Discussion in 'Members Rides' started by Mike Atwood, Oct 11, 2004.
Beautiful Electra Billy
Its so quiet and smooth on the highway.
2300 rpm @ 70 mph.
Here is my 69 GS.
Its been a few years since I posted a picture. Still have it, mostly sits in the garage but I enjoy her when I can.
Original drive train, interior and convertible top. One repaint by previous owner in 1979.
My 1969 GS 400 4-speed
I still have it George.
Here she is almost 13 years later
Recent picture of my "tweety"
Ran a best of 10.18 this weekend 11/4/17
Here is my 1968 Skylark
Here's my 69 G.S. 400 I'm about to own a 69 Riviera G.S.
My 68 Base..was 3 speed manual on column now four on floor. Currently has built 350 wt 2500 or so in motor and 42k orig miles on car.
This is our 1968 Riviera that we call "The Aqua Zephyr". We are the fourth owners. It was originally sold at Skip Erb Buick in Akron, Ohio on July 10th, 1968. The original owner had it for 33+ years then sold it to his niece in North Carolina in 2001. She owned it for 15 years then sold it to the man I bought if from.
This picture was taken at the Airborne & Special Operations Museum in Fayetteville, NC during Memorial Day weekend, 2018.
This is our Riviera January 2018 after it snowed in Fayetteville, NC
I was sitting on my porch staring at the other love of my life...my 68 Wildcat. Buckets , console and dashboard etc. await in our basement which is starting to look like a Wildcat flight simulator. Interior will have to wait till the body is done. Not in love with the Brown and am debating other 68 Buick colors. I will keep the factory painted White roof however. The original paint is mostly burnt off the top of the car and the rest is dull and 100 grit, But from 20 feet, I'm livin the dream. Next, front and rear glass out and a respray of the roof. Can't abide water leaks, it will kill the pan that's in great shape. Here she is, warts and all.
I see two cats in the first picture! Don’t knock ‘Burnished Saddle’ before seeing it fresh, it really glows, but if you do change it consider red, black, or code V Charcoal Metallic. My old ‘68 ‘Cat was red when I got it but its original color was charcoal.
Here’s a member’s former car that color:
Summer progress pics
Thanks, Patrick. I haven't decided on the color and the Burnished Saddle does look good when the car is wet. I have eliminated Red and am leaning towards 'K' Aquamist after seeing a set of used fender skirts in that color. Charcoal is also on the list for sure. I'm amazed how few of these cars remain compared to Skylarks. Getting parts involves a lot of internet sleuthing and travelling. Nothing except the odd part is available repro, which is a real drag.
Just acquired, 1969 Electra Custom Green on Green, spent the majority of my childhood rolling around in this car with my grandpa. Lots of memories. Nobody wanted it and they are selling the house it has been garaged at for the last 23 years. Working on paperwork so I can bring it back to Colorado and make it a Sunday cruiser. Spent the last 4 evenings after work changing fluids, brake hydraulics, and rubber hoses. Runs as good now as I remember then. I’ve also always been a forum guy with off-roading, now time for Buick’s. I have learned a lot in the last couple of weeks lurking around. Thanks, Ben from CO
Awesome car, even awesomer that it was your grandfather’s. I came home from the hospital in a green ‘69 four door like that, ours had a dark green roof and interior.