1965 Buick Riviera - $69900

Discussion in 'Cars and Parts For Sale Leads' started by StagedCat, May 10, 2018.

  1. My3Buicks

    My3Buicks Proud Liberal

    Having owned and dealt with a lot of low mileage original cars, I’ve never seen an original car in similar condition to a highly restored car. That said, I’d rather spend my money on an Impeccable original or a an over restored monster than something in between the two.
  2. Golden Oldie 65

    Golden Oldie 65 Well-Known Member

    If that car has had a quality frame off restoration and is as nice as it is described, I have no doubt he is losing money at $69,900. Does that make it worth the money? Don't know, but personally I don't think it's over-priced.
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  3. 66electrafied

    66electrafied Just tossing in my nickel's worth

    Without a doubt an over the top frame-off is losing at $70 K. Most will top out at over $120K now if done right.
    I agree, there aren't that many great originals in this condition left. I can also agree that a lot of these cars have been rolled over 3 or times now. But all that said, there still are a lot of them out there, more 1st gen Rivs survive than say, 67 or 68 Wildcat convertibles. (just an example, I have no idea how many of these are left, but they were fairly low production as compared to the Riv) There are a lot online right now. Is this one worth it? A guy would have to really study it; I personally would love to have this car, it's stunning, I've been looking for a nice 65 for years and have been watching them slowly price themselves out of the affordable market. Maybe this is just the next price increment and I'm now out of touch. Wouldn't surprise me, actually. If you all figure $70K is acceptable for a car that would get $25K 3-4 years ago, then I am evidently out of it and will humbly concede the point.
  4. My3Buicks

    My3Buicks Proud Liberal

    I'll take my 65 Riv as a GS in Silver Cloud with a red interior, that would do nicely
  5. red67wildcat

    red67wildcat Well-Known Member

    I kinda from the outside watch 65 or first gen rivs . Yes Im seeing rivs 5 years ago have double if not tippled in value , at least asking prices.
    But wildcat convertibles have drastically increased in price too. Marc in same time period 15 years ago they were $6500 cars for nice solid ones, 10 years ago $10000 for same cars, 5 years ago$15000 now those same cars are over $20000 some over $30000 .
    5 years ago I thought my former cat was a $12 to 15 k car when I got close to double that a car that wasn't for sale suddenly I sold .As you know it was recently on market for $30000 range.It apparently sold??
    I never saw that price coming. Some models have gone crazy on price recently . I wouldn't say that's good or bad but definitely when buying can be a shock.
    I know of one local well optioned orig 65 riv, guess it will always be outa my price range if this trend keeps going but more power to the owner when he sells.
  6. cjp69

    cjp69 Platinum Level Contributor

    See my post earlier in this thread. I don't think this guy is losing money, but he isn't the one who did the resto. Eric, who restored it, I am pretty sure lost money on it. But that is usually the way it goes, the guy who does/pays for the resto is usually the guy who takes the biggest loss on it.

  7. lrlforfun

    lrlforfun Well-Known Member

    OK V-8 Buick People: This car would be difficult to duplicate for any amount of money. The quality and detail are exceptional. The price? If someone wants one of the VERY VERY VERY best....wa-la! As far as the price escalating on First-Gen Rivs, it is going up. 65's seem far more desirable. Also....there are a TON (actually most of the cars listed) of these cars on the ebay for fantasy prices that have lingered for a long time with no bids. So yes, the asking prices have gone through the roof and most are NOT selling. Mitch

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