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65 RIVIERA WITH DUAL QUADS, MIRROR LIKE NEW PAINT & RE-CHROMED BUMPERS.

1965 Buick Riviera

Make: Buick
Model: Riviera
Type: Coupe
Trim: CUSTOM/ DELUXE/ GRAN SPORT
Year: 1965
Mileage: 50,324
VIN: 494475H914650
Color: Black
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Lockport, Illinois, United States
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Description for Buick Riviera 1965

1965 BUICK RIVIERA WITH MIRROR LIKE NEW PAINT. RE-CHROMED BUMPERS & DUAL QUAD CARBS. I RESCUED THIS BEAUTY IN 2012 FROM A LONG TIME GARAGE STORAGE IN MICHIGAN. MY INTENTIONS WERE TO RESTORE IT AS A HIGH QUALITY DRIVER. BUT I HAVE SINCE FOUND ANOTHER PROJECT (69 CHARGER RT) THAT WILL REQUIRE MY FULL ATTENTION & $. SO REGRETABLY. I MUST LET THIS ONE GO. WHEN I FOUND IT. THE PAINT WAS BADLY FADED BUT IT ONLY HAD MINIMAL RUST. SOME PARTS WERE TAKEN OFF (CARBS. STEERING WHEEL. HEADLIGHT MOTOR & LINKAGE. PREVIOUS OWNER HAD ANOTHER 65 HE USED THEM ON). I TOWED IT HOME. THEN FOUND AN OEM STEERING WHEEL & CARBS. I HAD THE CARBS REBUILT & GOT IT RUNNING. IT WAS THEN SENT OUT TO MY PAINT GUY. I THEN LOCATED A USED HEADLAMP MOTOR & LINKAGE (THEY HAVE NOT BEEN INSTALLED). PRIOR TO PAINT: THE PAINT WAS BADLY FADED & CRACKING. BUT THE BODY WAS VERY STRAIGHT WITH MINIMAL RUST. SO I HAD THE BODY STRIPPED TO BARE METAL. BOTH LOWER SECTIONS OF THE REAR 1/4'S HAD SOME MINOR RUST. SO THE RIGHT SIDE HAD A LOWER SECTION OF A USED 1/4 WELDED IN. THE LEFT SIDE ONLY NEEDED A MINOR PIECE WELDED IN. BOTH AREAS CAME OUT NICELY. FLOORS & FRAME ARE SOLID. ONLY ISSUE WAS THE DRIVER SIDE FLOOR PAN. A NEW PAN HAS BEEN RIVETED & SEALED IN. BUT IT STILL NEEDS COSMETIC FINISHING. AS THE REST OF THE UNDERCARRIAGE DOES ALSO. BUMPERS WERE FADED. SO I HAD THEM RECHROMED. AFTER PAINT: IT WAS WET SANDED & BUFFED TO A MIRROR LIKE FINISH. THE PAINT IS NEAR SHOW QUALITY. THE BODY IS STRAIGHT AS AN ARROW. I PLANNED TO KEEP THIS CAR. SO I HAD IT DONE RIGHT. MECHANICAL: THE LT CODE #'S MATCHING 401 NAILHEAD RUNS STRONG! NO LEAKS. ***NEW VALVE COVER GASKETS. THERMOSTAT. COOLANT FLUSH. PLUGS. PCV. WIRES. CAP & ROTOR. *** I HAVE NEW POINTS. BUT HAVE NOT INSTALLED THEM (I DON'T HAVE A METER TO SET THEM). ALL FOUR DRUMS HAVE BEEN TURNED. SHOES ARE GOOD. BUT THEY COULD USE A MINOR ADJUSTMENT. ONE REAR ONE SEEMS TO GRAB A LITTLE SOONER THAN THE OTHERS. THE BRAKE PEDAL IS HIGH & SENSATIVE. THE A/C COMPRESSOR WAS REMOVED WHEN I INSTALLED THE V/C GASKETS. I DID NOT REINSTALL IT. BUT IT SPINS FREELY & WILL BE INCLUDE WITH THE SALE. ALONG WITH THE CONDENSER. HEADLAMP MOTOR & LINKAGE. INTERIOR: VERY GOOD ORIGINAL CONDITION. FRONT SEATS HAVE MINOR SEEMS SPLITING. REAR SEATS ARE NEAR PERFECT. HEADLINER HAS 2 SEEMS SPLITTING. REAR SAIL PANELS NEED RECOVERING. REAR SHELF PANEL & KICK PANELS WERE BAD & HAVE BEEN REMOVED. CARPET & DASH ARE GOOD. DOOR PANELS COULD USE VINYL RECOVERING. ***A NEW HEADLINER. REAR SHELF PANEL & FRONT KICK PANELS ARE INCLUDED WITH THE SALE. ***ELECTRONICS: BOTH FRONT WINDOWS WORK. REAR WINDOWS DO NOT. SEAT MOTOR ENGAGES & SPINS. BUT SEAT DOES NOT MOVE. I BELIEVE IT MAY JUST NEED A CABLE. THE CAR WAS SITTING FOR A COUPLE OF MONTHS & WAS NOT WASHED BEFORE THE PHOTOS WERE TAKEN (IT WAS FAR TOO COLD OUTSIDE). THE WHEELS & TIRES WILL CLEAN UP NICELY & ARE VERY GOOD DRIVER QUALITY. I'VE TRIED TO EXPLAIN EVERTHING THOROUGHLY. BUT HAVE PROBABLY LEFT OUT SOMETHING. FEEL FREE TO ASK ANY QUESTIONS YOU HAVE. **SERIOUS BUYERS ONLY PLEASE!!**THIS IS AN AWESOME CAR! I WISH I HAD THE MONEY TO KEEP & FINISH IT. BUT I DON'T. ALL OF THE TOUGH & EXPENSIVE STUFF HAS BEEN DONE. MY LOSS IS YOUR GAIN. MORE PHOTOS CAN BE MADE IF NEEDED. ***I HAVE A VIDEO WITH THE CAR RUNNING FOR SERIOUS BUYERS. ***ALL SERIOUS & REASONABLE OFFERS WILL BE CONSIDERED. I'M HAPPY TO ASSIST WITH INSPECTIONS & SHIPPING AT THE BUYERS EXPENSE. THANK YOU FOR VIEWING & HAPPY NEW YEAR!