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1 hour ago, Paul from PA said:

1965 black GS for sale at "Hanksters" He is a guy that buys and sells hotrods and muscle cars. His PA shop is about an hour northeast of Pittsburgh PA

I believe this vehicle to be a poser.  This is a restoration that was made to look like a Gran Sport.  The fender badges are incorrect.  They list it as a 401 Dual Quad.  There is no such thing.  The rear axle carrier does not have the circle with x, indicating a posi.  The carrier assy looks to have a plug on the right hand side.  It has the accessory switch which indicates rear defog, but the rear deck cover has no rear defog duct.  Of course it has the optional horn bar steering wheel with no horn bars!  :)  The exhaust is all wrong.  Finally, it is grossly overpriced.

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49 minutes ago, psychostang said:

I believe this vehicle to be a poser.  This is a restoration that was made to look like a Gran Sport.  The fender badges are incorrect.  They list it as a 401 Dual Quad.  There is no such thing.  The rear axle carrier does not have the circle with x, indicating a posi.  The carrier assy looks to have a plug on the right hand side.  It has the accessory switch which indicates rear defog, but the rear deck cover has no rear defog duct.  Of course it has the optional horn bar steering wheel with no horn bars!  :)  The exhaust is all wrong.  Finally, it is grossly overpriced.

According to the data plate, the paint code is "JJ" with a "629" custom interior trim. Car was originally Verde Green with a Saddle interior.

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Not mine. No title, but nice bucket seat option interior got my attention...

 

1971 Buick Riviera (Classic Car) (Tow or for Parts) - $1000(Ewing)

condition: salvage 
make / manufacturer: Buick 
model name / number: Riviera 

Not running 1971 Buick Riviera.
We suspect it will run with a new starter
Last inspection sticker 2005
No keys
No title
Tow or for parts 

Car will go to best offer

 

https://cnj.craigslist.org/for/d/trenton-1971-buick-riviera-classic-car/7014985002.html

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Well, unless they can find a  title, that is a parts car.  Too much of a pain in the ass  to get a title.  A shame tho, as that car looks like it would clean up nicely.

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22 hours ago, J3Studio said:

1996 Dark Cherry Metallic Riviera with gray bucket seats and 72,000 miles on eBay and Craigslist, asking $7,000:

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/303353446792

 

Do any of our very active North Carolina folks know of this car?

 

Not familiar with it, but keep in mind NC is a very WIDE state. Kitty Hawk is a pretty good ways from me.

 

It does look pretty good.

 

Any mention of paint problems can be pretty costly though. And, their price on ebay is around twice what NADA and KBB put its value at.

 

Probably not as good a candidate as the last one, the one you bid on on ebay.

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On 10/29/2019 at 6:39 PM, J3Studio said:

A change of pace on eBay—1978 Silver/Black Riviera LXXV with 35,000 miles, asking $19,500:

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1978-Buick-Riviera-Anniversary/133220481994

 

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Decently equipped but not loaded, with the L80 403 ci engine and chrome-plated wheels. What's the market for one of these?

 

This car showed up as the Hemmings Find of the Day today, now asking $16,500:

 

https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2019/11/12/hemmings-find-of-the-day-1978-buick-riviera-2/

 

It's also gotten recent coverage on The Truth About Cars.

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Not much market unfortunately for the LXXV. Bad for sellers but good for buyers. Much like the XX Anniversary cars they just never seemed to get any traction in desirability. "Maybe" a bump in 10% over the non-LXXV model. They are great cars to drive and own but don't buy with any hope of appreciation. Buy to drive and enjoy. 

The asking price for this one at $19,500 well above what I'd expect even with the lower mileage. $7-10k is probably closer to reality...….but this is just one opinion.

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1 hour ago, J3Studio said:

 

This car showed up as the Hemmings Find of the Day today, now asking $18,500:

 

https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2019/11/12/hemmings-find-of-the-day-1978-buick-riviera-2/

 

It's also gotten recent coverage on The Truth About Cars.

I remember when Ray Knott had one of these and he drove it to the annual meet at Lake Geneva.  I remember him saying that these were the nicest, most comfortable riding of all Riviera's.

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54 minutes ago, Pat Curran said:

I remember him saying that these were the nicest, most comfortable riding of all Riviera's.

 

The standard complaint against this generation of Riviera is that they were just gussied up LeSabre coupes. A Popular Mechanics quote from October 1978 was especially brutal—"last year’s Riviera amounted to a special version of the Buick LeSabre coupe and, to many, was indistinguishable from it.”

 

But, if you were going to base the Riviera on a "generic" platform, what a platform to base it on! Overall, the 1977 B-platform cars shook the industry and aged astoundingly well.

 

I have come to regard these cars with affection and at least some degree of understanding, and was glad to see a 1977 at Gettysburg this year. As the Riviera Project slowly proceeds, my tentative title for this generation's chapter is an era-appropriate "Staying Alive."

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On 9/10/2019 at 10:20 AM, 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

 

It’s official: the Jag is a money pit. Several thousand dollars spent and it’s still not right. Plus I can’t find the parts I need. 

Buicks are so much easier.

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Either way - you pay the price of high maintenance for the most beautiful!

I recall there being a few shops rebuilding most of the Jag  "modules" on the cheap.

 

You see this 1967 GS up for sale?  Bid at 20G already.

Oh my...!

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1967-Buick-Riviera-GS/254419331406?hash=item3b3c92e94e:g:nPIAAOSwru1dyaqt

 

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      Shes missing the hood insulation band over the air cleaner. How did that get lost???

 

 

 

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12 hours ago, Rivdrivn said:

It’s official: the Jag is a money pit. Several thousand dollars spent and it’s still not right. Plus I can’t find the parts I need. 

Buicks are so much easier.

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After restoring a 1987 XJS V12 convertible, I can assure you, the Jags money pit is bottomless!!

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1 hour ago, PWB said:

Either way - you pay the price of high maintenance for the most beautiful!

I recall there being a few shops rebuilding most of the Jag  "modules" on the cheap.

 

You see this 1967 GS up for sale?  Bid at 20G already.

Oh my...!

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1967-Buick-Riviera-GS/254419331406?hash=item3b3c92e94e:g:nPIAAOSwru1dyaqt

 

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      Shes missing the hood insulation band over the air cleaner. How did that get lost???

 

 

 

 

Thats a nice car. Don't see a GS that original too often. I bet the gas tank isn't even dented. Agree odd on the insulation band MIA. Too bad pics aren't higher resolution. I'd like to see it in person.

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1 hour ago, PWB said:

Either way - you pay the price of high maintenance for the most beautiful!

I recall there being a few shops rebuilding most of the Jag  "modules" on the cheap.

 

You see this 1967 GS up for sale?  Bid at 20G already.

Oh my...!

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1967-Buick-Riviera-GS/254419331406?hash=item3b3c92e94e:g:nPIAAOSwru1dyaqt

 

 

 

      Shes missing the hood insulation band over the air cleaner. How did that get lost???

 

 

 

 

 

Yeah, it looks like it is in great condition, yet no clear close up pics does not do it justice.

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All,

Here a 64 Riviera on Craigslist.  What I know is that it has (2) 425ci, dual quad engines.  One is in the car (not the original), the original goes with the car, but believed to have a spun bearing.  My son look at the car and he told my son he would take $5000 for car and the extra engine.

 

https://baltimore.craigslist.org/cto/7020657089.html

 

Art

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Jaguars are easy. I have had 6. You buy a nice one and when it breaks you sell it and buy another until it breaks. There are plenty nice ones available.

 

ALWAYS be very careful in conversations and agree with any criticism and comments about the cost of ownership. Keep it negative. If you let out that they are pretty good cars the prices would go up, for sure.

 

Oh! And do your own work. One one came along with kitty litter, sprinkled some mechanic, and said "Poof, you are a Jaguar mechanic".

 

If you own a Buick you should have plenty of time to work on any Brand X that catches your eye.

Bernie

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On 11/14/2019 at 9:08 PM, Rivdrivn said:

It’s official: the Jag is a money pit. Several thousand dollars spent and it’s still not right.

 

Just curious, are the problems OBD2 related?

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5 hours ago, 60FlatTop said:

 

Just curious, are the problems OBD2 related?

Not yet. Still working through the mechanical systems. A lot of codes were stored but its reset now and I’ll wait to see what faults recur. It almost caught on fire last week; perhaps I should’ve let it go up in flames.

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On 11/15/2019 at 5:56 AM, PWB said:

Either way - you pay the price of high maintenance for the most beautiful!

I recall there being a few shops rebuilding most of the Jag  "modules" on the cheap.

 

You see this 1967 GS up for sale?  Bid at 20G already.

Oh my...!

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1967-Buick-Riviera-GS/254419331406?hash=item3b3c92e94e:g:nPIAAOSwru1dyaqt

 

 

 

      Shes missing the hood insulation band over the air cleaner. How did that get lost???

 

 

 

 

Actually I think I am seeing the band over the air cleaner.

 

Wow, up above $26K thus far.

 

 

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3 hours ago, steelman said:

$26,154 and Reserve NOT Met.


Odd - a bid battle 4 days before end? 

For a bench seat car?

 

Hmmmmm 🤔

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