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RealRides of WNY - arcade game

If you’re regularly on this page, looking at old carphotos, it wouldn’t surprise me at all if your first “drive” was on one of these Drive-Mobile Drive Yourself Road Testarcade games, built by International Mutoscope of New York. Some didn’t have the seating area, but rather you stood in front of the machine like most other arcade games. This one was seen a few summer

RealRides of WNY - 1973 Olds Delta 88

Some of you might remember seeing this 1973 Oldsmobile Delta 88earlier this year. I came across it again this summer on a bicycle ride through downtown Buffalo, and this time the top was down and it had shed its whitewall tires for a new set of black rubber. Although the car still looks great top-up or top-down, I’m voting for the whitewalls to make a comeback. It just seems right, IMO. I re

RealRides of WNY - 1988 Dodge Aries

What? A clean, surviving 1988 Dodge Aries LEsedan? In Buffalo? Considering that over 85,000 of them were built (and presumably sold, lol) it’s not totally surprising to find a few still on the road. What issurprising is to find one that’s not a total rustbucket. One clue might be the dealer sticker seen here on the trunklid. It says Stamford Dodge, and an internetsearch turned up only

RealRides of WNY - 1974 Datsun 260Z

This 1974 Datsun 260Zdoesn’t look much different from the 240Z which was introduced in Japan as the Fairlady Z in 1969 for model year 1970; the first U.S. models appeared in the fall of 1970 as 1971 models. The 240Z had a 2.4-liter inline six engine; for 1974 (and 1974 only) the engine was given a longer stroke and enlarged to 2.6 liters (thus, the 260 designation); for 1975 another increase

RealRides of WNY - 1973 Pontiac LeMans Safari

Although this 1973 Pontiac LeMans Safariis presently resting on blocks as it waits for a couple of mechanical issues to be sorted out, it’s in remarkable condition. It’s currently owned by Buffalo’s Mark Kramer, but it was bought new at Don Davis Pontiac by Mark’s father, Ed, and has been in the family ever since. A six-passenger model, it has a huge hidden storage compartm

RealRides of WNY - 1948 Chevrolet

Even when parked back away from the street, it’s hard not to spot a car like this 1948 Chevrolet Fleetmaster Sport Coupe, seen a couple of weeks ago in the lot of a repair garage. Built like a tank, this ’48 Chevy looks pretty well-equipped with a visor, mirrors, spotlight, whitewalls, fender skirts, bumper guards and… who knows what else that we can’t see here? I imagine

RealRides of WNY - 1967 Buick Skylark

Came across this 1967 Buick Skylark near Buffalo’s Martin Luther King Jr. Park while taking part in last week’s East Parade Circle bicycle ride with the Slow Roll Buffalo group. You never know what you might run into on one of these rides through Buffalo’s historic neighborhoods! This Skylark is certainly historic — it’s a 51-year-old car which looks like it just drov

RealRides of WNY - 1987 BMW

Now that winter is (finally) over, the convertibles are starting to come out. Saw a somewhat rare (at least, these days) 1987 BMW 325i cabrio in downtown Buffalo a few weeks ago. We can see here that even the designers at BMW were flummoxed as to what to do with the federally-mandated center-mount third brake light back in those early years. Many convertibles had them plopped down right on the dec

RealRides of WNY - c1967 Mercedes-Benz

Day 5 of Project Car Week… This Mercedes-Benz 250 S was seen a while ago in Buffalo’s Riverside neighborhood. Looks like a few parts have been removed — maybe for another project? — but overall this German luxury sedan looks very restorable (from the outside). The 250 S was built from 1965-72 and was an offshoot of the larger 300 series. Still, one of the most handsome sed

RealRides of WNY - 1951 Plymouth

Day 2 of Project Car Week… It’s not totally evident from this photo, but this 1951 Plymouth Cambridge was in the middle of the marque’s model lineup that year, between the cheaper Concord and the more expensive Cranbrook. This one, seen a few weeks ago on Buffalo’s West Side, looks pretty solid. A little bit of trim, some new chrome, and a respray and… there you go,