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RealRides of WNY - 1969 Alfa Romeo Giulia

On any given day you never know what you might find parked on Buffalo’s West Side. Last Thursday I came across this 1969 Alfa Romeo Giulia Super near a pub where I was having lunch. (When one thinks of Alfas, it’s not unusual to think of Dustin Hoffman’s ride in The Graduate — a 1966 Alfa Romeo Spider 1600 Duetto.) If you’ve never seen one of these compact sedans befo

RealRides of WNY 1975 Buick LeSabre

Jim Sandoro, of the Buffalo Transportation Pierce-Arrow Museum, brought this 1975 Buick LeSabre Custom drop-top to the recent All-Buick Show at Cheektowaga Town Park. Jim’s LeSabre is one of only 5,300 convertibles made that year, making it quite rare. You can see other interesting vehicles at the museum, located in downtown Buffalo on Michigan Avenue at Seneca Street (make sure and check ou

RealRides of WNY - 1972 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow

Found this 1972 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow on a recent bicycle ride, tucked away behind a Buffalo car dealership. It brought up a number of questions: a) was it a recent trade-in and, if so, I wonder what the former owner drove away in; b) is that a vanity plate and, if yes, what does it mean? (Lawyer Per Case 130 grand); c) where’s the Flying Lady who’s supposed to be perched atop the

RealRides of WNY - 1977 Dodge Royal Monaco

This Blues Brother replica started life as a regular ol’ 1977 Dodge Royal Monaco — probably some family’s car years ago. Now it makes the rounds of local car shows with its owner, Mike from Hamburg (a.k.a. Elwood), who also hires it out for just about any kind of event you can think of. The original movie car was a 1974 model (not all that much different from this one) and 12 of

RealRides of WNY - 1979 VW

This 1979 VW Beetle is notable for two reasons: it marked the final year of the old-style Beetle’s sales in North America, and it was the final production year world-wide for the convertible model. VW sedan sales ended in America with the 1976 models (although they would still carry on in some other countries until 2003). The new front-drive, water-cooled Rabbit/Golf pretty much put the fina

RealRides of WNY - 1952 Chevrolet Styline Deluxe

Here’s a 1952 Chevrolet Styline Deluxe from the recent car show in Cazenovia Park. It’s owned by Shawn Sikes of Buffalo, and is equipped with a seldom-seen (by me) hood-mounted bug and snow deflector (which Shawn says really works!), as well as Chevy’s rear fender panels (which most of the world calls fender skirts), and front and rear fender guards (which I would have assumed we

RealRides of WNY - 1962 Dodge Lancer 770

This 1962 Dodge Lancer 770 was based on Plymouth’s Valiant and served the Dodge division in the compact car market until the Dart came along a year later. The first Lancer appeared for MY 1961 in two series: 170 and 770. Body styles were two- and four-door sedans, a two-door hardtop, and four-door station wagon. For 1962, a sportier Lancer GT two-door hardtop model was added. This 770 four-d

RealRides of WNY - Pontiac LeMans, c1992

This is one of those cars which many readers might find difficult to identify. It’s a Pontiac LeMans coupe, a compact built in South Korea by Daewoo, imported to North America as a replacement for the Chevy Chevette-based Pontiac T1000. They were sold here from 1988-93, but elsewhere in the world from 1986-94 as the Asüna in Canada, and various different Daewoo nameplates in Southeast A

RealRides of WNY - 2000 Honda S2000

Although maybe not as old as the usual RealRide seen here every Mon-Fri, this 2000 Honda S2000 is no less interesting. Honda made these two-seat roadsters for about ten years, up to 2009. This one is owned by Buffalo’s Mike Isaacs, a RealRides reader who is the chief officer of Evolution, a club whose cars we often see at local shows — always well presented. Mike has modified his S2000

RealRides of WNY - 1970 Jaguar XK-E

Saw this sharp 1970 Jaguar XK-E over on Buffalo’s West Side during a recent bicycle ride. For some reason the powers-that-be in Coventry marketed it as the XK-E on this side of the pond and the E-Type everywhere else — although the E-Type badge remained on the luggage compartment lid everywhere. This yellow example is a Series 2, which was produced from 1968-71, and has the 4.2L inline