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1999 Riviera Silver Arrow article

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I have completed the article I was writing on the 1999 Riviera Silver Arrow. I was able to find the VIN and build info on all 200 cars, plus the build date, options, and first and last titled, etc. I am lacking a number of the numbers assigned to the cars, so if anyone has one and could post the car number from the dash along with the last four digits of the VIN I will add it to the spreadsheet and update it periodically. (The number without the VIN won't help). The comments at the beginning of the narrative are turned off to keep it in a specific order. However, feel free to join the discussion and add your comments, pictures, etc. thanks.
 
here is the link to the article. You will have to click on "Show Previous Comments" a couple of times to expand the selection:
 
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On ‎5‎/‎25‎/‎2018 at 4:37 PM, Barney Eaton said:

anyway to view this if you don't do Facebook?

 

I agree, any other way to view it?

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. . . unfortunately not all off the members here belong to facebook, nor have any desire  to join, so the link is useless. :rolleyes:

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I'm lucky, I found a 99 with only 40k on it, basically in mint condition ! #0873. Previously I drove a '98 for 140k miles and a '97 for 120k miles, so I'm up to speed on maintenance aspects. Would enjoy reading about the Silver Arrow last 200, but as with the others, don't have or want a facebook account.

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On ‎10‎/‎25‎/‎2018 at 1:15 PM, ChrisWhewell said:

I'm lucky, I found a 99 with only 40k on it, basically in mint condition ! #0873. Previously I drove a '98 for 140k miles and a '97 for 120k miles, so I'm up to speed on maintenance aspects. Would enjoy reading about the Silver Arrow last 200, but as with the others, don't have or want a facebook account.

 

Congrats on finding that '99!

 

It sounds like your '98 and '97 were just getting broken in, I have a '99 that's at 273K, it has several issues, but the engine still ran great right up until the fuel pump quit.

 

Just to pass this along, the OP did put together a couple of spreadsheets with "lots" of information, as interesting it was, it is a LOT of info to look through, and, just about the 200 Silver Arrows.

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On ‎10‎/‎28‎/‎2018 at 2:34 PM, NC68Riviera said:

You might submit your work to Ray Knott to have it added to the ROA website and in The Riview. 

 

Mike,  Tom's info is not really printable in any format the ROA would be able to use for publication.

 

Imagine an article with, at least, 200 lines, and several columns across. I can't really think how it would be printable in the Riview unless it was broken up into several installments? And, being it only covers 200 Rivieras of one year only, it might not be of enough interest to the total membership?

 

Probably good info for the ROA to have, I'm just not sure how it could be used.

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23 minutes ago, Rivman said:

 

Mike,  Tom's info is not really printable in any format the ROA would be able to use for publication.

 

Imagine an article with, at least, 200 lines, and several columns across. I can't really think how it would be printable in the Riview unless it was broken up into several installments? And, being it only covers 200 Rivieras of one year only, it might not be of enough interest to the total membership?

 

Probably good info for the ROA to have, I'm just not sure how it could be used.

More than likely it could be added to the ROA library and accessible by request.  The Silver Arrow class at the ROA events is the most difficult to judge in my opinion.  All of the cars are the same.  That leaves you judging what extra items the owner has and how well the car is detailed. It's not nice to say, but it's kind of like "You've seen one, you've seen them all."  Most all members of the ROA are familiar with the SA and there's not much to add (unless your an actuarial.) Just MHO.

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On 5/23/2018 at 10:59 PM, tbenvie said:
I have completed the article I was writing on the 1999 Riviera Silver Arrow. I was able to find the VIN and build info on all 200 cars, plus the build date, options, and first and last titled, etc. I am lacking a number of the numbers assigned to the cars, so if anyone has one and could post the car number from the dash along with the last four digits of the VIN I will add it to the spreadsheet and update it periodically. (The number without the VIN won't help). The comments at the beginning of the narrative are turned off to keep it in a specific order. However, feel free to join the discussion and add your comments, pictures, etc. thanks.
 
here is the link to the article. You will have to click on "Show Previous Comments" a couple of times to expand the selection:
 

 

Hi, I am currently the owner of a 1999 Buick Riviera Silver Arrow.The VIN is 1G4GD2214X4700283.  Tbenvie, you have done an excellent job assembling all of this data. It is much appreciated for a guy like me who has only owned non-SA's. Anyways...according to the spreadsheet, it looks like my VIN is the first Silver Arrow produced that year. I was looking to get more information on this because I am planning to sell the car and would like the next owner to know this history. I am also a bit of a car "buff" .. ha ha. I recently did contact the GM heritage center who has told me the vehicle invoice does not have sequence numbers. Car was a SC car and purchased from original owner who bought from "Sitton" dealer. I attached the carfax screenshot below as well. Thank you for any help that could be provided!

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