August 5, 2015
From this past weekend’s car show at The Buffalo History Museum, one of the rarest things you’ll see on the streets of WNY — a 1948 Playboy. Made in the Buffalo area for 1948-49 by the Playboy Motor Car Corp., only 97 left the factory in Tonawanda before financial troubles ended the dream of company founder Lou Horwitz. The convertible featured one of (if not the) first retractable hardtops, and modern (for post WWII) slab-sided styling. Rumor has it that the name for Playboy magazine was inspired by the Playboy automobile. Read the history of the company here: Playboy history. KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA Jim Corbran, RRofWNY …and check out our Facebook page: Un-American Classic Cars The post RealRides of WNY appeared first on Buffalo Cars.