324082551057%26pmt%3D0%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2047675&_trksid=p2047675.c100010.m2109

 

53 year old AMT 1967 Buick Riviera -factory built model

https://www.ebay.com/itm/53-year-old-AMT-1967-Buick-Riviera-factory-built-model/133337349282?_trkparms=aid%3D1110001%26algo%3DSPLICE.SIM%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20131231084308%26meid%3D5bf3c1396b854a3a8c00bf7b224c7108%26pid%3D100010%26rk%3D6%26rkt%3D12%26sd%3D324082551057%26itm%3D133337349282%26pmt%3D0%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2047675&_trksid=p2047675.c100010.m2109

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AMT made the Riviera in 1/25th scale from 1963 to 1969 as a promo (pre-assembled) and kit.  The '65 and '69 have been reissued a few times, but none of the others have been.  A '66 GS version was released as a kit and promo many years after the original '66 came out.  A radio version was available for '66 (made by Philco).  The '69 came with a molded-in vinyl top. 

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My '63 model, which I got in '63, came as a kit.  I put it together and painted to match the first Riviera to be unveiled in Hutchinson, KS - spruce green with silver leather.  I still have it but repainted to match the 63 I bought in 82- black with white leather.

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I didn't know the '64 Riviera promo was also available as a radio!  Thanks for posting that.  Here are the Philco made radio model cars from '64-'68 that I know of:

Chrysler Turbine Car

'64-'68 Thunderbird hardtop

'64 XL

'64 Grand Prix

'66-'67 Mustang fastback

'65 Dynamic 88

'65 Wildcat

'66 Impala SS

'66 Continental

'64, '66 and '67 Riviera (don't know about '65)

'67 Ambassador 

 

Generally speaking, only the FoMoCo radios had the Philco name on the On/Off switch.  It was used on the '67 Riviera, too.

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