SOLD - A very original California car with an interesting history
and loaded with options. Sold new in Burbank California and
remained in Southern California until 2018. It retains its original
matching number dual quad 425 cubic inch V8 engine. The desirable
"ride and handling package" is among the 21 options documented by a
copy of the original window sticker. A copy of a cancelled check
dating 1965 indicates the seller as race car builder Max Balchowksy
- famous for his "Old Yeller" Buick Nailhead powered race cars that
beat some of the finest sportscars from Europe. On a side note, Max
Balchowsky did the prep work on the 2 Mustangs used in the film
Bullitt, he was also best man at Steve McQueens wedding. Don
McKinney purchased the Buick in 1965 from Balchowsky. In 1967
McKinney had a power sunroof installed by American Sunroof
Corporation (that's about the time ASC began installing power
sunroofs for major manufacturers as a factory option). It's not
clear when the Buick traded hands to its third owner - noted
automotive historian Ron Kellogg - but it remained in Kellogg's
collection until 2013 marking 3 owners over 48 years. Most of the
paint, interior and trunk compartment are original. The odometer
indicates 14,997 miles, the title states "odometer exempt" because
of age. Overall an exceptional unrestored '65 Gran Sport. Selling
at the Mecum Car Auction in Kissimmee Florida on Friday Jan. 7th -
lot J111. Bid what you want to pay. Visit www.Mecum.com for auction
details and to become a registered bidder. This live auction event
encompasses 10 days with over 3,000 cars to be offered. It is the
worlds largest collector car auction.
1965 Buick Riviera
Exterior Color:Mist Green
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