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Need some advice on a 72 Riviera

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Thanks for the advice and CL links.  I had seen the one in phoenix before. I was concerned about the look of the engine bay on that one.  Seems to be a mess of wires running everywhere. 

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FWIW I bought a 72 Rivy In  1987  Advertised with 75K miles. It looked and drove like the miles were original. The seller (a flipper) had a file with all the service records but he never studied them  And was bummed when they showed 175k mikes. Great car, got it for $500. Drove it for a summer and sold it to a guy and it rolled off a cliff (literally)  and was totaled. Without service records low mileage claims are just stories. I actually came across a 72 skylark that I used to own advertised with less miles then when I owned it. Buyer Beware.  

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3 hours ago, Paul K. said:

 Without service records low mileage claims are just stories.

 

My thoughts exactly. 

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Update on this one: https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/ank/cto/d/1972-buick-riviera-455-v8-low/6600461037.html

 

Apparently, the car DOES have factory air although I'm still trying to find out if it works or not.  I got some additional pictures of the engine bay and the trunk which I posted here:  https://www.flickr.com/gp/79632672@N06/58yjzk.  Price has dropped to $18.5K, which still seems like a lot to me for what it is.  I'm still leaning towards "pass" on this one but wanted some feedback.   

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Surfgeek,

 

The green 72 isn't far from me, I can look it over if you are interested in it after talking to the owner.

 

 

 

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https://spacecoast.craigslist.org/cto/d/73-riviera-boat-tail/6612277683.html

 

Sooo, this one just came up for sale near me.  I saw this car driving down the road once and it looked very good.  It's been listed for sale on and off for the last year or so.  I think they want a little too much money for it, but it sure does look nice and it's right down the road.   It's making me reconsider whether I should expand my criteria to include 73s.  I think I might go see it. 

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