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RealRides of WNY #2421 ......................... 1964 Rambler American

This 1964 Rambler American 440was spotted (along with a few other AMC models) in Lockportthis past summer at the 22ndAnnual UAW/GM Lockport Car Show. The American was new from the ground up for MY 1964, an “All-new line of heart-teasing compact hardtops, sedans, wagons and convertible. Longer lower, lean and luxurious…”Rambler’s 1964 X-RAYbrochure, in comparing the America

RealRides of WNY #2415 ......................... 1985 Reliant

Came across this 1985 Plymouth Reliantover the summer in a parking lot in Fort Erie, Ontario. This is another case of “Where’d they all go?” as Chrysler sold almost 138,000 Reliants for MY 1985 (and another 118,000 of the almost identical Dodge Aries). Seen one lately? This one, other than some failure of the paint job, looks pretty much intact. It’s even wearing four wheel

RealRides of WNY #2414 (on the road) - 1968 Renault 10

The brochure writers wanted to cover their bases when this 1968 Renault 10was being marketed. It was a somewhat ancient rear-engine rear-drive design, being sold alongside the new Renault 16, which was a front-drive front-engine four-door hatchback. So they cleverly pointed out the advantages of having the engine over the drive wheels, as seen here in a blurb in the inset. Mission accomplished! Th

RealRides of WNY #2412 (on the road) - 1966 Studebaker

Our pals Eric & Amy Pease of Greece sent in this photo of a 1966 Studebaker Commanderwhich they came across in a Websterdriveway over the summer. Model year 1966 was the grand finale for the venerable old Studebaker nameplate. They produced a total of only 8,947 cars in their Hamilton, Ontario plant that year: both sixes and eights (bought from Chevrolet) were available; Commanders, Wagonaires

RealRides of WNY #2804 - 1978 Mercury

It’s not uncommon at a car show to see a car much older than its owner, but it's not often a car from the disco era. In my experiences it’s usually along the lines of a car from the 1930s or 1940s owned by someone born in the 1950s or 1960s. So it bodes well for the hobby to have met Buffalo’s Matthew Cehulic at this year’s Toy Town Car Showin East Aurora, who was there wit

RealRides of WNY #2406 - 1959 Chrysler

Whenever I spot something like this 1959 Chrysler Windsormaking its way into a car show/cruise night, I make a beeline over there to check it out before a crowd forms. Love these old family car survivors! The Windsor was the entry-level Chrysler, if you will, followed up the ladder by the Saratoga, New Yorker, and the 300E. Chrysler told us how their “…exclusive Torsion-AIRE Ride&hel

RealRides of WNY #2405 - 1977 Versailles

Once Cadillac introduced the Seville back in 1975 (based largely on the Chevy Nova platform), you knew it wouldn’t be long before a similar car emerged from Dearborn. The 1977 Lincoln Versailleswas supposed to be their answer to the Seville. The mid-size Cadillac had sales of over 16,000 in its shortened first model year, and nearly 44,000 for MY 1976. Surprisingly (or was it?), the Seville

RealRides of WNY #2402 - 1956 Olds

When this 1956 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eightpassed us on the I-90 in Chautauqua County this past summer, we were wishing we had a co-pilot along to take a few quick photos. Luckily, as we approached the rest area just over the Pennsylvania state line there it was in the parking lot. The top-line Ninety-Eight series didhave a four-inch longer wheelbase than the 88 and Super 88 models, but visually they w

RealRides of WNY #2399 - 1951 Plymouth

If you’re looking at this 1951 Plymouth Cambridgeand saying “How do you know it’s not a ’52 Model?” I’ll point out the main (but very minor) difference between the two (at least from the outside): on the trunk lid, look for the “Plymouth” lettering. On the ’51 it’s a few inches above the license plate light housing, while for 1952 it beca

RealRides of WNY #2391 - c1980 Citation

File this one under “You (almost) never see one of these anymore.” Yet here’s one now — a 1980 Chevrolet Citation, seen a few weeks ago in a parking lot in the Town of Chautauqua. Hard to believe, but according to The Enclyclopedia of American Cars, Chevy sold over 800,000 Citations in this, its inaugural year. Model year 1981 saw that figure cut almost in half, and for 198