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PostSubject: I found a 98 Riviera with 19,000 miles   Thu Jun 05, 2014 7:24 pm

I just joined your forum because I bought this 1998 Riviera with only 19,000 miles on it and I thought this would be the place to get some information and opinions.  This car happened to be a demo for the golfer Greg Norman while he was playing the 1998 World Series of Golf at Firestone Country Club in Akron, OH.  One owner, always kept in the garage.  I'd love to get some feedback on this car, thanks! Photos to follow, once I figure out how to post them...
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PostSubject: Re: I found a 98 Riviera with 19,000 miles   Thu Jun 05, 2014 7:30 pm

Beautiful, congrats on a wonderful find.  thumbsup 
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PostSubject: Re: I found a 98 Riviera with 19,000 miles   Thu Jun 05, 2014 8:01 pm

Welcome John! Oh my what a nice find! If you don't mind me askin, how much was it?
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PostSubject: Re: I found a 98 Riviera with 19,000 miles   Thu Jun 05, 2014 8:27 pm

for how much John?
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PostSubject: Re: I found a 98 Riviera with 19,000 miles   Thu Jun 05, 2014 9:40 pm

OMG WHAT A FIND

YOU STRUCK GOLD

DANG

ENJOY

DANG
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PostSubject: Re: I found a 98 Riviera with 19,000 miles   Thu Jun 05, 2014 10:52 pm

I collect, and buy/sell specialty cars and I'll eventually be putting this one up. It is so amazingly clean and like new that I'm having a tough time thinking of selling it. I remember when these cars were new and I liked them then but I appreciate them even more now. The large 2-dr styling, luxury "personal car" features and of course that legendary Buick 3800 are all great attributes. I did a partial trade with some other cars so I didn't pay a specific amount for it. I wonder what some of you Buick experts think it might be worth if I do put it up for sale?
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PostSubject: Re: I found a 98 Riviera with 19,000 miles   Thu Jun 05, 2014 11:41 pm

That is one beautiful Riv.
If it were mine, I wouldn't take a penny less than $12k for it.
If you have good provenance, it could be worth considerably more.
Nice find  bow 


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PostSubject: Re: I found a 98 Riviera with 19,000 miles   Thu Jun 05, 2014 11:45 pm

John, Keep it, drive it, enjoy it and stay a part of this board!!! Others will chime in as to its worth, but it needs a good home and your finding and posting to this board makes me think it's found an appreciative new owner!!! hi 
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PostSubject: Re: I found a 98 Riviera with 19,000 miles   Thu Jun 05, 2014 11:47 pm

What proof do you have that "The Shark" drove it? It looks amazing! You are a lucky man to come across such a treasure!
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PostSubject: Re: I found a 98 Riviera with 19,000 miles   Fri Jun 06, 2014 12:12 am

I do have provenance, I have the original title showing 389 miles signed off by the 91 year old lady I got it from who was the original owner. I have every oil change receipt and record since new. The Shark driving it was told to me separately both by the 91 year old owner and her son who helped show me the car.
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PostSubject: Re: I found a 98 Riviera with 19,000 miles   Fri Jun 06, 2014 12:27 am

I would contact the original dealership and see if they have any pics of Greg Norman and the car (anything is possible).
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PostSubject: Re: I found a 98 Riviera with 19,000 miles   Fri Jun 06, 2014 12:49 am

Man......yeah anything is possible
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PostSubject: Re: I found a 98 Riviera with 19,000 miles   Fri Jun 06, 2014 8:01 am

/cargasm

Beautiful!!
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PostSubject: Re: I found a 98 Riviera with 19,000 miles   Fri Jun 06, 2014 9:16 am

its.. its... so NEW!

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PostSubject: Re: I found a 98 Riviera with 19,000 miles   Fri Jun 06, 2014 9:23 am

thought I saw this in Akron, no good pics & sounded odd...guess it was real.
Now it is on Craigslist in my part of town.
It's stalking me.

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PostSubject: Re: I found a 98 Riviera with 19,000 miles   Fri Jun 06, 2014 9:26 am

I would love to work on this car!! cleanest Riviera I have ever seen.... Kinda making me tight in the pants.
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PostSubject: Re: I found a 98 Riviera with 19,000 miles   Fri Jun 06, 2014 9:28 am

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PostSubject: Re: I found a 98 Riviera with 19,000 miles   Fri Jun 06, 2014 11:15 am

Ohhhh maaaaaan.  That's only 2 hours from me.  I WISH I had seen it when it was originally listed for $5500!!!  That's almost what I paid for my new engine! Aaaagghh. Only problem is I'd be a bad girl and drive it.  frown  I do 25,000 miles per year.  It deserves someone with garage space and a collector's eye.

Here's the original.  http://cleveland.craigslist.org/cto/4488647588.html
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PostSubject: Re: I found a 98 Riviera with 19,000 miles   Fri Jun 06, 2014 11:36 am

gunmetalRED wrote:
Only problem is I'd be a bad girl and drive it.


I'd mod the hell out of it  twisted
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PostSubject: Re: I found a 98 Riviera with 19,000 miles   Fri Jun 06, 2014 11:37 am

Abaddon wrote:

gunmetalRED wrote:
Only problem is I'd be a bad girl and drive it.



I'd mod the hell out of it  twisted

Blasphemy!!  jesus 
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PostSubject: Re: I found a 98 Riviera with 19,000 miles   Fri Jun 06, 2014 11:47 am

Ha! To each his (or her) own. I'd kill to have a super clean base like that to start with. It'd be a show-quality modded Riv. Trust me, it'd be WELL taken care of.

Besides, you said you'd drive it....no point in having a car that clean that's going to get driven and break. Same with modding it so  razz  Either way, we'd both destroy that value of it.
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PostSubject: Re: I found a 98 Riviera with 19,000 miles   Fri Jun 06, 2014 12:30 pm

wiiiiiiiiiiiii...........................
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PostSubject: Re: I found a 98 Riviera with 19,000 miles   Fri Jun 06, 2014 12:34 pm

Ah yes. Here come the red marks of opinion instead of actual merit. Bring it on ladies.
I don't give a shit what you people do with your Rivs, so don't be assholes about what I'd do with mine.
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PostSubject: Re: I found a 98 Riviera with 19,000 miles   Fri Jun 06, 2014 1:38 pm

Naaahh, it's all in good fun for me, I'm sure you'd take care of it! wink I'm studying transportation design right now and there are definitely two camps in our studio: those who maintain the original production of their cars (me), and those who see the production cars as a blank canvas to express their own individuality. In the end, either way, the heart is still a Riv. heart 
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PostSubject: Re: I found a 98 Riviera with 19,000 miles   Fri Jun 06, 2014 2:07 pm

Abaddon wrote:
Ah yes. Here come the red marks of opinion instead of actual merit. Bring it on ladies.
I don't give a shit what you people do with your Rivs, so don't be assholes about what I'd do with mine.

 I would mod the fuck outta that 19k mile riv.. T67 turbo 80# injectors, meth, Stg3+ cam and heads.. wooooooooooooooooooooooo  pimp 
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