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PostSubject: My newer 1995 Riv with newly painted hood.   Thu Nov 13, 2008 5:46 pm

I bought another Riv today.


61k miles, 1995 Buick Riviera SC

unlike my old Riv...
-the gas door pops
-the trunk opens
-the interior pin-hole lights are both funtional
-got extremely low miles
-starts immediately
etc. etc. etc.

It's Sprial Grey Metallic. The same color avaibale on the Corvette.

I had made up my mind to buy when I saw the interior. Not only is it taught and without cracks and creases, it's the rare charcoal black interior. Perfect for my project.

The bad. It's been sitting for a season so the brakes and rusty. The interior back lighting for the shifter settings has moved and doesn't therefore work good. The hood is Aubergine in color cause a mishap in Hamton beach caused the original one to be messed up.

So it's kinda embarassing having the two-tone Riv that's only the hood. It looks ghetto-cool. Perfect candidate for paint.

I so went ahead and bought it. I stayed home from work resting from a head cold and ended up buyiung another car. We a figuring the possibility of the 3-car situation. Worse come to worse, I bring it to the local Herb Chamber dealership and he'll give me a check of it. I'd expect equal or more value than what I paid.


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1995 Buick Riviera SC 61k miles.


$1350 :dance:


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PostSubject: Re: My newer 1995 Riv with newly painted hood.   Thu Nov 13, 2008 5:51 pm

nice find!
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PostSubject: Re: My newer 1995 Riv with newly painted hood.   Thu Nov 13, 2008 5:55 pm

Sounds like a very good deal, congrats!
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PostSubject: Re: My newer 1995 Riv with newly painted hood.   Thu Nov 13, 2008 6:16 pm

Welcome back to the "Cool Club"! wink

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PostSubject: Re: My newer 1995 Riv with newly painted hood.   Thu Nov 13, 2008 6:27 pm

I'm glad you got another Riv. Mine was still only $1 though.
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PostSubject: Re: My newer 1995 Riv with newly painted hood.   Thu Nov 13, 2008 6:32 pm

Looks kinda like this. Same color. Aubergine(purple-grey) hood.



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PostSubject: Re: My newer 1995 Riv with newly painted hood.   Thu Nov 13, 2008 6:38 pm

welcome back
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PostSubject: Re: My newer 1995 Riv with newly painted hood.   Thu Nov 13, 2008 7:41 pm

Welcome back!

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PostSubject: Re: My newer 1995 Riv with newly painted hood.   Thu Nov 13, 2008 7:45 pm

Good to hear it! I knew you'd get another riv sooner or later.
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PostSubject: Re: My newer 1995 Riv with newly painted hood.   Thu Nov 13, 2008 7:46 pm

Black interior...what a find!
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PostSubject: Re: My newer 1995 Riv with newly painted hood.   Thu Nov 13, 2008 7:48 pm

Would love to see pics of the black interior.
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PostSubject: Re: My newer 1995 Riv with newly painted hood.   Thu Nov 13, 2008 8:09 pm

Did you keep the Miata?
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PostSubject: Re: My newer 1995 Riv with newly painted hood.   Thu Nov 13, 2008 8:50 pm

Congrats... now get to work modding.
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PostSubject: Re: My newer 1995 Riv with newly painted hood.   Thu Nov 13, 2008 10:03 pm

fuckin a right man
I want to see that interior too!
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PostSubject: Re: My newer 1995 Riv with newly painted hood.   Thu Nov 13, 2008 10:40 pm

turtleman wrote:
fuckin a right man
I want to see that interior too!
me too
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PostSubject: Re: My newer 1995 Riv with newly painted hood.   Thu Nov 13, 2008 10:50 pm

Awesome Andy! Glad you are back with us!

Swing by sometime, I'll give it a once-over for you!

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PostSubject: Re: My newer 1995 Riv with newly painted hood.   Fri Nov 14, 2008 9:20 am

It was an hour drive to see the car. On the phone the guy sounded like an older guy so it put some of those fears aside.

The owners, who bought the car from an elderly man who died, live in a new rezoned mill luxury loft. They 'vacation' to Florida during the winter season.

The brakes had rust on them, and the exterior(obviously the hood) had crackle and a few scratches.

Underneath looked like it rolled right off the lot. Not the Carlsbad Cave looking rust museum of my old Riv.

It would have been a tough sell if it was the Lipstick Red or Jade Green leather interiors cause I'm just not into them, and my idea for the project calls for black interior. This was PERFECT!!!!

I will shoot some pics this weekend.

My dad was at work when we got it so he was powerless to argue. And I think he believe it was a good purchase too.

My sister is freakin' she does not want me to have this many vehicles.

If I can work my spacial engineering skills to house both cars in the back for winter, this might work.

And again, though I don't plan too, worse come to worse I bring it over to the dealership and they right me a check. But finding something soo rare. I don't want to think about that if I don't have to.

Features include
-multi deck tape player. No CD player.
-Leather wrapped steering wheel
-All pin hole lights work. That's insanely good.
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PostSubject: Re: My newer 1995 Riv with newly painted hood.   Fri Nov 14, 2008 5:34 pm

so since this is a project car, are you going to swap the series 1 to a 2? or play with the series one for a bit?

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PostSubject: Re: My newer 1995 Riv with newly painted hood.   Fri Nov 14, 2008 7:27 pm

PICS!!!!
we need PICS!!!!
please
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PostSubject: Re: My newer 1995 Riv with newly painted hood.   Sat Nov 15, 2008 4:04 pm

Here are some pics









I have to get the latch fixed on the hood. The hinges are fine, the hood is well in place but once you open it and try to close it again, the latch are is striking the hood's top rather that fitting into the square hole it's supposed to go in. The are is loose and I got it down before I bought it but I just need to get that fixed and I'm golden.
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PostSubject: Re: My newer 1995 Riv with newly painted hood.   Sat Nov 15, 2008 4:31 pm

that sterring wheel is ugly...
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PostSubject: Re: My newer 1995 Riv with newly painted hood.   Sat Nov 15, 2008 4:33 pm

Very nice deal.

Make sure and lubricate the hood latch/hole just in case that is all that is wrong...

Bert tavis
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PostSubject: Re: My newer 1995 Riv with newly painted hood.   Sat Nov 15, 2008 7:26 pm

ibmoses wrote:
Very nice deal.

Make sure and lubricate the hood latch/hole just in case that is all that is wrong...

Bert tavis

we're going to look at it tomorrow with my BIL mech.
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PostSubject: Re: My newer 1995 Riv with newly painted hood.   Sat Nov 15, 2008 7:26 pm

vendetta wrote:
that sterring wheel is ugly...

You got that right.


It's only a wrap so no worries.
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PostSubject: Re: My newer 1995 Riv with newly painted hood.   Sat Nov 15, 2008 9:48 pm

that interior is golden!!!
nice man, real nice!
welcome back again
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