Thank you sirs,
I bought the car for $1700, and immediately learned that there were many a problem with the car. Looking at some pics posted on the forums, I'm envious of the pristine condition of some of the cars.
The car I bought is not pristine, but I do want to make it so.
Final note, my nickname is River, which I had long before I knew how roomy an American Car is.
River, the new Riviera owner.
Irony is fun.