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Buick Riviera Gran Sport 2 Four Barrels

Make: Buick
Model: Riviera
Type: Coupe
Year: 1966
Mileage: 110573
VIN: 494876H919077
Cylinders: 8
Vehicle Title: Clean
Item location: Idaho Falls, Idaho, United States

1966 Buick Riviera Additional Info:

This is a `1966 Buick Riviera Grand Sport, with a 425 ‘nailhead’and two four-barrels with bucket seats and a floor shifter for the three-speed TurboHydramatic. There are only a few hundred miles on a rebuild engine, whichsports an aluminum radiator. The two Englebrock four-barrels are not original,and the original air cleaner is missing. The engine feels as if it has ahigh-lift cam, though I cannot document this. Judging by the speedometer error,I believe the original 3.42 rear end has been replaced with a rare 3.90.Performance is very strong.

It has a completely rebuild front end, though you may wantto replace the front shocks. It has air-adjustable rear shocks with the filleron the floor of the trunk.

The body is almost rust free. Unfortunately, the paint jobis inferior; the car is painted black over the original Riviera Plum. The paintis blistering in places -- 10 pictures available. The under carriage is almostrust free – 9 pictures available. I see no evidence of body damage or bondo.

Glass is all good, with no cracks and very little pitting.Chrome is straight and rust-free though there is some weathering (6 picturesavailable). Wheels are very good but not perfect (4 pictures available).

The interior is very good, with seats in nice condition andcarpets in good condition (23 pictures available). The headliner is in faircondition (4 pictures available).

All the power windows work, from the driver’s master switchas well as the individual passenger switches. The power seat motor works, butthe seat moves only fore and aft, not up and down. As is typical of GM cars ofthis era, the gears in the power seat transmission needs to be cleaned.

The window weather sealing has been removed. I havepurchased a complete seal kit which will be included with the sale. The kitincludes not only windows sears, but also door and trunk seals. The heater andair conditioning are nonfunctional, though the blower works. A replacementheater controls are part of the deal, as is a replacement air conditioningcompressor (10 extra parts photographs available).

The headlight motor works, but only by routing powerdirectly from the battery. This means that the headlight switch needs to bereplaced.

The tire are Sigma Shadow R295/75R15, and have very littlewear.

The turn signal switch in the steering wheel needs to bereplaced.

The heat gauge and clock are non-functional. All othergauges work. An ugly aftermarket tachometer was installed by the enginerebuilder so the driver could limit RPM during the break-in period.

The power antennae works, but as it is bent it will notfully lower. The radio is not original. A replacement radio is provided, onephotograph available.

The trunk is in good condition.

This Buick has acurrent, clean Idaho title, an owner’s manual and a shop manual.