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1965 Buick Riviera Gran Sport on 2040-cars

US $10,000.00
Year:1965 Mileage:72000 Color: Burgundy /
 Gold
Location:

Stephenson, Michigan, United States

Stephenson, Michigan, United States

If you have any questions feel free to email: christelcsswade@ukbikers.net .Beautiful 1965 Riviera Gran Sport with the correct numbers matching LX code dual-quad "Super Wildcat 465" 425 CID
V8, a numerically higher 3.42 axle ratio, stiffer, heavy-duty suspension, three speed Super Turbine 400
transmission, quicker steering gear and larger diameter exhaust.
OVERVIEW
Over the last thirteen years I have acted as a caretaker for this true Gentleman's Muscle Car. Although, the
restoration is older, the car has been well cared for and the body, paint and chrome are in the same condition as
when I took possession. There is some body filler but the panels are original and straight and there are no patch
panels. I have repaired, replaced and serviced countless mechanical and cosmetic items as needed. This car
remains true to form as it came from the factory without power windows and the little add-ons you may see on many
over-restored Rivs, thus adding to the Gentleman's Muscle Car aura. It does however, have the upscale "Custom"
interior trim on the seats and doors. The speedometer and odometer both work and show 72,000 miles and I have no
reason to believe otherwise. I have put about 15,000 miles on the car.
MECHANICAL
I have repaired, replaced and serviced countless little and some not so little items and will included the
receipts. The transmission was completely overhauled less than 8,000 miles ago. Fuel, water and power steering
pumps are new. The motor runs strong and smooth with no ticks or clunks and has never been pulled. The
transmission shifts smartly and properly. I am unaware of any vacuum or fluid leaks. However, the heater core has
been bypassed and I have never hooked it up because I don't drive in the cold. The brakes and lines have been
inspected and a new master cylinder was installed last year. Springs, shocks, rear axles, various suspension links
and body bushings have been replaced. The carbs work as intended and have been carefully serviced and cleaned
throughout my ownership. Linkages and vacuum hoses are correct and function properly. The exhaust sounds and
looks solid and there are no leaks, but the resonators under the doors were intentionally omitted by the last
owner. The motor is fogged and the gas is treated during storage.
The headlights open and close as intended and have never had operational issues. Note: The headlight assemblies
are easy to maintain and service since they are controlled by a standard power window motor and two shafts with
simple linkage. Considering the car is 50 years old, it rides nice, tight and smooth with no shakes or shimmy's
with few interior squeaks or rattles (which can be cured with WD40 as they occur). The door plunger switches need
replacing so the interior lights don't turn on upon opening the doors. Oddly, the front wheel center caps make a
clicking sound when turning left. The car is still fun to drive even with four drum brakes. It will still smoke
the tires all the way through first gear and chirp into second. And it will grab second gear from a 70 roll and
sound like the front row of a NASCAR race in the process.
BODY AND INTERIOR
The car is carefully stored when not in use and during winter. The paint and chrome are in the exact same good to
excellent (but not show quality) condition as when I took delivery due to diligent care with wax, polish, covers
and proper storage. There is some small bubbling along both C-pillars near the rear quarter window trim that has
not worsened in 12 years. The trunk is clean and solid as is the rest of the body and frame but there is some
filler in the lower rear quarters. The paint is not perfect, but it is high quality and shines nicely. The frame
is clean and straight but has never been restored or painted.
The wood tilt steering wheel is in good shape and although the coveted horn bar is included it is unfortunately not
functional. The seats have no wear, tear or rips and the front covers were professionally replaced with new
reproductions from Clark's Corvair. The power driver seat motor works, but the seat is off the track. The
headliner and carpet were in restored/replaced condition when I took delivery and have experienced little or no
wear since. The gauges and dash markings are original and unrestored.

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Buick Riviera Concept debuts in China

Fri, 19 Apr 2013 10:14:00 EST

It's nighttime in China, and Buick has just concluded an evening event the day before the first - and only - press day of the Shanghai Motor Show. The star of this evening's party was the Buick Riviera concept vehicle, a plug-in electric hybrid coupe that the automaker says gives a glimpse at its future design direction, not to mention resurrecting some nomenclature from the brand's history that includes a similarly named concept from 2007.
The shape of the Riviera is said to be inspired by water. While the traditional Buick "waterfall" grille is present, the front end gains a more aggressive note thanks to what appear to be vertical air inlets below each headlight.
As for the concept's drivetrain, Buick says it uses General Motors' new dual-mode wireless plug-in hybrid electric vehicle propulsion system, or W-PHEV for short. The keyword there is 'wireless,' as the Riviera can charge its onboard battery packs with a traditional cable or wirelessly via a "sensory recharge panel" underneath the car.

How to hack a Buick Regal with CarKnow

Thu, 08 Aug 2013 12:44:00 EST

If you own an Apple iPhone or Android device, perhaps you've been tempted to jailbreak or root it. This process gives you access to the the software's code, and can be used to make minor or drastic changes to its operating system. CarKnow, a company in Boston, is working applying a similar concept to the automobile.
Translogic recently took a look inside CarKnow to see just how it can tweak the computers inside a car and what sort of things can be done. As our transportation tech sister site explains, CarKnow basically created a digital duplicate of their Buick Regal in the cloud, while harvesting data generated to create custom apps and infiltrate the deepest function of their test car.
And before you freak out about people maliciously taking over your car, CarKnow's founder, Josh Siegel, stresses that it isn't quite so easy as driving up alongside someone. Take a look at the full video below to see just what it's like to jailbreak a car.

GM recalls over 230,000 more Trailblazer-family SUVs over door electronics

Sun, 16 Jun 2013 11:01:00 EST

Back in August, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced a recall on the General Motors GMT360 SUVs (Buick Rainier, Chevrolet Trailblazer, GMC Envoy, Isuzu Ascender and Saab 9-7X) ranging from the 2005 to 2007 model years and the 2006 GMT370 SUVs (Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT and GMC Envoy XL) due to potential fires associated with the driver's door module. Initially limited to 250,000 units sold or registered in 20 Snow Belt states (and the District of Columbia), the recall has now been expanded to include an additional 193,000 of these SUVs in the US and, according to The Detroit News, 40,000 more sold outside the US, including Canada and Mexico.
Like the original recall, the issue is still a faulty driver's door module that can short out, which could lead to a fire. The Detroit News is reporting that, out of the 443,000 units being recalled, GM says that there were 58 fires that caused 11 minor injuries, and the expanded recall accounted for six fires and one injury. Despite the lower number of fires, the recall notice recommends that owners park their vehicles until the recall repairs has been performed.
On recalled units with functional modules, the repair consists of a protective coating being applied to the module, while vehicles with modules that are not working properly will have the driver's door module replaced. The official recall notice is posted below, and it includes contact information for customers of all five brands.