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Kind of interesting: the last of the non-personal luxury Rivieras, from the two years when Riviera meant "hardtop version of the Electra 225 sedan."

 

1962 Willow Mist Poly Buick Electra 225 Riviera sedan with tan/green bench seat and 50,000 miles, offered at no reserve:

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1962-Buick-Electra-225-Riviera-Sedan/293215281992

 

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The eternal question: who buys this car and what are their intentions for it?

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43 minutes ago, J3Studio said:

Kind of interesting: the last of the non-personal luxury Rivieras, from the two years when Riviera meant "hardtop version of the Electra 225 sedan."

 

1962 Willow Mist Poly Buick Electra 225 Riviera sedan with tan/green bench seat and 50,000 miles, offered at no reserve:

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1962-Buick-Electra-225-Riviera-Sedan/293215281992

 

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The eternal question: who buys this car and what are their intentions for it?

This is a nice looking car.  Not many had a vinyl roof.  If I was in the market for a vintage sedan, I would be all over this car.

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43 minutes ago, cjp69 said:

64 Buick - $6400 (Port Townsend)

This is in my dad's home town. I have asked him to look at it for me. 

The rust in the rear fenders is of some concern. 

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2 hours ago, NC1968Riviera said:

This is in my dad's home town. I have asked him to look at it for me. 

The rust in the rear fenders is of some concern. 

You can probably get away with no a/c in Port Townsend, but are yiu sure you want to deal with that in NC?  Not too many options either. Standard interior, no tilt, crank windows, etc.  It appears to be in pretty good shape,  but it's kind of plain for most collectors.  Kind of like going to Gallagher's in NYC and ordering a hamburger.

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6 hours ago, RivNut said:

You can probably get away with no a/c in Port Townsend, but are yiu sure you want to deal with that in NC?  Not too many options either. Standard interior, no tilt, crank windows, etc.  It appears to be in pretty good shape,  but it's kind of plain for most collectors.  Kind of like going to Gallagher's in NYC and ordering a hamburger.

Thanks for your concerns, Ed. I am still interested though. 

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2 hours ago, bodayguy said:

 

There will be a 64 on BaT within a few weeks, hint hint.

I just bought a Jaguar on BaT last week. Be careful out there; it’s dangerously easy to do.

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12 hours ago, Rivdrivn said:

I just bought a Jaguar on BaT last week. Be careful out there; it’s dangerously easy to do.

Ok I respect this as a Riviera forum but I just gotta see this Jag!

I had a XK8 hardtop way back - another gentlemen’s cruiser.

I don’t know which is a greater money pit - Jags or Rivs?

 

Congrats

 

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2 hours ago, PWB said:

Ok I respect this as a Riviera forum but I just gotta see this Jag!

I had a XK8 hardtop way back - another gentlemen’s cruiser.

I don’t know which is a greater money pit - Jags or Rivs?

 

Congrats

 

 

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WOW

I believe thats a loaded XKR?!

XKR's pumped out 420 hp and 418 lb-ft of torque while the cabin was quiet as a Caddy. Insane.

 

Those Italian (Pirelli) shoes alone will cost you over a G.

 

Very nice. 

 

 

 

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That will look really nice sitting next to your Riviera convertible.  

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On 9/10/2019 at 1:26 PM, PWB said:

WOW

I believe thats a loaded XKR?!

XKR's pumped out 420 hp and 418 lb-ft of torque while the cabin was quiet as a Caddy. Insane.

 

Those Italian (Pirelli) shoes alone will cost you over a G.

 

Very nice. 

 

 

 

Yes, it’s the rare Portfolio edition, and a set these Detroit BBS wheels costs more than I’ve paid for some of my Buicks

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22 hours ago, RivNut said:

That will look really nice sitting next to your Riviera convertible.  

Right, same nice shape, sorta like a boat. As a consequence, the Riv convertible got me thinking about my old Jag XK8 that I still miss. I’ll take a picture when I get the two of them together.

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1 hour ago, Rivdrivn said:

Yes, it’s the rare Portfolio edition, and a set these Detroit BBS wheels costs more than I’ve paid for some of my Buicks

 

All the nice Jaguar wheels are non-trivial and the ones from that age all have actual place names. Our far less glamorous sedan had handsome Aguila wheels.

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I can't copy and paste using this Android, but if you get on the Kansas City Craigslist and type in 'Riviera rear end' you'll find a 3.07 positive traction unit complete in the housing for $550. The seller states in the ad that is has new bearings in it.  

 

Ed

 

 

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40 minutes ago, RivNut said:

I can't copy and paste using this Android, but if you get on the Kansas City Craigslist and type in 'Riviera rear end' you'll find a 3.07 positive traction unit complete in the housing for $550. The seller states in the ad that is has new bearings in it.

 

https://kansascity.craigslist.org/pts/d/kansas-city-riviera-rear-end/6965683538.html

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On 9/6/2019 at 12:39 PM, J3Studio said:

Kind of interesting: the last of the non-personal luxury Rivieras, from the two years when Riviera meant "hardtop version of the Electra 225 sedan."

 

1962 Willow Mist Poly Buick Electra 225 Riviera sedan with tan/green bench seat and 50,000 miles, offered at no reserve:

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1962-Buick-Electra-225-Riviera-Sedan/293215281992

 

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Sold for $13,500 with 36 bids, between Hagerty #3/Good ($9,200) and #2/Excellent ($15,600) money. Now, back to the Rivieras most of us are thinking of …

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https://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst/cto/d/san-pedro-1972-buick-riviera/6974537635.html

 

1972 Buick Riviera - $21999

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1972 Buick boat tail runs and drives excellent will not find a cleaner one

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310-749-6907

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Here we go again with these low-mileage sixth generation cars … 1984 Brown Buick Riviera with a brown Landau top and (you guessed it) brown Prima cloth 45/45 seats. 10,600 miles, with a minimum bid of $14,100 (I wonder what value guide that very specific number came from).

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1984-Buick-Riviera/113886368211

 

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After that short run of restrained cars, here we are back with Landau top and the Custom locking wire wheel covers. No window sticker, but there is a fairly well-preserved build sheet.

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1963 Base model seen for sale today at the ROA NC Riviera's in the Park picnic. 

Belongs to a ROA member in North Carolina. 

Nice looking car that appears to be an older restoration. 

The owner told me he put 97 Firebird front seats in it and had them recovered in a 63 Riviera seat cover pattern. 

Phone number is shown. 

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1 hour ago, NC1968Riviera said:

1963 Base model seen for sale today at the ROA NC Riviera's in the Park picnic. 

Belongs to a ROA member in North Carolina. 

Nice looking car that appears to be an older restoration. 

The owner told me he put 97 Firebird front seats in it and had them recovered in a 63 Riviera seat cover pattern. 

Phone number is shown. 

 

 

Thanks for posting this Mike.

 

Here is a pic with the hood closed ...

 

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I can offer a bit of history on the car … The engine was rebuilt 11 years ago, I was participating in the club a bit more back then, and because Jim had broken his heel I believe, the club members got together and installed it for him. He said it has around 11,000 miles since the rebuild.

 

A little history on the reason for the seats. He converted it to a 700R4 transmission and there was a linkage clearance issue, so I believe he had to get narrower seats and run the shift linkage inside the car?

 

As Mike said, it is a good looking, and rust free car.

 

More info about the car can be found in the Riview. Jim did a Members Showcase that was published in Vol. 27 No. 1 on pages 16 & 17.

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Mike drove this car to the ROA event in Eureka Springs, AR in 2005.  He told me at the time that with the 700R4 transmission and his stock 3.07 rear end, he was getting about 23 miles per gallon.  The stock rear end coupled to the o/d transmission gives a final drive ratio of 2.15.  The nailhead has the torque to handle that low gear at a little less than 1300 rpms at 70 mph.

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