Thursday, December 31, 2009

1964 Buick Riviera For Sale

1964 Buick Riviera For Sale. The 1963, 1964 and 1965 Buick Riviera was an agile midsized hardtop coupe inspired by the success of the Ford Thunderbird but based on a Rolls-Royce. The Riviera was hailed for its clean blend of curved and razor edge lines. The Riviera name had been in use by Buick since 1949, but this model was different from any other Buick. The Buick Riviera was fast and powerful, A big V-8 engine offered 100 mph cruising speed and zero to 60 mph in less than 8 seconds. A 401 cubic inch engine was standard and a 425 cubic inch engine was optional. A three speed automatic was standard. Price in 1964 was $4,318.00 to $4,385.00 and over 40,000 were built in 1964.

Friday, December 4, 2009

1965 Mercury Comet Cyclone

1965 Mercury Comet Cyclone for sale in California. A 1965 restyling gave the Comet vertically stacked headlights that made it look more like a Ford than a Mercury. The grille used a horizontal bars theme. The cyclone came only as a hardtop.Cyclones had all the standard equipment including bucket seats, console tach, unique wheel covers and a distinctive twin air scoop fiberglass hood. The 1965 Mercury Comet Cyclone was priced at $3,544.00.

A 289 cubic inch engine that developed 225 horsepower was standard and had a 9.3:1 compression ratio. Option engine was a 289 cubic inch with 271 horsepower. A three speed transmission and a four speed was $188.00 extra. In a quarter mile the Cyclone ran at 82 MPH in 17.1 seconds.