Realrides Of WNY

RealRides of WNY- 1967 Cadillac Eldorado

I’m not sure if this 1987 Cadillac Fleetwood Eldoradois missing a few trim bits, or has been mildly customized — besides the lack of badges, the gas door also seems to be gone from its spot on the trunklid just above the license plate (see photo at right). Either way, it’s a pretty clean look. The ’67 Eldo came along a year after Oldsmobile’s ground-breaking Toronado,

RealRides of WNY - 1938 Olds/1936 Buick

Today we have a two-fer — found quite a while back on Grand Island. The car on the left seems to be a 1938 Oldsmobile. They came only in a single series, with either an inline six or an inline eight. But there were seven different body styles in each; this one looks like the two-door Touring Sedan. The car on the right is a 1938 Buick Special. Just the opposite of Olds, Buick offered cars in

RealRides of WNY - 1947 Studebaker Commander

This 1947 Studebaker Commander Regal De Luxe Coupeis another old beauty which can be found in the Buffalogarage of Joseph Galvin. The Commander was Stude’s premium line back in ’47, and this red example is one of over 56,000 produced. In their literature, the South Bend manufacturer called it a thrilling new car that’s a melody in metal—with extra low, extra wide, new bodie

RealRides of WNY - 1963 Studebaker Lark Cruiser

Nothing says Merry Christmas more than a red & green car, so today’s RealRideis a rerun—we’ve yet to come across anything more Christmasy than this1963 Studebaker Lark Cruiser, seen a couple of years ago in Leroy.Here’s hoping the blessings of the Christmas season manage to find you all, no matter where you might be reading this. And thanks so much for stopping by every

RealRides of WNY (on the road) - 1966 Plymouth Barracuda

This 1966 Plymouth Barracudawas seen earlier this year by RealRidesstaff member (and daughter) Katie in Seattle, Washington. She didn’t happen to mention if these stylish-looking ladies had a set of keys or were trying to break in, Lol. The ’66 was a minor, one-year-only facelift of the ’64-’65 model — a mere placeholder until the all-new 1967 models came along (in th

RealRides of WNY - 1966 Lincoln Continental

Yes, Virginia, there once was a time when large two-door cars were a thing. Take for instance, this 1966 Lincoln Continental, seen a few summers ago in Olean. When the new, suicide door-equipped Lincolns debuted for MY 1961, they were available only as four-doors, in sedan and convertible versions. The two-door hardtop made its first appearance for 1966, and it continued on until 1974. After that,

RealRides of WNY - 1986 Ford LTD Crown Victoria

Another example today from the Blue Oval folks, this time a Midnight Canyon Red Metallic 1986 Ford LTD Crown Victoria LX. Ford may have downsized their big cars a few years back for model year 1979, making them shorter, but nobody said the names couldn’t still continue to grow. The LX model was a Crown Vic with the 112Aoption package, which consisted of a slew of comfort/convenience equipmen

RealRides of WNY - 1967 Ford Galaxie 500

Came across this 1967 Ford Galaxie 500a while back in Tonawanda. It’s hard to believe, but just a scant five years earlier, the Galaxie 500 sat atop the full-size Ford lineup, but by 1967 it ranked below the sporty Ford XL and the near-luxury, ahem… LTD by Ford. I guess we here on the RealRidesstaff have always had a soft spot for these big Fords, what with the parents owning two 1963

RealRides of WNY - 1962 Chevy II 100

Not sure just what it is about cars like this 1962 Chevy II 1002-door sedan which seems to inspire owners to jazz them up like a hot rod. The 100 series was Chevy II’s entry level car, and they came from the factory with either Chevy’s 90-hp Super-Thrift 153CID four-cylinder or the 120-hp Hi-Thrift 194CID six-cylinder engine. A factory V-8, the 283, wasn’t offered until model yea

RealRides of WNY - 1976 Buick Electra Limited

When the model designation for this Continental Blue 1976 Buick Electra Limitedwas being decided on, perhaps the thinking was “This thing is so big it will fit only in a limitednumber of places.” Lol… Luckily for the driver of this one, it was found this past summer in a pretty large Town of Amherstparking lot where, as you can maybe tell from the photos, it infringes a bit on t