Results for: Tonawanda, New York

RealRides of WNY - 1965 Ford Ranchero

It’s not often these days you run across a 1965 Ford Ranchero; even rarer to find one that looks like it’s set up for racing. The front fender badge indicates a 289 V-8 under the hood. The rear tires/wheels seem to indicate some track usage (although the front tires, at this time, seem to indicate it’s not going anywhere right now, Lol). This one looks to be in fairly good shape,

RealRides of WNY - 1988 Toyota Celica GT

Like every other 1988 Toyota Celica GTconvertible sold in the United States, this one started out life as a steel-topped coupe, and was shipped to ASC Inc., a California-based company which was founded in 1965 as American Sunroof Company, an outfit which basically cut holes in the roofs of cars and filled them with sunroofs. In the mid-1980s they took on the convertible market, at first supplying

RealRides of WNY - 1987 Olds Toronado

This 1987 Oldsmobile Toronadois a far cry from Olds’ original large front-wheel-drive car which debuted for model year 1966 amid much fanfare. The ‘66 was revolutionary in both its style and its drivetrain. By 1987 the Toro had undergone its second downsizing (the first was in 1979), and the once big, proud high-tech luxury liner was now now pretty much a compact. When these fourth-gen

RealRides of WNY - 1963 Rambler Classic

According to the fender badge on this 1963 Rambler Classic 660, under the hood is the optional 287 cu.in. V-8, which was made available midway through the model year. Although Ramblers were well-known for their economy of operation, they didn’t shy away from a little high performance every now and then. Motor Trendmagazine gave their1963 Car of the Year Award to both the Classic and AMC&rsqu

RealRides of WNY - 1997 Toyota Celica

Is it all that old? Certainly not, but when was the last time you saw a 1997 Toyota Celicaout and about? It was a car originally thought of by some automotive journalists as the Japanese answer to the Ford Mustang. But by 1997, like most small imported cars, Celicas weredriven by front-wheel-drive, andpowered by either a 1.8L (in the base ST model) or a 2.2L four (in the GT), and a far cry from th

RealRides of WNY - 1960 Rambler American

When this 1960 Rambler American Superwas introduced, the folks at American Motors told us“With low first price, top economy and highest resale value, the Rambler American is the top value U.S.-built station wagon buy.”I imagine that its biggest drawback was the fact that it was only available as a two-door, although its price ($2,020 for the base Deluxe wagon) probably helped persuade

RealRides of WNY - 1954 Mercury Monterey

The brochure called this 1954 Mercury Monterey“longer and lower — easier than ever on the eyes.”Although they touted it as having “new styling that matches perfectly the advanced design of the revolutionary new engine and chassis,”in fact the 1954 models were in the third and final year of a styling cycle. The usual suspects were updated: fenders, grilles, taillights,

RealRides of WNY - 1955 Buick Special

This 1955 Buick Specialfour-door Riviera was officially Model 43 in the Flint automaker’s lineup. As the brochure told us, it had "…the eye-filling beauty of Buick’s low-profiled Convertible (not even a door post to block your view) with the comfort and convenience of 4-door sedan construction."Buick introduced the four-door hardtop (they labeled all of their hardtops Rivieras)

RealRides of WNY - 1967 Chevy Impala

It’s been well documented over the years that millions of cars like this 1967 Chevy Impalaleft the factory during the decade 1960-69; two- and four-door sedans and hardtops, two- and three-row station wagons, and of course, convertibles like the one here, seen over the summer in Tonawanda. What hasn’t been documented is how many remain in what seems like an unmolested condition like th

RealRides of WNY - 1951 Chevy Fleetline

I imagine that this 1951 Chevy Fleetline Deluxehas had enough inches added to the rear quarter panels to eliminate the possibility of it ever fitting into my garage, Lol. Other custom work includes the gold-accented paint job, shorted rear bumperettes, chromed wheels with some really crazybullet centers, and one of my favorites — a set of Blue Dot taillight lenses. Saw this one on a hot, sun