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    Default 1976 Riviera wanted

    I'm looking for a car again... this time a 1975-76 Riviera. I'm looking for a nice car that doesn't need much work- nothing major anyway.

    Distance isn't important; at least it never has been in the past!

    Any leads or info is appreciated!


    Frank Brooks, Austin, TX USA

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    Default Re: 1976 Riviera wanted

    Well, that escalated quickly.

    I bought a 1976 Riviera from the original owner in Nebraska. It has 78 thousand miles and 100% original paint. Woohoo!





    Frank Brooks, Austin, TX USA

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    Default Re: 1976 Riviera wanted

    Wow that was quick. Congratulations! Looks in great condition. Did you get a lead from your post?
    I love the high mount tail lights on these cars.
    Jason Z
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    Default Re: 1976 Riviera wanted

    No, from Facebook. But Rob Houter had talked to the guy at some length a couple of months ago and had some insight too.


    Frank Brooks, Austin, TX USA

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    Default Re: 1976 Riviera wanted

    It needs bumper fillers, which I have ordered.

    And the tires are 95% tread and 20 years old... so new tires too. Cooper makes a nice whitewall I like.

    The car has some rock chips and a few small dings...if I can get a PDR guy to try it, I will. I hear the steel is too thick.


    Frank Brooks, Austin, TX USA

    1976 Riviera original everything 78K
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    Default Re: 1976 Riviera wanted

    Nice car Frank ! I like the woodgrain texture of the seats
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    Default Re: 1976 Riviera wanted

    Looks like a very nice original, sample Frank, any particular reason for choosing a '75, or '76 ?
    . . . now you can join the ROA Frank, although a car was never a prerequisite to be a member !
    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: 1976 Riviera wanted

    Quote Originally Posted by Rivman View Post
    Looks like a very nice original, sample Frank, any particular reason for choosing a '75, or '76 ?
    . . . now you can join the ROA Frank, although a car was never a prerequisite to be a member !
    Because I have had a 66 67 68 69 71 73 and 83 and those are just the Rivieras! I wanted something new to me, as usual. 1st gen is next! I couldn't find one of those that was just right and this one popped up on a Riv Facebook group. I'm really psyched about this one since it is so original. The seller sent me a pic of the original title from 1976. The guy paid cash! For a Riviera? He must be well off; that was quite a car then.

    ROA 10634! I did renew but it had lapsed so I wasn't in the directory.


    Frank Brooks, Austin, TX USA

    1976 Riviera original everything 78K
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    2016 GMC HD2500 Denali 4WD CC Duramax/Allison 1000(DD)

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    Default Re: 1976 Riviera wanted

    That's a very nice looking Riv you found. And Rob is definitely a go to guy for those cars.
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