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Old 04-08-2012, 07:57 AM   #1
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Default 65 buick riviera spec ?

i am waiting delivery of my 65 buick riviera in 2 weeks (hopefully), i am just trying to identify model it is by the spec. i know it has a black leather(?) interior with black trim, a single 4 barrel carb but has the original twin manifold and extra carb with it. the air con has been stripped of car in the past but i think i would like to replace this at some time. its been lowered by 2" from what i understand as well. i wondered if any one could point me in direction of a spec list for this style car on line . this is my first american car and the first thing i have to look at is a lpg conversion as petrol is 2.40 dollars a litre here. thanks for any help you can give
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65 buick riviera by mark & anne's photos, on Flickr

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65 buick riviera by mark & anne's photos, on Flickr

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Old 04-08-2012, 08:10 AM   #2
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Default Re: 65 buick riviera spec ?

congrats love these cars
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Old 04-08-2012, 08:14 AM   #3
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Default Re: 65 buick riviera spec ?

Wow a beautiful Riviera, the 1963-1965 is one of my favoriate cars and powered by a nailhead, Great car I would lose those mirrors on the doors for a factory correct style!
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Old 04-08-2012, 02:19 PM   #4
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Default Re: 65 buick riviera spec ?

just noticed it has sill covers between wheel arches so is it possibly a gs?


buick riviera by mark & anne's photos, on Flickr

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Old 04-08-2012, 02:24 PM   #5
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Default Re: 65 buick riviera spec ?

That's just gorgeous. The 65s are my favorites.
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Old 04-08-2012, 02:29 PM   #6
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its bigger in length than my works van lol, and roofline is lower than a bmw mini. i really cant wait for it to be delivered
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Old 04-08-2012, 02:31 PM   #7
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Default Re: 65 buick riviera spec ?

Pride,

I would recommend that you join the Riviera Owners Association. http://www.rivowners.org/ GREAT site for anything to do with Rivieras! The technical support reps are great and their site has specs, etc. Under the Members Only area, there are a bunch of links to production and specs, etc. Congrats on your Rivi. I just bought my second one (foolishly sold my first one!!!). Good Luck!
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Old 04-08-2012, 02:40 PM   #8
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thanks for all the nice comments , i will join the association , it needs a few bits doing such as losing the ugly speakers in rear side panels and gettin air con parts that are missing but im looking forward to it . there are only 3 65's on the road in england. i guess parts are hard to get tho.
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Old 04-08-2012, 03:04 PM   #9
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I think you will find the Riviera Owners membership to be a great source for parts as well...either from individuals, parts suppliers...new or used. These cars are GREAT driving cars. I am dropping mine 2-3" through springs...and done!
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Old 04-08-2012, 03:10 PM   #10
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i have got a few spares coming with it so will see what i get. these are fantastic looking car but i fell in love first time i saw it and haven't even drove it or any left hooker in the uk. lol
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Old 04-09-2012, 01:11 PM   #11
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Here is a link to technical specs. I second that you should join the ROA, lots of good information there. I joined after buying a 65 Riv last year.

http://automotivemileposts.com/rivie...65riviera.html
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Old 04-09-2012, 02:34 PM   #12
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thanks that site is excellent
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