Robert C

Hard to find

After saving my pennies for many years, I finally was able to buy the 1963 Buick Riviera I was after. The car had a straight body, a recently rebuild 401 nail head and trans, but no interior. I was given some extra parts when I bought the car, but barely enough to put the dash board together. I started looking for the other parts needed. Seats, door panels, window motors, knobs, levers, etc. When I bought the car, I remember saying, "how hard can it be to get this parts". Well apparently very hard. There aren't many of these cars around anymore and parts are hard to find. I called every junk yard on the yellow pages, every add I came across, hit every swap meet that came along and nothing. I was starting to get annoyed. Then one day, and older gentleman gave me a tip a bout a junk yard that had many old cars but didn't addvertise anymore. He gave me rough directions as to were these place was. After driving, asking and looking fro several hours, I found it. It didn't look like much from outside. I went in, asked the older guy behind the counter if they had any Buick Rivieras in the yard, and he said " we have a couple of them, if you want to, you can go back there and see if what you're looking for is there. So I did. When i turned the corner, hold and be hold, there were 6 Rivieras. I had hit the lottery. I didn't know were to start. Needless to say, I was able to get my Riviera together and on the road. I could not stop smiling that first day I drove it out of the garage. It took a while, but the hunt was worth it.

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