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Even though it might not be popular, you need to give credit to whoever painted the car for his ability to highlight with paint those areas which would be normally highlighted by the sun or special lighting.  I don't like the wheel well accents, perhaps it's meant to look like snow coming off the tires, but I think painted windshield reflection is well done as well.

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2 minutes ago, JZRIV said:

That is a wonderful example worth close to asking price assuming no surprises on an inspection. Thanks for Posting Chris!

I also started a new thread for this, figured it deserved it!  :>)

 

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The vinyl top has been replaced using the wrong grain vinyl.  I can't recall ever having seen a basket weave vinyl before, especially not on a car of this era.

 

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1966 claims factory black, aqua interior (?), cornering lamps, wrong wheel caps, good price.

http://kansascity.craigslist.org/cto/5952648832.html

 

1965 blue in good condition, 425 engine, $15000.

http://spokane.craigslist.org/cto/5911371583.html

 

1972 in good shape, original paperwork, willing to negotiate (asking $15,995), interesting color combination, Seattle.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/ctd/5946741677.html

 

1963 project car.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/cto/5936950018.html

 

1973 with 34K miles, original, bucket seats, with paperwork, yellow/white asking $20k.

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/cto/5942991376.html

 

1965 Gran Sport, Legit LX code, Bamboo Cream, asking $37500, Sacramento.

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/cto/5934564691.html

 

1971 Platinum Mist (1051 this color in 71 at 3.11%), Black Interior, center console shifter, a bit rough around the edges (engine, paint, interior), confusing last picture but perhaps showing before repaint, asking $7500.

https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/dealer/buick/riviera/1908658.html#&gid=1&pid=48

 

 

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On ‎1‎/‎7‎/‎2017 at 1:16 PM, RivNut said:

Even though it might not be popular, you need to give credit to whoever painted the car for his ability to highlight with paint those areas which would be normally highlighted by the sun or special lighting.  I don't like the wheel well accents, perhaps it's meant to look like snow coming off the tires, but I think painted windshield reflection is well done as well.

He may have paid homage to Barris's fadeaway Villa Riviera paint scheme  - post solid?

 

 

 

 

 

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On ‎1‎/‎11‎/‎2017 at 2:26 AM, still looking said:

This car has been for sale on craigs list for a few months now. Price has not budged.  

Looks nice though. 

If anybody is serious i am close enough to make the drive and check it out. 

That's very kind. Thanks brother!

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Its January in upstate NY, show up with a trailer and $400 with an extra $100 under your hat and it could be yours! Quite uncommon in 67 saddle interior. Excellent parts car. Look how nice the roof rail weatherstripping is.

http://albany.craigslist.org/cto/5959550297.html

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1 hour ago, JZRIV said:

Its January in upstate NY, show up with a trailer and $400 with an extra $100 under your hat and it could be yours!

 

~2 hours from me.  Buckets & console would sure look nice in Goldie...  Ugh -- my wife would kill me!  :o

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Show up in Adams Center in January and you might never get home. I spent a week there one night.

 

I knew a ex-Army Commander who said they scheduled Arctic training at Fort Drum because weather conditions were more reliably Arctic than in the north.

Bernie

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"I really really love that 65 GS in Sacramento linked above but what the heck is with the trunk lid? The fit looks terrible"

I think there a few being sold recently that have been in accidents and not repaired to the highest standard. You know, fill it, sand it and paint it. With a just get close approach.

 

But, Here are a few projects out this way for sale:

1970 $3500 http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/cto/5939313784.html

1966 for TRADE http://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/5950302746.html

1967 $7500 http://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/cto/5953789918.html

1970 $5500 http://bakersfield.craigslist.org/cto/5953161750.html

1970 Old School no price http://merced.craigslist.org/cto/5966553099.html

1973 Boat $20000 reduced http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/cto/5942991376.html

1963 $10900 http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/cto/5953715206.html

 

1969 "RestoMod" $14500 http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/cto/5951344971.html

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1966 $147500 01616_9JkfUl2LUe4_600x450.jpg

http://palmsprings.craigslist.org/cto/5931075703.html

 

1973 $12500 00l0l_jCKo9d2j15n_600x450.jpg

http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/cto/5968651025.html

 

1964 $23500 Mild Custom 00a0a_iBS5Ftd4hqk_600x450.jpg

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/cto/5965637318.html

 

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I wonder if anybody has offered him anything ? Been there for months at that price. 17 is not far from 22, you could offer. 

 

When a car is on CL for months, i get the impression that the seller is not really interested in selling it. (Maybe not even for the asking. ) But gets something from it being listed. Not sure what, but some cred somewhere. 

 

But here is a 69 for 6 ? Seller states "jest needs some love" http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/cto/5975755163.html

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On ‎1‎/‎24‎/‎2017 at 7:01 AM, Imperial62 said:

That's nice but I believe a bit over-priced?  Maybe not, but how about a $17,000 car?   Wish he would detail the engine, etc a bit more.  That's a crazy looking vinyl top material which I assume is original.  Is the camera catching it just right?  

 

What are your thoughts on this '66 GS @ $19,996   http://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/cto/5974389992.html

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Well, the first and obvious concern would be to resolve why it has 67/later style GS emblems as well as no Aluminum valve covers or chrome air cleaner. I'd want to check the transmission and rear axle codes to help substantiate it is a GS. Also I believe GS cars with the standard interior should have the wood grain glove box emblem with GS on it. This car has the standard black glove box emblem that came with all standard interior non-GS cars. The add specifically says" not a clone" so maybe they have documentation that clearly explains these issues.....but really reaching here to give seller benefit of doubt.

The paint looks nice but a serious buyer should see it in person. There are numerous other issues too many to list but overall the exterior pics make it show well.

To me the much discussed silver/black non-GS is a far better car based on many pictures we have of each.

 

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Here's the proper '66 GS emblem and placement.

 

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Here's a picture of a '66 GS engine that was not one of the MZ engines.  Chrome and finned aluminum.

 

66-gs-air.jpg

 

Here's a blurb that is copied and pasted from the "ID a Gran Sport" article that is on the ROA's webpage.  

 

In 1966 the words "Riviera GS" appeared on the wood trim attached to the glove box door. The letters are in a block style like those used on the fenders. Despite what some dealer brochures listed this was the last year that the GS marking appeared in the interior.

 

I'm sure that you could use this to bring the price down.  And while you're at it, have the seller remove that pinstripe :o

 

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9 hours ago, JZRIV said:

Well, the first and obvious concern would be to resolve why it has 67/later style GS emblems as well as no Aluminum valve covers or chrome air cleaner. I'd want to check the transmission and rear axle codes to help substantiate it is a GS. Also I believe GS cars with the standard interior should have the wood grain glove box emblem with GS on it. This car has the standard black glove box emblem that came with all standard interior non-GS cars. The add specifically says" not a clone" so maybe they have documentation that clearly explains these issues.....but really reaching here to give seller benefit of doubt.

The paint looks nice but a serious buyer should see it in person. There are numerous other issues too many to list but overall the exterior pics make it show well.

To me the much discussed silver/black non-GS is a far better car based on many pictures we have of each.

 

Man you guys are tremendous! I think I'm going to put a GT-GSR Turbo Platinum Edition badge on mine and see if I can get $40K for it.

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Think about that car. $20,000 after income tax in 2017 money. And I paid $2,000 for my '64 Riviera in 1978, after tax money. My '64 came with an incorrect exhaust system, '64 Impala seats, and a non-original vinyl top. I was able to either bear with or change those horrors and generally pretty happy with it. I imagine whoever ends up with it will feel about the same in 2057 if they keep it that long.

 

Oh, I don't think that car was originally claret mist metallic, but mine wasn't either. It was brown. :(

Bernie

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16 minutes ago, 60FlatTop said:

"Think about that car. $20,000 after income tax in 2017 money. And I paid $2,000 for my '64 Riviera in 1978, after tax money. "

Fascinating. According to this website below, $2000. (U.S.) in '78 is worth $15,300. maximum in 2015.

 

https://www.measuringworth.com/uscompare/relativevalue.php

 

 

This car has been for sale a while. Despite the imperfections; the chrome, upholstery and paint - if as good as it seems

would save a ton of $ on resto!

Worth 20g to me. But I'm partial to 2nd gen.

 

 

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15 hours ago, JZRIV said:

Well, the first and obvious concern would be to resolve why it has 67/later style GS emblems as well as no Aluminum valve covers or chrome air cleaner. I'd want to check the transmission and rear axle codes to help substantiate it is a GS. Also I believe GS cars with the standard interior should have the wood grain glove box emblem with GS on it. This car has the standard black glove box emblem that came with all standard interior non-GS cars. The add specifically says" not a clone" so maybe they have documentation that clearly explains these issues.....but really reaching here to give seller benefit of doubt.

The paint looks nice but a serious buyer should see it in person. There are numerous other issues too many to list but overall the exterior pics make it show well.

To me the much discussed silver/black non-GS is a far better car based on many pictures we have of each.

 

All real questions and concerns. Do you think the valve covers and air cleaner could have bee sold long ago? As it has had a repaint the correct badges might not of been obtainable at that time. I am not being hopeful here, just asking the question. 

So, has anybody checked the vin to verify that it either is or isn't a GS ? If not a GS what is an appropriate value ?

 

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GS cars do not have unique VIN's.  GS was an option just like air conditioning; you checked the box, you paid for it,  you got the option.  There's nothing on this car other than the wrong badges to identify it as a GS.  As I and many others have learned, you don't buy with your heart and hope, you buy with your head.

 

Even though the article on how to "ID a Gran Sport" is in the member's only section of the ROA's website, I've been able to access it without logging in.  Take a look at it and see what else is involved in ID'ing a Gran Sport.  Here's something else to look at (if possible.)  You'd have to have someone take a picture of it.  

 

The transmission was the same as the modified option offered in 1965, with a "BS" code on the I.D. plate.

 

 This is a picture of the transmission from my '65 Gran Sport.  The only difference between this one and one for a 1966 Gran Sport would be that 1966 would be stamped into the plate instead of 1965.

T1965_Riviera_GS_pictures_(14).jpg stamped BS for 

 

 

Then you'd need to get the car on a lift and check this next one out.

 

All 66-75 GS models had a positive transaction differential and heavy-duty suspension. The 3.42:1 axle ratio was standard on the GS. 

 

Contact the seller with all of the above mentioned information and ask him why nothing but the (wrong) fender badges would indicate that his is a Gran Sport.  If he gets all huffy about it, you'll know that he's trying to scam everyone.

 

Ed

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7 hours ago, Chimera said:

If that is a true 65 GS I would say that it is a $100K+ car easy.

 

 

O and here is another one. Lacking horn bar and whats up with seats?: http://www.ebay.com/itm/1965-Buick-Riviera-/252737013917?forcerrptr=true&hash=item3ad84cc89d:g:q9MAAOSwopRYhhVD&item=252737013917

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I would question why there are no engine pictures in this add. None.

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