1966 Buick Riviera 2 Dr. Hardtop "Gorgeous Restored Sport Coupe/Cold Factory AC"

Price: - Item location: Boca Raton, Florida, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Buick
  • Model: Riviera
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: Coupe
  • Year: 1966
  • Mileage: 77,589
  • VIN: 494876H902937
  • Color: Black
  • Engine size: 425 CID
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Tilt Steering Wheel, Factory Steel Styled Wheels, Door Edge Guards, Wheel Lip Moldings, AM/FM Radio, Factory Seat Belts (4), Floor Mats, Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Options: Leather Seats
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1966 Buick Riviera

Incredible Advance Styling Years Ahead of it's time by Bill Mitchell"
Exterior: Black
Interior: Black Leather
Engine: 425 CID "Nailhead V-8 rated at 440HP (Original & completely rebuilt)
Transmission: Turbo/Hydramatic (original and completely rebuilt)
Serial Number:494876H902937
Mileage: 77,589 (mileage on the chassis & body, ngine and transmission rebuilt less than 10,000 miles ago)
This spectacular Riviera is breathtaking from any angle. In photographing thiscar I couldn't help but look in amazement of just how far ahead in design of the restof the cars being produced this Bill Mitchell work of mechanical art really was.
The best buy & best value you will ever find on a 1966 Buick Riviera!
This is a two owner car that was lovingly cared for more than 45 years by it'soriginal owner.
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The Riviera's body is laser straight and the Black paint has a beautiful deep shine.We couldn't findanyindication of previous rust or rust repair.Here are a few of this gorgeous Riviera's Features:
*Original rebuilt 426/440hp Nailhead V-8 & 3/speed Turbo-Hydramatic Transmission
*Power Steering & PowerBrakes
*Power Door locks
*Cold factory air-conditioning
*Power Windows & Power seat
*Tilt steering wheel
*Buick factory steel styled wheels
*AM/FM Radio with power antenna
*Cruise Control
*Door edge guards & wheel lip moldings
*Floor mats& 4 pairs of factory original seat belts
And much, uch more.
The fit on both doors, ood and trunk are as good as you'll ever find!
The undercarriage, loor & trunk pans are solid.
The chrome and trim has all been done and looks superb.
The interior is new and looks & feels terrific.
The trunk is nicely detailed as is the engine compartment.
Stunning Steel Styled Factory Buick Wheels
Correct new door edge guards and wheel lip moldings
The engine runs smooth and powerful and the transmission shiftsperfect making this car a real joy to drive.
It cranks right up the first time...every time and the factory air-conditioningblows ice cold.
The factory "hide-away" headlight function operates perfect.These are just oneof the Bill Mitchell unique design features that make this car so magnificent to see whenit is coming towards you. This was the introduction yearfor vacuum operate concealedheadlamps from Buick.
The power windows and power seat all work to perfection as does thePower Steering, ower Brakes, oor locksand Tilt steering wheel.
It still has all 4 of it's original factory seat belts with the date codes.
A few of the other options are tinted windows, ruise control, M/FM radio, actory seatbelts (front & rear & alldate coded originals) floor mats, ilt steering wheelandauxiliary lighting group.
We found under the back seat most of the ORIGINAL factory build sheet...showing this car was producedon September 29th, 965. It most likely was a factory ordered car for the 1966 Model Run by a Buick lover.Whoever is lucky enough to be the winning bidder will also love and cherish this truly drop-dead gorgeousblack Riviera Sport 2 door hardtop.
This car runs nice and cool...even in the Florida heat with the AC on. I would not be afraid to drivethis car any distance.
The white side wall tires look and ride like they are new (because they are) and we just installed the largestbattery with the most "cold cranking amps" available that would fit properly into the battery tray.
Spare tire, ack and tire iron are in the trunk. (spare tire is hidden under trunk mat)
Two sets of keys. I am looking for and whenif I can locate one, ill order & includewith the car a 1966 Buick owner's manual.
The exhaust system was replaced and is whisper quiet.
We also justreplaced both the Positive & Negative Battery Terminals & starter motorpurely as a precautionary measure.
Who was Bill Mitchell? One of the greatest automotive designers of the 20th Century!
1966 Buick Riviera – The Ultimate Bill Mitchell-Mobile
In my opinion, his 1966 Buick Riviera most represents Mitchell’s innate artistic sensibility.
ThisisBill Mitchell!Before others point it out, ill Mitchell didn’t spend his day designing cars at a drawing table. Unlike his predecessor Harley Earl, itchell actually was a designer, nd had been a very successful one at GM since 1935. When he took over as head of GM’s Design Department in December of 1958, e made profound changes in the way things were done, nleashing a dramatic output of designs and creativity.
Unlike Earl, itchell was one of the guys, nd he knew how to get what he wanted in a more direct manner. It’s clear that many of the resulting designs more immediately reflect his personal taste. Earl may have picked winners from what was shown him, ut Mitchell’s methods were more involved. Might explain why so many GM cars of the early sixties featured red interiors.This is not a comprehensive review of Mitchell’s vast legacy. Let’s pick just a couple of runners-up to our task. The 1959 Corvette Sting Ray certainly deserves consideration. It reflects Mitchell’s obsession with sharks, nd in a highly successful manner. It became the basis for the seminal 1963 Corvette Sting Ray, s well as a distant foreshadowing of its successor, he Mako Shark and the 1968 production Sting Ray. But ultimately, he shark influence was a passing one, nd mostly limited to the Corvette.
The 1963 Riviera is certainly a competitor for the title of Mitchell’s finest work. It represents his true coming-out party, ince the 1961 – 1962 GM cars didn’t quite give him the proper scope for something really bold and totally Mitchell. But the opportunity to create GM’s first personal luxury coupe certainly did, nd it is a true winner for its clear and bold lines, lassic proportions, nd fine details.
What followed the ’66 – ’67 became ever less successful. How come? And what’s that got to do with the search for an answer? Freedom; or the lack of it. Mitchell was not one who like constraints to his out-sized exuberance. And within a few years, hat’s what came crashing in from all sides: five mile bumpers, ownsizing, afety regulations, AFE. Mitchell’s career with GM ended in 1977, ut in some respects it ended well before then.
The loop bumpers very effectively destroyed the highly sculptural 1966 front end. Love it or not, t was one of the more bold, xpressive and unabashed front ends ever, eflecting the Mitchell personality mighty well indeed. Unlike so many of “his” designs, t doesn’t owe as much to classic British cars or fish. I’m not sure who first sketched it, ut they must have know he would like it.Not that it was the only thing to like. Mitchell obviously liked hips. The biggest revolution in American car design of that whole era started with a chaste little bulge on the side of the ’63 Pontiacs, nd turned into the Coke-bottle armada of 1965. But the ’66 Riviera synthesizes its sharp edges and crease with the new rotundness in the best way possible.The 1967 Eldorado is a study of the more extreme end of one of Mitchell’s two personalities : sharp edged and rounded.I bought my 1stbrand new Cadillacin 1968 at Lew Ehlers Cadillac in Beverly Hills---a Nocturne Blue Eldorado with Blue Leather. Heinz Prechter, he founder, wner and creator of so many great ASC cars, ersonally installeda "Golde"electric Sun Roof in my Eldo. The late, ruly great George Barris, nstalled a Black & White Sony 5" TV in my dash. In one year I put over 100,000 miles on my Eldorado...mostly in Southern & Northern California.The ’66 Riviera sits on its generous haunches and everything flows; edges miraculously turn into curves. Given that this Riviera and the Eldorado above it share the same basic E-Body shell (along with the ’66 Toronado), t’s truly remarkable how different the are too.
The Riviera’s E-Body may have been shared with the Toronado and Eldorado, ut Buick was havin nothing to do with their front wheel drive. The Riviera wisely stayed true to its traditional rwd, hich resulted in a dynamically superior vehicle. It’s not like the lack of a central tunnel made any real difference in a four-passenger luxury coupe.1966 marked the last year for the “nailhead” V8, n 425 cubic inch form (7 L) making 340 (gross) hp. The Buick V8 may have been legendar, ut its odd “half a hemi” pent-roof combustion chamber was not suitedfor the coming emission regs. In 1967, uick went to a completely new engine family. The nailhead’s reign ended up being fourteen years.
Riviera with standard basic wheel covers.
Looking at the Riviera in profile,we can see Bill Mitchell’s soul (looking in its usually-hidden eyes certainly won’t do). Here, he dramatically swept roof line, he long hood, he clean flanks, hat crouching posture, he tasteful chrome accents; it just really all comes together here. And not one bit of affected ornamentation, ike the ’63’s fake side air inlets.
Purity of line yet dynamic; muscular yet elegant; sporty yet luxurious; flamboyant yet restrained; knife edged yet curvaceous. The ’66 Riviera epitomizes the whole styling trend of that GM era; all the full-size and mid-sized coupes of all the GM brands are distilled here in their most pure essence.Mitchell did leave us a clue; a pretty obvious one at that. In 1977, s a parting memorial to his stylistic sensibility and era, e left the Pontiac Phantom as a living remembrance to GM. In his words: “Realizing that with the energy crisis and other considerations, he glamor car would not be around for long. I wanted to leave a memory at General Motors of the kind of cars I love”. And although there are certainly differences, he production car I most see in the Phantom is the 1966 Riviera.Clearly, he front end of the Phantom reflects the Pontiac style of the Colonnade era, hich was also necessitated by aerodynamics and bumper requirements. But when my eyes take in the the overall shape and feel of the Phantom’s profile, r follow the lines of its blade fenders and sleek sides to those haunches; well, ’m there, gain. The Phantom was a help, ut in the end it wasn’t really necessary. We’d gotten to know his sensibilities and preferences pretty well by by 1966, ctually. The Riviera made that quite obvious.
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Please e-mail us if you would like to see the car. If you prefer, e can arrange to have a qualified, ndependent, rofessional mechanic perform a pre-purchase inspection for you (at your expense).
This 1966 Buick Rivieraturns heads &causes a sensation whereverit's driven!Shipping: If you need help shipping this car in the U.S. or anywhere else in this world, will be happy to put you in direct contact with Mary Olson who has been our sole shipping person for not only us, ut for several of my friends who own car museums. She is honest, eliable, ependable and gives great personal service. She has arranged shipping for myself and several of my friends of more than 3000 cars over the past 10 years.Twenty First Century Auctions has been selling fine Late model sports cars, intage and collectible cars on EBAYMOTORS since March of 2000 and we have a 100% feedback rating.Even in this very tough economic times where real estate has tumbled down a very steep hill....vintage cars...the real ones...the pedigreed cars in great restored or near perfect original condition continue to hold value and in most instances appreciate.
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I asked Jerry while staying at his house in September of 1989, why do you now have over 1000 collectable cars?"He replied with a slight grin and replied "Should I buy more?" We made a 10 car deal involving V-12 Ferrarison a breakfast napkin at the Dobbs House restaurant in the Houston Hobby Airport just before I boarded my flight back to Miami, lorida...and that was Jerry J...having fun and wheelin & dealin 24/7...anywhere and anytime!Iconsidered my self veryprivileged to be close friends with the late Jerry J. Moore fromHouston,Texas. Jerry was a Real Estate Mogul and one of the largest owners of shopping centers in the world.I really miss my pal and think of him often.Jerry was also an avid car collector and amassed one of the largest and best vintage car collections on the Planet.If Jerry told me once....he probably told me over 100 times......"In case you forgot...remember..."You will never see a Brinks truck at a funeral service or a Hearse with a luggage rack at a cemetery!"He believed that at best, ife is uncertain and thatone should enjoy desert 1st.Car collecting is a family thing...everyone around the world admires and loves these great vintage and collectible cars.We have sold cars fromAustraliatoAlaska...FromChinatoSaudi Arabia.....FromManhattantoMoscow....and the hobby keeps growing & expanding all the time.Collector car insurance is dirt cheap...about $250-$300 a year for a quality collectible like this. and you can buy full coverage!They usually require a garage and not more than 2500-3000miles a year put on the car.I recommend you only buy a car like this if you have a garage to keep it in.I always try and look for major flaws and mention them and try to point them out when I see something. If you call me I will go over the car with you in great detail...both inside and out. The couple of tiny flaws are too miniscule to show up in photos...but I'll be happy to point them out.Your welcome to come in person to inspect this car for yourself...hire anyone you like to come on your behalf....bring your Experts and magnifying glasses........see if you can find anything really negative worth mentioning...we tried and couldn't find anything other than what we stated in the description...maybe you can?We have tried diligently to find any MAJOR flaws in the paint, ody, nterior, echanical or electrical systems and have not been able to locate anything that we could list as a MAJOR problem in the description or that we haven't already mentioned.
I truly believe there is NO such thing as a "PERFECT" old car or even a late model car that has been driven, E ARE NOT making such a claim.....but this car comes close to perfection...ESPECIALLY when you consider it is almost 50 Years Old !
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If you wish to schedule an appointment to see this car, lease call me at954-873-6495....We would appreciate at least a 1-2 day notice. It is currently being stored inJupiter, L. It is started anddriven a few miles on occasionif it's a beautiful SUNNY day and allowed to warm up,possiblyonce a week.
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We know this is a Platinum investment collectable car..this is a car that you can still drive & enjoy and will increase in value...not decrease in value.....and if you chose to...you could drive it every day. We feel very strongly that a car like this will not only hold its value but in years to come will continue to appreciate.
Please don't buy a Museum quality car like this unless you have a garage to store it inside. We do notbelieve this carhas ever been left outside.
You can look at this car in bright outdoor sunlight or indoors under halogen or florescent light...it still looks spectacular....but don't take our word...PLEASE...come and check it out yourself. I don't like surprises. Our goal not's to give you any....this is a NO DISAPPOINTMENT collectibleclassic 1966 Buick Riviera 2 door sport coupe.
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AS IS - NO WARRANTYThis vehicle is being sold as is, here is with no warranty, xpressed written or implied. The seller shall not be responsible for the correct description, uthenticity, enuineness, r defects herein, nd makes no warranty in connection therewith. No allowance or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness, mperfection, efect 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, nd to have satisfied himself or herself as to the condition and value and to bid based upon that judgement 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.There is no such thing as a "PERFECT" car...especially when dealing with vintage cars that are 25,35 and even 50 years old.Arranging for an independent third-party inspection is a great way to validate a seller's claims about a vehicle's condition. There are many companies and individuals who offer such a service. Of course your personal inspection and scrutiny are suggested and most welcomed.The seller has made a diligent effort to accurately describe this vehicle but does not expressly or implicitly guarantee the accuracy of the above description.Bidders and prospective purchasers are urged and cautioned to conduct their own due diligence, ncluding a physical inspection in person or through a qualified third party inspector or appraiser, efore contemplating a purchase or making a bid on this vehicle.In fact, e would welcome and encourage such an inspection, nd will make every effort to make the above described vehicle available at a time convenient to the perspective purchaser or their agentsWe charge NO fees of any type. NONE!We will help arrange to have your vehicle picked up on a bonded, icensed and insured carrier.There are no dealer fees or other charges and you are responsible to pay all sales taxes in your home state .Required payment is 20% within 72 hours and the balance in full within 7 days thereafter.If you buy a car from us and are not happy with something that is major in nature, lease call us and let us know. If we feel it's our fault, e are only too happy to discuss making a possible adjustment on the final agreed price.