Can someone please tell me what car this is? I think I'm in love!!!

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Megan2682
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Hi There

I was wondering if anyone out there can tell me what this car is (in this music video)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVMWgmQA4Ig

Anyone's help would be greatluy appreciated.

Thanks Guys

Megan2682
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By the way ... the clearest shots of the car are from the 3minute point and onwards.

Thanks

 

Dinsdale Piranha
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1965 Buick Riviera

Megan2682
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Thanks Mate ... you're a diamond :)

Xx

GBt
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These Rivieras were very nice too

I found this film clip from a foreign film called Buick Riviera(but you might need my personal translater.)the car looks nice tho

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41QGI6SRi4g&feature=player_detailpage#t=10s

Chris Martin
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I agree, definitely one of the rare cases where a mainstream American maker came up with a lasting design classic. And that's coming from a Thunderbird fan!

There is a local chap around here who has two of them, one red, one yellow with the registrations RIV1 and RIV2, I will try to get some photos next time I see him.

C.M.

 

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Although I prefer the earier non clamshell light version and dummy fender scoops, the 65 was owned by a guy who had a few Buicks-.The second is a Buick Wildcat that a car dealer Herbie Green, who I lived around the corner from, had for sale in the early 90s. The 70s Green Riviera was I think owned by Steve Tucker and the last a later take on the Riviera name, not my cuppa java, though the owner's wife kindly made me a cup,he was very enthusiastic and it was his daily driver/ride..

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IIRC my Corgi gold Riviera had lights that glowed at the front and back thanks to the fact that plastic transmited light from a couple of blobs in the front and rear screens. 

Chris Martin
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My Corgi Riviera was blue and came with a boat on a trailer, always was a favourite, I wonder what happened to that one?But anyway, that was modelled on a '63 not a '65. And if we are talking Rivieras generally, I think the first generation '63 to '65 and the abovementioned 'Boat tail' Riv' from '71 to '73 are the only ones with any sort of classic status. Here's a local '73 recently restored by the best panel and paint guy in the area.

C.M.

 

Chris Martin
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GBt wrote:

These Rivieras were very nice too

That's not a Riviera, that is a '53 Skylark - even better, my favourite Buick but big bucks these days.

C.M.

 

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These Rivieras were very nice too

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That's not a Riviera, that is a '53 Skylark - even better, my favourite Buick but big bucks these days.

C.M.

yes I stand corrected, and indeed the styling cues that found their way onto later Buicks worked so well on this one.

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GBt wrote:Who needs a chopper with bodywork like that

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Petrolhead wrote:That's what my wife says to me all the time. Just the other way round.

OK, it was my ex-wife. But at least we went out with a bang.

lol

more big ol' bangers for your bucks?