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My father-in-law got a new (to him) car. And he’s really proud of it.

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by TheGoodTexan, Feb 11, 2019 at 12:45 PM.

  1. TheGoodTexan

    TheGoodTexan Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Apr 28, 2003
    Nashville, TN
    My mother-in-law... “If he’s happy, I’m happy.”

    1985 Buick Riveria. 62k miles on it.

    This is his “fun car.” His daily driver is a Toyota Sequoia.

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  2. drf64

    drf64 Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    Do you have any theater background to help muster up some faux excitement for the old boy?
     
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  3. Uncle Butch

    Uncle Butch TDPRI Member

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    My favorite Riviera was '65. I had a '70 And I loved it. Your father in law will enjoy his new toy I'm sure.
     
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  4. boredguy6060

    boredguy6060 Friend of Leo's

    Mar 28, 2012
    Sou Cal
    Those were nice cars looks wise, the V6 was a little anemic but that was the day the were stretching every mpg they could .
    Good luck with it.
     
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  5. Buckocaster51

    Buckocaster51 Super Moderator Staff Member Ad Free Member

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  6. drf64

    drf64 Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    Oddly uncle Butch did not reference the 80s in his post of great model years.
     
  7. Greggorios

    Greggorios Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    I was never a big fan of USA made autos from the 80's but I'm a sucker for big American 2 door coupes with a nice long hood. Same platform for Buick Riviera, Chevy Monte Carlo and Pontiac Grand Prix. Hey also great color. Looks like Shoreline Gold!

    What's under the hood?
     
  8. TheGoodTexan

    TheGoodTexan Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Apr 28, 2003
    Nashville, TN
    He’s a car guy from way back. He’s always buying/selling. He’s had Corvettes, Jeeps, old Lincolns. Anything/everything. Drives it six times in 12 months, then sells it. I’m happy for him, but I’ve never quite understood his tastes.
     
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  9. tubedood

    tubedood TDPRI Member

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    Looks fun... Man we all want a little piece of what we wanted in your youth. I'd love another try at a 1981 Camaro or that Buick Grand National.
     
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  10. dkmw

    dkmw Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    I must admit I'm incredibly incredulous; but I also believe strongly that everyone is entitled to their own taste...
     
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  11. stephent2

    stephent2 Poster Extraordinaire

    Jun 22, 2003
    Georgia/Minnesota
    Very Cool, looks like it's in perfect condition.
     
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  12. JL_LI

    JL_LI Tele-Afflicted

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    Cars are just like guitars. All that matters is that YOU like it. Good for your FIL. :D
     
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  13. TheGoodTexan

    TheGoodTexan Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Apr 28, 2003
    Nashville, TN
    It’s a V8. Not sure which one. 392 rings a bell... could that be accurate?
     
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  14. RegularJim

    RegularJim TDPRI Member

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    The Riviera shared the platform with the Cadillac El Dorado and Olds Toronado. These were front-wheel drive.

    Ther Buick Regal was the one similar to the Monte Carlo, Cutlass, and Grand Prix, which were rear-wheel drive and smaller.
     
  15. Brokenpick

    Brokenpick Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 29, 2008
    Dixie
    It DOES LOOK VERY VERY clean.
    Hope he enjoys it and later flips it for a profit.
     
  16. Brokenpick

    Brokenpick Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 29, 2008
    Dixie
    (and having the V8 makes a world of difference. Should be a very nice cruiser.)
     
  17. TheGoodTexan

    TheGoodTexan Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Apr 28, 2003
    Nashville, TN
    I’d fee like Sam Rothstein in Casino if I ever drove that thing... hoping a hit man didn’t hide a bomb under the driver’s seat.
     
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  18. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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  19. jonnyfez

    jonnyfez Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    Nov 14, 2003
    Kittery, Maine
    That dash makes me nostalgic.
     
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  20. rz350

    rz350 Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Nov 15, 2009
    Waubeka Wisconsin
    Probably a 307 Olds engine, 140 HP, my dad had a '79 with a 350 Olds...

    He does know this is front wheel drive??

    ...so if he does smoky burnouts, smoke comes off the front wheel(s).... ;)
     
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