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1965 Buick Riviera 6.6L

1965 Buick Riviera

Make: Buick
Model: Riviera
Type: U/K
Trim: Base
Year: 1965
Mileage: 71,589
VIN: 494475H902153
Color: Red
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: U/K
Interior color: Deluxe Black Interior
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Fort Mitchell, Kentucky, United States
Extras
Air Conditioning, Power Windows, Power Seats
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Description for Buick Riviera 1965

1965 Buick Riviera with 71. 89 original miles. I’m the 3rd owner (I bought it in 1996) and I know the history/ownership of the car from day 1. Garage kept and located in the Cincinnati area its entire life. It would be an excellent car for someone to just tinker with and have a nice looking and driving classic. Or it is a solid candidate for a full restoration. to bring to shows and such. It did have a “so-so” repaint sometime in the 1980’s and I don’t believe it is the original Buick 1965 Flame Red code “R” paint. Close. but the original looks to have been a shade darker. judging by the parts that were not repainted under the hood and such. The “Flame Red” paint code was a rare color only found on 3% of the Riviera’s produced in 1965. The frame is rust free and the trunk panel is nice and solid. About the only rust on the car of any concern would be the pipes as the come out of the muffler. The chrome is all in excellent condition. although 2 trim pieces need to be put back on properly. As you can see in the pictures the driver’s side door bumper trim and the piece above the rocker panel on the passenger side need to be correctly reattached. Also you can see in one of the pictures. I’m holding a Riviera emblem. I purchased that. but never reattached it to the body. as it was missing when I bought the car on the driver’s side. The black Vinyl interior is in great condition with no tears or rips in any of the seats. About the only thing noticeable on any of the seats is on the upper outer edge of the driver’s side. which just has a little wear from getting in and out. The front dashboard does not have any cracks and the rear package tray is solid. The 445 Wildcat runs nice and smooth and the 400 Super Turbine shifts just fine. It does have a newer water pump. fuel pump. fuel filter. some hoses. master cylinder. booster. and belts. The brakes will need a good once over because one (or more) of the wheels are not moving freely. something is sticking. It does have factory A/C. however it is not working. Also the headlight motor is not attached. as it also does not work. but I do have it. It truly is a 50 year old un-restored and un-molested time capsule of a car. I have all service records from when I owned the car as well as the owners manual with the original protect-o- plates. Please send me any questions that you may have about it. I would like to see the car move on to a good home.