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  • Wrong air cleaner
  • battery held in with bungee cord
  • wrong steering wheel
  • wrong door panel trim (should be walnut)
  • door panels are screwed on instead of blind clips
  • door handles installed at wrong angle
  • missing stainless piece next to accelerator pedal
  • brake pedal shows lots of wear

With the seller's description, it's more like a $10K car - IMHO

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5 hours ago, RivNut said:
  • Wrong air cleaner
  • battery held in with bungee cord
  • wrong steering wheel
  • wrong door panel trim (should be walnut)
  • door panels are screwed on instead of blind clips
  • door handles installed at wrong angle
  • missing stainless piece next to accelerator pedal
  • brake pedal shows lots of wear

With the seller's description, it's more like a $10K car - IMHO

 

"Paint looks good with some distance"  tha's a new one,haven't heard that one before. Beautiful car though... With some distance...

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Haha. "With a little distance, my checkered past is a little blurry."

 

appreciate the insights, gents. I have wanted a first gen Riv since I was a kid in the 70's and there was one parked near my house. Used to just stand and stare at that interior. The time is coming that I can finally do that, so I am trying to get educated on what to be looking at. Never had a car older than me before (1971). I would go drive it just to get experience looking at them in detail if it were closer.

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Techne - Welcome to the forum. You are wise to do homework before buying. While there is good info shared here, there is a ton more available if you join ROA.

Membership is $30 now but is going up come January.

 

Relative to the silver 63 linked in post 87 - Is it just me or does it look like a weird misalignment making the nose of the hood look like its drooping down. I thought maybe it was camera angle but looked at 15 or so other pics with similar angle and don't see it. It appears something isn't right with the assembly

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Jason is spot on.  The bottom of the front of the hood should be parallel to the horizontal bars in the grill.  Way too much drama to deal with here.  The rear bumper issue might be just a matter of loosening some bolts, but with the other issues, is it worth chancing it?

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Agree the front end looks a little strange . Here is a "one owner " 65 advertised in Hemmings that looks the same way as the 63 . Also the $121,000 GS sold last January at Goodings . Is this just an optical illusion on the silver and gray cars ?  

 

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Ed / Jason - are you thinking that the silver 63 and black 65 have front end damage  to frame  or grill or is this a hood problem ? Couple views of the 63 make it look like the whole front end is angling down ?? Were all the hoods for 63-65 identical? Could it just be the wrong hood on each car from a previous wreck ? 

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1st generation hoods are interchangeable. 63 has a different hole for the ornament, a 65 uses a body colored trim piece instead of Chrome. but basically the three years are the same.  63 has a different hood spear than 64 and 65 but that bolts on.  I Googled  "1st generation Riviera grill" and looked at a number of pictures all from different angles.  All those pictures showed the bottom line of the hood parallel to the horizontal bars in the grill, no matter what angle the picture was taken from.  Something is fishy on the ones pictured here.

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The top of the grill and headlight assembly's are chrome and not painted silver.  Wrong rear view mirror on driver door and lock ferrules. Carpet on doors doesn't match floor, floor carpet looks odd for some reason.

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                       Those cars have hit something with the nose of the hood bending it down, than have been fixed with bondo.

On the black car, the front bumper is bent upward in the middle and the hood is bent downward in the middle. 

 

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7 hours ago, PWB said:

Now - should the driver wiper arm be above OR below the passenger arm at rest????  :blink:

 

Driver`s wiper should be below the pass side when parked. The linkage is engineered to move the pass side arm at a more rapid rate to clear the drivers side arm as the arms move from a parked position. If the owner installed the arms otherwise because the arms are contacting each other it is most likely because the linkage is installed backwards....very common mistake.

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On 12/2/2016 at 9:37 PM, Dantana said:

I found this 65 in IL for a smoking deal. worth looking into.

 

http://www.autozin.com/1965-buick-riviera---2950--rush-honeoye-falls--179031-atzlisting

Engine not running. been sitting for 45 years (that means brakes and replacement of every rubber part on the car), rust in floors and rockers. Good price to begin with but lots of funds needed to bring it up to good operating condition. Scary.?

 

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This one is back on the Atlanta CL

Looks good based on what is shown but this may be one of those "looks good with some distance"  types

 

One of these days I am going to sell a '54 so I can buy a first gen, just not the best time right now....

 

http://nwga.craigslist.org/cto/5898672208.html

1963 Buick Riviera P - $9000

(706) 633-6607

Price reduced. Must Sell!!

1963 Buick Riviera. First year of production, this classic American car was designed as a cross between a muscle car for him and a luxury car for her. These are rather rare and this particular car is in pretty solid shape. Mostly original, with minor interior items replaced and custom wheels being the biggest changes. It has the Wildcat 445 engine, which is 401 cubic inch producing 325 horsepower, with the Dynaflow automatic transmission. Speedo more shows 25,885 miles on it. Car does need a little work to be show car ready but starts and drives like the day it left the dealership. $9000 or best offer. Serious inquiries only please.

 

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Engine by Neal Head,  famous Riviera engine builder. Certainly glad that price is negotiable 

 

http://nwga.craigslist.org/cto/5898672208.html

 

It has a 430 Neal head motor matching body numbers and motor numbers. Runs and drives but needs body work. Price is negotiable. Don't need any help to sale.

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Right pretty car here, priced right? Edit, appears to need paint and has a few miles. But hey, they're highway miles:rolleyes:

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/cto/5880015940.html

 

Riviera - $1450 (Atlanta ga)

 

1996 Buick Riviera 2Dr coupe automatic
Runs drive good leather seats sunroof
Power windows ac heat hwy miles 200341
3.8 Super charger engine if interested 
Call James 4044844833.

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My my pictures seem to have disappeared 

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What typically causes the check engine light to come on?  I wonder if he considers peeling paint as body damage and if this one has it, most do. 

 

 

992 Buick Riviera - $600

 

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/cto/5855747291.html

 

Hello I am am Jonathan and I have a clean 1992 Buick Riviera for sale. It has absolutely no body damage on its white exterior. The Milage at 179,180. The vehicle does have a check engine light and needs an alternator but doesn't require an emissions test after January 2017 because it will be an antique.

 

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Here are a few from NC ...

 

A 1970 with buckets ...

 

1970 Buick Riviera New pics! - $9850 (Ft. Mill)

 

1969 "Buck" in the title of the ad, but lists it as a '70 with a 455 in the description? It has a High Point plate on the front, may have been a NC car for a while?

 

1969 Buck Riviera - $6900

 

And one more ...

 

1966 Buick Riviera - $9500

 

 

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There are a couple more on there now too, they are not quite as nice, but a little more reasonable on the prices ...

 

Buy it Now ... US $99.95 ... No Box 

 

NICE BANDAI TIN BATTERY OPERATED BUICK RIVIERA HIGHWAY PATROL POLICE CAR

 

US $119.42

 

Bandai vintage tin Highway Patrol Car w/ original Box 1970 Japan excellent

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Just ran across this one, they don't list the "KX" engine, but they name it correctly ...

 

64 Buick Riviera Super Wildcat - $10500 (Hickory)

 

64 Buick Riviera Super Wildcat. This is a one owner barn find that was bought new at Rob Hevner Buick in Hickory, NC. This car was a barn find from the original owner. the car only have 53,000 miles and every option available in 64. The car has the 425ci engine with 360hp. This is a rare car equipped with the Super Wildcat package with 2 4barrel carbs from the factory. This car has every performance option including massive aluminum drum brakes. The car runs and drives great and does everything you would expect. This car would be a perfect car to restore or drive it like it is. This is a good example of early American performance.

 

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9 minutes ago, JZRIV said:

I think you should go check it out Randall since its not far from you. You know........just to look:ph34r:

Don't think I "need" to ... just look ... even! If someone wanted it looked at I could, but don't think I will "just because"!

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11 hours ago, PWB said:

Notice they have a 2nd Gen. printed on all the boxes. :P

I did notice that, maybe they didn't have any '65 Rivs in the black and white paint to put on the box?

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So before I get called out again...yes mine is listed on craigslist here in Vegas.   I have the ad up to $30K but very reasonable.  Im following my plan, which was to rebuild it and sell it.  Everyone tried telling me I should enjoy the car but I cant.  Every turn of the key all I do is overthink everything and I look at my flaws.  I brought it back from the grave, now someone else can have fun with it.

http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/cto/5920893760.html 

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1966 Riviera Gran Sport

 

This car is not listed on CL and is not currently listed anywhere, but I recently received an email from a friend of mine that the current owner will be wanting to sell it this coming spring.  I only have this one picture of it, BUT if you're really interested in it, you can find a showcase article on it in the Jan/Feb 2007 (Vol 23, #1) of the Riview.  It's on the cover and there's a two page article with more pictures.  In short, it was sold 10 years ago after the builder died of cancer.  Since being sold, it's been driven about 500 miles.  It's now part of a collection and was purchased by the collector for the excellent craftsmanship.  Complementing the black exterior is a white/taupe leather interior.  Both the exterior as evidenced in the picture and the interior are what I'd call "tastefully tweaked."  The engine is detailed to perfection and is running a factory dual four barrel carb setup (I don't think it's an MZ car though.)  I've seen the car once, in person, and would without a doubt say that it's probably one of the few Rivieras that I could count on one hand as being perfect.

 

Among some of the 50+ honors the car has collected is the award given by PPG for best paint in 2004.  It also received the 2004 "Blood's Pick" award.  Kenny Youngblood is a nationally known artist renowned for his caricature art of custom cars.  The awards do not go with the car, they're kept in memory by the builder's brother. 

 

If you're really interested, and have about $40K in you pocket that's burning a hole in it, PM me and I'll give you the seller's contact info.  Read the article first; I have no real first hand info about the car, I just happen to know the gentleman who helped sell the car to the current owner after the death of the builder.

 

This picture accompanied the email I received. There are more pictures in the RIview.

 

Ed

 

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