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Feb 2013 John's Amazing 65 Buick Riviera

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Feb 2013 John's Amazing 65 Buick Riviera

Post  DaveG on Sat Feb 02, 2013 10:15 am

Thanks to John for allowing us to use his Pride & Joy as our very first Thunder Downunder Car of the Month.

I'm sure you'll agree, this car is just beautifull, When we decided to go ahead and create a U.S. Classic Car Forum and we knew part of it's content would be a Car of the Month section it was a no brainer to use John's car as our very first COTM.
Anyone who knows John knows that this car is no Garage or Trailer queen, If there's a Cruise on John's there,
I think the Moto......"Dont hide em Drive em" might have been written by John..


Name: John Coogan Forum Name: The 65 Country / State Aust Vic.

Vehicle Make:[/b] Buick [b]Model: Riviera Year : 1965 Body Type: Coupe

Body Colour: Kandy Tangerine Interior Colour: Cream with orange ostrich leather

Engine: Buick 401 nail head original engine rebuilt, with some Chrome & paint

Transmission: Auto Differential : Standard factory 3.07

Standard Equip:
It has Power front windows ,power steering, speed alert, tilt steering column, remote boot release

Added Extras:
After market vintage a/c, Wheels.

Purchased From:
I found her online in the states and I kept going back to look at it. I'd never seen one before and was drawn to its unique styling. At the time I owned a ZC Fairlane so I sold the Fairlane negotiated a deal on the Riviera and had it shipped over.

Modifications:
She started life in sea foam green and was painted Kandy Tangerine. It had wires on it when imported and after a year or so I changed the wheels. It was given an interior makeover in cream and orange with a roof console added.

Wheels:
Unique wheels Super Supreme 15" with wide white wall tyres.

Work You've Done or had done:
It is in great condition and so far I just keep it washed and polished.

Future Plans:
It will be lowered, not sure if it will be a 3" drop with new springs or bagged.

What do you enjoy most about your Car:
Cruising in it , the deep rumble of the exhaust. The styling.
The fun of driving it never gets old and just meeting up with others and talking cars.


















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Re: Feb 2013 John's Amazing 65 Buick Riviera

Post  BulletBird1962 on Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:23 pm

very nice
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Re: Feb 2013 John's Amazing 65 Buick Riviera

Post  jptbird on Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:35 pm

Have enjoyed seeing this beauty at the various car shows around town.
Congratulations John.
Great Eye Candy.




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Post  1963-FTB on Sat Feb 02, 2013 3:14 pm

Love the Color Combo, really bangs.
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Post  Oceanside TB on Sat Feb 02, 2013 9:00 pm

Absolutely stunning car, takes me back to ' Paso '.
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Post  The65 on Sat Feb 02, 2013 10:05 pm

Thanks for the kind comments.
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Re: Feb 2013 John's Amazing 65 Buick Riviera

Post  Giobus on Sat Feb 02, 2013 10:39 pm

Hi John,

Amazing car mate,

I love the 'Ostrich' acsents the the interior and the colour of the car just 'POW' grabs you.

Great to have you onboard.


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Re: Feb 2013 John's Amazing 65 Buick Riviera

Post  Phsyco Chicken on Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:29 pm

Shit, that looks grouse mate.
never like buicks much until now that is very nice.

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Re: Feb 2013 John's Amazing 65 Buick Riviera

Post  Carps on Sun Apr 14, 2013 7:56 am

Colour, stance, wheels and tyres, plus a nailhead, got it all!

I've always enjoyed seeing this one when it's out and about.


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