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RealRides of WNY #2330 - 1973 Nova

A sign in the window of this 1973 Chevrolet Nova SS(inset)tells us it’s still with its original owner, who bought it from Sweeney Chevrolet on Main Street in Clarence (now the site of the Clarence Secure Storage facility). For model year 1973 the SS wasn’t a distinct series, but rather was an option package available for the Nova & Nova Custom coupe & hatchback. According to th

RealRides of WNY - 1954 Bel Air

We found this 1954 Chevrolet Bel Airlast summer at a car show at the Crittenden Fire Hall in Alden. When the Bel Air debuted for model year 1950, it was Chevrolet’s version of General Motors’ new pillarless two-door hardtop body style. Starting in 1953 the Bel Air’s name was used for a series which also included two- and four-door sedans and a convertible. When the Impala showed

RealRides of WNY - 1968 Bonneville

The brochure for this 1968 Pontiac Bonnevilletells us “…it may be synonymous with luxury—but let us not forget what, in fact, inspired its name.”Then, in fact, they never bothered to tell us what that inspiration was! Was it the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah? The Triumph Bonneville motorcycle? We’re pretty sure it wasn’t Downton Abbey’s Hugh Bonneville, w

RealRides of WNY - 1969 Fury III

This 1969 Plymouth Fury IIIsat smack dab in the middle of the full-size Plymouth lineup, between the lower-priced Fury I and Fury II, and the more expensive Sport Fury and VIP. Comparing it to other offerings from Detroit, Plymouth called the Fury III “… a car with greater glass curvature, with smooth new lines that are well defined yet soft as a Grecian urn.”Of the convertible,

RealRides of WNY - 1961 Corvair

I’m not sure if Grand Island’s Patrick Murphy has a nickname, but if he does my money’s on Mr. Corvair. Yes, he has a few, and more than one of his rides has graced this page in the past. This one, a 1961 Chevrolet Corvair 700, is one we’ve seen several times recently; but these are the first photos we’ve taken of it with the tailgate intact so you can get the full ef

RealRides of WNY - 1960 Invicta

This 1960 Buick Invictais a beautiful shade of Lucerne Green with a matching green and white interior. Checking that year’s brochure we find something unusual: an illustration of another Invicta convertible, only this time the top is raised! You didn’t often see a raised top in any pieces of advertising, and this one is in a very striking color combo: Casino Cream with a green top. I&r

RealRides of WNY - 1960 Impala

Could this 1960 Chevrolet Impala Sport Sedanbe the very car Chevy used in some of its advertising? We’ll never know, but other than the 15-inch wheels and tires the current owner has added, today’s RealRideis a dead ringer for the car on the brochure covers (see bottom of page).The Sport Sedan featured GM’s flat top roof for the second and final year, and was a car which the Dutc

RealRides of WNY- 1955 Nomad

It’s not often that you come across a 1955 Chevy Bel Air Nomadat a church parking lot cruise night. Seems like most of them are at bigger car shows, where trophies are handed out and car owners spend muchof their time polishing the chrome. So it was interesting to come across today’s RealRideat acruise night at St. John the Baptist Church in Alden. This is one Nomad which looks like it

RealRides of WNY - 1953 Ford

Whenever I see an post-shoebox model like this 1953 Ford Mainline, it always stirs up memories of being a ten-year-old and watching one of my best friends and his family driving away in their blue ’54 model, heading off to their new home in another state. I think I stood in the street for half and hour! (I was a sensitive child, Lol) Anyway, this Mainline has the optional 239.4cid engine, an

RealRides of WNY - 1958 Edsel

This 1958 Edsel Paceris the latestacquisition of local Edsel Guysclub vice-president Jim Turner. We met up with him and his newest ride at a cruise night at St. John the Baptist Church in Alden. Mr. Turner’s Pacer was certainly one of the most colorful cars on display that night withits SpruceGreen/Ice Green two-tone paint. There was even more green to be seen in the interior, which also fea