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1965 Buick Riviera Gran Sport

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  • Condition: Used
  • Item location: Elizabethville, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Make: Buick
  • Model: Riviera
  • Type: U/K
  • Trim: Gran Sport
  • Year: 1965
  • Mileage: 25,100
  • VIN: 494475H913983
  • Color: champange mist
  • Engine size: 7.0L 425Cu. In. V8 GAS Naturally Aspirated
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Windows, Power Seats
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Saddle
  • Options: Cassette Player
  • Vehicle Title: Clear

Buick Riviera 1965 Description

The 1 year restoration includes a paint strip to bare metal any rust was cut out and replaced with metal. Filled sanded and primed 5 times and finished in base clear clear coat to its original color of Champagne Mist, his Buick Riviera Gran Sport is complemented by the well-appointed Saddle Interior. Most of the interior is original with the exception of new Clark’s correct front seats and rear parcel deck. New floor Heat shield and new carpeting. The detailed exterior is also highlighted by chrome and stainless accents that follow the Riviera’s distinctive lines. The front and rear bumpers have the original Chrome but all stainless trim was removed, ents taken out and polished to a mirror finish. The original interior is in impressive condition, ncluding the gauge lenses, rim, hrome and stainless. Courtesy lights throughout illuminate the fully appointed interior that includes a 4 way power driver’s Seat, ower windows & vents, n a after market AM/FM stereo/cassette player with factor power antenna and a rear seat speaker, ocking glove box with the optional trunk release, emote mirror, ilt wood wheel, point front seats belts with retractor, nd factory A/C, ruise control and rear defroster. The headlight motor was replaced with a rebuilt original and every joint was restored and greased and work perfectly. The trunk was refinished, ainted and CARS trunk cloth and cardboard installed as original. Complete with matching spare tire and road wheel with factory jack and mounting hardware.

E= Tinted Glass

X= Power windows

T= Power Seats

S= Remote Trunk Release

2K= A/C

2R= Rear Seat Speaker

3T= Rear Arm Rest

4F= Remote Mirror

5K= Door guards

5W= Seat Belt with retractors

NOTE: The original fan shroud was long gone and replaced by a chrome BUICK piece. I have been waiting weeks for one to come in and as soon as it does it will be installed along with several missing decals. I have spent over 1000 hrs on this car. It is a concours paint job but the car is not a concours car as the body was not off but rather an body on restoration. I am a believer in keeping as much original as possible and by doing so you do have parts that show wear. This is a great looking and driving car and could even get a jr and senior at Hershey but would not win at Riviera Owners concours due to all of the original parts with wear finishes. I want to represent the car as I see it. Others tell me its perfect but I am a Rolls Royce judge and a perfectionist.

There were Flowmaster rear mufflers on when I bought the car and they appeared very new so I left them on. I also installed 5 new Kumo tires which have a few hundred miles on them. Yes I know the wheels should be grey and the caps are from a 66 But I liked that look and can easily be changed if your a purist. I got a lot of info from the Riv owners when I did this car and I tried to be correct as much as possible.I am retired and try to do a different car about every 2 years. I had the car out today and it can burn the tirs off at a standing start. It does not spoke or use oil. The engine and transmission were rebuilt by the previous owner. I have all the receipts.

The Grand Sport is powered by the 425 cubic inch, uper Wildcat 465, hich produces 360 Horsepower and a whopping 465ftlbs. This rebuilt motor features a slight cam increase and a higher compression ratio and dual four barrel carburetors and a Posi-traction rear differential with a 3.42:1 ratio, hich when combined make an already fast car, ven faster. This car also has the factory optioned “handling package with closer ration steering and stiffer springs. The console shifted Turbine 400 transmission shifts smoothly, nd the suspension along with Power Steering, rakes, nd radial whitewall tires maintain this luxury muscle cars cloud-like ride. It handles extremely well for a 50 year old car and tracks absolutely straight! The front and rear suspension have been gone over and any needed rubbers or bushing were replaced hence the great handling.

I can be contacted by phone with questions as I am NOT a dealer but a restorer. 7173623477 8am to 6pm

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