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RealRides of WNY #2284 - 1974 VW

We’ve featured many of these cars here over the years, but the rims on this particular 1974 Volkswagen Super Beetlearen’t something you see every day. (I kinda like ‘em.) Contrary to some years, for 1974 VW officially called these carsBeetleand Super Beetle. Some years the engine size was included in the model name, e.g., 1971 VW 1200. We know these rims are add-ons, and I don&rs

RealRides of WNY - 1957 Ford

This 1957 Ford Fairlane 500looks nothing like the ’57 Ford that Mom & Dad drove back in the day (a plain white Custom 300 two-door sedan with a three-on-the-tree). If it had looked like this one, I’d-a-been wondering why myname wasn’t on the back of their other car (a ’53 Bel Air hardtop). Yes, my big sister’s name is Patricia; and I’m assuming the sellers o

RealRides of WNY - 1972 Chevy C10

Not often (these days) that you come across a 1972 Chevrolet Fleetside Custom Series 10in this condition. The Willow Green example (seen last summer at a cruise night in Akron) is equipped with the optional 350cid V8 according to the fender badge. We can also see whitewalls, wheelcovers (which were only available with the 15” tires), and a pair of bed handrails, which is what Chevy called th

RealRides of WNY - 1961 Electra

Photos show this 1961 Buick Electrato be missing a few bits & bobs, as they say across the pond. Back in 1961, the Electra and Electra 225 were still two different models which differed in their trim levels, just as they had since being introduced for model year 1959; but starting in 1962 they were all known as Electra 225. As you can see from the illustration below, Buick offered some interes

RealRides of WNY - 1964 Galaxie 500/XL

Motor Trendmagazine gave its 1964 Car of the Year Awardto the entire Ford Division of the Ford Motor Company, citing “…engineering advancements in the concept of Total Performance”which had evolved from “…testing under the most rugged and demanding conditions ever conceived — open competition.”We came across this nice 1964 Ford Galaxie 500/XLlast summer

RealRides of WNY - 1980 J-10

This 1980 Jeep J-10 Sportsideis from the model’s debut year, where it came equipped from the factory with white-spoke wheels and 10x15 Owl Tracker AT tires. In his book Standard Catalog of Jeep 1940-2003, automotive writer Patrick Foster calls the ’81 J-10 Honcho Sportside “one of the best-looking trucks Jeep ever produced”(bottom of page). The J-10 remained in production j

RealRides of WNY - 1956 Roadmaster

Day 3 as we travel back to 1956 for a week…From the front, this 1956 Buick Roadmaster Rivieralooks pretty much like any other ’56 Buick model. It was the rear ends which distinguished the different series from each other. The Roadmaster and Super models had higher trunklids and lower rear fenders than the Special and Century. The three lower models also shared the same trunklid medall

RealRides of WNY - 1986 S-10

I was pretty surprised to open my December 2021 issue of Vintage Truckmagazine (below) and see a nine-page spread about this very 1986 Chevrolet S-10 Tahoe. I photographed it back in July at a cruise night in Akron, where its third owner, Steve Hill, can be seen sitting behind the truck he bought from the original owner’s son a couple of years or so ago. As you can see from the dealer plate

RealRides of WNY - 1969 Skylark

Today’s RealRide, a 1969 Buick Skylark Custom, is 65 years younger than yesterday’s RealRide, another Buick, but it doesn’t look like it’s led the same pampered life. Back in 1969 the Skylark Custom was also available as a two-door hardtop, as well as two four-door models: a sedan and a hardtop. All came standard with a 350cid 2-bbl V8 which produced 230 hp. A lesser-equipp

RealRides of WNY - 1963 F-85

Even back when this 1963 Oldsmobile F-85 De Luxewas new, the growing girth of America was apparent, as one of the senior compact’s new features was the fact that “Entry and exit is easier, too, with smaller steering wheel for increased clearance.”We saw this one for sale a few weeks ago in front of a garage, which regularly offers a classic or two, in the town of Akron.Jim Corbra