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Are you asking about the yellow car?  My original response was regarding the yellow car that Ed posted but I think I have the wrong car.  Sorry!

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1 hour ago, Chasingbuick said:

Hey Guys and Gals,

Has anyone seen this vehicle in Melbourne, Florida?  I have an opportunity to buy this Car and I am new to the family of Buick  Chasers. ROA# member 15664.  I am excited but can anyone post their thoughts on this car. I am from Idaho and any help would be greatly appreciated guys.  The link is below.  

http://s1378.photobucket.com/user/dramioncombs/slideshow/

 

Hi an welcome to the forum. I'm not a 1st gen expert but that looks like a nice straight car. Being from PA I know what the underside typically looks like and this car does not look like it is from PA. Much better. That's not to say there isn't any rust not shown but the underside looks awful clean to me. I always look at the rear most portion of frame and body underside by gas tank. Those areas would typically have heavy rust scale barnacles if ran for say 5-8 PA winters and this car look real nice.

If you need A/C, buy a car with a functioning A/c unit. Not worth the hassle adding either a factory or aftermarket A/C system. Lots of work and money. Easier to buy car with it already working. Also careful buying one that says "A/C not working just needs charged" Repairs can be very expensive to get a system working reliably.

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In reference to the Claret Mist '54 that Chasingbuick (the newby) is wanting information on, here's a break down of the Fisher Body data plate

 

629 - Claret Mist

LL - Custom Saddle Vinyl

 

WXT -3T-4F-5W

 

W = EZI glass (tint) windshield only

X = power windows

T= power seat (driver's bucket only)

 

3T= rear arm rest (pretty rare)

 

4F= Remote mirror

 

5W= front seat belts w/ retractor

 

IF it would have been a a/c car, there would have been a code 2K on the data plate

 

As Jason says, if you want a car with air, find one that has it.  It's a real hassle adding aftermarket air, and a PITA to try and install a factory set up.

 

Ed

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24 minutes ago, JZRIV said:

 

Hi an welcome to the forum. I'm not a 1st gen expert but that looks like a nice straight car. Being from PA I know what the underside typically looks like and this car does not look like it is from PA. Much better. That's not to say there isn't any rust not shown but the underside looks awful clean to me. I always look at the rear most portion of frame and body underside by gas tank. Those areas would typically have heavy rust scale barnacles if ran for say 5-8 PA winters and this car look real nice.

If you need A/C, buy a car with a functioning A/c unit. Not worth the hassle adding either a factory or aftermarket A/C system. Lots of work and money. Easier to buy car with it already working. Also careful buying one that says "A/C not working just needs charged" Repairs can be very expensive to get a system working reliably.

I have to agree with Jason.  If that is a native PA car, it wasn't used during the winter months.  The frame and floors look to be rust free.  Overall, I think it looks like a nice car.

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Thanks for all of the Information. I love this group and have been on ROA site studying up as well. YOU guys are a valuable tool and I am very appreciated of your support and look forward to more discussions and help

Jeff

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34 minutes ago, RivNut said:

I've posted this before but rather than find the old one and give it a TTT, I'm posting the new CL ad.  If anyone is looking for a 6th generation car - SHIP - here's one that's well worth what the new price is.  $3,950  OBO

 

https://kansascity.craigslist.org/cto/d/1985-riviera/6684298493.html

 

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That is a nice looking car and reasonably priced.  I like the two tone color combo.  The silver and gray works better than some of the others that were offered.  

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2 hours ago, Chasingbuick said:

Thanks Ed for your Response. I did see that it has Pennsylvania plates and I have asked to have a third party inspection and find out actually where the car is in Florida.  There are some red flags because it says it has Air even though it shows it does not.  Do you have a recommendation of  a classic car inspectors that are nationwide and do a good job of looking at classics?  Air would be a very positive on this car since it gets into the 100's here in Southern Idaho sometimes.  I really appreciate your expertise being that you own all years of the Model that I love and am looking for.  I am excited in finding a good Riv that I can drive daily in the summer months. Thanks again

I got into some detail on this car with the seller. The lack of AC for me was a stopper but there were other things that didn't feel right. Can't put my finder on it/them. I did exchange multiple emails with the seller and, for me, decided not to puruse.

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Thanks  Bdad for for your thoughts on the 64 Buick.  I agree with you on the seller. Something just doesn't seem right on this Buick plus he has been hard to get a hold of. It seems almost to good to be true for his asking price that he has agreed to sell to me.  The car looks really clean as well as the engine compartment, but the Air is also going to be a deal breaker for me. I am still waiting to hear back from him on when I can get the car inspected. 

Thanks 

 

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https://bn.craigslist.org/cto/d/1971-buick-riviera-455/6686051043.html

 

1971 buick Riviera 455 - $13000 (LeRoy)

 

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1971 buick Riviera

fuel: gas
title status: clean
transmission: automatic

have up for sale is a vintage  red 1971 Buick Riviera. This is a numbers matching two owner car with a big block 455 engine and a turbo 400 transmission with only 63269 miles on it.  I bought this Riviera in August  of 2004 with 59654 miles on it. I have owned  this Riviera now for 14years and  I have only put on just over 3600 miles on it since I've  owned it. I have always kept it in the garage and it was only out for car shows or a weekend cruise. The chrome ( and there is a lot  of it ) is in great shape any shines nicely.  The vinyl roof is great shape as well with no tears or rips. All four wheels are the factory  Buick rims with one spare and they too are in good condition.  The interior is all black with a bit of factory woodgrain. The drivers seat has a seam about 4" undone. The clock  does not work and the gas guage is intermittent. The massive dash is perfect with no cracks or tears.  Since  I have owned this  car i have  had the  motor pulled to replace the factory gaskets the were going dry from age. While the gaskets were bieng changed and the motor was out  the timing chain, oil pump, plugs and wires were changed by the shop as well as having the factory  Rockchester carb rebuilt. A few changes  that I made were the stereo and the exhaust.  The factory am radio didnt work when i bought the car so a modern unit was installed along with 2 6X9's ...2 5 1/4's... 2 10" subs and three big amps to push the sound. When the speakers and subs were  put in, i made sure that everything  was easy to remove with a few screws so that if someone  wanted to go back to factory  it could be done easily....the new stereo is much better sounding.  I had the factory exhaust  taken off from the exhaust  manifold on back and it was upgraded  to a louder rumble with 24" slash cut chrome tips....everything  was welded  and custom bent for this car. I have also put in a set of guages so that you can see the oil pressure, coolant temp and volts rather than relying  on 1971 idiot lights. If you noticed the rearview  mirror is missing.... I have that. It fell off one day and I never put it back on. The drivers window  is scratched  and Im not sure how it happened. It was like that when I bought the car. This Riviera  starts right up and runs great with turbo 400 shifting smoothly. The paint is in good shape ... not great shape. It will shine  nicely . The body has a few small dents and scratches as to be expected  with a car that's  47 years old.

If you are interested  please don't  hesitate  to get a hold of me. I will take  more photos of anything on the car that you would like to see however,  I do not have a lift but i can try to jack the car up and photo what i can. I have only driven the car a few hundred miles in the past 7-8 years as other toys and hobbys are always going on.

The average price online weather it be on high end auctions or collector car dealers is $13,100. I have seen similar cars  that people are wanting nearly $30,000.  I am asking $13000 OBO. I am not looking to trade and don't  need help selling the car.

Please look at all the photos. I tried to get good pucs of all the car.

Phone... 309-212- two three 7 8

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Seen on FB Buick Riviera Cars and Parts for Sale - Official ROA Facebook Group. Listing is not mine.

 

1972 Buick Riviera · Coupe 2D
$6,500
Elmira, NY

Daily driver. Has 455 it's a GS. Needs front floor pans... Has New fluids tires breaks full tune up. Have many extra parts. Possible trade for monte carlo ss

https://www.facebook.com/groups/BuickRivieraCarsandPartsforSale/permalink/2205725439646242/?sale_post_id=2205725439646242&rt=11

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Floor damage:

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4 hours ago, NC68Riviera said:

Seen on FB Buick Riviera Cars and Parts for Sale - Official ROA Facebook Group. Listing is not mine.

 

1972 Buick Riviera · Coupe 2D
$6,500
Elmira, NY

Daily driver. Has 455 it's a GS. Needs front floor pans... Has New fluids tires breaks full tune up. Have many extra parts. Possible trade for monte carlo ss

https://www.facebook.com/groups/BuickRivieraCarsandPartsforSale/permalink/2205725439646242/?sale_post_id=2205725439646242&rt=11

 

 

 

I've always wondered about guys who stop their cars with breaks rather than brakes. ?

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1971 Riv - $2300

 

https://chicago.craigslist.org/wcl/cto/d/1971-riviera/6691397747.html

 

1971 riviera - $2300 (burlington IL)

 

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1971 buick rivera

VIN: 494871h931676
condition: fair
cylinders: 8 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
paint color: green
size: full-size
title status: clean
transmission: automatic
type: coupe

1971 buick riviera one family owned car. 455 engine and turbo 400 trans. car does run but needs Exhaust system. car is very complete. has rusty quarters. but floors are solid doors open and shut very nice. all glass good. bumpers are very! nice as is grille. all windows function. interior is very nice with drivers seat being in need of repair. this car needs body work but is worthy of a Restoration. top is very nice no rust under it. hood and truck lid solid and rust free.has all 5 original buick mag road wheels. owners manual too. clear title. car does run but is loud. asking $2300.00 obo. not much wiggle room though. putting on ebay this weekend. come and get it. this car could also be a great donor car. every thing works and runs cool. have all side lights too. in trunk with other missing body parts . call 630 677 8319

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1965 BUICK RIVIERA GRAN SPORT Mecum Auction (I am not associated with this listing)

https://www.mecum.com/lots/LS0918-331408/1965-buick-riviera-gran-sport/

HIGHLIGHTS

Matching numbers 425/360 HP OHV V-8 engine

Dual Carter 4-barrel carburetors

3-speed automatic transmission

Arctic White paint with Gold vinyl interior

4 horns

Cruise control

Updated air conditioning

Power brakes

Power antenna

Power seat

Power windows

Power vent windows

AM/FM radio with rear speaker

Listed on the Riviera Gran Sport registry

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3 hours ago, NC68Riviera said:

1965 BUICK RIVIERA GRAN SPORT Mecum Auction (I am not associated with this listing)

https://www.mecum.com/lots/LS0918-331408/1965-buick-riviera-gran-sport/

HIGHLIGHTS

Matching numbers 425/360 HP OHV V-8 engine

Dual Carter 4-barrel carburetors

3-speed automatic transmission

Arctic White paint with Gold vinyl interior

4 horns

Cruise control

Updated air conditioning

Power brakes

Power antenna

Power seat

Power windows

Power vent windows

AM/FM radio with rear speaker

Listed on the Riviera Gran Sport registry

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Just sold at Auction for $71,500. Good looking Riviera 

 

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1965 Gran Sport - $50k

 

https://newjersey.craigslist.org/cto/d/1965-riviera-gs/6693843627.html

 

1965 Riviera GS - $50000 (Brick)

 

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1965 Buick Riv

cylinders: 8 cylinders
fuel: gas
odometer: 39000
title status: clean
transmission: automatic

1965 Riviera GS, 39,000 m, 425/365 hp
Dual 4 barrel, Super Turbine 400,
Original Seafoam Green paint n int,
POP, manuals,
Approx 2700 built, a beautiful car,
Great investment

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On ‎10‎/‎19‎/‎2016 at 8:35 AM, RivNut said:

I've found that you can usually find a competent upholster in most cities that can easily replicate any interior if they have something from which to work.  If there's anything left of the original, then they can reproduce what you need.  I've found it easier / less expensive to sometimes just have the panels that are worn replaced rather than going for a complete re-po kit.

 

On my '65, only the "seat buns" are worn.  I got a quote to replace only those panels and use the backs and sides from the originals and it was much cheaper than buying a complete kit.

If you are in Florida anywhere south of I-10 there is an upholstery restoration shop that can do it.  They do great work at a decent price.  Been in business since 1954.  Located in Sarasota.  Hoyt's Auto Upholstery.

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On 9/10/2018 at 8:27 AM, cjp69 said:

1965 Gran Sport - $50k

 

https://newjersey.craigslist.org/cto/d/1965-riviera-gs/6693843627.html

 

1965 Riviera GS - $50000 (Brick)

 

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1965 Buick Riv

cylinders: 8 cylinders
fuel: gas
odometer: 39000
title status: clean
transmission: automatic

1965 Riviera GS, 39,000 m, 425/365 hp
Dual 4 barrel, Super Turbine 400,
Original Seafoam Green paint n int,
POP, manuals,
Approx 2700 built, a beautiful car,
Great investment

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1965 Buick Riv

cylinders: 8 cylinders
fuel: gas
odometer: 39000
title status: clean
transmission: automatic

1965 Riviera GS, 39,000 m, 425/365 hp
Dual 4 barrel, Super Turbine 400,
Original Seafoam Green paint n int,
POP, manuals,
Approx 2700 built, a beautiful car,
Great investment

Hard to see, yet it looks like it had the 66 valve cover indent. Did that ever come perhaps on late built 65? 

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65 Riv GS - $3k

 

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/lgb/cto/d/1965-buick-riviera-gs/6695491952.html

 

1965 Buick Riviera GS - $3000 (Pearl City Hi)

 

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1965 Buick Riviera

fuel: gas
title status: clean
transmission: automatic

Very rare, Hawaii car, 45,000 original miles, runs very well, engine needs nothing, the transmission rebuilt by the best, Noble himself, with only the best parts, and he claimed it was the strongest production trans. ever made. It's called the Super turbine 400, built by Buick, before the Pontiac turbo 400. The rear end is gigantic, with built in ladder bars(factory), and positraction. All heavy duty, factory overkill, but awesome!
One year only for the 425 cid
2x4 bbl 360 hp 465 ft/lb torque
This is a monster! Nothing was stronger in 1965. This was the best GM had to offer, including Cadillac. Nobody even came close to building a car that could compete with it.
That's the good part of story, has rust. Need a donor body, or new Sheetmetal. Mostly around the back window, and in the trunk, rear quarters....but too much for the amateur, and many professionals.
From the doors to the front isn't all that bad. A few holes in the fire wall, but fixable. But considering the condition of the rest of the cab, it's best to replace the whole shell.
If I was keeping it, I'd cut the top off, custom make a truck bed out of the trunk.
Buick convertible el Camino.......
el Riviera.
But if was in the mainland.....
There's lots of Riviera body's in Texas, so this car could be saved and back to original.
The interior is nice, low miles, but the carpet is awful.
The gas tank is gone, but fuel line was replaced, and hooks up to a fuel cell, so it'll run. A leak in the radiator means only short distances
It's scary powerful, iconic design, it shouldn't be forgotten.
Rescue this classic muscle car!
I'd like it out of my neighbors driveway soon. I have 5 cars at my house, just don't have room or time for this project.
Serious only please, No text or phone offers.
$3000 cash in person only.
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