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RealRides of WNY - 1964 Ambassador

The 1964 Rambler Ambassador 990was the top of the line from the Kenosha, Wisconsin automaker. (A 990H was available with a bit more potent engine and a more upscale interior). Unlike later Ambassadors, the ’64 models weren’t all that different outside from the lesser Rambler Classics. But, they didcome with standard V8 power — a 327cid rated at 250 hp. Rambler was the first Ameri

RealRides of WNY - 1954 Monterey

If you’re gonna feature a 1954 Mercury Montereyspecial custom coupe, especially one with a continental kit, this is the angle you want! The “striking modernity of this ‘hard-top’ model”was still new enough for Mercury to feel the need to mention “With all the windows down there’s not even a center post to obstruct vision.”And with a nod to mid-fiftie

RealRides of WNY - 1964 Riviera

The first-generation 1964 Buick Rivierais often mentioned in the same sentence as the words “most beautiful car of all time.” Pretty lofty praise. They certainly were handsome cars, especially for their time, and they kept the same design (pretty much) from their debut for MY 1963 through 1965. Subsequent cars were still (IMO) pretty sharp, at least until the fender skirts arrived for

RealRides of WNY - 1958 Chevrolet

Yes, lower, wider, and longerwas an actual thing back in the 1958 American automobile advertising portfolio (see bottom of page). Case in point: the 1958 Chevrolet Impala Sport Coupe. New for ’58, and replacing the Bel Air at the top of the heap, Chevy told us the Impala was the “…newest heartthrob in sight. Longer by over nine inches, lower by more than two, the Impala, like ev

RealRides of WNY - 1952 Mercury

This spiffy-looking 1952 Mercury Montereyhad, as Mercury told us, “…the racy feeling of a convertible…with its gracefully sleek lines.”Mercury was one of the few manufacturers who didn’t conjure up a new moniker for its two-door hardtop models, instead referring to it as a special custom coupe(the two-door pillared sedan was called a sport coupe). All ’52 Merc

RealRides of WNY - 1968 Mustang

Steve Salisbury of Orchard Park owns this somewhat unusual 1968 Ford Mustang. What’s so unusual about a 1968 Mustang? Well, this one still has the original straight six under the hood. And not only is it a six, but it’s the base200cid six — which yes, was standard on all 1968 Mustangs, but I’d hazard a guess that not many of them are left these days intact. This was year tw

RealRides of WNY - 1964 Ford

This 1964 Ford Galaxie 500/XLis a proud member of the Ford Division’s entire lineup which was awarded that year’s Motor Trendmagazine Car of the Year Award. Ford called the 500/XL “A bucket seat dandy with a sleek, unique roof.”A roof, that we might add, was shared with the lesser non-XL model as well. All XL models (2-door hardtop and convertible) came standard with Ford&r

RealRides of WNY - 1958 Ford

This 1958 Ford Fairlane 500comes to us from a year in which the North American automobile industry wasn’t in the best of shape. A recession had hit it hard, and The Big Three approached the model year from two different directions: General Motors’ offerings were all new, and most (all?) of them were overly chrome-laden and very heavy looking (and they’d all be completely re-done

RealRides of WNY - 1969 Buick

This 1969 Buick Riviera Gran Sporthad a few pieces of standard equipment which set it apart from other Rivs: front and rear heavy-duty suspension; positive traction differential, “GS” monogram on the front fenders; “Riviera GS” badge on the instrument panel; and 8.55 x 15 white sidewall tires (H70-15 wide ovals were available at extra cost). All 1969 Rivieras had Buick&rsqu

RealRides of WNY - 1956 Buick

The brochure page for this 1956 Buick Roadmaster Rivierahighlights a few items that might have a younger, modern-day generation scratching their heads: “twin front fender bombsights, chromed bands on the trunk, the smart sweepspear…”But they were very near and dear to Buick buyers in the mid-1950s. The Roadmaster was Buick’s flagship model, available in 2- and 4-door hardt