1965 buick riviera GS Numbers Matching Survivor

Price: US $10,000.00 Item location: Austin, Texas, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Buick
  • Model: Riviera
  • SubModel: Gran Sport
  • Type: Coupe
  • Year: 1965
  • Mileage: 59,500
  • VIN: 494475H931995
  • Color: Silver
  • Engine size: 425 wildcat
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Air Conditioning, Power Windows
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Drive side: Right-hand drive
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!

1965 Buick Riviera

1965 Riviera GS Survivor

59,470 original miles


Super Turbine 400 Transmission

3:42 rear end with limited slip differential

Original TX car

Accessory Option Decoded:

EXT- EZI Glass All, Power Windows (except vents), 4-way power seats (Bucket)

2K- Air Conditioner

3T- Rear Armrest

4F- Remote Mirror

5KW- Lower door guards, Seat Belts with Retractor

Paint Code ZZ - Silver Cloud

WALK AROUND VIDEO LINK: cut and paste links



Thank you for the opportunity to sell my personal vehicle on EBay before taking it to a live auction. I wanted the ability for the buyer and seller to save on auction fees. This is my personal vehicle and selling it to pay for my daughter’s private school. My goal when I bought the vehicle was to restore it as a survivor. I personally love the age that comes with the car. Any part replaced was replaced with NOS parts, USA made parts, or parts from Russ Martin (king of Buicks). On the Survivor Scale, I would rate this Buick a 2-3 and only because it was repainted by the owner son.

What mostly grabs me about a survivor type of car like this one is the overall feel and sense of a car well cared for; displayed by the character in the paint, emblems, upholstery, etc. This “feels” like an older car… not a brand new restored car. I have kept receipts and details of how I kept up and cared for the vehicle.

Brief History

The car was purchase by Aaron Rose in 1965 in Beaumont Texas. Her son Larry had the vehicle and stored it in 2000 with Marv Chess in Houston Texas. In 2011, Larry Rose exchanged the vehicle in lieu of rent. I then purchased the vehicle from Merv.

Along with the documentation that includes the protect-o-plate, receipts since the purchase of the car are kept.

Paint & Body

First, the Body is straight and I couldn’t find and accidents to body panels when I had it on the lift. There are no replacement panels on the vehicle. The undercarriage is very original and unrestored. There is some surface rust to the frame.

The Paint is not the original silver cloud. It was painted some time ago with a two-stage paint. There are some chips and scuff marks due to wear and tear.

The Chrome is not perfect. There are some pitting and age that shows. There are no dents and is just slightly dull. All the emblems appear to be completely original to the car.

Motor & Drivetrain

The Motor and Trans are completely original to the car. The only thing touched on the Carter Carburetors, were the accelerator pumps, and gaskets underneath. The transmission was flushed and new seals replaced. The motor was refreshed by Merv prior to my purchased. I have the receipts to include the details.


The Interior is in excellent condition. The only thing new is the carpet. The dash was recovered by just dashes.

For further questions please feel free to call Lloyd at 512-797-0443. I am available seven days a week from 8AM until 9PM Central Time.

Items tended to starting from the front:

Radiator- Re-cored

Water pump – new

Front seal- new

Fuel pump- new

Belts- new

Alternator- rebuilt

A/C- r134a, all new hoses, vacuum lines, compressor, evaporator, vacuum door actuators. Original condenser. Very complicated and pricey!

Heater core- new

Front/rear shocks- Ridetech

Dash- refurbished (just dashes)

Pertronix ignition

Dual exhaust- 2 ¼” stainless steel mandrel bent


The car is for sale locally and we reserve the right to cancel this auction at any time before the end of the auction. We do not have a Buy It Now Price listed.

The car will be made available for inspection by serious bidders throughout the auction. Please e-mail me if you would like to see the car. If you prefer, we can arrange to have a qualified, independent, professional mechanic perform a pre-purchase inspection for you (at your expense). It is the buyer’s responsibility to verifythat all of the seller’s information and claims about the car are true and correct prior to the sale of the vehicle.
Winning bidder must contact us within 24 hours of auction end, and make arrangements for payment at that time. A $1000.00deposit is due within 48 hours of end of auction. The deposit can be made by cash (please do not mail cash!), bank check, cashier's check, or bank transfer (preferred). The remainder is due within 7d days of Auction end. The remaining balance must be made in the form of a bank transfer (preferred) Cashier'scheck, or bank check (all forms of payment subject to verification). PayPal will not be accepted as a form of payment for either the deposit or the final payment. If no contact is made within 24 hours we reserve the right to re-list the vehicle, sell it to the next high bidder, or sell it otherwise. Please arrange financing prior to bidding. Once the final balance has been paid, title transfer paperwork will be initiated.
Buyer is responsible for pickup or shipping of this vehicle. If you wish to have it shipped using a service, we will gladly cooperate, you can locate shippers by doing a search for “auto shippers”. We have relationships with both domestic and international shippers should you need some assistance.

This vehicle is being sold as is, where is with no warranty, expressed written or implied. The seller shall not be responsible for the correct description, authenticity, genuineness, or defects herein, and makes no warranty in connection therewith. No allowance or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness, imperfection, defect or damage. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle and to have satisfied himself or herself as to the condition and value and to purchase based upon that judgment solely. The seller shall and will make every reasonable effort to disclose any known defects associated with this vehicle at the buyer's request prior to the close of sale. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any oral statements about the vehicle. Please Check My Feedback- I value my 100% positive rating, and will do my best to keep it.

The winning bidder should have the car insured from the time the final payment is made to us. Once final payment is made, we will exercise a generally accepted standard of care, but the buyer assumes all liability and risk once the final payment is made.
Before delivery of the vehicle, the winning bidder must provide a photocopy of a valid driver’s license. Delivery is defined as the time at which physical possession of the car is transferred from us, the seller, to the buyer or the buyers’ agent or chosen transport company.
If you are not sure about something, Please ASK. Do not assume anything not listed is included. We reserve the right to cancel bids for excessive negative feedback. We reserve the right to end the listing if the vehicle is no longer available for sale.