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Old 09-18-2009, 08:41 AM
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Originally Posted by f6fhellcat13 View Post
Rereading your original post, you mention that the '65 could be had with a 4-speed manual. Was this a benefit of the (factory?) RHD conversion? I am pretty sure all American Rivs only came with autos.
No, early Rivieras definitely were offered ex-factory in America with a 4-speed manual gearbox and I used to have original US magazine road-tests of same, plus heaps of articles etc - they all went with the car when I sold it.

Some 1960s era Buicks were factory converted by Holden to RHD, but not the Riv which was exceedingly rare here when new. Mine was 'dealer' converted from new, albeit by a third-party specialist who did a superb 'mirror' conversion, the brake master cyl remained LHS.
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