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    Consumer opinions on an Aston with a Buick Riviera donor

    Aston with a Buick Riviera for a donor... Does it look good?

    Source of lowered Buick picture http://www.cardomain.com/ride/218625...buick-riviera/



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    My mothers Nissan 240sx is having a minor problem so Im thinking of just selling it for another car... its too bad there are no cheap automatic MR2's for sale and I see that the Chrysler LH platform cars could have expensive mechanical issues. Also Camaro's have a short wheel base.

    There is one Riviera for sale and not reading too much into it, I see that there are no major mechanical issues other then expensive labor cost to replace parts... like dropping the engine to change a belt
    So if all goes well and I end up buying this car... maybe in the future I can make an exotic kit for it.
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    The RX8's got a pretty long wheelbase, and a small, powerful rotary engine
    Regarding your question on weather it looks good or not; If the wheelbase is correct, and the sizes match what you've got in those pictures, and if the front/rear tracks don't have huge differences from the original aston, then of course it does look nice

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    i think there is no better choice than the old jags (XK), i think they were even built or based on the same platform.
    plus they are cheap, already very luxurious and powerful and the minus that the windshield is off is even bigger with the buick

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    The cheapest available XK on craigslist here is 28k



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    http://i.imgur.com/UkLDQFg.jpg

    Quote Originally Posted by xengs View Post
    The RX8's got a pretty long wheelbase, and a small, powerful rotary engine
    Regarding your question on weather it looks good or not; If the wheelbase is correct, and the sizes match what you've got in those pictures, and if the front/rear tracks don't have huge differences from the original aston, then of course it does look nice
    The B-pillar would make it look awkward and I see the Aston is 108 inches and the Buick's at 113.8... personally I wouldnt be concerned about size.
    I see the Mazda would be great for the Aston Zagato v12... and also the 300ZX convertible.
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    Pontiac LS1 with custom A-pillars for fun





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    Maybe the custom front in the pictures could make me lawsuit free.
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    Anyone interested in making this? Im still not sure what cheap donor I can get here.
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    G35 and Genesis



    This looks promising! Celica
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    I had completely forgotten about the zagato! Awesome car
    But wasn't there just one made?

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    I think a limited 200 are being made at $500k USD a piece.
    There are no super cheap automatic Celicas here for sale, its maybe better if I just make my own money and see which donor is best.
    I also looked into the Riviera platform which is shared by the Oldsmobile Aurora... the roof line fits in what could be an Aston sedan.


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    Aurora on large wheels... they come with v8's but who knows what kind of little planned obsolescence it could have... these American cars




    The presence of this Riviera is very grand tourer like... I love the size.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=Eh0mOusOV-E
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