Dual Quad - SOLD

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.

AUCTION

Engine

Engine Size

425 V8

Body

Body Color

Mist Green

Body Style

Hardtop

Doors

2

Basic

Year

1965

Make

Buick

Model

Riviera

Miles

15,000

Interior

Interior Color

Black

Seating Type

Bucket

Seat Material

Vinyl

Shifter Type

Floor

Center Console

Yes

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