Classic Buick Rivera comes with connection to original Ziebarts

Cars and Detroit go together like cheese on a hamburger. The odds of finding a receipt dated 1971 from the original Ziebart location in Detroit may be slim, but not for Jay Brenner.

In December 2021, Brenner searched the web for classic cars and stumbled on a 1970 Buick Riviera in Nashville, Tennessee at Gateway Classic Cars, a classic and exotic vehicle reseller located in multiple states. With his wife tagging along, he traveled to Tennessee to pick up the vintage vehicle. The Riviera was not in bad shape but had a frame off restoration in 2014. After inspecting the car and deciding it was a good buy, the couple made the purchase.

As Brenner began searching the car and doing his own cleaning and repairs, he came upon a piece of history, a receipt from the original Ziebart location in Detroit, dated for 1971.

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