RealRides of WNY - 1948 Olds

The brochure proclaimed this 1948 Oldsmobile Series 98to be “The Fulfillment of the Futuramic Idea.”It also told us that it was “…a car that marks a milestone in automotive history—a car specially designed to commemorate the Golden Anniversary of America’s oldest car manufacturer.”Although it sounds (IMO) rather Orwellian, Olds offers us an explanation of

RealRides of WNY - 1990 Beretta

You could have knocked me over with a feather when I returned home from a Thursday cruise night at the Anchor Bar in Amherstrecently and discovered that this 1990 Chevrolet Beretta Indy GTcoupe was notthe same one I photographed a few years ago at another cruise night in East Amherst (see it here). Chevy built only about 1,500 of these yellow Indy 500 pace car commemoratives (as well as about anot

RealRides of WNY - 1976 LTD

Back when this 1976 Ford LTD Landauwas new, some of its special appearance features touted by Ford were: “…fender peak moldings; center pillar Landau ornamentation; wide, color-keyed vinyl insert bodyside moldings; and full wheel covers.”All of that stuff is still intact except for the full wheel covers. The current owner has decided to go for a completely different look, loweri

RealRides of WNY - 1940 GMC

This 1940 GMCpickup shows one of two different front ends offered that year (the other one is at the bottom of the page). Both of course, were shared with the very similar Chevy pickups of the day. I’m scratching my head as to why General Motors still offers the two brands. If they were to drop one or the other, it’s doubtful in my mind that potential buyers would switch over to a Ford