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Well-Optioned Canadian Riviera Find


Regular Barn Finds reader Charles H. sent in this great find that’s located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The big Buick coupe was originally purchased as a parts car for the seller’s other 1964, but after looking the car over they have decided it’s too good a car to part out. After viewing the auction listing here on eBay, I agree with them, although part of it might have to do with my father having a 1963 in cream when I was growing up. The car certainly has some rust, although not as much as you might expect, and could probably use a replacement left front fender due to collision damage. It’s been off the road for quite a while and the engine is seized, although with twin carburetors on the original manifold I hope the purchaser is able to get it running again. There are some rare options present, such as air conditioning, power vent windows, tinted glass (although the windshield needs to be replaced) and some other items. The seller has taken copious pictures and has even shared a site where there are pictures from when the car was purchased. While the buy-it-now is $5,000, the ad states that the reserve is much lower. If you want an early Riviera, I think this one is worth checking out!


  1. JW454

    In 1974 my uncle had a 1965 Buick Wildcat that needed a new engine. This car is a twin to the one we took the engine out of. I tried my best to talk him into keeping the duel 4 barrel but gas had just shot up to 79 cents a gallon. Dang 1973 oil embargo.

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  2. Rick

    Can you believe that when it first came out, some folks considered the Riviera to be a a sports car! Back in ’80 I had a ’69 in that Dusk Rose color (wasn’t what the color was called but that’s what it looked it) anyhow it had a 430 and posi and when you stomped on it at a stoplight, that car would boil the rear tires and make so much tire smoke, it was like being at the drags in the early 60s when they used to smoke the tires on purpose.

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  3. randy

    We need more car finders in the south!! I am pulling my hair out! Great find and glad it’s not being stripped of it’s glory.

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