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RealRides of WNY - GT Hawk, c1963

Came upon this Studebaker Grand Turismo Hawk (c1963)late last week in Buffalo’s Old First Ward. The Hawk, believe it or not, was based on a heavily modified version of the 1953 cars, which had been repeatedly tweaked over the years. This was the most elegantmakeover yet (IMO), introduced for model year 1962, and it continued through 1964. One would have thought that the Hawk would be replace

RealRides of WNY - 1962 Ninety-Eight

Unlike in subsequent years, except for badges, trim bits (and an extra pair of taillight lenses), from the outside this 1962 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eightdidn’t look all that different from the less expensive 88-series cars. Yes, at 126 inches its wheelbase had an extra three inches, and the car itself was half-a-foot longer, but unless they noticed the six-window styling, from a block away your n

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 - 1969 Dodge A100

RealRidesreader Kevin Hayes spotted this 1969 Dodge A100pickup being loaded up outside of ReUse Actionin Buffaloearlier this week. Not only is it relatively rare to see one of these compact, cab-over trucks these days, but it’s even rarer to see one being used as a pickup truck to actually pick-up stuff! The A100 was also available in short or long wheelbase (the longer version being called

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 - 1992 Lexus SC 400

This gorgeous 1992 Lexus SC 400is owned by Buffalo’s Zachary Jenney, and we’ve been meaning to get pictures of it since he bought it last year. Fate finally brought Zac, me, and the SC 400 together in one place last week when we both ended up with our cars in Tonawandaat the Canal Fest Car Show. The SC 400’s Toyota roots are pretty evident in these photos, with more than a passin

RealRides of WNY - 1980 Leyland Olympian

This 1980 Leyland Motors Olympianis from the inaugural year of the double-decker bus’ manufacture. According to Wikipedia, the British-made bus was sold mostly to operators in the U.K., as well as Singapore and Hong Kong. However, also according to Wiki, Olympians are currently in service by operators in San Francisco, San Diego, New York, Seattle, and Washington, DC — as well as this

RealRides of WNY - 1979 Oldsmobile

This 1979 Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser, seen a few days ago on Buffalo’s West Side, is wearing a dealer plaque from Courtesy Olds, which was located on Bronx Boulevard at East 236thStreet in, where else? — The Bronx. The building is now occupied by a health care facility called Medical Pavillion. Olds touted their big wagon as “A working wagon with the elegance, comfort and ride you

RealRides of WNY - 1963 Rambler

Came across this 1963 Rambler Classic 770yesterday while bicycling through Buffalo’s Elmwood Village. The big (relatively speaking) Ramblers were named Motor Trendmagazine’s Car of the Yearfor 1963. The folks from AMC described them thusly: “All New… All Beautiful… All Rambler!”Bigger than they looked, the Classics (and the similar Ambassador) were outwardly s

RealRides of WNY - 1959 Edsel

Today we visit the You Don’t See One of Those Every Day Dept., and the 1959 Edsel Corsairowned by area resident and car aficionado Joseph Galvin. One of four Edsels in his stable (as this is written, Lol) the ’59 is from the marque’s second — as well as second-to-last — year of production. The Corsair was the top o’the pared-down line for 1959, and was available