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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

RealRides of WNY - 1938 Cadillac Series Sixty

This 1938 Cadillac Series Sixty is owned by RealRides reader Jim Greco of Tonawanda, and is all-original including the paint. It’s equipped with a 346CID V8 and weighs in at 4,254 pounds. Look for it around town at car various shows (it’s pictured here at the 2013 Buffalo History Museum show), and keep your eyes open for it in the new Marshall movie, which was filmed partly in Buffalo.

RealRides of WNY - 1972 Citroën D Special

Now tell me, how often do you come across a dark green car with a red top? Sounds strange, but it’s rather striking in person. Ran across this one, a nifty 1972 Citroën D Special, at last summer’s car show at the Buffalo History Museum. We first encountered it with its hydropneumatic suspension in the full up mode, which gives it a totally different look from its normal cruising a

RealRides of WNY - 1961 Mercury Meteor 600

(Day 4 of FoMoCoWeek)And now for something completely different… a 1961 Mercury Meteor 600, seen at this past summer’s car show at the Buffalo History Museum. This new, mid-priced car caused a bit of confusion as the Meteor name had been used in Canada for years on an upscale Ford sold at Mercury dealers (while Ford dealers sold a down-scaled Mercury called Monarch. Got that?).So for