Results for: 2-Door Coupe

RealRides of WNY - Toyota Corolla, c1971

This late mid-century Toyota Corollahas the RealRideseditors (me) stumped. A close inspection of the front seems to show that it’s wearing a grille (which doesn’t quite fit) from a 1970 model; the grille end caps & front fender marker lights however, appear to be from a different year; and the front turn signals match nothing I could find on the internet. The lack of federalized bu

RealRides of WNY - 1997 Buick Riviera

I think it’s safe to say that this supercharged 1997 Buick Rivierais from the Love It or Hate Itschool of car design. First introduced for model year 1963, the original Riv is thought of by many as one of the nicest car designs offered for sale. By anyone. After a series of redesigns and downsizings, Buick’s luxury coupe went on a one-year hiatus after the 1993 model year. It returned

RealRides of WNY - 1972 Plymouth Duster

The muscle car era wasn’t quite dead yet when this 1972 Plymouth Duster 340was new. The previous year Plymouth had advertised it as part of The Plymouth Rapid Transit System,and pointed out the Duster 340’s new “huge Carter Thermo-Quad carb”which had been installed on its “already well-endowed breathing system.”The Rapid Transit System was still around in 1972,

RealRides of WNY - 1972 Plymouth Duster

Day 7 of Compacts Week…I always find it interesting to see how an automobile manufacturer’s advertising evolves. This 1972 Plymouth Dusteris from the car’s third year of production. When introduced for model year 1970, Plymouth’s copywriters told us “Inbrief, Duster is small enough but big enough.”For 1971 it was “Still small enough. Still big enough.&rdq

RealRides of WNY - 1964 Corvair

Day 1 of Compacts Week…In the waning days of the Eisenhower administration, America’s Big Three manufacturers (GM, Ford, and Chrysler) all introduced compact-sized cars to combat the onslaught of foreign cars (which by the late 1950s had really caught on with the North American car-buying public), as well as that ofthe Rambler American & Studebaker Lark (a couple of compact home-g

RealRides of WNY - 1965 Plymouth Barracuda

Day 5 of Discontinued Marques Week…When this 1965 Plymouth Barracuda was new, who’d-a thought that 37 years later the Plymouth name would drive off into the horizon (pun intended). The Barracuda, as you might remember, preceded the Ford Mustang into what was still the unnamed genre of automobile which would evolve into the pony car. It was heavily based on Plymouth’s compact Val

RealRides of WNY - 1962 Chevy Corvair

This 1962 Chevy Corvair Monzaclub coupe looks like it might be in the process of a restoration. Or, maybe it’s already done! One never knows, as we all have our own ideas of what a classic car should look like. It’s amusing to see some of the negative comments posted on social media when someone puts up a photo of their car is a state like this one. Lighten up already! If you don&rsquo

RealRides of WNY - 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T

This 1970 Dodge Challenger R/Thas more than a passing resemblance to the newest iteration of Dodge’s high-performance two-door (newbeing a relative term here, what with the 2019 car being in its 10thmodel year). You will notice quite a difference though, if you park the old and the new side-by-side, as the new cars are much larger — almost full-sized, while the original was built as a

RealRides of WNY - c1988 Buick LeSabre

This Buick LeSabre coupe is a rare bird indeed. Considering that fewer than 5,000 were produced for 1988 and even fewer for 1989 (today’s example is one of the two — there’s almost no distinguishing between them), it would have also been pretty rare to see one when they were new. This two-door body style was also available in the Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight lineup. I’ve always