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RealRides of WNY - 1930 Chevy

Seeing the Texas license plate on this 1930 Chevroletmade we wonder if the owner drove it up here just for the occasion of the 2014 Buffalo History Museumcar show. I’ll bet there’d be some stories there if it were true. Chevy, in it’s literature for 1930, called this particular model The Sedan ($675 f.o.b. Flint, Michigan). There was another four-door called The Club Sedan which,

RealRides of WNY - 1929 Ford

This 1929 Ford Fordor Two Windowsedan is another in my series of “Cars Even Older Than I Am.”Seen back in 2015 at the annual car show on the grounds of the Buffalo History Museum, it should give you an idea of where the term “trunk” came from when referring to the storage area located at the rear of many cars. Lol… A big deal back in 1929 was the fact that “Spr

RealRides of WNY - 1952 Bel Air

Loveseeing these blasts-from-the-past custom cars at modern day cruise nights and car shows. This 1952 Chevy Bel Airhas been given a mild treatment — wide whites with red steelies, Moon discs, sunken radio antenna, and ’59 Caddy taillight lenses are a few of the changes that jump right out at you here. This was the fourth year for the post-war Chevy style cycle, and the buying public w

RealRides of WNY - 1961 Corvan 95

Although the 1961 Chevy Corvan 95certainly had a colorful exterior palette available, I’m not so sure that the two-tone combination on this one, seen back in 2015 at the annual Buffalo History Museumcar show, was offered by the factory. At the bottom of the page is a graphic of that year’s paint chips. You be the judge. Chevy put a positive spin on the fact that the engine was in the r

RealRides of WNY - 1969 Shelby GT350

Came across this Shelby GT350at the 2015 Buffalo History Museumcar show. Based on Ford’s Mustang, the Shelby was available in both convertible and SportsRoof (fastback coupe) models, as well as in GT350 and GT500 guises. As you can imagine, the numerical difference refers mostly to the drivetrain — this GT350 came standard with a Ram-Air 351cid V8 rated at 290 hp, while the 500 had the

RealRides of WNY - 1970 Monte Carlo

This 1970 Chevrolet Monte Carlowas photographed in Buffaloat the most recent Buffalo History Museum Car Showover the summer. Paperwork accompanying the car indicated that it’s still owned by the guy who bought it new at Lou Awald Chevrolet in Kenmore from salesman Duane Paddock. Yes, thatDuane Paddock, who todayowns the place (now calledPaddock Chevrolet). The 1970 Monte was the first of its

RealRides of WNY - 1960 Mercedes-Benz 180

Judging from the AAA’s California State Automobile Association sticker on the trunk lid of this 1960 Mercedes-Benz 180(and the car’s pristine-looking condition), I’m going to go out on a limb here and guess that it hasn’t spent its entirelife here in WNY. These cars, produced from 1953-62, were often called Pontons, the German word for pontoon, a reference to their overall

RealRides of WNY - 1979 Aspen

The RealRidesstaff (me) loves going to car shows and cruise nights and coming across something like this 1979 Dodge Aspen, which we saw last Sunday at the Buffalo History Museum’s Antique and Classic Car Showin — yes — Buffalo. The Aspen was introduced for 1976 as a replacement for the Dart… but the Dart was just too popular to kill at that point, and soldiered on for one

RealRides of WNY - 1955 Oldsmobile

Day 2 of Discontinued Marques Week…Even though they sold over 42,000 of the 1955 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight Holiday Sedan, you rarely see one today — or anyfour-door hardtop from that era when you think about it. This was the newest body style, and was sold by most American manufacturers by the mid-1950s, and they were pretty popular across the board. Olds called all of their pillarless

RealRides of WNY - 1957 Rambler Custom

The 1957 Rambler Custom, like this one seen this past summer at the Buffalo History Museum’s nnual classic car event, was available with either a six-cylinder or V-8 engine. The six, which AMC called “…the thriftiest power plant on the American scene,”was a 195.6 cu. in. unit, putting out 125 hp (or 135 hp with the optional power pack), while the 190-hp V-8 checked in at 2