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

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  1. TheGoodTexan

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    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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    Do you have any theater background to help muster up some faux excitement for the old boy?
     
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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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    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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    Neat car.
     
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    Oddly uncle Butch did not reference the 80s in his post of great model years.
     
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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?
     
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    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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    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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    I must admit I'm incredibly incredulous; but I also believe strongly that everyone is entitled to their own taste...
     
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    Very Cool, looks like it's in perfect condition.
     
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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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    It’s a V8. Not sure which one. 392 rings a bell... could that be accurate?
     
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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.
     
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    It DOES LOOK VERY VERY clean.
    Hope he enjoys it and later flips it for a profit.
     
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    (and having the V8 makes a world of difference. Should be a very nice cruiser.)
     
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    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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    Stylin’!
     
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    That dash makes me nostalgic.
     
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    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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