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Cars > Challenges > “RIV” Vs “Chris”

 

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1973 Buick Riviera GS

“RIV”

1972 Mercury Cougar XR7

“Chris”

 
Photo of: 1973 Buick Riviera
Photo of: 1972 Mercury Cougar
 

Head to Head

 

About “RIV”

I GOT ONE OF MY DREAM CARS ON 4-8-09 FROM A GUY IN KEWAUNEE WISCONSIN FOR $3000 WITH OUT THE 100 SPOKE RIMS POWER SUN ROOF IT RUNS DRIVES THE CAR CAME FROM ARIZONA

WATCH THE VIDEO WALK AROUND WHEN I FIRST GOT IT

About “Chris”

This photo was at the Cougar National Convention in Dallas Texas in 2006. It won it's class and was featured as November on the National Calendar. Obviously before the 429 and Hood Scoop & Ram Air (with the 351 Cleveland, FMX)
How it was aquired:
We had a christmas budget and have 4 daughters and bought them all motorcycles for christmas but I had seen this Cougar and my wife had also. One day she said, that's the most beautiful car I've ever seen. So I sneakingly stopped one day and asked the fellow what he wanted for it and it was way beyond my means at the time. He said well, make an offer so I made a very small standing offer and he laughed. 2 days before Christmas he had to have cash so I was scrambling. I aquired it and gave it to my wife for Christmas. (hence the name Chris)Since then we've painted it and built the 429 for it. http://www.yo...v=z0AQCT14Edo . This is a real old school muscle car. This car weighs 3,760# with the 429 wet.

 

Specs for “RIV”

Wheelbase 3096 mm 121.9 in
Length 5545 mm 218.3 in
Width 2032 mm 80 in
Height 1372 mm 54 in
Kerb weight 2040 kg 4497 lb

Maximum power
370.0 bhp
@ 4000 rpm

Maximum torque
510 ft·lb
@ 2800 rpm

Specs for “Chris”

.0-60 @ 5 sec. 1/4 mile ? Dyno'd at 472hp, 501 torque @ 5,200' altitude

 

Factory Options for “RIV”

CRUSE CONTROL
SUNROOF
POWER WINDOWS
POWER DRIVER SEAT
TILT COLLOM
POWER LOCKS
CENTER COUNCLE
GEAR SALECTOR ON THE FLOOR
455 BIG BLOCK
TURBO HYDRA-MATIC 400
3.23:1 GEAR RATIO
AIR SHOCKS IN THE REAR
AM/FM RADIO
CLOCK
ELECTRIC HEATER FOR REAR DEFROST

Factory Options for “Chris”

XR7 Package, Convertible, one of 1,929 total made, leather buckets, p/s, p/b, a/c, am/fm/8 track, This is a very rare car.

 

Mods for “RIV”

Green Chameleon Paint
Edabrock carb
MSD 8.5 plug wires

Mods for “Chris”

429 Ford engine out of a 68 T-bird.(which stock was 390 hp) rebuilt with high comp pistons, ported, polished heads, crane roller cam with roller rockers, 750 Holley, Edelbrock med rise manifold, Ram Air, full length Hooker Headers, 3" exhaust with H-pipe, C6 trans with extra clutches and shift kit. Dyno'd at 472HP. Tons of torque, Will run 150+ with 2.73 gears, Cragar SS wheels, 10 disc cd, 1100 watt stereo,

 

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Cover photo of THE RIV album
THE RIV
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Cover photo of 1972 Cougar album
1972 Cougar
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