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There are some small errors in this text but the I fully agree with the last part of it: --"Everybody loves Rivieras. You have your Eldorados and your Toronados, but they're not the same caliber of car--they're front-wheel-drive cars. A rear-wheel-drive car like the Riviera will always be a superior driving car."--



http://www.hemmings.com/mus/stories/2006/07/01/hmn_buyers_guide1.html
 

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I like the looks of the Toronado and the 1967 Eldorado too but I'm not a big fan of the eighties and nineties Rivieras.

The 1979-85 model had strange proportions. It too narrow for my taste and it also seemed too tall. The interior wasn't very happy either. The 1995-99 model had a relatively nice front end, but from the rear, it looked strange. The taillights were not wide enough and that, combined with the very rounded shape of the rear quarters made the car look obese...
 

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Yes it is.

This air cleaner was used on the 1967 GS 400 and Riviera GS. It was also available as a dealer accessory in 1967 as it was included in the 430 engine dress-up kit (this kit included chrome plated valve covers, oil cap and the dual inlet fiberglass air cleaner. Today, it's commonly known as the "Star Wars" air cleaner.

 

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Nice, yes a friend of mine has a 67 GS400 convertible with the air cleaner. It's pretty neat.

I always find it interesting that it's called the "Star Wars" air cleaner, since Star Wars came out a decade after the air cleaner came out, what was it called from 1967 to 1977?

Buick called it dual inlet air cleaner...

I like that Expo 67 tag on the GS 400.
There used to be one on my Riv's front bumper (and the matching rear license plate in the trunk) but I didn't reinstall it when the front bumper was replaced. Before the late seventies, we used to have two license plates on our cars in Quebec but since the front one is no more required here, some people reinstalled their old plates that matched the car's model year. 1967 plates are unusual as the front plate had small numbers on it to leave place for the "Expo 67" while the rear license plate had larger numbers.

 
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