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RealRides of WNY (on the road) - 1950 Mercury

With fewer than 9,000 being produced, it’s rare these days to come across a 1950 Mercuryconvertiblelike this red one,spotted last summer just south of Vancouver, British Columbia by former WNYer, former RealRidesneighbor, and current Pennsylvania resident Rick Lapp. In Canada, Ford offered this Mercury drop-top at its Mercury-Lincoln stores, while at the same time there was a very similar co

RealRides of WNY - 1962 Olds

Not every classic car owner is anxious to restore their ride back to showroom condition. Some are content to let their cars age naturally, like this 1962 Oldsmobile Starfire. By MY 1962, GM’s four-door flat-tops were by-and-large gone from the catalog (although they were still in the Corvair lineup). But in other roofline news, most big Chevy, Pontiac, Olds, and Buick two-door hardtops were

RealRides of WNY - 1939 Jaguar

This 1939 Jaguar SS3-1/2 LitreSaloonwas one of the entries in the 2018 Hemmings Motor News Great Race, which started here in Buffalo and ended in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Ironically, in the 1939 brochure, Jaguar mentions the SS’s success “…in open competition events such as the Monte Carlo Rally, the Paris-Nice Trial, the R. A. C. Rally, the Welsh Rally, etc.”Unfortunately, t

RealRides of WNY - 1984 S-10

You’ve gotta admit, a 1984 Chevy S-10isn’t something you often see at a cruise night. But, I like it. Those wide whites really made it stand out in the crowd last summer when we spotted it at a Cruising On the Qcruise night on Queen Street in Niagara Falls Ontario. This one came from the factory with a 2.8L V6 under the hood, and is one of what’s becoming a dying breed: the singl

RealRides of WNY - 1949 Mercury

There aren’t many days when you come across a 1949 Mercuryin stock condition. Including today! We saw this modestly customized example last summer at a Cruising-on-the-Qcruise night on Queen Street in Niagara Falls, Ontario. In case you failed chemistry in high school (hand raised!), that license plate reads “LEAD SLED,” Pbbeing the chemical symbol for element #82 (lead), and lea

RealRides of WNY - 1969 Buick

We searched high and low for proof that a 1969 Buick GSXwas ever produced at the factory, but came up dry. Everything we found says theGSX was introduced in 1970 as a two-door hardtop model in the Skylark lineup. It was yellow, with black stripes, and a rear spoiler, all of which we see on today’s RealRide. Unless there was a Canada-only 1969 GSX which no one seems to know about on the inter

RealRides of WNY - 1978 LTD II

This 1978 Ford LTD IIcomes to us from a very confusing point in the North American automobile-naming era. In MY 1977 Ford’s mid-sized models morphed into this LTD II, replacing the both Torino and Elite nameplates with a name usually associated with Ford’s full-sized models; while its cousin, the Mercury Montego, moved all of its cars (including four-doors and station wagons!) under th

RealRides of WNY - 1967 Marlin

It’s not every day that you come across a 1967 AMC Marlin(only 2,545 were built). It was the car’s third and final year of production, but it was only the second year that it was branded as an AMC rather than a Rambler, and the first (and only) year it would share the platform of the Ambassador rather than the Classic. Got all that? The 1967 models —“The flair of a fastback

RealRides of WNY - 1955 Oldsmobile

This 1955 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight Deluxe Holiday Sedanwas one of the participants in the 2018 Hemmings Motor News Great Race, which began here in Buffaloand ended in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The Team Schmitt #15 car was driven by Jerry Schmitt of Waukesha, Wisconsin with Joe Schmitt of nearby Oconomowoc navigating. How did they finish? The Olds was 22ndoverall out of 118 starters and 107 finishers. O

RealRides of WNY - 1977 Celica GT

Considering that it was probably one of the more popular imports of its day, I’m kind of surprised at the dearth of these cars at local cruise-ins and car shows. Maybe we’re in the wrong geographical location for that. Nevertheless, we saw this c1977 Toyota Celica GTlast summer on a side street in Niagara Falls, Ontarioduring a weekly Queen StreetCruising on the Qcruise night. Often th