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RealRides of WNY - 1974 Mustang II

In its brochure, the 1974 Ford Mustang II Ghiawas called “A new word for small car luxury.”I assume the word they were referring to is Ghia, which was one of four models available (the others being the hardtop, 3-door 2+2, and the Mach 1) for MY 1974. It was the first year for the down-sized pony car, much to the chagrin of some Mustang fans… but obviously not all of them, as Fo

RealRides of WNY - 1966 Buick LeSabre

When this 1966 Buick Custom LeSabre 400showed up in the RealRidesemailbox over the summer, it reminded the staff (me) of how much we miss green cars. No, not the electric/hybrid kind, but the ones with actualgreenfactory paint jobs. If we’re looking at the paint chip chart correctly, this one is Verde Green… or is it Shadow Turquoise? Darn you internet and your vague color representat

RealRides of WNY - 1964 Mercedes-Benz 220 SE

If you’re not acquainted with the nomenclature of the manufacturer from Stuttgart, the model name/numbers of this 1964 Mercedes-Benz 220SE actually domean something. Back in the day, the 220meant it had a 2.2L engine (okay, it was a 2195cc engine, rounded-up for naming purposes). The Swas reserved for flagship vehicles (other than your everyday four-door sedans) — it stood for Sonderkl

RealRides of WNY - 1954 Packard Patrician

On a day when downtown Buffalowas filled with unusual classic cars, this 1954 Packard Patricianwas a mere spectator. Seen in the parking lot of the Buffalo Transportation Pierce-Arrow Museum, it was directly across the street from the starting line of this year’s Hemmings Motor News Great Race, which ran from here to Halifax, Nova Scotia. Certainly museum-worthy itself, this Patrician was pr

RealRides of WNY - 1971 Olds Cutlass

When this 1971 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supremewas new, Olds’ mid-sized nameplate was on its way to becoming one of the country’s best-sellers. The Cutlass was available in a wide range of body styles: two- and four-door sedans (officially sports coupes and town sedans), two- and four-door hardtops (hardtop coupes and hardtop sedans), this convertible, and station wagons in both the base Cut

RealRides of WNY - 1987 Rolls-Royce

No, it’s not every day that you come across a 1987 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur on Buffalo’s West Side, but when we did luckily we had a camera handy! The Silver Spur was a longer-wheelbased version (by about four inches) of the Silver Spirit — both of which were introduced in 1980 and produced through 1999. This car is a Mark I; changes (or, more in the R-R spirit of things, refineme

RealRides of WNY - 1948 Playboy

You see them at car shows, but it’s not often that you come across a 1948 Playboywhile out for a leisurely bicycle ride. But that’s just how we came across this rare, built-in-Buffalo car a few weeks ago in Kenmore. The Playboy Motor Car Corporation built only 97 of these little retractable hardtop convertibles before financial woes overtook the company, whose facilities were located d