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A thread for posting pictures and stories of Riviera’s seen on the road or on the cyber highway. 

Please consider editing any overly obtrusive FB, IG etc hash tags id’s etc 

I’ll jumpstart it with these 

 

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Good topic, thanks.  Hopefully yo posted the picture of the black 65 on the Girls & Buicks forum.?

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Just does not look right as a convertible!!!!!!!!!!  Destroys the beautiful classic lines of the car

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Wonder if this Riv' would be worth something today if it survived and its lineage could be proven...

 

Apparently there is a story on-line about how Elvis came home one evening in his '63 Riv and his longtime "hired-help" wasn't around to open the main gate, so he backed it up and used the Riv to open the gate himself causing about $800 in auto repairs... (hey, it's the Internet, believe what we will... :))

 

 

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On 7/23/2018 at 6:15 PM, MikeJS said:

Wonder if this Riv' would be worth something today if it survived and its lineage could be proven...

 

Apparently there is a story on-line about how Elvis came home one evening in his '63 Riv and his longtime "hired-help" wasn't around to open the main gate, so he backed it up and used the Riv to open the gate himself causing about $800 in auto repairs... (hey, it's the Internet, believe what we will... :))

 

 

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I get quizzed A LOT about the stance on my 65. Most people think I lowered it, or have worn.out springs. This photo of the King's 63 should put those questions to rest.

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I love custom Rivs. It’s a high art form all to itself

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Good day...

 

Recently I got a lead on a gentleman that apparently had a few 1st gen Riviera parts and project cars about an hour north of the city. I finally had the opportunity to go check them out.

 

Lots of potential for parts,  but access and digging through the interiors and trunks that are mainly stuffed with more parts will be a big challenge. Although it's sad to see these cars in this state, it's nice to know where parts cars exist nearby. Now that I know what's there, I'll go back with chainsaw and a tetanus shot to grab a few more spare parts...

 

Also the owner is in the process of restoring a '65 so he was pretty Riv'  knowledgable...

 

All in all it was somewhat sad but still cool to ... Check out these Rivieras...?

 

 

Later,

 

Mike Swick

Edmonton, AB

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On ‎7‎/‎22‎/‎2018 at 8:41 AM, MrEarl said:

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Unless you're the lead dog, the view never changes. ;) 

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Some screen grabs using my phone from one of the FB Buick group postings.

I just spotted these pics of someone's Riviera on Facebook. Dig those HUGE bumper guards! :blink:

They look like they should be on a Caddy or a tank! :lol: 

 

According to the car owner: "I inherited the car with them on it. I am not an expert on the guards but was told it was a “rare”

option you could add. This was my grandfather’s Riv bought new in 1966. I’m keeping it 100% original as I received it."

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Bringing back to the top

 

 

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1 hour ago, MrEarl said:

Bringing back to the top

 

 

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Bill Mitchell's Silver Arrow I.  He had the Buick stylist customize this for him.  2" chopped top (fiberglass), the front end is extended about 2", and the hood is pancaked. Plus about another hundred or so modifications.  This picture was apparently taken before he had the thermal controlled grill installed.

 

Here's a picture of his final version.  Wide white side wall tires, red inner fenders, and some funky wheel covers.  

 

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The Silver Arrow I was at the ROA meet in Eureka Springs, AR back in 2005.  At that time, Odin Loe and I made a list of what changes we could find.  If I remember correctly, we had 80 some items listed.  Some were major;  like the seats.  Some were minor.  Take a look at this picture and see what you can find that's different than the mass produced '63 Riviera.

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I had a chance to sit in this car at the ROA meet at Lake Geneva in 2001.  A group of us actually had to push it onto the show field because GM let it slip into disrepair and it didn't run.  My favorite change which can't be seen in this photo is that the buttons for the rear power windows were mounted in the rear center arm rest.  Most of the changes were cool but I always thought the wheel covers, wide whites and red inner fenders were gawd awful.  

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2 hours ago, Chimera said:

We need a 66-67 version of the silver arrow...and 70!

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Nice hood ornament!

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3 hours ago, Pat Curran said:

I had a chance to sit in this car at the ROA meet at Lake Geneva in 2001.  A group of us actually had to push it onto the show field because GM let it slip into disrepair and it didn't run.  My favorite change which can't be seen in this photo is that the buttons for the rear power windows were mounted in the rear center arm rest.  Most of the changes were cool but I always thought the wheel covers, wide whites and red inner fenders were gawd awful.  

Pat, I remember helping to push it. I told them it needed a set of plugs because they were fouled and that changing them would be easier than pushing that beast. I was serious but they didnt take me up on it. Oh well...

Tom Mooney

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59 minutes ago, 1965rivgs said:

She needs a ribbed center cap

Tom

 

Ribbed for her pleasure?

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2005 in Eureka Springs.  We were still pushing Silver Arrow I into and out of the transport trailer daily.  

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