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On 6/2/2017 at 8:56 PM, NCRiviera said:

While this isn't on Craigslist, I found this listing the other day, supposedly of a 69 Riv in Virginia:

https://listing-basket.com/4303-1969-buick-riviera-time-capsule-fully-loaded-mint/details.html

When I inquired about this car, this is the response I received:

"My name is Debra Hobbs. You showed interest in buying the 1969 Buick Riviera Time Capsule Fully Loaded Mint that I have for sale. First a few words about the car, it's a 1969 Buick Riviera and although it's the 1969 model, it has only 104580 miles and it's in great condition. This beauty is extremely clean inside and has been well cared for. The car is being sold as described, no mechanical or electrical issues, everything is in great condition and has been recently serviced, never abused, non smoker, runs and drives perfect. You can buy it for the price of $6,667.00. I know the price is under market's value, we have tried to sell it at a higher price but we are in a bit of a rush since my husband got a new job and signed a contract for 5 years in Italy, Europe. 
If you have any question or need any info please let me know."

"Mrs. Hobbs" responded directly to me via Gmail. I replied with several followup questions that have gone unanswered, especially my questions about this same car being on an Ebay auction, supposedly in Idaho, that ended May 16 with a $1000 reserved opening bid and NO bidders. I send the seller a question about where this car was, exactly. Again, I have received no answers to my questions.

This listing smells very bad. BEWARE....

 

You're right, N. C.  I'm almost certain it's a scam.

I inquired last year about a '59 Buick for sale.

The circumstance was just like this Riviera's:

A price lower than usual;  almost the exact same words

in reply to describe the car.  And it was supposedly

a woman needing to sell.

 

They want a sucker to want the car so much

that he'll send money without going to see the car.

Hurry up!  Don't think much!  Just buy it before it's gone!

The seller has no such car.  Undoubtedly, the 

scammer got pictures from some other site.

 

No one got a good deal, but I hope the criminal gets jail time.

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1968 Riv in Chicago area.

I called about this one prior to buying my Aqua Mist car. It appears to be in nice condition BUT there were some mean looking paint scrapes along the passenger rear fender. The dealer doesn't mention those scrapes any longer in their craigslist ad, nor do they show close up pics, like they did previously.

https://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/ctd/6198169236.html

(I am not associated with this vehicle)

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'68 Riv in Minneapolis, MN area. $5895 "The price reflects that the car does need a new headliner, and the front seat should be re-cushioned and the fabric repaired"

https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/cto/6214427902.html

(I am not associated with this vehicle)

It appears to have early production run door pull straps. No pictures of engine compartment, underside or trunk.

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1968 Riviera GS - $2500 (Adkins, TX)

"Great 1968 Riviera for sale! Has 430-4 barrel motor. Exterior paint is blue with black hardtop. Asking $2500 OBO, willing to negotiate will serious buyers! Also have '63 riviera for sale if interested. 2-ft also with original clam-shell headlights. As you can see in pictures also have other cars for sale and other items. Having a swap meet on July 1st so come on out if interested in buying!"

https://sanantonio.craigslist.org/cto/6189731924.html

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On ‎7‎/‎19‎/‎2017 at 1:43 PM, NCRiviera said:

Gorgeous 1969 Buick Riviera 430-4 V8 - $20000 (Temecula, CA) https://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/cto/d/buick-riviera/6226630213.html

 

I LOVE green! ;)

 

Mike, take a look, that '69 fuel line appears much like the new (incorrect) one you received.

 

Whats with the Chevrolet Orange and overspray?

Where's the "all original" smog pump?

(Perhaps he added this dash pot when he yanked the pump?)

Weren't the upholstery buttons originally diamond shaped?

 

 

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9 hours ago, riv2x4 said:

I'm reasonably close to this guy if anyone is interested.  FYI, there is a lot of flooding in this area right now, not sure if he's impacted or not.

I offered him $3000 for the Riviera. He answeres: "Which one?" I answer: "The 1966" He goes:"I have 3 1966's" Then I told him to sell me the cheapest one he has, but he wasn't aswering anymore. 

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7 hours ago, RivNut said:

Did you make note of everything that is missing when you say that you'd buy it yourself if it wasn't so far away?

Shipping parts to a storage in New Jersey from anywhere in the US is pretty cheap. Cheaper than shipping them to Europe. Shipping a car from anywhere in the US to New Jersey is not cheap, especially in this case from Utah, again, about 3500km. Getting the car to NJ would cost me over $2000. Shipping overseas is $1200. The port in Croatia charges about $500 for discharging the car and doing the paperwork. I would pay at least $2000 of import charges, and another $1000 for some licence plates. So, I'm trying to save money by buying a car that's close to NJ, like I did with my '69.

If I lived in the US, I would go buy the car myself and drive it off into the sunset. 

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My bigger concern with noting which parts are missing is not what it would cost to have them shipped but rather why are they not there in the first place and secondly, are the parts that are missing going to be easy to find?

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1 hour ago, RivNut said:

My bigger concern with noting which parts are missing is not what it would cost to have them shipped but rather why are they not there in the first place and secondly, are the parts that are missing going to be easy to find?

The biggest issue is not what's missing, it's what's in the car. I sure can't take a look at the car from half way around the world and decide if it's any good. I can only trust the man and have faith that what he said is working, works.

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7 hours ago, AnaRamona said:

I sure can't take a look at the car from half way around the world

Several forum members may be willing to travel short distances to look at a car you may be interested in, I know I would travel up to 30 miles from my home to look at a car for a forum member, if they were to ask nicely! :)

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19 hours ago, NCRiviera said:

Several forum members may be willing to travel short distances to look at a car you may be interested in, I know I would travel up to 30 miles from my home to look at a car for a forum member, if they were to ask nicely! :)

That's very nice :)

 

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1964 Buick Riviera - $13,495

Hope Mills, NC

https://www.cargurus.com/Cars/inventorylisting/viewDetailsFilterViewInventoryListing.action?sourceContext=carGurusHomePage_false_0&entitySelectingHelper.selectedEntity=d279&zip=28306#listing=179117384

(I am not associated with this car but I do live close to where it is for sale if anyone seriously considers this car)

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North western PA  just south of Erie. 1964

Probably a nice resto project. Seems decently solid. more so than what is normally found in these parts. Priced optimistically IMO.....for the seller that is

https://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/cto/d/1964-buick-riviera/6244254826.html

 

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On 7/28/2017 at 4:02 PM, NCRiviera said:

1964 Buick Riviera - $13,495

Hope Mills, NC

I looked at this Riv the other day when I was checking on my '69 Caprice I have for sale with this same dealer.

 

The white material at the bottom of the doors is the rubber material you use for drawer liners! I had to laugh out loud when I felt it! :lol: 

The whole interior is fairly worn and dirty. It wasn't my cup of tea.

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On August 2, 2017 at 8:46 PM, JZRIV said:

North western PA  just south of Erie. 1964

Probably a nice resto project. Seems decently solid. more so than what is normally found in these parts. Priced optimistically IMO.....for the seller that is

https://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/cto/d/1964-buick-riviera/6244254826.html

 

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Came mighty close to buying this one in hopes that with some buffing, polishing and detailing it could be the original unmolested first gen for under 10 k I've been looking for. Based on the first 5 pictures that were all that were originally posted,  I had Jason on standby to go check it out.  I had spoken with the seller and negotiated the price down to $5,500 contingent upon additional detailed pictures being emailed. Never received the email but he did post them on the ad. After seeing the numerous spots of surface rust and hearing of even more serious ones from the seller not shown in the pictures coupled with the rust stains emanating from the battery shelf area and the general condition of the engine bay I called Jason and told him to save himself the 2 hour trip, that it was a bit more of a project than I am interested in. 

However, the seller did assure me that there is no rust through on the car whatsoever and the undercarriage is very nice, clean and rust free. So as Jason mentioned above this would make for a nice restoration project. If I didn't already have 3 '54's and now a '38 waiting in line for getting on the road, I probably would have tackled this one, but I'm not getting any younger and time is becoming more valuable. 

Thanks again Jason for offering to go check it out for me, I really appreciate the offer!

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Emeralds surface often in PA. Must be the fracking? All 3 from PA

 

 ( from ebay )

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1985-Buick-Riviera-Classic-Collector-Coupe-Car-Low-Miles-/232434560862?hash=item361e2def5e:g:F~cAAOSwDrNZWZ9Y&vxp=mtr

 

 

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From Hemmings (PA)

 

https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/buick/riviera/1980144.html

 

 

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Luck of the Irish

 

Hemmings

 

https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/dealer/buick/riviera/1919616.html

 

 

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