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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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Benefits of AACA Membership.

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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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

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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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19 hours ago, RivNut said:

My '63 model, which I got in '63, came as a kit.

 

Wow …

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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

'66-'67 Mustang fastback

'65 Dynamic 88

'66 Impala SS

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

'67 Ambassador 

 

Only the FoMoCo radios had the Philco name on the On/Off switch.

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