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  1. #1
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    Thumbs up '66 Riviera GS. Wow!

    This car caught my eye because it is the same paint color as the '66 I owned.
    Have any of you seen this interior color before?
    Man, if I had both the fund$ and the room......
    I'm surprised it doesn't have AC.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Buick...t_35020wt_1167
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    Dale

    Current Buicks...None. :-(
    Past Buicks. '66 Riv / '70 Rivs (2) / '90 Riv / '72 Skylark / '72 LeSabre / '72 Electra / '96 LeSabre / '92 Park Ave. / '96 Riviera.

    "The guy who invented the first wheel was an idiot. The guy who invented the other three, he was a genius.". Sid Caesar

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    Default Re: '66 Riviera GS. Wow!

    I requested the trim tag info and it is 617D trim code and MM paint. The MM is Riviera red, and 617 is listed as red on the ROA site.
    John
    Last edited by Nailhead; 10-01-2011 at 10:30 AM. Reason: Add new info

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    Default Re: '66 Riviera GS. Wow!

    617 (Red) is shown in the '66 color and trim book. It's an extra-cost 'custom trim' option.
    Also avail in Black (618), Blue (611), White (614), and Green (610).
    Beautiful car!
    Walt K
    (1)'66 GS Astro Blue, 13.41 et (2)'66 GS Saddle Mist, L76 Q-jet option, 1 of 132 (3)'66 GS Flame Red, Calif car (4)'66 GS Silver Mist, 4 speed (5)'66 Special, Flame Red, 300 (6)'79 Turbo Regal, 14.1 et (7)'65 GS 4 speed 'vert

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    Default Re: '66 Riviera GS. Wow!

    Nice car, no buckets no A/C no way.
    Steve
    Black 1973 Riviera G.S. w/sunroof, ,
    97 G.M.C work truck, 06 GXP Grand Prix 94 LT1 Roadmaster wagon, low miles, no winters

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    Default Re: '66 Riviera GS. Wow!

    Nice car Dale, . . . shoulda kept yours!!
    While your viewing Dale's listing, check out the '70 GS Stage 1 the same vendor has with an appraised value of $1,850,000 and an evilBay BIN of $300K !!
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...m=330620878361
    Last edited by Rivman; 10-01-2011 at 08:41 PM.
    Randy Hunter / ROA Charter Member #155 - '68 Buick Riviera GS (clone) '"The JEWAL"
    ...previous Buicks: '68 LeSabre 400 2dr hdtp,'68 Wildcat 2dr hdtps (2), '68 Riviera (2 parts cars),'80 LeSabre V6 4 dr (...long gone slug)
    Check out the ROA here: www.rivowners.org ,and my '68 Riviera here: http://www.v8buick.com/garage_vehicl...w_vehicle&id=1

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    Default Re: '66 Riviera GS. Wow!

    No A/C? Aren't those a/c vents in the dash? I did notice it doesn't have a driver side remote mirror. I think that's the first Riv i've seen without one. It is a GORGEOUS car nonetheless.
    Nick

    '67 GS 400 HT (a work in progress, almost done)(yeah right!)



    My Garage........... http://www.v8buick.com/garage_vehicl...vehicle&id=840

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    Default Re: '66 Riviera GS. Wow!

    The red interior in this car was not available at the start of the model year. This color choice was added and is very unusual.
    Walt, if you look closely at your color/trim book you will most likely find the description of the details of this trim, located under the actual vinyl sample, is a sticker placed into the box after the book was printed. The other interior color choices which were available at the start of the model year are actually printed on the page under the samples, no sticker.
    Appears to be a beautiful car except for a few minor details. The lack of AC really cleans up the engine compartment but I can understand wanting that option for comfort. I prefer the split bench with the folddown armrest, must be getting old, but the buckets are cool too, especially with the console or even with the standard storage console and column shift.
    Nice car...and right in my backyard...hmmm...serenity now!

    Tom Mooney

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    Default Re: '66 Riviera GS. Wow!

    Quote Originally Posted by Rivman View Post
    Nice car Dale, . . . shoulda kept yours!!
    Geez Randy. If you only knew the regret I have had over the years!
    Sold it in '89 when I was out of work and needed to cover rent etc. A bad place in my life.

    I've never been a fan of red interiors, but this is an exception. Kind of metallic in it's look.
    Mine had that same color paint, ( an interesting color I always thought, it had different shades of red / orange depending on how the light hit it.) with black vinyl top, and standard bucket seat interior in black.
    Damn.....
    Dale

    Current Buicks...None. :-(
    Past Buicks. '66 Riv / '70 Rivs (2) / '90 Riv / '72 Skylark / '72 LeSabre / '72 Electra / '96 LeSabre / '92 Park Ave. / '96 Riviera.

    "The guy who invented the first wheel was an idiot. The guy who invented the other three, he was a genius.". Sid Caesar

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    Default Re: '66 Riviera GS. Wow!

    Quote Originally Posted by Wildcat GS View Post
    The red interior in this car was not available at the start of the model year. This color choice was added and is very unusual.
    Walt, if you look closely at your color/trim book you will most likely find the description of the details of this trim, located under the actual vinyl sample, is a sticker placed into the box after the book was printed. The other interior color choices which were available at the start of the model year are actually printed on the page under the samples, no sticker.
    Appears to be a beautiful car except for a few minor details. The lack of AC really cleans up the engine compartment but I can understand wanting that option for comfort. I prefer the split bench with the folddown armrest, must be getting old, but the buckets are cool too, especially with the console or even with the standard storage console and column shift.
    Nice car...and right in my backyard...hmmm...serenity now!

    Tom Mooney

    Nice but not worth $25,000-30,000.00
    Brucer

    Current: Whaaa...no Buick

    Past:
    1965 1/2 Skylark Gran Sport Burgundy Mist/Black int
    1967 GS 400 Sapphire Blue/ Blue int
    1970 GS455 Fire Red/ pearl white int & top
    1998 GS V-6 Supercharged White/ Gray int
    1967 California GS 340 Gold/ Ivory int. & black top
    1971 GS350 Triple Black -Driver
    1971 Skylark 250 Blue/Blue int - Beater with a heater

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    Default Re: '66 Riviera GS. Wow!

    Thats just about dang near better than sex

    Very cool Rivy
    Mark
    marklob@gmail.com
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    1970 GS 455 4 speed Convertible
    1986 T Type with factory leather interior
    1972 Skylark Coupe
    1967 Skylark Convertible
    1962 Invicta Convertible

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    Default Re: '66 Riviera GS. Wow!

    Quote Originally Posted by Dale View Post
    Geez Randy. If you only knew the regret I have had over the years!
    Sold it in '89 when I was out of work and needed to cover rent etc. A bad place in my life.
    Your not alone Dale - we all probably have some sort of regret over past vehicles we owned, sold, traded or wrecked, and wish we still had them !! My first car I owned, a 4 tone, '56 Meteor, Rideau, Victoria, 2 door hardtop.
    I still pine for that car, and it wasn't even a BUICK ?
    Randy Hunter / ROA Charter Member #155 - '68 Buick Riviera GS (clone) '"The JEWAL"
    ...previous Buicks: '68 LeSabre 400 2dr hdtp,'68 Wildcat 2dr hdtps (2), '68 Riviera (2 parts cars),'80 LeSabre V6 4 dr (...long gone slug)
    Check out the ROA here: www.rivowners.org ,and my '68 Riviera here: http://www.v8buick.com/garage_vehicl...w_vehicle&id=1

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    Default Re: '66 Riviera GS. Wow!

    Hi Bruce,
    What source is pricing this car at 25-30K?
    Tom Mooney

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    Default Re: '66 Riviera GS. Wow!

    Nice car-appears little has been untouched. I'd also want A/C and the stratobench is good, but needs the 6 way to be really good. I saw a Starfire in this color-in and out-a while back=pretty striking! Dan Mpls. Mn.
    Dan
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