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RealRides of WNY - 1962 Ford Thunderbird

Season’s Greetings, indeed! It doesn’t have to be Christmas to throw greetings out to passers-by! ABuffalo West Side yard was the backdrop last summer for this gorgeous 1962 Ford Thunderbird. Itswire wheels contrast nicely with the Caspian Blue paint job, and the never-seen-on-a-new-car-these-days blue interior is very inviting. If ordered from the factory, those wheels were a $373.30

RealRides of WNY - 1972 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL

This Mercedes-Benz 350SL was seen a while back parked in Buffalo, even though the tag is from California. The SL series was produced for the North American market from 1972-89. In Benz-speak the numerical prefix indicated engine size — in this case the 350 should have meant there was a 3.5L engine under the hood, but for some reason M-B waivered from their usual naming practices, and this 35

RealRides of WNY - 1958 Olds Super 88

If you had any spare cash just lying around back in the day, you might have invested it in the chrome-plating industry after seeing a car like this 1958 Oldsmobile Super 88 Holiday Coupé. It was a heady time for bling, and many industry observers pointed to Oldsmobile’s lineup as one of the blingiest — not necessarily as a compliment. The Super 88 was Olds’ middle model, a

RealRides of WNY - 1968 Buick Wildcat

This 1968 Buick Wildcat falls into the “I Love Seeing Old Cars That Are Still Driven” category. Despite the faded paint it still looks to be in pretty good shape for a 50-year-old. The Wildcat started out life in 1962 as a two-door hardtop sub-model of the Invicta line, I’m guessing to counter Pontiac’s Grand Prix. By 1963 the Invicta nameplate was dropped (except for the s

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 - 1937 Pontiac

This 1937 Pontiac taxi was parked in front of Buffalo’s North Park Theatrethis past Saturday for a special screening of Barry Levinson’s 1984 movie The Natural, much of which was filmed in and around the city back in 1983. This car was used in some of the scenes, and according to a story in Sunday’s Buffalo News, the then owner of the car played the taxi driver in the movie.Jim C

RealRides of WNY - Murray pedal car

People of a certain age (me) will immediately recognize today’s RealRide as a Murray pedal car. The even more knowledgeable amongst you will know that it’s a Murray Comet/Torpedo, and that the four pseudo portholes on the front fender mean it’s a Torpedo Roadmaster. When I was a young lad of five or six, my own first RealRide was the very familiar-to-most blue Murray Champion, wh

RealRides of WNY - 1994 Porsche Carrera 4

This 1994 Porsche Carerra 4 is the daily driver of RealRides reader Dave Reading who resides in Buffalo’s Elmwood Village. In Porsche’s confusing nomenclature, this car is also known as both a 964, and a C4 widebody (due to the bulging wheel arches). This car, which Dave spends a lot of time in from spring to fall, is reportedly one of only 267 non-turbo models produced for the U.S. ma

RealRides of WNY - 1978 Toyota Celica

If you were driving back in the late 1970s, and liked a quick ride but weren’t too hep on muscle cars, this 1978 Toyota Celica might have been something to look at. Small sporty imports were really coming of age, after a decade-and-a-half or so of what the public perceived as “small, tinny imports.” Light cars with good horsepower, nimble handling, and sporty looks really took th

RealRides of WNY - 1969 Alfa Romeo Giulia

On any given day you never know what you might find parked on Buffalo’s West Side. Last Thursday I came across this 1969 Alfa Romeo Giulia Super near a pub where I was having lunch. (When one thinks of Alfas, it’s not unusual to think of Dustin Hoffman’s ride in The Graduate — a 1966 Alfa Romeo Spider 1600 Duetto.) If you’ve never seen one of these compact sedans befo