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Beautifully Restored. Claret Mist Exterior, Saddle Vinyl Interior

1964 Buick Riviera

Make: Buick
Model: Riviera
Type: Coupe
Trim: Base Hardtop 2-Door
Year: 1964
Mileage: 50,680
VIN: 7K1136981
Color: Claret Mist
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: TH400 3 Speed Automatic
Drive type: U/K
Interior color: Saddle
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Newbury Park, California, United States
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Description for Buick Riviera 1964

Up for your bidding pleasure is this beautifully restored 1964 Buick Riviera Wildcat 465. This baby is a real head turner! Power steering. power brakes. manual windows and ready for a/c. She started out life in the last week of March 1964. covered in Tawny Mist paint with Fawn Vinyl interior. This girl was owned and driven by a family in Southern California from new until approximately 1982. where it was then parked and left seemingly neglected until the second owner purchased it for restoration in 2011. Sadly. that owner was not able to begin the restoration due to a work injury and decided to sell it to me instead in 2012. Over the next 18 months. this riviera underwent a complete suspension rebuild including all new springs. shocks. bushings. tie rods. ball joints. wheel bearings. drum brakes & shoes. The original 465 Wildcat motor was removed and rebuilt with all new pistons. rods. bearings. valve springs. camshaft and oil pump. The engine was re installed with all new motor mounts as well. The original Carter 4-Barrel Carburetor was rebuilt and installed with new bolts. heat shield and gasket. The original intake manifold and exhaust manifolds were cleaned. restored and re-installed using all new bolts. The alternator. fuel pump. water pump. radiator. nbsp;temperature and oil sending units along with all belts. hoses. spark plugs. wires and filters are all brand new. The distributor was rebuilt and re-curved with electronic ignition. a new timing chain and new cap were installed along with a new coil. The power steering pump was rebuilt with all new hoses and a new steering box was installed as well. The power brake booster was replaced with a brand new one along with new brake lines. The original valve covers were cleaned and repainted in Buick Green along with all brackets and the valley pan as well. Underneath is the original but completely rebuilt TH400 3 speed automatic transmission with a new torque converter and trans mount. In addition. new trans cooling lines and a new vacuum modulator were installed. Also. the original drive shaft was rebuilt and re balanced. A complete and new full exhaust system from Waldron was installed along with new brackets and bolts. This riviera starts right up. and runs and drives beautifully. Inside is a beautiful. complete new saddle interior from Clark's including new brown carpet. new saddle vinyl covered parcel tray. new headliner and matching sail panels. all new door panels and hardware along with wood trim on the center console up and around the original Sonomatic radio. The original dash pad was dyed to match the interior and restored to perfection and all of the trim has been repainted in saddle. Outside. the body was stripped to bare metal inside and out and repainted in Claret Mist. The front and rear bumpers were beautifully re chromed and all outside trim was either polished or replaced. The glass is all original with no cracks or major scratches. Last but not least. the trunk compartment has new pans. cardboard. carpeting and a new spare tire cover. Also. the interior and trunk compartments have new sound deadening and insulation material installed throughout. The only thing missing in this beauty of a car is 1 interior trim piece and the horn cap for the wood wheel. All of the pictures were taken at the body shop as she underwent a final polish and wax just last week. This journey was a labor of love and my goal was to give this car to my father as a surprise gift by Christmas. Sadly and not too uncommonly. I spent more money on this project than i could afford. and now I am forced to sell it. Hopefully. whoever wins the auction will enjoy this wonderful car even more than i was able to. Please don't hesitate to ask any questions! Happy bidding and thank you for viewing this auction. Local Pickup or buyer arranges and pays for shipping/transport.