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1965 Riviera Gran Sport FOR SALE

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1965 Riviera Gran Sport for sale.  Matching numbers car undergoing a body-on restoration.  I estimate 80% complete.  Solid western car that had no body rust or corrosion before restoration started.  The car runs and drives.


Here are some of the highlights of the restoration:


- Engine rebuilt in 2010 and was completely checked over before restoration started.  Plenty of power that would see the front nose lift when the dual 4 bbls kicked in. 

- Original Cater 4 bbl carbs rebuilt and re-calibrated. 

- New high efficiency radiator, GM A/C compressor, PS Pump, rebuilt original alternator, power booster, new master cyl, rebuilt original A/C condenser, rebuilt original heater core and reproduction GM DELCO battery (1965 period vintage)

- Original BS code transmission rebuilt and shifting well.

- Original 3.42 posi rear end rebuilt 

- New Waldron 2 1/4" GS exhaust system that fits beautifully and sounds great.

- New brakes

- Rebuilt original AM/FM radio with new speakers and rebuilt power antenna

- Complete NEW wiring harness after using my original harness as the template for their Riv harnesses (the original was that nice)

- All front end parts, GS springs, bushings replaced with the correct pieces.  Needs front end alignment of new pieces and brakes bled.

- New body to frame bushings where needed

- All body and sheetmetal prep work, paint and panel fitment done by Everett Garage here in San Diego...they specialize in high $$$ woody surf cars.

- New dash top and glove box bolster by JUST DASHES in Van Nuys

- New rear package tray covered in correct vinyl (with defrost) by Clarks Corvair

- Completely rebuilt dash assembly that took THREE original Riv dashes to make.  Same for the center console. Installed and wired by ex-GM electrical specialist here in San Diego.

- Black 80/20 loop carpeting installed along with professionally restored kick panels.

- Date coded Buick Rally wheels

- Re-chromed bumpers

- 5 clamshell lights.  Originals working and others available as spares or replacements.  Four are very nice


What needs finishing?  Headliner installed (not included), back glass (included), seats with original seat covers (included), door panels installed (originals included), stainless trim installed (much of it already professionally polished and all parts included), ribbed GS rocker panels installed (included), windshield installed (not included),


I'm selling the car to finance another muscle car purchase that I can't pass up.  I'm offering someone who's willing to finish the car the chance at owning a $100K investment for much less than market value.  I have over $50K into the car.


This is a great deal considering the last vehicle like this was offered on ebay and went to $65K and didn't meet reserve. 60+ bids.  Recent auctions are seeing these cars head north of $120K...and appreciating fast.


Take a look at the photos and be the first one to grab this deal.  Its headed to the public market at the end of the week.


Solid offers over $45K considered. 


Thanks for your consideration


Carl  760-822-5040 San Diego, CA




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