This 1967 Plymouth Fury IIItakes us back to a time when Detroit’s Big Three matched each other pretty much model-for-model in an effort to not be left out in the cold. This Fury III did battle with Chevy’s Impala and Ford’s Galaxie 500. All of Chrysler’s styling was rather angular back then, while GM’s was more flowing and Ford’s rather boxy. Something for every
Before you ask, no, West Seneca’s Kasia Jones (pictured above)doesn’t drive this 1950 Chevy Fleetlinethis low to the ground — although, it might be handy for evening-out some of those WNY “speed bumps” we all encounter every day. She doeshowever, regularly drive this old beauty, fondly known (as the plate says), as Kat’s Rat. And she doesn’t only driveit;
Some of the “experts” might disagree with me here, but this 1991 Chrysler New Yorker Fifth Avenueis a real survivor car. Let’s be honest — how many great-uncles, grandfathers, and widows (I’m assuming here that that was their demographic) do you suppose bought one of these with the intent on saving it for the next 30 years or so? These were mainly bought to be driven.
Luckily for purists, the owner of this 1976 Dodge Royal Monacohas (so far, at least) resisted the urge to turn it into a Blues Brothers replicar. Although, the presence of those dog dish bubcaps on the black rims might suggest something’s in the works. The original 1974 Bluesmobile was notbased on the upscale Royal Monaco, but was instead built using the much simpler (and cheaper) Monaco ser
According to the brochure, this 1960 Chrysler Windsor4-door sedan exhibited “…a hardtop flair seldom found in sedans.”Not sure just what they were going for there, other than the fact that the roofline of the sedan pretty much mimics that of the four-door hardtop — which was also true of a lot of other makes. Oh those copywriters! The Windsor, Chrysler’s least expens
Day 6 of Discontinued Marques Week…This 1963 Pontiac Catalinacertainly brings back memories. My Mom drove a white two-door hardtop for a few years back in the day. It was the car I was supposed to take my driver’s test in, but someone sideswiped us the night before as I waited to make a left turn in a driving (pun intended) rain storm. We decided it might be best not to show up the ne
Day 7 of Buick Week…This1961 Buick Specialis one of several cars we saw which looked like it could have been driven right out of the field at the CTC Auto Ranchin Denton, Texas. Well, maybe with a little digging. My daughter Katie and I came across it in the spring of 2013 when we stopped by the CTC as we drove back to Buffalo from Fort Hood. The ranch holds an amazing treasure trove of old
This 1949 Chevrolet DeLuxeis from the stable of WNY’s Joseph Galvin, whose dozen or so cars are all registered and insured so as to see regular street duty during our more agreeable weather months. This one looks like someone had a good time thumbing through (and making notations in) the Genuine Chevrolet Accessoriescatalog. From here we can see: chrome-plated trunk guard (which rises from t
Looking at the rest of this1994 Plymouth Sundance, you have to wonder if the assembly plant guy who painted the hood did this one on his first day… or maybe his last! Lol… Aside from that, considering the age of this car, and the fact that these things (and their Dodge Shadow cousins) were pretty much throw-away Mom & Dad cars back in the day, this one seems in pretty good shape.
Could There Be A Rambler in Your Future? By Jim CorbranYou often read about these “little old lady car” barn finds on the internet (where you’re reading this one right now, Lol…), but how often do you actually come across one in person?A short while back I heard from car show friend Steven Botsford about a very special 1958 Rambler Custom four-door sedan which was for sale