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RealRides of WNY #2436 ......................... 1970 Jaguar E-Type 4.2

BUFFALO, N.Y. - Often cited as one of the most beautiful cars ever mass-produced, the E-Type Jaguarhas one of the most recognizable shapes in the automotive world. This 1970E-Type 4.2was seen a few weeks ago on the city's West Side. Introduced for MY 1961, the E-Type was also known as the XK-E in North America, in common parlance as well as in some of Jaguar’s marketing materials, even thoug

RealRides of WNY #2425 ......................... 1964 Lincoln Continental

This 1964 Lincoln Continental, seen over the summer inBuffalo, has some pretty non-traditional big wheels & tires, but at least they’re not the sort that require a step stool to get in. This was the fourth year for the suicide-doored edition of the luxury car from Ford, and it still retained the same basic shape introduced for MY 1961. Today’s RealRidehas a tag on the trunk lid fro

RealRides of WNY #2416 ......................... 1984 Buick Skylark

We were talking yesterday (you werehere yesterday, right?) about how all of Chrysler’s K-cars seem to have vanished. Today’s RealRideis this 1984 Buick Skylark Custom, one of General Motors’ X-body cars (along with the Chevy Citation, Pontiac Phoenix, and Oldsmobile Omega). Produced from 1980-1985, almost a million Skylarks left the factory. Again, where are they all? The 1984 Sk

RealRides of WNY #2384 - 1994 Silver Spur III

You don’t often see one of these around here, but this 1994 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur IIIwas spotted at this year’s Cruisin’ For a Cause Car & Bike Showheld around the grounds of the Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center in Buffalo. As you may be able to see, it’s wearing a license plate frame from Towbin Motorcars — an Aston Martin, Maserati, Bentley, Karma, Rol

RealRides of WNY #2360 - 1965 F-100

When I first came across this 1965 Ford F-100pickup earlier this summer in Buffalo, two things came quickly to mind. And both of them were wrong. At first I thought it was the same pickup we featured here (photo credit to Gary Swiatowy) back in November of 2020. Nope. (See bottom of page.)The I said to myself “It’s wearing a set of 1956 Oldsmobile wheel covers (ironically, yesterday&rs

RealRides of WNY #2357 - 1963 Fairlane

After introducing smaller, compact cars in the late 1950s/early 1960s, North American automobile manufacturers realized that just because people wanted smaller cars they didn’t necessarily want them to be boring smaller cars. This 1963 Ford Fairlane 500 Sports Coupeis a prime example. Introduced for model year 1962 and slotted between the compact Falcon and the full-size Fords, the Fairlane

RealRides of WNY #2335 - 1979 St. Regis

Raise your hand if you’ve come across a 1979 Dodge St. Regisout in the wild in the last year or two. Didn’t think so. How about the last decade? Probably not. But we came across this one a couple of weeks ago while bicycling through through the Old First Ward in Buffalo. I imagine a good number of these cars were police cruisers/taxi cabs that have since been put out to pasture. This o

RealRides of WNY #2329 - Stake Truck

Okay, so maybe it doesn’t actually go anywhere (could it be the grass growing out of the cylinders in the engine block? Maybe the rather flat tires?), but this Stake Truckwhich we saw last summer at the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Explore & More Children’s Museum in downtown Buffalocertainly was eye-catching. If you’ve never ventured down there and you have kids under the age of 12

RealRides of WNY #2321 - 1972 Pontiac

Just finished getting mybike out of thecar and was heading across the street for the weekly Slow Roll Buffalo bike ride when this 1972 Pontiac Grand Villepulled into the parking lot. The Grand Ville replaced the Bonneville at the top of the Pontiac full-size heap just the year before this car was built, but it wouldn’t stay there long, being dropped after model year 1975. We especially enjoy

RealRides of WNY #2319 - 1993 Sunbird

Doing a bit of research on today’s RealRide, a 1993 Pontiac Sunbirdconvertible, I came away with the feeling that Pontiac wasn’t too keen on publicizing this particular body style. They showed two Sunbird photos in their full-line catalog — a coupe and a four-door sedan. The convertible? Got a half-line mention in the description of the Sunbird’s three available rooflines: