Results for: Fender Skirts

RealRides of WNY - 1969 Ford LTD

Lime Gold was a pretty popular color back when this1969 Ford LTDleft the factory. Although it’s doubtful that those fender skirts came from Dearborn, I’m not surprised to see them, as the LTD’s major competitors, the Chevy Caprice and the Plymouth VIP, both show them in their available equipment lists. Vinyl tops were still pretty much in vogue back in 1969, and it’s the ra

RealRides of WNY - 1949 Ford coupe

Always popular with customizers, the 1949 Fordis commonly known among the automotive crowd as the shoebox, due to its shape — which was quite slab-sided when compared to other cars that year. This coupe, seen a couple of weeks ago in Perry, is wearing a pair of “dummy” spotlights and a set of bladed wheel covers — both of which look like they’re right out of a J.C. Wh

RealRides of WNY - 1948 Chevrolet

Even when parked back away from the street, it’s hard not to spot a car like this 1948 Chevrolet Fleetmaster Sport Coupe, seen a couple of weeks ago in the lot of a repair garage. Built like a tank, this ’48 Chevy looks pretty well-equipped with a visor, mirrors, spotlight, whitewalls, fender skirts, bumper guards and… who knows what else that we can’t see here? I imagine

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 - 1971 Chevrolet Caprice

Day 4 of “Parked But Hopefully Not Forgotten” week…Although it seems to be parked at a strange angle (the right rear flat certainly doesn’t help), this 1971 Chevy Caprice looks remarkably whole (from here) for a 47-year-old car. It even has the original extra-cost wheelcovers! In their brochure, Chevy told us that the Caprice had “…the stately look of the luxu

RealRides of WNY - 1952 Chevrolet Styline Deluxe

Here’s a 1952 Chevrolet Styline Deluxe from the recent car show in Cazenovia Park. It’s owned by Shawn Sikes of Buffalo, and is equipped with a seldom-seen (by me) hood-mounted bug and snow deflector (which Shawn says really works!), as well as Chevy’s rear fender panels (which most of the world calls fender skirts), and front and rear fender guards (which I would have assumed we

RealRides of WNY - 1950 Ford

Now this takes me back… It’s a 1950 Ford, odds are a Business Coupe or a Club Coupe — but it’s hard to say what with that crazy chopped top! This car reminds me of the model cars we used to build back in the day (although I never mastered the chopping of tops): fender skirts, side pipes, rolled pans, custom grille, no bumpers... lots of work went into this one. And I love

RealRides of WNY - 1957 Chrysler Windsor

You might not think so to look at it, but this 1957 Chrysler Windsor four-door sedan was the least expensive Chrysler model you could buy that year. Of course, this one’s been fancied-up a bit with two-tone paint, fender skirts, quad headlights, curb feelers (!), and other goodies, but its curb appeal puts many of today’s high-end sedans (which is was Chryslers were back then) to shame

RealRides of WNY - 2003 Ford Thunderbird

The accessories on this 2003 Ford Thunderbird are a real throw-back to the J.C. Whitney days. Wide-whites, fender skirts, continental kit —the only things missing are a pair of dummy spotlights and a set of curb feelers. And maybe some fuzzy dice hanging from the mirror. The11th (andfinal)generation of T-Bird (so far) was produced from 2002-2007. This powder blue example was seen last summer

RealRides of WNY - 1980 Pontiac Bonneville

This 1980 Pontiac Bonneville is all that and a bag of chips — padded top, whitewalls, fake wire-wheel covers, fender skirts, stand-up hood ornament, plush interior, and chrome — lots of chrome. This was GM’s (and much of the American car-buying public’s) idea of a fancy-schmancy car. And it was. We found this remarkably well-preserved one a few weeks ago in North Tonawanda.