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RealRides of WNY - c1988 Mercedes-Benz 560 SL

I suppose there are a couple of things you might wonder as you look at this c1988 Mercedes-Benz 560 SL: does this blue-on-blue convertible also have a blue interior (we don’t know); and does a coach from the nation’s capital actually own this car? Sorry, we don’t know that either. But we can assume that under the hood is a 5.6L V-8 — at least, that’s what was under th

RealRides of WNY - 1988 BMW 735i

Here’s a seldom-seen (these days, anyway) 1988 BMW 735i, found a few weeks ago in Amherst. The big sedans didn’t have the sales numbers of the 3- and 5-series coupes and sedans, but they were mighty impressive machines just as worthy of long cross-country trips as they were on drives through those curvy back roads. In a 1987 test drive article, Road & Track called the 735i “M

RealRides of WNY - c1983 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz

I’m still amazed that my relatively out-of-date smart phone sometimes takes better photos than my actual camera. Especially at night without a flash. This c1983 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz was seen one evening not too long ago in an Amherst parking lot. I’m also kind of amazed to see that temporary cardboard license tag still intact after coming all the way from New Jersey. Just to show

RealRides of WNY - 1995 Ford Escort

Is it just me, or is this 1995 Ford Escort LX wearing the bygone colors of the NFTA? When was the last time you saw an Escort wagon still on the road? Almost 116,000 of them were produced — where did they all go? Saw this one a few weeks ago while bicycling through UB’s Amherst campus.Jim Corbran, RRofWNYGot a RealRide you'd like to see featured here? Drop us a line atrealrides@buffnew

RealRides of WNY - 1968 Imperial LeBaron

If you had money left afterthe Summer of Love, but didn’t want to own the same luxury vehicle that every well-to-do Tom, Dick, and Harry drove, you might have bought something like this 1968 Imperial LeBaron. Fighting the good fight with Cadillac and Lincoln for sales, the LeBaron (1,852 produced) finished a poor third to the Sedan DeVille (72,662) and Continental (29,719). Being the pricies

RealRides of WNY - Divco

When I was a kid these things were all over the neighborhood — mostly delivering milk. Divco Corporation of Detroit seemed to have a lock on the business back in the ‘40s, ‘50s, and early ‘60s. Many of their trucks were designed to be driven while standing, using a combination of hand and foot controls for acceleration, braking, and clutching. The truck pictured here, seen

RealRides of WNY - 1991 Olds Cutlass Cruiser SL

This 1991 Olds Cutlass Cruiser SL wagon is owned (and driven regularly) by RealRides reader Frank Coloprisco of Amherst, and it’s equipped with the optional 3.1L V6 and rear-facing third-row seat. These things were normally-sized (as opposed to an SUV or a minivan), yet still held eight passengers, and with the seats folded down could carry almost 75 cu. ft. of cargo. This car is pretty rare

RealRides of WNY - 1997 Mercury Grand Marquis

Another day, another trunk-mounted luggage rack which has probably never seen any luggage. Having driven a car very similar to this 1997 Mercury Grand Marquis a time or two, I can say with some authority that the luggage rack was probably provided to give the driver some idea where the back of the car was while looking in the rearview mirror. Tough enough parking one of these land yachts without t

RealRides of WNY - 1978 MG Midget

(Day 2 of ImportWeek)Came across this 1978 MG Midget last week in Amherst, as its owner, Mike Cody of Niagara Falls, and I, converged on the same store looking for some holiday libations. I was somewhat surprised to see it still on the road this late in the year and, as Cody told me “Any days I can get it out after November 1st are bonus days!” Enjoy it while you can, Mike. This is Wes

RealRides of WNY - 1983 Mercedes-Benz 380 SL

(Day 4 of FeelingBluWeek)If ever I were to buy a vintage German luxury convertible (don’t hold your breath), something like this blue 1983 Mercedes-Benz 380 SL just might fill the bill. I’ve always liked the styling of these things, and the size is just right for top-down cruising. I wouldn’t mind though, if that chintzy-looking plastic rear window could be replaced by a glass un