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Centurion
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PostSubject: My new 1996 Riviera -- Light Jadestone Metallic, normally aspirated   My new 1996 Riviera -- Light Jadestone Metallic, normally aspirated EmptySun Oct 13, 2013 10:57 am

I'm grateful for the warm welcome I've received in these forums. Thank you for letting me share my new acquisition.

The car is a nice, 51,000-mile one-owner Buick that was offered on craigslist, about one mile from my home. I love the car!

When I have an opportunity, I'll list out the options from the original window sticker here.

A few quick photos I shot yesterday:

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I didn't realize until I saw this image on the computer that I had my steering wheel turned upside down for this photo, but you get the idea!

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Very nice...congrats
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She looks clean!
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Very very nice... I'm guessing it was garage-kept? The cornering lenses look nice and clear and the tail light chrome surround isn't worn away from what I can see.

You and I share something in common: I bought my 98 from a guy about 1 mile away from my house too!
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Brian you need chrome
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Every time I see one of these well-kept Rivs, I marvel at what beautiful cars they really are. Timeless styling that only gets better with age.
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PostSubject: Re: My new 1996 Riviera -- Light Jadestone Metallic, normally aspirated   My new 1996 Riviera -- Light Jadestone Metallic, normally aspirated EmptyMon Oct 14, 2013 8:43 am

ghpcnm wrote:
Very nice...congrats


Sir Psycho Sexy wrote:
She looks clean!


ZEP wrote:
Very very nice...


ghpcnm wrote:
Every time I see one of these well-kept Rivs, I marvel at what beautiful cars they really are. Timeless styling that only gets better with age.
agree
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PostSubject: Re: My new 1996 Riviera -- Light Jadestone Metallic, normally aspirated   My new 1996 Riviera -- Light Jadestone Metallic, normally aspirated EmptyMon Oct 14, 2013 8:51 am

Looks great and I like the stock wheels.
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PostSubject: Re: My new 1996 Riviera -- Light Jadestone Metallic, normally aspirated   My new 1996 Riviera -- Light Jadestone Metallic, normally aspirated EmptyMon Oct 14, 2013 8:53 am

This exact color combo was the first Riv from the 90s that I saw and worked on while apprenticing at a buds auto shop in NY.I still go wow! headbutt 
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PostSubject: Re: My new 1996 Riviera -- Light Jadestone Metallic, normally aspirated   My new 1996 Riviera -- Light Jadestone Metallic, normally aspirated EmptyFri Oct 25, 2013 6:25 pm

Looks great.  I like the color combo wink  I wish my paint were that good. I have the "steel wool" effect and some other dings.

I have the real wood shift surround out of a 1996, which may be the only year they had real wood from what I can tell.  I'm going to put it on my 95 smile
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PostSubject: Re: My new 1996 Riviera -- Light Jadestone Metallic, normally aspirated   My new 1996 Riviera -- Light Jadestone Metallic, normally aspirated EmptyFri Oct 25, 2013 10:24 pm

OK Brian, time to post pics of those 7 spoke original chromes and Toyo 900z's you purchased.
Glad there's another WA Riv owner posting.  thumbsup
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Rivit wrote:
OK Brian, time to post pics of those 7 spoke original chromes and Toyo 900z's you purchased.
Glad there's another WA Riv owner posting.  thumbsup
Okay, Rivit!  I shot a few photos at lunch time and before leaving my office late today.  Here you go, showing the chrome wheels, which once graced a '97 Buick Park Avenue, reproduction center caps, and my new Toyo Z900 Ultra tires.

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In the background of this next shot, you can see Mt. Rainier, with the summit right behind the tip of one of my employer's whirley cranes:

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Outstanding, awesome appearance. Am trying to accomplish the same combination (wheels, hubs and new shoes)
yay
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PostSubject: Re: My new 1996 Riviera -- Light Jadestone Metallic, normally aspirated   My new 1996 Riviera -- Light Jadestone Metallic, normally aspirated EmptyWed Oct 30, 2013 12:21 am

Ohhhhhhhhhhh....yesssssss......brother!
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Rivit wrote:
Outstanding, awesome appearance. Am trying to accomplish the same combination (wheels, hubs and new shoes)
yay
Jim, please keep us posted on this. Meanwhile, would love to see photos of your beauty -- just as it sits!
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This car looks like a Silver Arrow ( the first couple pics) .
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Out enjoying our last day of sunshine I see lol

Car looks amazing, and now you look supercharged with those fancy chromes haha
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Ohh yeah it looks awesome
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llamalor2112 wrote:
Out enjoying our last day of sunshine I see lol

Car looks amazing, and now you look supercharged with those fancy chromes haha

stan wrote:
Ohh yeah it looks awesome
Thanks, guys!  I appreciate the encouraging words.
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No pro bro.
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Centurion wrote:


Rivit wrote:
OK Brian, time to post pics of those 7 spoke original chromes and Toyo 900z's you purchased.
Glad there's another WA Riv owner posting.  thumbsup
Okay, Rivit!  I shot a few photos at lunch time and before leaving my office late today.  Here you go, showing the chrome wheels, which once graced a '97 Buick Park Avenue, reproduction center caps, and my new Toyo Z900 Ultra tires.

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agree with the others, it does look great thumbsup 

The above picture would be a great calendar shot! IMHO! yay
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I can't wait to see yours' and Jim's Rivs at the next big Buick get together (that's right, you're obligated now lol) but at the same time, nervous! There'll finally be other 8th gens at the meets...and they're much younger than my daily Riv! shocked 
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My wife and I enjoyed our first out-of-town trek in the Riviera during the weekend, celebrating our 23rd wedding anniversary and enjoying the historic homes and downtown of Ellensburg, Washington. The Riviera is a fun and fabulous road car, a real pleasure to drive on a trip like this.

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Brian, Beautiful wife, great looking car, you were half way to Walla Walla, should of could of continued on over to wine country to celebrate.


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Rivit wrote:
Brian, you were half way to Walla Walla, should of could of continued on over to wine country to celebrate.  
Walla Walla is definitely on our list, Jim!  We'll make it over there someday.  My wife and I discussed it again during the weekend. We're closing on the sale of my late parents' home in Baker City (NE Oregon) tomorrow, and we'll need to begin looking for new reasons to travel east of the mountains.
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