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1966 BUICK RIVIERA GS Original California Car

  • Make: Buick
  • Model: Riviera
  • SubModel: 1966 BUICK RIVIERA Gran Grand Sport
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: RIVIERA GS Gran Sport
  • Year: 1966
  • Mileage: 96,571
  • VIN: 494876H923332
  • Color: Mercedes Bright Silber
  • Engine size: 465 WILDCAT V8
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: AUTOMATIC
  • Drive type: Rear Wheel Drive with Positraction
  • Interior color: BLACK
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Location: Simi Valley, California, United States


1966 Buick Riviera GS, Gran Sport. Highly optioned, rust free California driver, original (rebuilt) engine and trans, Positraction, original "Wildcat 465" 425 cu in nailhead engine rebuilt about 4 years ago by prominent nailhead rebuilders (and ROA recommended) Centerville Auto Repair in Grass Valley, CA. Original heads were not serviceable so were replaced at time of rebuild. Transmisson rebuilt at same time. Car stripped to bare metal and professionally repainted in Mercedes Bright Silver approximately 7 years ago. The few small body repairs that were needed were done with welded in new metal, not bondo. A few chips and scuffs now but looks great. Smog and AC pumps, hoses removed from engine bay - all the parts will come with the car. Rubber, AC/Heat interior ducting, and vacuum lines replaced - needs vacuum canister for vacuum door locks and auto trunk opener to operate. Except for the dash pad, steering wheel, and new carpet I never got to the interior in the 16 years I've owned it but it had been reupholstered in non-original black velour type material before I got it. Front seat foams will eventually need to be replaced. Gas gauge and cruise control not working. Temp and battery condition gauges at modified ashtray area, other two gauges shown in pictures have been removed. A few pieces of missing trim. Fast, fun, high torque (465 ft-lbs) car that is a hoot to drive and quite the attention getter. I've had 5 Rivs in the last 20 years and this is the last one to go. Time to move on to other interests.