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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

RealRides of WNY - 1952 Mercury

This big ol’ 1952 Mercury Montereyhas “just a few” extras: continental kit, Blue Dot taillight lenses, Lakes pipes (fake?), twin spotlights (fake?), twin antennae, big ol’ Cadillac wheelcovers, twin outside rearview mirrors, curb feelers, and, maybe our favorite — a “Go to Crystal Beach”license plate topper. The fender skirts were likely from the factory.

RealRides of WNY - 1963 Ford Ranchero

Day 3 of Compacts Week…As this 1963 Ford Rancheropoints out, not all early American compacts were sedans or station wagons. Or hardtops or convertibles, for that matter. The Ranchero was Ford’s car/pickup hybrid, introduced for 1957 and moved over to the Falcon platform when the compact debuted for model year 1960. When the ’57 made its first appearance, Chevy wasn’t able