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RealRides of WNY - 1965 Wagonaire

Introduced a couple of years earlier, the Studebaker Wagonaire(this one’s a’65) seemed like the best of both worlds: the comfort of an enclosed automobile with a pickup truck’s ability to carry large, tall objects. The debut 1963 brochure shows what appears to be a refrigerator in the cargo hold (bottom photo)— would love to see the loading-and-unloading video of thatoperat

RealRides of WNY - 1968 Beaumont

Day 1 of “Not A Trailer Queen Week"This 1968 Beaumont Deluxewas seen For Sale last week in South Buffalo(sign in the window said it’s a ’64, lol…). How unusual is it to see one of these Canadian-only cars south of the border (or anywherethese days for that matter)? This one looks like it needs a little work; but the good news is (at least on the exterior) most of the Beaum

RealRides of WNY - 1988 Vanagon

In typical Volkswagen cheek, the 1988 VW Vanagon/Camper GLwas advertised as “A large living room on wheels.”And it had “Plenty of space, but hardly any room for improvement.”This example, seen over the summer at a weekly Cruising on the Qcruise night on Queen Street in Niagara Falls, Ontario, could likely be one of the cleanest still in existence in North America. “A

RealRides of WNY - 1957 Coupe de Ville

In their advertising materials, Cadillac was big on one-word descriptions for their 1957 lineup: “The Sensational Eldorado Seville,” “The Distinguished Fleetwood Seventy-Five Sedan and Limousine,” The Beautiful Sixty-Two Coupe…”and on and on it went. Care to stick an adjective on today’s RealRide? Seen over the summer in Wainfleet, Ontario, it’s a 1

RealRides of WNY - 1972 Monte Carlo

This 1972 Chevrolet Monte Carlois looking very-period correct in its Gulf Green paint job, vinyl top, and whitewall tires. This was the third year for Chevy’s personal luxury coupe, and the final year for its first-generation styling. The Canadian version of that year’s brochure took pride in telling us what the Monte didn’tcome with: “Sorry, no power ash trays.” &ldq

RealRides of WNY - 1947 Plymouth

If you were to look up the word “tank” in the dictionary, I wouldn’t be surprised to see a picture of a 1947 Plymouth Deluxelike this one next to the definition. Of course, back in the 1940s, mostcars were big hulks just like this one, but all of the Chrysler-built cars just seem to have that, you know — presence. Add to that the fact that they were a favorite of urban taxi

RealRides of WNY - 1964 Ambassador

The 1964 Rambler Ambassador 990was the top of the line from the Kenosha, Wisconsin automaker. (A 990H was available with a bit more potent engine and a more upscale interior). Unlike later Ambassadors, the ’64 models weren’t all that different outside from the lesser Rambler Classics. But, they didcome with standard V8 power — a 327cid rated at 250 hp. Rambler was the first Ameri

RealRides of WNY - 1967 Firebird

The 1967 Pontiac Firebird H.O.used the same basic body shell as Chevy’s also-new-for-1967 Camaro. Visually, the biggest differences were the very Pontiac-ish nose, and the taillight panel. But Pontiac had some other aces up its sleeve to differentiate the two. Or rather, some aces under the hood. One model was named Firebird 326, which used (surprise) their 326cid V8 — which was basica

RealRides of WNY - 1989 Laforza

No that headline isn’t a typo. There really is such a thing as a 1989 Laforza— we had the RealRidesAMC Spirit parked right next to it last Tuesday on Queen Street in Niagara Falls, Ontarioat a weekly Cruising on the Qcruise night. The Laforza is an SUV which was manufactured in Italy (Laforza is Italian for “the force”) by Rayston-Fissore. The relative few that were exporte

RealRides of WNY (on the road) - 1976 Maverick

We’ve seen RealRides on the Roadbefore from former WNYer Rick Lapp, a long-time acquaintance who really seems to get around from his current home base in Central Pennsylvania. He spotted this 1976 Ford Maverickon a recent trip, parked in a marina in Anacortes, Washington. About 60 miles south of the Canadian border, Anacortes is on Fidalgo Island, about 80 miles northwest of Seattle. The Mav