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Does a place like this exist that would only service this vehicle? I'm talking the works from mechanical, body, electrical, and even custom jobs.

Ready to receive some realistic responses about this...
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PostSubject: Re: '95-'99 Riviera only, full service repair shop and sales   '95-'99 Riviera only, full service repair shop and sales EmptyFri Jul 26, 2019 1:38 am

A little bit more than 120k Gen 8 Rivieras were made. 20+ years ago. Riviera never achieved status of an "exotic" or "classic" car (yet?). And it isn't much different from other Buicks of the era.
Doesn't it answer your question?
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They would be 142% out of business at least a decade ago.
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PostSubject: Re: '95-'99 Riviera only, full service repair shop and sales   '95-'99 Riviera only, full service repair shop and sales EmptyMon Jul 29, 2019 12:19 pm

R1V 1T UP wrote:
Does a place like this exist that would only service this vehicle?  I'm talking the works from mechanical, body, electrical, and even custom jobs.

Ready to receive some realistic responses about this...

Mechanical - there's so much common with other GM of that era, I would not worry about this except that the alignment can't be lazy when lining up the steering wheel. Gotta use a little bubble level.

Body - a good body shop knows how to deal with the unique structure, and to weld in a patch for the hinge landings for the trunk.

Electrical - probably your best bet is get the FSM and learn it yourself, and, don't add accessories (he he).

Custom jobs - again, it's still a GM car.

If you find someone with an affinity for an experience with late '90s GM FWD cars powered by the 3800 you're probably fine. I think the technical term is "GM Gearhead." Be sure to leave a copy of the factory manual set in the trunk...
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