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The 1972 Buick Riviera
Roland Brukx' '72 Riviera

72_riv1_7.jpg - 14543 Bytes I live in the netherlands and all my life I've been crazy about U.S. cars, especially the Buicks (Riviera).

In 1997 I found a '69 (I was looking for a "Boattail") but I very much liked the '69. This car arrived from California and needed a little work. I did a paint job and replaced the white vinyl top for a green one, then replaced the rally wheels for big chrome racing rims and tires. I replaced all rubber parts. I drove it daily for a year than checked the 430 engine and replaced the complete valvetrain. The interior is still in good shape. It has column shift, power windows and power seat.

It is a'great car (surely in the Netherlands!).

I still wanted a 71/72 Boattail, I found this one in 2000. It was also imported from California (in 1999) and it had a lot of new parts so I bought this one too. It is also a column shift with a very fine white interior. This one needed minor work, the quarter windows needed some repair, and I aligned the doors and windows so that they worked well. I checked the 455, and converted it to natural gas / propane because in the Netherland gas is about four dollars a gallon and propane is less than two dollars a gallon. In the Netherlands, most of these kind of cars run on natural gas / propane conversions. The 455 runs great on it! The 69er I use only for meets and special summer days.
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