RealRides of WNY - 1954 Mercury

This 1954 Mercury Customsport coupe features a few mild custom touches which set it off from its showroom stock kin. The headlights look to have been tunneled; the black paint on the front bumper, which gave it the illusion of having “teeth,” has been removed; the trim on the hood scoop, as well as that around the top of the grille cavity, has also been deleted along with the bumper gu

RealRides of WNY - 1967 Lincoln

It’s not often you see a 1967 Lincoln Continentalwearing black shoes. I think it looks pretty gangster — especially this one's right-front view which shows where a hubcap has gone AWOL. Lincoln’s marketing folks may have been toying with rival Cadillac when they told us the ’67 Continental was “…built to the highest standards in the world and tested more thorou

RealRides of WNY - Caprice Wagon

And now for something completely different — this Chevrolet Caprice Wagon, c1993. We’re just guessing here, but it looks like when it needed some body work done, the collision shop had a ’65 Chevy parts car just lying around taking up space and they decided to graft on a few of its parts. Lol… (compare to the factory shots below)We saw this (un)RealRidelast summer at a car

RealRides of WNY - 1957 Hudson

A close look at this 1957 Hudson Hornet Supershows that yes, it wasderived from its American Motors cousin, the Nash (it’s one of only 1,103 Super 4-door sedans to leave the factory that year). Bits were added on to the rear fender tops and quarter panel end caps to make them more fin-like, which was what 1957 car styling was all about. The front end is disguised better, but everything above

RealRides of WNY - 1953 Pontiac

You’ve gotta admit, it’s not often that you come across a 1953 Pontiac Chieftainanymore. We saw this one over the summer at a car show in Wellsvillesponsored by the Ancient Order of Hibernians (front view is of an identical car found on the internet). Not surprisingly given its era, it sports a nifty Laurel Green over Milano Ivory two-tone paint job. Some ’53 Pontiacs sold across

RealRides of WNY - 1970 Dart

Admittedly, people had a lot on their minds back in 1970. I for one was turning 18 and had to clear my schedule on my birthday to get downtown and apply for my Sheriff’s Card. Priorities! But were Dodge’s brochure writers so busy that they forgot to mention that the Dart was available with either two orfour doors? The big main promotional piece (bottom of page)not only features photos