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RealRides of WNY - 1969 Chrysler T&C

The brochure called the 1969 Chrysler Town & Country“The world’s best equipped station wagon.”Some of it was standard, including: “beautiful, scuff-resistant, Cherrywood vinyl apliqué; double-action tailgate; 3-speed concealed windshield wipers; 8.85 x 15 tires; rear roof airfoil vane; electrically-operated rear window; and a new double-action tailgate.”Nee

RealRides of WNY - 1966 Thunderbird

This 1966 Ford Thunderbird Town Landaumight have left its rear seat occupants feeling kind of claustrophobic. The lack of rear quarter windows may have also left quite a blind spot as far as the driver’s rear vision went, but, it was a buyer’s choice. The ’66 Birds were offered with three different rooflines: the one seen here; a convertible (no blind spots there with the top dow

RealRides of WNY - 1958 Ford

This 1958 Ford Fairlane 500comes to us from a year in which the North American automobile industry wasn’t in the best of shape. A recession had hit it hard, and The Big Three approached the model year from two different directions: General Motors’ offerings were all new, and most (all?) of them were overly chrome-laden and very heavy looking (and they’d all be completely re-done

RealRides of WNY - 1967 Olds Cutlass

This 1967 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Holiday Sedan(Olds-speak for 4-door hardtop) is one of only 22,571 produced. Which really sounds like a lot compared to the non-SupremeCutlass Holiday sedan — of which only 7,344 were built with the V-8 and a mere 644 with the inline six! You don’t see many mid-sized four-door hardtops anymore from this era, as it seems most collectors over the year

RealRides of WNY - 1948 Buick Super

Day 1 of Wagon Week…This 1948 Buick Super Estate Wagonis from back in the day when New York State saw fit to register station wagons as Suburbans. In Buick-speak it was Model 59, and here’s how they described it in the brochure: “For white-tie occasions or country living, the car that changes quickly from playboy to workhorse. Beautifully finished in every detail.”It would

RealRides of WNY - 1982 Cadillac Seville

The 1982 Cadillac Sevilleis often referred to as a bustleback, due to its rear-quarter styling. Cadillac, in its promotional material, preferred the term “distinctive new profile.” At any rate, the second-gen Seville (1980-85) was a far cry from the original squared-off sedan, which debuted for 1976 derived from GM’s compact lineup of cars. It was hoped that this new, smaller Cad

RealRides of WNY - Willys Jeep, c1946

Came across this vintage, 1940s-looking Willys Jeep Universala couple of summers ago while bicycling through Amherst. The post-war Jeeps were marketed by Willys-Overland as “The Universal Jeep for the Peacetime World.”Seems like W-O wasn’t still completely sold on the vehicle’s name, as their 1949 brochure keeps referring to it as the “Jeep” (their quotes, not m

RealRides of WNY - 1976 Buick Electra Limited

When the model designation for this Continental Blue 1976 Buick Electra Limitedwas being decided on, perhaps the thinking was “This thing is so big it will fit only in a limitednumber of places.” Lol… Luckily for the driver of this one, it was found this past summer in a pretty large Town of Amherstparking lot where, as you can maybe tell from the photos, it infringes a bit on t

RealRides of WNY - 1975 Buick LeSabre

Not often you run across a 1975 Buick LeSabre Customconvertible out on the road these days — it was the final year for the full-sized Buick drop-top, and only 5,300 of them were produced. Its starting MSRP of $5,133 translates to $23,305 in 2018 dollars. Buick seemed to know the end was in sight, as in their brochure, under the photo of a dark green convertible, they told us “There are

RealRides of WNY - 1962 Ford Thunderbird

Waited around for a while to see if the owner of this 1962 Ford Thunderbirdwas going to come out of the home improvement store and bungee-cord a few sheets of plywood onto the car’s roof. Eventually had to leave before ever finding out. This was the second year for the T-Bird’s new pointed-front-end look. Sales were up over the ’61 models, but would drop a bit for 1963. All &rsqu