Nice low mileage 72 Riviera orphan

Discussion in 'Projects' started by Smartin, Apr 26, 2021.

  1. Smartin

    Smartin Staff Member

    I picked up a really nice original 72 Riviera last weekend from the wife of a local club member who passed away recently. It's about as cream-puff as it gets, and I love it. Not in love with the color, but you can't be choosy when a car like this falls into your lap.

    Few things that need immediate attention:

    Choke coil exhaust leak
    New tires (the ones on it are well over 20 years old)
    Additional exhaust leak at manifold collector
    Coolant flush
    Heater core

    That's about it. I'll post photos in my next post from my phone..
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  2. Smartin

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  3. Smartin

    Smartin Staff Member

    I tackled the choke coil yesterday.

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  4. rkammer

    rkammer Gold Level Contributor

    Nice Riv. Even like the green as it's got some gold in it. Congrats.
  5. Luxus

    Luxus Gold Level Contributor

    You lucky dog, that's a really nice car.
  6. cjp69

    cjp69 Gold Level Contributor

    when is the PDR guy coming?
  7. BYoung

    BYoung Stage me

    I appreciate the realistic language in your video when something goes wrong. LOL
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  8. Quick Buick

    Quick Buick Arlington Wa

    Nice sled.
  9. Smartin

    Smartin Staff Member

    He is actually here now. It’s a no-go on the work. There’s just too much and a lot of it is not accessible. Plus the stuff he can actually reach will be so expensive to repair, I can’t do it. So I have a decision to make. Leave it or paint the car. I think I already know the answer.
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  10. Buicksky

    Buicksky Gold Level Contributor

    Nice Riv! looks like a keeper/ Time capsule. Enjoyed your video.
  11. Another Sweet Ride!

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