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RealRides of WNY #2458 (on the road) - 1964 Volvo 544 Sport

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Volkswagen wasn’t the only car manufacturer back in the 1960s to brag about its cars looking the same from year to year. When this 1964 Volvo PV544 Sportwas new, the Swedish car company had a brochure titled “Do you know why cars are new! new! new! every year?”Page two’s opening headline was “Neither do we.”The car was introduced i

RealRides of WNY #2451 ......................... 1965 Ford Fairlane 500

Day 6 of A Week in Canada…NIAGARA FALLS, Ontario– Besides the squareness of it all, one thing that’s always stood out (to me, anyway) about the 1965 Ford Fairlane 500and its stablemates is the lack of a Squire station wagon in the lineup. Ford was famous for its faux-wood people movers for years, but when the 1964 & 1965 Fairlane wagons debuted, the Squire wagon was missing

RealRides of WNY #2450 ......................... 1954 Ford Customline

Day 5 of A Week in Canada…GRIMSBY, Ontario– I attended a cruise night here just off the QEW in October of 2017 and came across this 1954 Ford Customline, Ford’s middle series which sat between the base Mainline and the upper-crust Crestline. No, not all Fords north of the border in the 1950s were what some neophytes like to call Canadian Fords. The largely Ford-based cars of whi

RealRides of WNY #2449 ......................... 1969 Rambler

Day 4 of A Week in Canada…PORT PERRY, Ontario- Pictured above is some of the welcoming committee at this past summer’s Rambler-Rama. Here they’re shown guiding a 1969 Ramblerand its driverto the parking area of the scenic Scugog Shores Museum Village grounds, just outside of this quaint community located in Scugog, which is about 25 km north of Oshawa. For MY 1969 the Rambler dr

RealRides of WNY #2444 ......................... 1951 Studebaker Champion

EAST AURORA, N.Y. - Yes, those are historic collectorMinnesota plates on this 1951 Studebaker Champion. It’s owner told us that the car spent many years there before coming here to town, and eventually it will be going back there. This example is exceptionally clean, and (IMO) a seldomly seen Studebaker body style any more. The literature called it the “…lowest-priced Studebaker

RealRides of WNY #2416 ......................... 1984 Buick Skylark

We were talking yesterday (you werehere yesterday, right?) about how all of Chrysler’s K-cars seem to have vanished. Today’s RealRideis this 1984 Buick Skylark Custom, one of General Motors’ X-body cars (along with the Chevy Citation, Pontiac Phoenix, and Oldsmobile Omega). Produced from 1980-1985, almost a million Skylarks left the factory. Again, where are they all? The 1984 Sk

RealRides of WNY #2413 ......................... 1979 Concord

The brochure called this 1979 AMC Concord DL“…elegant comfort and an excellent value.”Some might opine that the “…velveteen crushed fabric”seating surfaces reminded them of their grandmother’s living room sofa (hand raised!). Those who wanted an upgrade could move up to the DL Limited and get “genuine leather with corduroy accents.”The Concor

RealRides of WNY #2411 (on the road) - 1951 Meteor

What’s a 1951 MeteorClub Coupewhich resides in Temple, Texasdoing here on the RealRides of WNYpage? Simple enough answer. It’s owned by former Hamburg resident Ron Germann (Hamburg High School Class of 1976). It might be a foreign car to the rest of the folks in Texas, but to someone who grew up here in WNY it’s not all that unusual. The original flathead with CANADA stamped on t

RealRides of WNY #2400 - 1953 Ford

The 1953 Ford Mainline Tudorsat at the bottom of the Dearborn manufacturer’s model lineup that year. As you can see from the photos, it didn’t even get bright moldings around the front and rear windscreens, instead opting for plain black rubber. It isn’t quite as stark looking on a black car like today’s RealRide, but check out the brochure illustration below and see how th

RealRides of WNY #2362 (on the road) - 1966 Volvo

Our RealRidesPennsylvania connection photographed this 1966 Volvo 122Sand sent these photos along last year. Ex-WNY-er Rick Lapp was vacationing in Camden, Mainewhen he came across this pristine Swedish sedan; we DID however deduct points for him not noticing the VW Vanagon camper parked just ahead in the next row! Lol… While doing a little research on the 122S, we came across this very car