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Old 01-13-2011, 09:58 AM   #1
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Default I Miss My Riviera



It's cold as shit here in Austin this morning. Well, cold for Texas anyhow... When I left the house it was 28-degrees. My '39 lacks a heater, so I rely on my newly installed stereo for warmth. Somehow Ray Charles bellowing about Georgia and his own...

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Old 01-13-2011, 10:06 AM   #2
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Its always the look back that makes you look forward to something.
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Old 01-13-2011, 10:07 AM   #3
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Great story. Those early Riv's look so sinister. One of the few cars in my opinion that don't need much to look perfect...
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Old 01-13-2011, 10:09 AM   #4
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They are great cars. Fun to drive, comfortable, good looking and they always get plenty of attention. At most local shows I have the only Riv there and have won a few plaques and trophies.

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Old 01-13-2011, 10:12 AM   #5
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Great story. Love those Rivi's!
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Old 01-13-2011, 10:12 AM   #6
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Excellent bit of writing, Ryan! I really enjoyed it.
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Old 01-13-2011, 10:14 AM   #7
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Default Re: I Miss My Riviera

Man are we ever on the same wavelength...I traded mine last January and for the past couple of months I have been missing that thing with a passion...my best friend who painted it and did all of the subtle body mods has passed away from a stroke at a very young age and that just adds to the missing of my Rivi.
Been wanting to get another one but with our relocating to the East Coast and selling our business in SoCal we have had to proceed with caution when it comes to finance as we build up the new business here (thanks by the way to my HAMB brothers and sisters who have been supporting us!).
Somewhere down the road (hopefully not that far) I will be able to locate a clean Rivi and make it my own...until then I will just pine for my old one.
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Old 01-13-2011, 10:22 AM   #8
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Yes, me too, had a super sweet white 66 that was awesome, wasn't great with five kids. So the story goes. ~sololobo~
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Old 01-13-2011, 10:28 AM   #9
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cool stories. rivieras are insane.
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Old 01-13-2011, 10:29 AM   #10
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I loved that car and remember you coming to California and driving it to Paso. Those were pre beard days.
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Old 01-13-2011, 10:29 AM   #11
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<---- another former Rivi owner who misses his baby

Saddle/saddle(gold) 65, lowered, on TT IIs, with cold a/c..... My first nailhead....
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Old 01-13-2011, 10:33 AM   #12
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Great story. I have always loved those cars too and hope to a 63 or 64 one day.
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Old 01-13-2011, 10:44 AM   #13
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Great story....love those Rivi's!!!
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Old 01-13-2011, 10:48 AM   #14
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I'm never selling my '65! In fact, I think I will take it for a spin today, so what if the heat doesn't work, it's a couple degrees above freezing!
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Old 01-13-2011, 10:50 AM   #15
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I still regret not buying that car.......
I called, we played phone tag a couple of times and we never could get together. You were in KC job hunting or something......

I should have tried harder.
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Old 01-13-2011, 10:52 AM   #16
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I'm never selling my '65! In fact, I think I will take it for a spin today, so what if the heat doesn't work, it's a couple degrees above freezing!
Don't blame ya...first for never selling it and two for taking a cruise...
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Old 01-13-2011, 10:57 AM   #17
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The best example of a Edged Factory Custom as GM will ever produce.
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Old 01-13-2011, 11:00 AM   #18
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I remember a late night drive to nroman ,ok to check it out for a possible paint job. my youngest son lucas riding shotgun, it was a great roadtrip in the galaxie, on a warm summer night. I got pulled over for going WAY to fast on 35 trying to get home before 2a.m. since my kid had school, and I had to work the next day. As the officer approached the car i told lucas set very still in the backseat as he wasn't wearing a seat belt, cause it didn't have any. I don't know if the cop ever saw him, he was great. The next morning his momma asked him about his trip, he didn't breath a word about getting a ticket! we still laugh about that once inawhile, he remembers being scared to death thinking I was going to jail! That rivi was bitchin' , and someday maybe I will get the oportunity to paint something for RYAN. I was hoping for the wagon, but that didn't work out either, I think all the watson style ideas I was throwing around might have been a bit much for ryans style. Man setting here thinking about how far we go back , and this college kid showing us this new chat page thing to check out is headspinning ! oh , how the years fly by !!
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Old 01-13-2011, 11:02 AM   #19
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Very cool car! Cool story... I've always liked those Rivi's. Hopefully you'll have another one day...
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Old 01-13-2011, 11:03 AM   #20
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63 - 5 rivs rock! I just purchased a 63 half done project car, cant wait to get it home and finish it
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