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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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Lets face it. The 100 dollar bill is the new 20 dollar bill.

 

I think that this custom non-GS 66 is worth the asking price, yet I also think ALL other Rivieras are undervalued currently.

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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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5 hours ago, RivNut said:

Not a car but I know there are lots of guys looking for a nice set of wire wheel covers.  

 

https://wausau.craigslist.org/pts/5948085247.html

 

Ed,

 

Thanks for the plug. Those are my covers which I had offered to members on the forum previously, have them also on e-bay and as Ed pointed out on Craigslist. The Craigslist price is cheaper than e-bay and the forum price is cheaper than both of those. A person has committed to buying them on e-bay but, it is going on 3 days and I have seen no money. If anyone is interested, let me know because I have a feeling the deal on e-bay will fall through. I also have 2 other nice single covers for sale. Price wise the same holds true for these covers as I stated for the set of 4. I will refresh that thread.

 

Bill

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I was pretty sure I recognized those covers, good luck with the sale Bill.

 

I thought about taking you up on your forum prices, BUT, I don't need any more of them that's for sure.

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18 hours ago, RivNut said:

 

 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.

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1966 plate is yellow also,

  Tom

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Not on Craigslist but a couple on ebay for the '78 fans ...

 

Low mile, nice car, it has been on ebay before, maybe it didn't sell then either?

 

1978 Buick Riviera LXXV ANNIVERSARY EDITION

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Lots of pic of this one, it looks pretty clean and only has 35K on it.

 

 

 

Another one, not quite as nice, has 87K on it ...

 

1978 Buick Riviera LXXV Anniversary Edition Coupe 2-Door

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http://sfbay.craigslist.org/scz/pts/5979711270.html not a car but parts, and this is not me.

 

(update 2-4-17)1965 Buick Riviera parts have all trim inside and outside. Back seats and one bucket front seat it's passanger seat want 500 for seats. have deluxe door panels with electric switches all panels for 250 includes the back seat panels too with switches. Console 75. Air cleaner sold.. front bumper 75 and back bumper sold HeadlightClamshell left side only has very small missing piece other then that no cracks it opens and closes nice it has buckets for lights. 125 .the other 3 clamshells headlights are cracked on based can have for 75 .I do have set in good condition with headlights and buckets and wire harness sold them have glass just windshield sold and back window 125.. hood spears want 75 .. got 2 sets of hub caps want 60 a set exhaust manifold s 160 for the pair.or trade for Chevy 396 exhaust manifold s..there other miscellaneous parts.. remote mirror driver side 75.. taillights complete..bezel has some pitting needs re chrome the lens has a small crack line. 150. parking bezels it's being re chrome nice pair 175.. cowl vents 100.. power antenna sold bunch miscellaneous horns75 front seat belts black.75. bezels for panels driver and passenger..transmission kick down switch 100.. windshield wipers truck stainless 75 . window back trim 100 nice piece needs a bit polished to make look great no dent or Bents.. other odd piece take a look I can take a better picture if you want a particular part seen in table.
.. trunk release parts 110.set buckets for clamshells lights 30..ac control unit 75..no car no doors no grill.no hood. No fenders.. no trunk... just parts...I have more parts and trim I need to go through will keep posting as I'm cleaning up. Remember this parts are original and are NOT mint or NOS they will need some polish or re chrome. But this parts solid cores for re chroming can see only on weekend.. parts for sale.moving and don't need this parts no more. Original radiator 75..
Will trade for Chevy parts looking for 396 big block parts exhaust manifold s oil pan. Valve covers. Timing cover. intake manifold. No cast prefer aluminum. . email me your phone. And will call and give you address to come by see the parts.. Saturday andSunday.. . yes I do look at my emails and I will respond back appropriate time matter.. thanks for looking.

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I am not sure of that. But here are a couple of sites that may help.

http://www.tciauto.com/tc/speedometer-gear-calculator/

http://www.drivetrain.com/parts_catalog/ring_and_pinions/what_gear_ratio_do_i_have_in_my_gm_or_chevrolet.html

https://www.hotrodhotline.com/calibrating-speedometer

http://www.tciauto.com/tc/transmission-accessories/speedometer-gearshtml/

 

Also ebay has a 40, 41 and a 42 tooth speedo gear for the ST400 trans for sale now. Only $39.99 each. What gear do you have now ?

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1 minute ago, JZRIV said:

Check out the hood on this 95.

 

V8 power?  I wonder if anyone has ever tried stuffing a G8 or Northstar drivetrain into one of these...

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29 minutes ago, JZRIV said:

Check out the hood on this 95.

https://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/cto/5990945520.html

 

Actually, not a bad price, and a good-looking Riv. Not overdone and low miles.

 

Even though I have NO need, if that was closer, I might just have went to take a look. 

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58 minutes ago, EmTee said:

 

V8 power?  I wonder if anyone has ever tried stuffing a G8 or Northstar drivetrain into one of these...

 

Yes, GM did it several years ago. It was in their collection for a while, sold at auction, and now owned by an ROA member. You can see the story in Vol 32, No. 3, Pg 20-21.

 

Meant to add a picture of it, you can't really see the engine, but it's a Northstar in it.

 

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                A supercharged 3.8 would run circles around that Northstar V8 in a drag race. I have a 2000 Pontiac GTP

that would blow the doors off any Caddy with that engine.

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