Spotted outside a – what else? – road house on the north side of Houston, an icon of Patrick Swayze’s greatest film.
Still from the movie. Not a perfect match, but pretty close.
Great car, great film. Sam Elliott was superb in Roadhouse.
One of my favorite movies and cars ever.
Nice car, the stacked headlights on the ’65 models are starting to grow onto me, a recent while ago I’ve seen a ’65 Riviera around town and I easily mistook it for a ’67 Ford Galaxie/LTD
I have always liked all three years of this Riviera. The only bad thing about the 63 was the turbine drive which got replaced in 64 with the turbohydramatic.
“…an icon of Patrick Swayze’s greatest film.”
Funny, I don’t remember seeing this Riv in To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar.
(as I duck, to avoid objects being hurled at me…)
Who was the moron who put the chrome rub strip on the car in the top photo?
It doesn’t quite rank as vandalism but it does spoil the Riviera’s lines.
>>Who was the moron who put the chrome rub strip on the car in the top photo?<<
Ben Gazzara, probably.
It’s not so bad. But then, I like the looks of the ’66-’67 Ford Fairlane, which is what the chrome molding makes it look like..
+1 makes it looks like a Nova with stacked headlights.
I doubt it was added to personalize the car, but to protect against door dings which would look much worse. They did put it on straight. Hopefully, it’s chromed plastic held on by adhesive.
In the words of Peter Griffin:
Ah yes, a movie so bad I own it on Blu-ray!
So many CCs….Dalton’s Rivieras and his 560SEC, Doc Clay’s YJ in all of its square headlight glory, Brad Wesley’s Mustang GT and lots more. Best one of all, the Eagle Premier that Wesley’s crew rode around in. A most appropriate ride for such an incompetent band of henchmen.
Nothing bad about Roadhouse at all! Great cars, great music, good story with great characters and acting and Sam Elliott on a Harley Davidson. What’s not to like?
Last night I watched another really bad movie, Come Blow Your Horn, for the first time. Was struck all over again by the beauty of the 63 Riviera – used by Sinatra and Jill St. John on their “skiing trip.” What incredibly elegant cars.
Movie’s ok (with some great all-time dialogs : ), Kelly Lynch is AWESOME and music is brilliant:)
Movie wasn’t too bad, would never have watched it if Jeff Healey hadn’t been a part of it though I don’t think.
Beside Swayze, Elliott, and Lynch…Jeff Healey only added more greatness to this classic film. Healey was a wonderfully talented bluesman!
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