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1 of 454 LX non-GS ’65 Riv … Rare but Rusty ... SOLD

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Long story short, I have more projects than I will EVER be able to complete. I bought this car because of the novelty as much as anything else, and thought it would be a decent project. However, once it got home, I realized just how much of a project it was going to be. AND, a few years after buying this one I found more what I had been wanting, my flame red/white interior ’65 GS. I need to downsize and am starting here with this one so I can hopefully get something going on the red GS.

 

I paid WAY too much for the car, it has rust issues as stated in the subject, runs OK, has brake issues, possibly the booster, and will be a huge project to get it right. The trunk, floors, and pretty much everything is rusty. I can’t really tell much about the body panels, the paint is years old, pretty thick, and cracking in several places. Where the paint has cracked off there is a good bit of surface rust. I am attaching several pictures that hopefully capture the details. I am reducing their size so I can post several, if interested in bigger pictures you can zoom in on, let me know and I will send them to you.

 

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As I said, I paid way too much for it, I am posting it here to see if there is ANY interest in a rare project at a fairly reasonable price. I would think that even if the car is not worth fixing the LX engine has to be worth “something.” If you are interested in a project that “could” have some value when complete, make me an offer.

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OK Randy: It  doesn't look that bad. How does it run?  At the right price EVERYBODY in Dodge wants it. And the right price is????????????????  And, where is the car located?  Mitch

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17 hours ago, lrlforfun said:

OK Randy: It  doesn't look that bad. How does it run?  At the right price EVERYBODY in Dodge wants it. And the right price is????????????????  And, where is the car located?  Mitch

 

OK Mitchie: Exactly what does bad look like to you? Sure, it could maybe be patched and driven, but what would it take to make it right? It runs and drives as I said above, I probably would not race it as is, but it runs OK. You are the '63-'65 Riviera expert, what would you offer me for it? That is why I am posting it here, to see if there is anyone actually interested in it.

 

Sorry, I did not realize my location was gone from beneath my avatar, I have corrected that. The car is located in North Carolina, probably the wrong coast for your purposes.

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I'm a big fan of the full disclosure in the initial post.

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Sure it's kinda crusty, BUT in all honesty to me eye it's not that BAD.  IF you had the talent & the time for those it would be a fairly straight forward fab job.  For those who can't or won't & have to send it out you'll be backwards before you know it.  Then there's the "while I'm at it" takes over & your now your farther backwards.

IF it was a real GS then it MAY be worth it.

I'll put my 2 cents in & say 15K or so depending on the amount of options.

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Definitely a balancing act for the next owner. 1) Enjoy it as a summer driver. or, 2) Combine it with another car with mostly DIY work.

It has AC, has what appears to be a good windshield and original!

Since getting back into Rivieras a few years back, I've come across too many Rivs being parted-out including a KX that was rusted way worse than this one.

Keep it going and off the grass!

John B.

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18 hours ago, telriv said:

Sure it's kinda crusty, BUT in all honesty to me eye it's not that BAD.  IF you had the talent & the time for those it would be a fairly straight forward fab job.  For those who can't or won't & have to send it out you'll be backwards before you know it.  Then there's the "while I'm at it" takes over & your now your farther backwards.

IF it was a real GS then it MAY be worth it.

I'll put my 2 cents in & say 15K or so depending on the amount of options.

 

15K or so Sounds Great!

 

If I can get even close to that it's gone.

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9 hours ago, XframeFX said:

Definitely a balancing act for the next owner. 1) Enjoy it as a summer driver. or, 2) Combine it with another car with mostly DIY work.

It has AC, has what appears to be a good windshield and original!

Since getting back into Rivieras a few years back, I've come across too many Rivs being parted-out including a KX that was rusted way worse than this one.

Keep it going and off the grass!

John B.

 

My problem with "Keep it going" is the other nine I have too, that is the reason I am looking to move this one.

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I thought I would bring this back to the top and throw a price at it …

 

Any interest at $12,000, OBO of course?

 

That is negotiable of course, just thought I would put a starting point out there.

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Looks good for a east coast car, totally fixable. 

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Tom Please call me regarding your Riviera.  I sent you a PM 559 355-3551 ROA  376

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19 hours ago, Carbuff2 said:

Tom Please call me regarding your Riviera.  I sent you a PM 559 355-3551 ROA  376

This is offered by Randal Crain @Rivman

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1 hour ago, NC1968Riviera said:

This is offered by Randal Crain @Rivman

 

Thanks Mike, I have talked to Paul about the Riv.

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Thanks for the interest and advise, the car is on its way to its new home as of this evening.

 

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That’s one down, nine more to go … Stay tuned.

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9 hours ago, Rivman said:

That’s one down, nine more to go

Randall, Congrats on selling this lovely beast! Best of luck on the rest.

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10 hours ago, Rivman said:

Thanks for the interest and advise, the car is on its way to its new home as of this evening.

 

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That’s one down, nine more to go … Stay tuned.

looks like a couple of SA's, a black last gen too.....

When will they be going up?

Might as well throw in the 65gs too,lol!!!!

D

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14 hours ago, Hearse said:

How much did you end up selling it for if I may be so bold 

 

I didn’t get quite what I was looking for, but it was time for the car to move on to a new home.

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8 hours ago, NC1968Riviera said:

Randall, Congrats on selling this lovely beast! Best of luck on the rest.

 

Thanks Mike, I’m not positive what else is going away just yet, well except for maybe a couple of them probably heading to Riviera heaven.

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7 hours ago, misteroman said:

looks like a couple of SA's, a black last gen too.....

When will they be going up?

Might as well throw in the 65gs too,lol!!!!

D

 

I’m taking my time at this point, kind of one at a time.

 

As I said, I’m not sure what else is going away just yet, but the ’65 GS is pretty far down on the list.

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