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crossesfour
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PostSubject: Just bought an '89 Riv   Just bought an '89 Riv EmptyMon Oct 25, 2010 11:02 am

'89 Riviera, 183,333km (116,00 mi), one-owner car, body is excellent. Needs RF spring, one brake line, small stuff. My project for next Spring.
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PostSubject: Re: Just bought an '89 Riv   Just bought an '89 Riv EmptyTue Oct 26, 2010 10:23 am

We need pics. I absolutely love that generation Riviera. The interior IMHO is one of the nicer ones.
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PostSubject: Re: Just bought an '89 Riv   Just bought an '89 Riv EmptyTue Oct 26, 2010 11:00 am

I will try to take pics. I actually have been watching this particular car since the day it was bought, always told the owner (a client of mine) that he was never to sell it without calling me first. He called me last week, so now it is mine, 22 years later, for $500. I love the design, especially the back end and the interior. My wife is amazed at the passenger legroom.
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PostSubject: Re: Just bought an '89 Riv   Just bought an '89 Riv EmptyTue Oct 26, 2010 11:06 am

Wow, great story, and welcome!

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'98 SC Riviera • 281k miles • 298 HP/370 TQ • 0-60: 5.79s • ET: 13.97 @ 99.28 • 4087 lb • 20.1 avg MPG • Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:30
3.4" pulley • AL104 plugs • 180º t-stat • FWI w/K&N • 1.9:1 rockers • OR pushrods • LS6 valve springs • SLP headers • ZZP fuel rails
KYB GR2 struts • MaxAir shocks • Addco sway bars • UMI bushings • GM STB • Enkei 18" EV5s w/ Dunlop DZ101s • F-body calipers
EBC bluestuff/Hawk HP plus • SS lines • Brembo slotted discs • DHP tuned • Aeroforce • Hidden Hitch

^^^ SOLD ^^^ frown

'05 GTO • 85k miles • 0-60: 4.8s • 16.9 avg MPG • Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:26
Because fun


'70 Olds Ninety-Eight Holiday Coupe • 116k miles • 455 Rocket V8
Because cool


'95 Celica • 152k miles • 0-60: yes
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PostSubject: Re: Just bought an '89 Riv   Just bought an '89 Riv EmptyTue Oct 26, 2010 11:45 am

Sounds like what I did with my last car. I literally stalked it until the owner finally gave in and sold it to me. lol
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PostSubject: Re: Just bought an '89 Riv   Just bought an '89 Riv EmptyTue Oct 26, 2010 1:48 pm

Congratulations on your 89 Riviera purchase. As you read through this forum you'll notice there are a few of us that own this era Riviera (I conceded that its the 7th generation...see forum topic about it!!!). Yours is the first year for the slantback of this generation and the last year for the CRT screen. My 92 is currently "Riviera of the Month".

The best advice I can give you is 1) buy yourself an 89 factory service manual (one on EBay right now for the 89 Riviera/Reatta), and 2) join the Riviera Owners Association forth with if not sooner (go to www.rivowners.org). You'll get good info and support from both.

We need pics.....
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PostSubject: Re: Just bought an '89 Riv   Just bought an '89 Riv EmptyTue Oct 26, 2010 10:15 pm

Hello
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PostSubject: Re: Just bought an '89 Riv   Just bought an '89 Riv EmptyWed Oct 27, 2010 8:19 am

Welcome, great story! Have you considered stainless steel for your brake line repair? My Riv had a leak when I got it. Classic Tubing in Lancaster, NY made me a whole set, every brake line for $125.00. They didn't have a template for mine, so I carfully removed them and they copied them to perfection. no more worries and they look amazing. If you are interested, I can post their phone number when I get to work.
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PostSubject: Re: Just bought an '89 Riv   Just bought an '89 Riv EmptyWed Oct 27, 2010 9:01 am

Thanks Dave, I would like that info. We occasionally go to Watertown/Syracuse, so Lancaster is not too far off our beaten path.
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PostSubject: Re: Just bought an '89 Riv   Just bought an '89 Riv EmptyWed Oct 27, 2010 1:27 pm

Hey Jon, how far are you from Buffalo? Classic Tube is about 15 minutes from the Peace Bridge (Fort Erie).

Classic Tube:1-800-882-3711 or 716-759-1800
80 Rotech Drive
Lancaster N.Y. 14086
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