Results for: Convertible

RealRides of WNY - 1959 Buick Invicta

A pretty big car even in its day, this 1959 Buick Invicta was described in the brochure as having “…the spirit and action of a true sports car” while being “…as agile as light on (its) feet as a kitten.” I’m not sure about any of that, but they got the part right about being “big enough to carry your whole family (with room to spare).” In add

RealRides of WNY - 1987 BMW

Now that winter is (finally) over, the convertibles are starting to come out. Saw a somewhat rare (at least, these days) 1987 BMW 325i cabrio in downtown Buffalo a few weeks ago. We can see here that even the designers at BMW were flummoxed as to what to do with the federally-mandated center-mount third brake light back in those early years. Many convertibles had them plopped down right on the dec

RealRides of WNY - 1983 Rolls-Royce Corniche

You can tell spring is really in the air when you see a 1983 Rolls-Royce Corniche out and about Kenmore. The Corniche is the non-four-door version of the iconic British luxury car, or simply put, the two-door version. Available as a closed coupe or convertible, the original Corniche was built between 1971-87; and a total of 3,239 drop-tops were produced before the Corniche II was introduced later

RealRides of WNY - 1968 Chevy Camaro

The lack of RS or SS badging on this 1968 Chevy Camaro would seem to indicate it’s — dare I say it? — just a plain Camaro convertible. The RS (Rally Sport) would have hidden headlights, while the SS (Super Sport) would have SS emblems here and there plus a pair of fake air intakes on the hood. This red example however, is wearing the SS wheel covers, which incidentally are the sa

RealRides of WNY - 1967 Olds Cutlass Supreme

Day Two of Black & White WeekIt’s always good to come across a basically stock-looking GM midsize car from the sixties, so you know I made a quick u-turn when I first passed this 1967 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme convertible a couple of weeks ago in Lancaster. Seems like most of these types of cars you see these days have at least had their wheels & tires switched out. Looking at this

RealRides of WNY - 1973 Ford Mustang

We turned the clock back an hour over the weekend, so I thought we’d also turn the calendar back all this week to this past summer’s car shows. At the time we all probably figured that the 1973 Ford Mustang convertible would be the last soft-top offering of the marque. In 1974 the original pony car re-emerged at the Mustang II built on the Ford Pinto platform in coupe and fastback form

RealRides of WNY - 1984/5 Chrysler Lebaron

Our newest RealRides photographer, my wife Tracy, snapped this photo showing a 1984/5 Chrysler LeBaron in North Tonawanda during a recent shopping trip. Wasn’t much of a difference between the 1984 and 1985 models; the ‘83s didn’t have the wraparound taillights which we see here, and the ’86 models had taillights which were rounded-off at the outside edges. When the ’

RealRides of WNY 1975 Buick LeSabre

Jim Sandoro, of the Buffalo Transportation Pierce-Arrow Museum, brought this 1975 Buick LeSabre Custom drop-top to the recent All-Buick Show at Cheektowaga Town Park. Jim’s LeSabre is one of only 5,300 convertibles made that year, making it quite rare. You can see other interesting vehicles at the museum, located in downtown Buffalo on Michigan Avenue at Seneca Street (make sure and check ou

RealRides of WNY - 1971 Pontiac LeMans Sport

Some of you are probably looking at this 1971 Pontiac LeMans Sport and saying, “That’s not a LeMans Sport, it’s a GTO!” A closer look will reveal that it is a LeMans Sport with the “optional Endura Styling Option, which consisted of a special grille and fender louvers with the GTO bumper, hood, and headlamp arrangement.” I’m okay with that, except I don&rs

RealRides of WNY - 1988 Ford Mustang

It’s always summer somewhere. Well, not always, but certainly more often than it seems to be around here when it gets to be the middle of February. So to warm you up with good thoughts, here’s a 1988 Ford Mustang LX in Cabernet Red waiting around in Kenmore for convertible weather to revisit WNY. I’ve always thought the clean lines of these early Fox platform Mustangs were among