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Tony's 66 Riviera Home Page - SOLD in 2011

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I took delivery of my 66 Riv in July 2001.
In the mid nineties, a retired Queensland couple completely restored the car at a cost of A$15,000 and sold it to the guy I bought it from who owned it for 2 years.

2003 now: I was never happy with the hood and engine bay so we did a  little resto!

(Click here to see the work done)

This was the "For Sale" picture I saw of the Riv in Queensland in June 2001.

Mechanically, I've had the steering box and pump rebuilt, pinion bearings replaced, radiator recored and had a replacement front bumper rechromed Front brakes were converted to disc by RRS.

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In August 2002, I replaced the Holley with an 800 cfm Quadrajet which makes the Riv go off the line. (see the Video Clips)

A Brief History on the 66 Rivs
The Riviera underwent a major restyle in 1966, the start of the second generation. The headlights were moved back in the grille, and retracted above the grille when not in use.
The quarter vent windows were eliminated and the  roof and rear window gained fastback-like styling. The hood became longer, reported the longest ever on a car, and the taillights were redesigned.
Power steering, air conditioning, power driver's seat and power windows and seat head rests were optional extras.
The restyle was a hit with customers and 45,348 were sold, a 50% increase over the previous year.

Engine: 425 V8 340bhp @ 4400rpm, 465 lb-ft @ 2800rpm. Performance:0-60 in 8.6 sec, 1/4 mile in 16.4 sec @ 84 mph, not bad for a car weighing in at over 4000 lbs.(2.1 tonne)

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