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RealRides of WNY - 1967 Rogue

Talk about rare! American Motors made only 921 1967 Rambler American Rogueconvertibles, but we found one of them at this year’s Clutch Artists Summerama Car Showat the Lamm Post in Williamsville. This one’s got the optional 232cid inline six (a 199cid was standard), and appears to be wearing a Barbados Blue paint job. With a starting MSRP of just $2,872 the Rogue droptop was one of the

RealRides of WNY - 1963 Rambler

Came across this 1963 Rambler Classic 770yesterday while bicycling through Buffalo’s Elmwood Village. The big (relatively speaking) Ramblers were named Motor Trendmagazine’s Car of the Yearfor 1963. The folks from AMC described them thusly: “All New… All Beautiful… All Rambler!”Bigger than they looked, the Classics (and the similar Ambassador) were outwardly s

RealRides of WNY - 1954 Nash

Day 4 of Compacts Week…When you think of compacts, of course the Rambler American comes to mind. But before the American, which debuted for model year 1958, there was this swanky 1954 Nash Rambler Country Club. With styling by the Italian coachbuilder Carrozzeria Pininfarina, the small Rambler did what Kaiser’s Henry J and Willys’ Aero couldn’t do — sell compact cars

RealRides of WNY - 1966 Chevy Bel Air

This 1966 Chevy Bel Airis one of over one million full-sized Chevys sold that year. Is that a lot? Well, for comparison sake, American Motors sold just under 300,000 total cars— that’s the combined AMC Marlin and Ambassador, and Rambler American, Rogue, Classic, and Rebel series’ sales. The V-8 Impala total alone for 1966 was more than twice the entire American Motors number. Tha

RealRides of WNY - 1951 Hudson Hornet

This 1951 Hudson HornetConvertible Brougham was described in that year’s brochure as being the “…most brilliant beauty of the highway.” They also mentioned the new H-145 engine— although they only gave it one line of type. Perhaps that’s because it was an inline six, while much of the competition was putting a more modern V-8 under the hood. Hudson also had an

RealRides of WNY - 1962 Rambler Classic

(Day 5 of 60sWeek)Back when this 1962 Rambler Classic Custom was new, Rambler — or more precisely, American Motors — was the “fourth” member of the American Big Three of automobile manufacturers. In other words, on the outside looking in and mostly trying to play catch-up. No one doubted the quality or the value of AMC’s offerings, but for the most part they lacked th

RealRides of WNY - 1957 Hudson Hornet

It doesn’t get much more colorful than this tri-toned 1957 Hudson Hornet, seen here at the 2013 Grand Nashionals car show in Batavia. By 1957, Hudsons were not much more than restyled Nashes, the two manufacturers having merged in 1954 to create the American Motors Corporation. The ’57 models were the last to wear the Hudson nameplate, as AMC decided to cast its fate with the compact R