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RealRides of WNY - 1958 Packard

This 1958 Packardwas the fabled brand’s swan song, and not much more than a brand-engineered Studebaker President. The sign at this one’s right front tire (see below) misidentifies it as a Packard President — confusing it no doubt with its South Bend cousin. I’m sure many buyers were also confused, but probably notthe buyer of this particular car: television’s favorit

RealRides of WNY - 1961 Imperial LeBaron Southampton

This 1961 Imperial LeBaron Southampton (one of only 1,004 made that year)is just one of a number of cars to be found in thegarage of Buffalo promoter and local real estate developerJoseph Galvin. The Imperial, of course, was Chrysler’s entry in the luxury car category, facing off against Cadillac and Lincoln for bragging rights at bankers’ conventions and polo match parking lots. Style

RealRides of WNY - 1966 Chevy Bel Air

This 1966 Chevy Bel Airis one of over one million full-sized Chevys sold that year. Is that a lot? Well, for comparison sake, American Motors sold just under 300,000 total cars— that’s the combined AMC Marlin and Ambassador, and Rambler American, Rogue, Classic, and Rebel series’ sales. The V-8 Impala total alone for 1966 was more than twice the entire American Motors number. Tha

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 Ford

The RealRidesstaff (me) was among the throng of spectators at the start of this year’s Hemmings Motor News Great Racein downtown Buffalo. The day before, while out on a bicycle ride along the Niagara River path, we exited onto Niagara Street in Buffalo’s Black Rockneighborhood and came upon this 1938 Ford Club Coupe, sitting in a fast food restaurant’s parking lot. We’d see

RealRides of WNY - 1974 Mustang II

In its brochure, the 1974 Ford Mustang II Ghiawas called “A new word for small car luxury.”I assume the word they were referring to is Ghia, which was one of four models available (the others being the hardtop, 3-door 2+2, and the Mach 1) for MY 1974. It was the first year for the down-sized pony car, much to the chagrin of some Mustang fans… but obviously not all of them, as Fo

RealRides of WNY - 1966 Buick LeSabre

When this 1966 Buick Custom LeSabre 400showed up in the RealRidesemailbox over the summer, it reminded the staff (me) of how much we miss green cars. No, not the electric/hybrid kind, but the ones with actualgreenfactory paint jobs. If we’re looking at the paint chip chart correctly, this one is Verde Green… or is it Shadow Turquoise? Darn you internet and your vague color representat

RealRides of WNY - 1964 Mercedes-Benz 220 SE

If you’re not acquainted with the nomenclature of the manufacturer from Stuttgart, the model name/numbers of this 1964 Mercedes-Benz 220SE actually domean something. Back in the day, the 220meant it had a 2.2L engine (okay, it was a 2195cc engine, rounded-up for naming purposes). The Swas reserved for flagship vehicles (other than your everyday four-door sedans) — it stood for Sonderkl

RealRides of WNY - 1954 Packard Patrician

On a day when downtown Buffalowas filled with unusual classic cars, this 1954 Packard Patricianwas a mere spectator. Seen in the parking lot of the Buffalo Transportation Pierce-Arrow Museum, it was directly across the street from the starting line of this year’s Hemmings Motor News Great Race, which ran from here to Halifax, Nova Scotia. Certainly museum-worthy itself, this Patrician was pr

RealRides of WNY - 1971 Olds Cutlass

When this 1971 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supremewas new, Olds’ mid-sized nameplate was on its way to becoming one of the country’s best-sellers. The Cutlass was available in a wide range of body styles: two- and four-door sedans (officially sports coupes and town sedans), two- and four-door hardtops (hardtop coupes and hardtop sedans), this convertible, and station wagons in both the base Cut