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RealRides of WNY - 1960 Thunderbird

The brochure told us that the 1960 Ford Thunderbird“…rides four fortunate people in panoramic elegance,”while one print ad told us how it had “…become most everyone’s ‘someday’ car.”Purists decried Ford’s decision to add a back seat to the T-Bird for MY 1958; buyers however, proved Ford’s decision to be the right one, as sales inc

RealRides of WNY - 1967 VW

I’m pretty sure that black bumpers weren’t a factory-installed choice back when this 1967 Volkswagen 1300was new. But an in-dash radio was. And VW devoted most of a brochure page to it, whose story began “Ever thought what a lot of difference it can make to have a car radio?”Mostly tongue-in-cheek, the reasons spanned the gamut from “On the way to the office you can t

RealRides of WNY - c1948 Hudson

You’re probably wondering what’s going on with the windshield of this 1948-49 Hudson(the two model years were identical save for the VINs). Well, the guy inside the Buffalogarage where it was parked outside of when we first saw it on a Slow Roll bicycle ride this past summer told us that he’d planned on putting a set of eyes in there to mimic Doc Hudson, one of the characters in

RealRides of WNY - 1965 Rambler

Ironically, as things would turn out in another dozen years or so, if this 1965 Rambler Classic 660had been purchased new in Europe, it would have been badged as a Rambler Renault Classic (see the brochure cover below), having been assembled from a CKD kit (completely knocked-down) in one of Renault’s Belgian assembly plants. (Renault and American Motors had a sort of merger in 1979, with th

RealRides of WNY - 1967 Chrysler

One car. Two days. When we first rode our bicycle past this 1967 Chrysler 300over the summer we were only sorry that it was parked too close to this Buffalogarage to get a shot from the front. Driving by again a couple of days later, we noticed that it had been moved, and got the second shot. The 300 was still the “sporty” Chrysler, although not quite the hot rod that the original 300

RealRides of WNY - 1988 Town Car

While maybe not the most pedestrian-friendly shaped car on the market, the 1988 Lincoln Town Carwas certainly elegant looking in the context of the 1988 marketplace. This one, seen over the summer in Downtown Buffalo, is Twilight Blue with a matching Twilight Blue (per the brochure) "half-vinyl coach roof." (IMO it should be called either a vinyl coach roof, or a vinyl half-roof; it’s not ha

RealRides of WNY - 1967 F-750

Day Two of “Five Days of Big Trucks”If you ever travel the Shoreline Trail, which runs along the Niagara River from Tonawanda to Buffalo, you may have noticed this 1967 Ford F-750 dump trucksitting in a Black Rock neighborhood industrial parking lot in Buffalo. It’s been there for years and is pretty much visible only from the trail (or, of course, the parking lot!). The F-750 wa

RealRides of WNY - 1982 Vanagon

The Ivory/Bright Orange color scheme on this 1982 Volkswagen Vanagon Lis made even more vibrant by an impending sunset. We came across it following a Slow Roll Buffalobicycle ride last month which began and ended at Ship Canal Commons, which is at the end of the Union Ship Canal just off Fuhrmann Boulevard inBuffalo. VW told us that “…the Vanagon is a very special vehicle designed to

RealRides of WNY - 1989 Celebrity

If you’ve been following along here (of course you have!) you may remember a similar car we featured last month, which like this one is owned by Corey Dickens, who hails from South Buffalo. This 1989 Chevrolet Celebrity CL Eurosport(the Celebrity’s penultimate year) could be seen lurking in the background of some of those photos. It was purchased earlier this year, and is showing a bit

RealRides of WNY - 1969 DS 21

South Buffalois not often mistaken for Gay Paree, but for one evening in a parking lot on South Park Avenue this 1969 Citroën DS 21shared space with another quirky Gallic sedan (more on that one in the weeks to come). The occasion was a monthly cruise night in the local Rite Aid lot. The DS 21 was a front-engine, front-wheel-drive sedan which debuted back in 1955 as the DS 19. Two years later