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1965 BUICK RIVIERA - ORIGINAL - FAMILY OWNED - 80K ORIGINAL MILES - GREAT 65

80000 MILEAGE
Coupe BODY TYPE
401 Nailhead ENGINE
Automatic TRANSMISSION
Gasoline FUEL

1965 Buick Riviera Description:

Offered here is an all original 1965 Buick Riviera, that's been a one-family car since 1978, when it was purchased from the original owner.
It has 80K original miles, and was running, consistently registered/insured/inspected up through 2015, with no mechanical problems whatsoever. In fact, I drove this Riv from New York City to it's current location in Chicago at that time. In 2015 I stopped driving this car due to high gas prices and the intention of performing cosmetic restoration, but never got around to it, as life got in the way. The Riv does need need some minor body work to clean up from exposure from the UN-garaged Chicago winters since then, as well as some interior work, but all the major mechanical systems (engine, transmission/drive train/brakes) were/are in fine shape with never any issues.
Since the car has been sitting this long, it will need the following in order to turn over: Battery, battery cables, prime the carb, fresh gas in the tank, but that's about all and anyone who knows what they're doing can get her turned over in about an hour. The tires will need attention as well due to sitting so long, but as I've said, the car is fine mechanically other than having sat for a few years - it was driven consistently/regularly with no mechanical issues up to the day that I pulled her into the parking spot pictured about 4 years ago, and Nailheads run forever.
This car is intended for someone who is prepared to have a relatively minor cosmetic (bodywork/paint/interior) restoration provided, along with whatever small repairs may be needed to get her looking pretty again - but otherwise this car is/was a trouble free, excellent driver throughout all the decades that my family and I have owned her, and with a bit of TLC will continue to be so for the next owner.
Here's your chance to own one of these Bill Mitchell designed 1st Generation Buick Rivera classics. Known as the "Banker's Hot Rod" at the time, because of its fierce torque and acceleration, four bucket seat interior - it was - like the T-Bird - one of the first personal sport coupes ever produced, the Lexus of the era. Sleek, expensive (the $5,500 sticker price was the cost of TWO Ford Mustangs in 1965) and produced in very small numbers (roughly 20k ever made). The innovative design by Bill Mitchell's team is simply one of the best Detroit ever produced, along with Mitchell's other classic - the 1963 Corvette Stingray - and was originally intended by GM for Cadillac (to be called the LaSalle) but Buick won the bid to be the division to produce GM's 1st luxury personal sport coupe!
Clean Title - $1,000 down payment due via PayPal within 48 hours of the end of auction, the balance via certified bank check within seven days. The car will be available for transport/pick up any time after the balance of payment clears, and the area where the car is parked is accessible to trucks/trailers. Any questions, just ask.
Thanks for looking!

Features:

Item location:Chicago, Illinois, United States
VIN:494475H941230
Year:1965
Mileage:80000
Make:Buick
Model:Riviera
Type:Coupe
Color:Silver
Interior color:Black
Engine:401 Nailhead
Cylinders:8
Fuel:Gasoline
Transmission:Automatic
Vehicle Title:Clean