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RealRides of WNY - 1977 Grand LeMans

Because ofthe missing chrome trim around the rear wheel well, I’d guess that this 1977 Pontiac Grand LeManswas wearing a pair of factory-installed fender skirts when it left the assemblyline (like the one in the brochure illustration at the right). This was the fifth and final year for GM’s Colannade styling, where Pontiac referred to their sedans as 2-door hardtop coupes, and 4-door h

RealRides of WNY - 1973 Continental Mark IV

Some might call it kitsch, while others, being more kind, may prefer garish. But either way, you’ve gotta admit this 1973 Continental Mark IVis no wallflower! The opinion of Lincoln’s brochure copywriters came right to the point: “Quite simply, the most beautiful automobile in America.”Besides that instantly-recognizable exterior styling, it also came with interior features

RealRides of WNY - 1978 Oldsmobile

In case you missed the announcement when Oldsmobile downsized its big cars for model year 1977, the brochure for this 1978 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royalereminded us that it had “…a shortened turning radius,” and that “positive caster in the front suspension was increased.” Most buyers understood the first feature; but I imagine the latter one would have had many car shop

RealRides of WNY - 1987 Oldsmobile

Maybe it’s just me, but I’ve always preferred the simpler, non-vinyl-topped versions of cars like this Light Sapphire Blue 1987 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme. With the emphasis on front-wheel-drive cars moving to the forefront, Olds started getting creative in their brochure description of the rear-wheel-drive ’87 Cutlass Supreme Coupe — in this case a Light Chestnut Brown exa

RealRides of WNY - 1966 Thunderbird

This 1966 Ford Thunderbird Town Landaumight have left its rear seat occupants feeling kind of claustrophobic. The lack of rear quarter windows may have also left quite a blind spot as far as the driver’s rear vision went, but, it was a buyer’s choice. The ’66 Birds were offered with three different rooflines: the one seen here; a convertible (no blind spots there with the top dow

RealRides of WNY - Ford Coupe, c1948

Saw this Ford Coupe, c1948, a couple of weeks ago at a Cruising on the Qcar show on Queen Street in Niagara Falls, Ontario. There wasn’t much of a difference between the ’47 and the ’48 Fords — designers & engineers were busy gearing up for the all-new 1949 models. Ads for the ‘48s claimed that “… Ford’s the only car with your choice of V-8 or S

RealRides of WNY - 1939 Ford

This 1939 Ford Deluxe Coupewas seen at one of last summer’s regular cruise nights atScharf’s German Restaurantin West Seneca. How can you tell it’s a Deluxe? Because the Standard Coupe had the front end of a 1938 Ford (and the ’38 Standard models had the front end of a ’37 Deluxe, while the 1940 Standard had the 1939 Deluxe front end). Confusing? Yes. Either Ford was

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,