Realrides Of WNY

RealRides of WNY - 1979 Pontiac Parisienne

If you were a patriotic Canadian car-buyer back in the Joe Clark era, you might have opted for something like this 1979 Pontiac Parisienne, a Canada-only model which, trim-wise, was pretty much equivalent to the Bonneville here in the US. For years some Canadian Pontiacs were based on the full-size Chevy to help keep costs down north of the border where things generally were more expensive. Saw th

RealRides of WNY - 1963 Chevrolet Biscayne

Batavia’s Nathaniel Lake is the proud owner of this 1963 Chevrolet Biscayne. (I like this black/red color combo.) The least expensive of Chevy’s full-size offerings, Lake’s Biscayne plays to type with its 230CID inline six, as well as its lack of power assist for both the steering and brakes. Makes for great fun while parallel parking! Check out the before photo of his car below.

RealRides of WNY - 1959 Pontiac Catalina

Local collector Joseph Galvin is known for varied tastes in old cars, many (most) of which usually end up being of the variety our Moms & Dads may have driven back in the day. Like this 1959 Pontiac Catalina. While a lot of old car owners like the top-end (and ultra-expensive) stuff, many of Galvin’s cars would draw a large crowd at a car show because of their rarity. Well, rarity these

RealRides of WNY - 1970 AMC Javelin

Nice to see that Buffalo’s Howard Goldman, owner of this 1970 AMC Javelin, isn’t afraid to take his old cars out just because of a little snow on the ground. This one was photographed a few years back on a bright sunny winter’s day in the city. Loyal Facebook followers will already have noted that this local AMC connoisseur had one of his other rides — a 1969 AMX — ou

RealRides of WNY - 1970 Buick LeSabre

It’s always summer somewhere, just not right here right now. But it was back a few years ago in Lewiston when we snapped a photo of this 1970 Buick LeSabre Custom. How often these days (besides never) do you see a white car with a matching red top and interior which came that way from the factory?! Buick’s least expensive full-size nameplate for 1970, it was still pretty-well equipped

RealRides of WNY - 1989 Lincoln Town Car

Don’t let the Texas license plate fool you. This 1989 Lincoln Town Car was photographed almost four years ago in a snowy field in Niagara Falls. I’m sure it would much rather have been sitting in a nice warm Texas pasture, where the blistering hot sun could fade its Sandstone paintjob into oblivion while it dried-up and cracked the Light Sandalwood Bayville Vinyl Carriage Roof into an

RealRides of WNY - 1940 Chrysler Royal

This 1940 Chrysler Royal Victoria Sedan was spotted at last summer’s Canal Fest Car Show in North Tonawanda. The Royal was Chrysler’s least expensive model, and was available as a two- or four-door sedan, as well as a three- or six-passenger two-door coupe. All Royals (and Windsors) came standard with a 241.5 CID 108-hp straight six connected to a three-on-the-tree.Jim Corbran, RRofWNY

RealRides of WNY - 1973 Dodge Polara

This 1973 Dodge Polara is either an ex-police cruiser or a police cruiser wannabe. The Polara and Plymouth’s Fury were very popular with police agencies (and taxi drivers) back in the day, as they were roomy and had monster V8 engines available under the hood. This one was seen a few weeks ago in Tonawanda.Jim Corbran, RRofWNYGot a RealRide you'd like to see featured here? Drop us a line atr

RealRides of WNY - 1959 Plymouth Belvedere

Snazzy as this 1959 Plymouth Belvedere looks, it wasn’t the top of the line for Chrysler’s entry in the perennial Ford/Chevy/Plymouth sales race. That honor when to the even-more-decorated Fury. The Belvedere line sat between the Fury and the entry-level Savoy, and was available as a two- or four-door sedan or hardtop, as well as a convertible. Wagons were badged differently, but the C

RealRides of WNY - 1992 Dodge Daytona IROC R/T

Assuming this 1992 Dodge Daytona IROC R/T is real (and there’s no reason to believe it’s not), it’s one of the rarest RealRides we’ve come across in a long time — only 341 of them were made for 1992. They all came standard with a 2.2L turbocharged four, with a DOHC head developed in conjunction with Lotus. The IROC R/T was introduced to commemorate Dodge’s spons