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OT - New member to the collection
Posted by: goatsnvairs ()
Date: April 13, 2018 02:16PM

Well since I finished the 140>180 conversion and had one more garage space open I made an impulse buy last week. 1965 Buick Riviera from an estate sale. It's a time capsule, was in storage for 40 years. Has 83k miles on it.

Power windows, antenna, seat, cruise, air, trunk release, full tint, tilt wheel. Trying to get it started now, have the carb off and the Marvel Mystery oil out.....

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Re: OT - New member to the collection
Posted by: ac1948 ()
Date: April 13, 2018 02:31PM

One of my favorites. Had one in early 70's

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Charleston, SC

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Re: OT - New member to the collection
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: April 13, 2018 02:38PM

Score! Good driving cars!





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Re: OT - New member to the collection
Posted by: goatsnvairs ()
Date: April 13, 2018 02:46PM

ac1948 Wrote:
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> One of my favorites. Had one in early 70's

Got a lot of paperwork with it. Second owner bought it used in 1974 for $1,225. It had 72,000 miles on it. Widow said he drove it about 4 years then parked it, and now it has 83k miles. Look at this interior!

Smells pretty musty though!

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Re: OT - New member to the collection
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: April 13, 2018 03:18PM

I love the Clam Shells!
Looks like a great score.
Bummer about the bump in the back, but looks quite fixable. thumbs upthumbs up

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WA. state, 1 mile south of the Canadian border,
I am not at the end of the world, but you can see it from here.
'66 Monza Coupe - 4spd, 140 Daily driver beater
'67 Monza Vert. - PG, 140 Daily driver beater

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Re: OT - New member to the collection
Posted by: fred bagnall ()
Date: April 13, 2018 03:54PM

X2 on the clam shells. Car looks like the one Patrick Swaze bought in the movie "Road House". The salesman actually demonstrated the clamshells in the movie. Definitely a great score.smileys with beerthumbs up


64 Greenbrier std -110, 4spd,barn find on the road again after 46 year hiatus.
66 Turbo Corsa, 180hp,posi-trac, quick steering HD suspension,AM-FM-multiplex,soft-Ray glass all around
Floridian currently residing in Nor Cal

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Re: OT - New member to the collection
Posted by: RKF ()
Date: April 13, 2018 04:30PM

Great car! However I have to question your math regarding available garage space.winking smiley

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Re: OT - New member to the collection
Date: April 13, 2018 05:10PM

Gigantic SCORE!!
It's loaded with great options!! That steering Wheel is a rare option and it looks in great shape!
You've got the Custom interior package which puts the long horizontal Walnut panels on the door panels. In lesser optioned Rivieras, that area would have the window winder handles, but you've got optional power windows and even more rare - power vent wings!!
The Factory A/C is a great option of course.
Have the AM/FM Sonomatic? can't quite see.
You've also got the Custom exterior package, which puts the finned aluminum trim on the rocker panels.
You need to get a nice set of chrome "road wheels". That would be a great addition.


Dan Davis ~ Pierce County, WA ~ CORSA Western Director + Corvairs NW + North Cascades Corvairs + Corvanatics
1966 Corsa Turbo coupe ~ ~ 1966 140 Corsa ~ ~ 1965 Monza 140/4 'Vert Sierra Tan/Fawn ~ 1964 Monza 'Vert (SOLD) ~ 1960 Monza Ermine White/Red PG ++ ~ 1965 Monza 140/4 Evening Orchid w/ ivory/black interior ~ 1962 Monza Wagon 102/4 ~ 1963 Rampside/Scamper ~ 1963 Red/Greenbrier ~ 1969 Ultra Van #468

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Re: OT - New member to the collection
Date: April 13, 2018 05:34PM

Here a great list of the options available:



Mine has all the ones with the dot in the left margin.


Dan Davis ~ Pierce County, WA ~ CORSA Western Director + Corvairs NW + North Cascades Corvairs + Corvanatics
1966 Corsa Turbo coupe ~ ~ 1966 140 Corsa ~ ~ 1965 Monza 140/4 'Vert Sierra Tan/Fawn ~ 1964 Monza 'Vert (SOLD) ~ 1960 Monza Ermine White/Red PG ++ ~ 1965 Monza 140/4 Evening Orchid w/ ivory/black interior ~ 1962 Monza Wagon 102/4 ~ 1963 Rampside/Scamper ~ 1963 Red/Greenbrier ~ 1969 Ultra Van #468

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Re: OT - New member to the collection
Posted by: john.jackson ()
Date: April 13, 2018 05:53PM

fred bagnall Wrote:
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> X2 on the clam shells. Car looks like the one
> Patrick Swaze bought in the movie "Road House".
> The salesman actually demonstrated the clamshells
> in the movie. Definitely a great score.smileys with beerthumbs up

Somebody please explain "clam shells" to me. Been years since I saw the Road House movie.

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Re: OT - New member to the collection
Posted by: goatsnvairs ()
Date: April 13, 2018 05:54PM

RKF Wrote:
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> Great car! However I have to question your math
> regarding available garage space.winking smiley


There's 4 spaces on the house, 3 more on the garage in the pic....

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Re: OT - New member to the collection
Posted by: goatsnvairs ()
Date: April 13, 2018 05:56PM

1966-Corsa-GT-180 Wrote:
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> Gigantic SCORE!!
> It's loaded with great options!! That steering
> Wheel is a rare option and it looks in great
> shape!
> You've got the Custom interior package which puts
> the long horizontal Walnut panels on the door
> panels. In lesser optioned Rivieras, that area
> would have the window winder handles, but you've
> got optional power windows and even more rare -
> power vent wings!!
> The Factory A/C is a great option of course.
> Have the AM/FM Sonomatic? can't quite see.
> You've also got the Custom exterior package, which
> puts the finned aluminum trim on the rocker
> panels.
> You need to get a nice set of chrome "road
> wheels". That would be a great addition.

Just am, butpower antenna. Have a set of buick rallye, ordered new R centercaps today.

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Re: OT - New member to the collection
Date: April 13, 2018 05:56PM

1965 Riviera moved the headlights to the fender area and they were stacked vertically behind opening covers.
The covers opened in the middle and folded away to reveal the headlights.
They resemble a knight's visor more than a "clam shell"

Here's my Riviera.




Dan Davis ~ Pierce County, WA ~ CORSA Western Director + Corvairs NW + North Cascades Corvairs + Corvanatics
1966 Corsa Turbo coupe ~ ~ 1966 140 Corsa ~ ~ 1965 Monza 140/4 'Vert Sierra Tan/Fawn ~ 1964 Monza 'Vert (SOLD) ~ 1960 Monza Ermine White/Red PG ++ ~ 1965 Monza 140/4 Evening Orchid w/ ivory/black interior ~ 1962 Monza Wagon 102/4 ~ 1963 Rampside/Scamper ~ 1963 Red/Greenbrier ~ 1969 Ultra Van #468

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Re: OT - New member to the collection
Posted by: goatsnvairs ()
Date: April 13, 2018 06:01PM

1966-Corsa-GT-180 Wrote:
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> Here a great list of the options available:
>
> [s5.postimg.cc]
> n_and_Paint_info_001.jpg
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> Mine has all the ones with the dot in the left
> margin.
Beauty. I like the dark colors better on these cars. Another interesting note, mine has a brown vinyl top which is perfect, but they only came in black. Riv club hunch is dealer installed back in the day.
Would rather it didn't have one but its different....



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/13/2018 06:10PM by goatsnvairs.

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Re: OT - New member to the collection
Posted by: goatsnvairs ()
Date: April 13, 2018 06:05PM

American Mel Wrote:
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> I love the Clam Shells!
> Looks like a great score.
> Bummer about the bump in the back, but looks quite
> fixable. thumbs upthumbs up

Yeah, she said while it was in the garage a service guy came to the house n backed into it. It actually got the bumper too but she had that replaced, its like new. Once I can get it running I'm going to take it to my buddy's shop n he's going to pull it out n blend it in with the old paint.

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Re: OT - New member to the collection
Date: April 13, 2018 06:34PM

On the Vinyl Roof -
I don't see it as available on the Riviera (49447 series)
It's described in my 1965 Buick "Features and Facts" as "Soft Trim Roof Covering"

A separate folder "Buick Color" also does not list either Vinyl Top or Two-Tone paint for the Riviera



Dealer/Aftermarket installed. Popular addition back in the day. Dealers loved to add Extras that they could get locally.


Dan Davis ~ Pierce County, WA ~ CORSA Western Director + Corvairs NW + North Cascades Corvairs + Corvanatics
1966 Corsa Turbo coupe ~ ~ 1966 140 Corsa ~ ~ 1965 Monza 140/4 'Vert Sierra Tan/Fawn ~ 1964 Monza 'Vert (SOLD) ~ 1960 Monza Ermine White/Red PG ++ ~ 1965 Monza 140/4 Evening Orchid w/ ivory/black interior ~ 1962 Monza Wagon 102/4 ~ 1963 Rampside/Scamper ~ 1963 Red/Greenbrier ~ 1969 Ultra Van #468

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Re: OT - New member to the collection
Posted by: goatsnvairs ()
Date: April 13, 2018 06:40PM

1966-Corsa-GT-180 Wrote:
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> On the Vinyl Roof -
> I don't see it as available on the Riviera (49447
> series)
> It's described in my 1965 Buick "Features and
> Facts" as "Soft Trim Roof Covering"
>
> A separate folder "Buick Color" also does not list
> either Vinyl Top or Two-Tone paint for the
> Riviera
>
> [s5.postimg.cc]
> ior_and_Paint_info_001.jpg
>
> Dealer/Aftermarket installed. Popular addition
> back in the day. Dealers loved to add Extras that
> they could get locally.
Yeah I the statement "soft trim roof covering" is vinyl top. Originally factory only came in black. Supposedly if its factory the trim along the back window is super rare. Wish the car was green like yours. Mine is Sahara mist

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Re: OT - New member to the collection
Date: April 13, 2018 06:50PM

RE: The 1965 Riviera Hidden Headlights
This was a feature that was only available on the 1965 Year Models
Lower Right of this page from the 1965 Features and Facts binder



IMHO, the hidden headlights and the removal of the side decoration behind the doors on the earlier models really make the 1965 a much better looking Riviera.

One thing I'll never understand: Why didn't they build a Convertible?!


Dan Davis ~ Pierce County, WA ~ CORSA Western Director + Corvairs NW + North Cascades Corvairs + Corvanatics
1966 Corsa Turbo coupe ~ ~ 1966 140 Corsa ~ ~ 1965 Monza 140/4 'Vert Sierra Tan/Fawn ~ 1964 Monza 'Vert (SOLD) ~ 1960 Monza Ermine White/Red PG ++ ~ 1965 Monza 140/4 Evening Orchid w/ ivory/black interior ~ 1962 Monza Wagon 102/4 ~ 1963 Rampside/Scamper ~ 1963 Red/Greenbrier ~ 1969 Ultra Van #468

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Re: OT - New member to the collection
Posted by: 19sixty5 ()
Date: April 13, 2018 07:32PM

The early Riv's are truly gorgeous cars!

65 Crown Coupe
65 GTO 4 speed Tri-Power Convert
67 Cutlass Supreme LS3/4L85e Convert
1970 El Camino SS 396 TH400
2014 Harley Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Limited

Huntsville, AL

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Re: OT - New member to the collection
Posted by: goatsnvairs ()
Date: April 14, 2018 05:34AM

1966-Corsa-GT-180 Wrote:
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> RE: The 1965 Riviera Hidden Headlights
> This was a feature that was only available on the
> 1965 Year Models
> Lower Right of this page from the 1965 Features
> and Facts binder
>
> [s5.postimg.cc]
> g_page_001.jpg
>
> IMHO, the hidden headlights and the removal of the
> side decoration behind the doors on the earlier
> models really make the 1965 a much better looking
> Riviera.
>
> One thing I'll never understand: Why didn't they
> build a Convertible?!
Could be because it was an expensive car to make in the first place as it shared no body or chassis parts with any other gm car. I was also surprised to find out it has an I frame. Single box frame running down the middle of the car that has a y at each end. Maybe not great structurally for a vert as I'm sure it depended on the roof more than other cars for rigidity.

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