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RealRides of WNY - 1997 Buick Riviera

I think it’s safe to say that this supercharged 1997 Buick Rivierais from the Love It or Hate Itschool of car design. First introduced for model year 1963, the original Riv is thought of by many as one of the nicest car designs offered for sale. By anyone. After a series of redesigns and downsizings, Buick’s luxury coupe went on a one-year hiatus after the 1993 model year. It returned

RealRides of WNY - 1991 Suzuki

This 1991 Suzuki Everyis one of those things that really stands out in a crowd — if you’re able to notice it at all, that is. These things are tiny (at least by U.S. standards). They're members of the Keiclass of vehicles in their home market, one of the smallest in Japan’s complex system of categorizing cars and trucks by vehicle size and engine displacement, which was not to ex

RealRides of WNY - 1958 Edsel Pacer

Day 7 of Discontinued Marques Week…This 1958 Edsel Pacerseems like a good place to end Discontinued Marques Week— it’s probably one of the most famous and shortlived nameplates to ever grace the American highways. Introduced for model year 1958 with four series built on two platforms (Ford and Mercury), just one year later the 1959 Edsel lineup was down to two series plus a wago

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 - 1967 Oldsmobile

This 1967 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiseris seen at the start of last summer’s Hemming’s Motor News Great Race, which started right here in Buffalo, New York on June 23 and finished in Halifax, Nova Scotia on July 1. The Vista Cruiser was the priciest of Olds’ wagons for 1967, what with the absence of a full-size model in the lineup; lesser models were the Cutlass and F-85 wagons, which

RealRides of WNY - 1984 Oldsmobile Toronado Brougham

The brochure told us that “In a world of look-alikes, this personal luxury car not only stands apart, it stands alone.”Well, that wasn’t exactlythe case a week ago as we left the Old First Ward’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade on the fringes of downtown Buffalo, and came upon this 1984 Oldsmobile Toronado Brougham — right across the street we can see a vintage-ish Bui

RealRides of WNY - 1972 Continental Mark IV

This 1972 Continental Mark IVcomes with a pedigree. The original Continental, marketed as a LincolnContinental, was the brainchild of Edsel Ford, Henry’s son, and was sold from 1940-48 (with a break during World War II). A new car, the Continental Mark II, debuted for 1956 and only lasted for two model years (at a price of ten grand, it’s no wonder!). Things got a bit muddied-up in 195

RealRides of WNY - 1965 Dodge Coronet

One year before the debut of the Charger and the Dodge Rebellionadvertising campaign, a correctly equipped 1965 Dodge Coronet, maybe like this 4402-door hardtop, was one of Mopar’s entries in the hot muscle car category. New for 1965, the Coronet was available in three series: base Coronet, Coronet 440, and Coronet 500. Engines ranged from a 225cid slant-six (standard on all but the 500 and

RealRides of WNY - Rolls-Royce Corniche, c1977

Besides having the necessary cash flow needed to be driving this Rolls-Royce Corniche, c1977, its owner also seems to have a sense of humor, judging from the vanity plate we see here on the back. It could be said that the Corniche was the two-door version of the Silver Shadow. It was available as both a Coupé, or in convertible form (often called a drophead coupe in RR-speak). The 1970s ver

RealRides of WNY - 1970 Cadillac Calais

While you and I might have just come out and said “This 1970 Cadillac Calaisis the cheapest new Cadillac you could buy,” the luxury car maker’s advertising department had their own way of putting it. “Though the investment required for the Calais is the most modest of any Cadillac series, it returns a full quota of Cadillac pleasure and value.”For the record, the Cala