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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 - 1998 Honda Prelude

Was leaving a weekly cruise night at the Lt. Col. Matt Urban VFW Post 7275 in Lancaster last summer when I looked across the street and saw this 1998 Honda Prelude parked in a driveway. Probably not seen as often as some of the competition, like, say a Toyota Celica, the Prelude was a much sportier alternative to Honda’s Accord, which by 1998 had morphed into a family car. Today’s feat

RealRides of WNY - 1958 Chevrolet Yeoman

Not often you see a 1958 Chevrolet Yeoman anymore. It was a one-year-only model name that Chevy hung on its least-expensive wagon, a six-passenger model in both 2- and 4-door versions. The cheapest ’57 was the One-Fifty Handyman, while in 1959 the honor fell to the Brookwood. That’s a shame, because I always thought Yeoman was a great name — it traditionally means someone (or som

RealRides of WNY - 1966 Plymouth Fury III

One more from Mopar; this time a 1966 Plymouth Fury III four-door sedan (only 46,505 made), owned by Ray Catanesi of Newfane, and seen at this past summer’s car show at St. Mary’s High School in Lancaster. The Fury III was Plymouth’s equivalent to Chevy’s Impala and Ford’s Galaxie 500 — all top-rung cars which were knocked down a peg by the “affordable lux

RealRides of WNY - 1933 Dodge DP

Came across this 1933 Dodge DP Six sedan at this summer’s car show at St. Mary’s High School in Lancaster. It’s owned by Frank Minnolera, Jr., whose father, Frank, Sr., bought it in 1971 and drove it for a few years before having it restored. Originally beige and tan, it was sold new in Buffalo with an MSRP of $595. The inline six-cylinder engine that year was 201.3 cu. in., and

RealRides of WNY - 1970 Pontiac Bonneville

Tell me, when was the last time you saw a 1970 Pontiac Bonneville? Saw this one last week in Lancaster, proudly proclaiming on the front fender that under the hood was the Bonnie’s standard 455-cu. in. V-8. I’m a bit mechanically challenged, but I’m sure some of you will be impressed by the brochure’s bragging about the 455’s 3.25” journals. Wha? Anyway, the Big

RealRides of WNY - 1959 Mercury Park Lane

The late 1950s were all about wild styling and cheery colors, and this 1959 Mercury Park Lane doesn’t disappoint on either front. The styling evolved from the 1957 models, and the basic shape was shared with its cousin, the Ford Galaxie, but there was no mistaking it for any other car. This one is painted Bermuda Sand, and was seen a couple of weeks back at a car show at the Urban Post in La

RealRides of WNY - 1965 Mustang 2+2

It’s not often these days that you come across a 1965 Ford Mustang 2+2 that looks showroom stock, but here’s one we found last year in Lancaster, complete with whitewalls and simulated knock-off wheel covers. The badge on the front fender indicates an optional V-8 engine, which means it’s either the 260 cu. in., 200 hp Challenger, or one of two different 289s — one had 225

RealRides of WNY - 1993 Dodge RAM

Before its present-day look, the 1993 Dodge Ram looked like most other full-sized pickups on the road. Then along came the 1994 models — the ones with the very prominent grille, a design which (pardon our un-pc-ness) was more macho than the competition. And it sold well. Well enough that “plain-looking” pickups stopped coming out of Detroit altogether. Saw this one recently for s