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RealRides of WNY #2423 ......................... 1936 Ford

When I came across this 1936 Fordfive-window coupe, I couldn’t help but wonder if that paint job was a factory color. My usual internet paint source (autocolorlibrary.com) lists an Armory Green which looks a lot like today’s RealRide. For model year 1936, Ford also offered a three-window, three-passenger coupe. Their description of the five-window points out how the rear window lowers

RealRides of WNY #2297 - 1953 Chevy

This 1953 Chevrolet Two-Tenwas one of three four-doors offered in that year’s line-up, the other two being the base One-Fifty and the pricier (and fancier) Bel Air (see them all in the brochure illustration below). This was the first year that those three nameplates were used to depict Chevy’s different series. Previously, the Bel Air name was used exclusively to denote their pillarles

RealRides of WNY - 1950 Nash

The shape of the 1950 Nash Statesman Customis pretty unmistakable. Some wags refer to it as a Nash bathtub, which IMO isn’t all that flattering. Officially Nash called the car’s internal/external design Airflyte Construction. These days it’s referred to as unibody construction — that is, there was no separate frame because the underbody was welded to the upper part of the c

RealRides of WNY - 1904 Buick

Neighbors of the owner of this 1904 Buick Model F Touring Carfilled us in on the car’s production year when we came across it at this summer’s annual car show in the Village of Angola. Other examples we found on the internet had very upright windshields and folding canvas tops, but were otherwise identical to this one — right down to the car’s color scheme and the white tir

RealRides of WNY - 1948 Pontiac

It must have been tough being a brochure copy writer for most 1948 American automobiles, knowing that these were the last of the warmed-over pre-war designs before all-new 1949 models finally hit the showrooms. In describing the 1948 Pontiac De Luxe Streamliner, like the one seen here, they told us that there was“…a new artistry of design and a new blending of line and color that deli

RealRides of WNY - 1956 Ambassador

The brochure for this 1956 Nash Ambassador Superwas filled with superlatives: “…greatest shoulder room ever built into an automobile”, “the widest front seat, most leg room of any car”, and this rather wordy one — “…the most magnificent view a motorist can know—through the widest of all wrap-around windshields, the Scena-Ramic Windshield by N

RealRides of WNY - 1959 Buick LeSabre

The story behind this 1959 Buick LeSabre, seen last summer at a Big Indian Smoke Shopcar show in Irving, is that when the present owner was a lad the car was owned by a neighbor; and this lad so admired the car that he hoped to some day own it. As fate would have it, that original owner hung on to the car long enough until the day came when his family offered it for sale — to the one-time ad