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1965 Buick Riviera 401/325HP V8 WITH 1 FAMILY OWNER SINCE 1967!

Make: Buick
Model: Riviera
SubModel: 401/325HP V8 WITH 1 FAMILY OWNER SINCE 1967!
Type: Coupe
Trim: Green Cloth & Vinyl
Year: 1965
Mileage: 44,940
VIN: 494475H916760
Color: Verde Green Metallic
Engine: 401/325HP V8
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: 2WD
Interior color: Green
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Santa Monica, California, United States
Power Windows, Power Seats

Description for Buick Riviera 1965

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West Coast Classics are proud to present an absolutely exceptional example of this southern California and completely rust free 1965 Buick Riviera 401/325HP 'Wildcat' V8 coupe with rare original factory options of bucket seats, center console with floor shifter, power steering, power driver seat, power brakes, power windows, tilt steering wheel, original 'Sonomatic' AM Buick radio and its original matching #'s legendary 'Wildcat' 401ci/325HP 4 barrel engine!

Finished in it's original factory 'Verde Green Metallic' (color code J) paint with it's original factory 'Green Cloth & Vinyl' (trim code 610) bucket seats, a rare & completely original cloth interior with center console and floor shifter and original styled steel wheels. Purchased from its original owner when approximately only two years old in the late 1960's in Hawaii by only its second owners who brought the car to southern California and who owned the car until we recently purchased it from the family. The car's original owner's manuals and rare and highly desirable Protecto-plate and Specifications booklet are still available and are to be included in the sale of the car. The car has obviously always been garaged since new! The floor boards, trunk and all the typical rust-prone areas are completely solid and rust-free and the car has no signs of any accidents - obviously a garaged and cherished southern California car since 1967!
The car looks extremely impressive with a very professional re-paint in it's original factory 'Verde Green Metallic' color paint and the matching and rare 'Green cloth & vinyl' interior in quite exceptional and very original condition with virtually no imperfections noticeable! The dashboard woodwork, the dashboard itself, the original headliner, the carpets and all the seats are in absolutely exceptional condition throughout! All the chrome-work is also in exceptional condition and the original spare wheel and jack is located in it's compartment in the trunk.
The original matching #'s 401cid/325HP 4 barrel (LT Code) engine is extremely strong and powerful and this particular car drives absolutely magnificently - must be driven to be believed - drives straight as an arrow with no strange road wobbles, shakes or rattles - a truly remarkable daily driver that will give any modern day sports car a run for it's money! The car has power windows, power driver seat, dual exhausts and it's original 'Buick' AM radio. The transmission shifts smoothly through all the gears, there are no noticeable oil leaks and the temperature always remains cool!
Owned for almost fifty years by one southern California family owner - never abused - babied all the way and the car will be sold with all its original documentation and service records showing that at no time was any expense spared on this particular vehicles preventive maintenance.
A car for Buick's most affluent customers, reflecting the styling supremo of Bill Mitchell with a masterful blend of curves and razor-edges respected by an army of industrial designers as an architectural landmark of the U.S industry and which has high repute amongst collectors for both it's beautiful lines and smooth fast performance for a luxury coupe. "One of the most beautiful cars America ever built" as stated by none other than Sergio Pininfarina of Ferrari design fame at it's debut at the Paris auto show in 1963. This landmark design of 1963-64 would continue for only two years until 1964 before the hidden headlight change in 1965.
This is one very rare and highly desirable and collectible southern California example of one of the outstanding GM designs of the sixties with the 1965 Buick Riviera being the most desirable of the 1963-65 Riviera series. 1965 being the only year with the concealed ribbed 'Clamshell Headlights' and a restyled rear bumper with inserted tail lights and offered for the first time on a Rivera for $91.38, the popular chrome Buick road wheels with painted charcoal inserts first introduced on the '64 Wildcat. Contributing to the cleaner look was the removal of the non-functioning side scoops. The 1965 model also enjoys high repute amongst collectors for both it's beautiful lines and super smooth and fast performance for a luxury coupe and with this model's very rare and highly desirable options of bucket seats, center console with a floor shifter, power windows and power driver seat, this is indeed one extremely desirable example of a 1965 Buick Riviera!
In summary, this is one great daily driving and turn-key ready to enjoy today southern California, always garaged and rust free, example of this increasingly desirable and collectible one year only model, 1965 Buick Riviera with the powerful 401/325HP 'Wildcat' V8 engine! A sure-fire investment that's sure to appreciate over the years for any classic American sixties car collector or simply any Buick enthusiast!
For further information contact West Coast Classics through EBay or on 310-399-3990 during regular California business hours.
WEST COAST CLASSICS, LLC Please note: TERMS OF SALE: YOU BID TO OWN: This vehicle is being sold by West Coast Classics, LLC; we are licensed and bonded vehicle dealers in the state of California. Please note that all vehicles sold to be registered in the state of California will be charged California sales tax on the final EBay sales price and any required DMV licensing, smog, documentation and registration fees. If leaving the state or country, the vehicle must be picked up by a professional licensed auto transportation company that can provide a bill of lading, otherwise California sales tax will be charged. (All licensed auto transport companies provide these). Any out of the state and international buyers will upon completion of the sale be sent by FEDEX the title and bill of sale for the vehicle and will be personally responsible for any sales tax and licensing and registration fees in their home state or province. All bids are legal and binding contracts to purchase the vehicle and by bidding you are hereby entering into a legal and binding contract to purchase the vehicle and agreeing to accept and abide by these terms of sale: Mechanical inspections welcomed; if you wish to inspect the vehicle you must do so before bidding; upon request seller will be happy to deliver the vehicle to a local Santa Monica mechanic of your choice for your prepaid inspection before the reserve price is met. Once the reserve price is met this vehicle is to be considered sold in ‘as is, where is’ condition to the highest bidder with no guaranties or warranties implied or given. Please have all funds available before bidding as a $1,000 non-refundable deposit is required from the winning bidder within 48 hours (2 business days) of auction end; an immediate $500 non-refundable deposit is required through Ebay’s Paypal service to end the auction early if the "Buy it now" option is exercised and the balance in full is due within ten days of auction end in any case. In the case these terms of sale are not met seller reserves the right to either re-list the vehicle or offer the vehicle to the next highest bidder. Seller reserves the right to end the auction at any time before the reserve price is met. Payment by bank wire transfer, cash in person or cashiers check only. All inspections must be done prior to bidding. The non-refundable deposit in the amount of $1,000 is due within 48 hours of the auction end via bank wire transfer or cashier's check via overnight mail. The full payment must be completed within 10 days regardless of a pick up date. In the event the deposit is not posted within the required period of time, the vehicle will be offered for sale to the next subsequent high bidder or relisted for sale. This is to be considered an absolute sale and the buyer is required to comply with all of my conditions in these terms of sale. By placing a bid and winning the auction you hereby agree to abide completely with these terms of sale and the terms of sale are to be considered a legal and binding purchase agreement. Once again, please note that there are no inspections to be made after the auction ends - please be sure to complete any inspection before bidding. The Seller reserves the right to cancel any bid at any time and to end the auction early for any reason. The seller makes every effort to describe in detail any known flaws in the vehicle and includes many detailed and recent photos of the vehicle. The mileage on the vehicle is correct at the time of listing but obviously subject to minor changes necessary to complete delivery of the vehicle to the buyer and test drives etc. Please note that all used vehicles, especially classic and older vehicles, are by definition unique and complex and their condition, for better or worse, must always be considered a subjective opinion to each individual. Therefore the seller shall not be responsible for the absolute correct description, authenticity, genuineness, or defects herein, and makes no guaranties or warranty in connection therewith. Vehicles are sold with one master key unless otherwise stated. Vehicles are sold with handbooks and manuals only if stated in the advertisement. Buyer hereby acknowledges that any definition or terms relating to a "matching numbers" description of any car has been met and the buyer has inspected the car and is satisfied with the description prior to bidding or purchase. 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A documentation fee of $55, which is capped and regulated in California as opposed to some other states, is charged on each sale, which once established legally has to be charged equally on each sale, to cover any necessary costs related to FEDEX mailings and other professional documentation paperwork fees for processing documents to establish title and registration in order to complete the transfer of documents to the new registered owner. Good luck and thanks for your interest!