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RealRides of WNY - c1995 Eldorado

This white-on-white Cadillac Eldoradois from the marque’s 12thand final (so far) generation. The American luxury brand’s first front-wheel-drive car began production for MY 1967, one year after Oldsmobile’s Toronado debuted. The twelfth-gen Eldo was sold from 1992-2002; before it arrived the nameplate had gone through many changes in size over the decades. Beginning with the tent

RealRides of WNY - 1952 Chevrolet

Cars from the year of one’s birth are always just a tad more interesting, IMO. Like this 1952 Chevrolet Fleetline DeLuxe,whichwas the last of its breed (that breed being the full-sized fastback body style which was popular back in the 1940s). The Fleetline was one of seven different body styles offered by Chevy for MY 1952, along with: two-door versions of the sedan, sport coupe, hardtop, an

RealRides of WNY - 1968 GS 400

For your perusal: another rarely-seen-at-a-car-show car, this 1968 Buick GS 400. It came standard with a 400cid 4-bbl V8 under the hood (a very similar GS 350 came with — surprise! — a 350cid 4-bbl V8). Buick told us that the GS had “… a look that brings to mind a whole list of stirring adjectives. Clean. Fresh. Masculine. Just to name a few.”Apparently women weren&r

RealRides of WNY - 1966 Falcon

The brochure told us that as far as the 1966 Ford Falcon Futura Sports Coupewas concerned, its “No. 1 feature is economy… traditional Falcon all the way!”Probably a wise decision by the marketing folks, as by 1966, for just 88 bucks more you could have a Mustang hardtop. So, as sporty as the Futura Sports Coupe was, it was still pretty much Aunt Ethel’s Falcon with a pair

RealRides of WNY - 1976 Cougar

The brochure claimed that this 1976 Mercury Cougar XR-7was “Among luxurious personal-size cars… as unique in its own class as the Continental Mark IV!”That’s a pretty bold statement. And you have to wonder how many potential Mark IV buyers heard that and said, “Yeah, I’ll take an XR-7 instead for about half the price!”You can tell we were entering the dis

RealRides of WNY - 1972 Olds

The badging on the 1972 Oldsmobile is a bit confusing. It is identified both as a Delta 88 and a Delta Royale. So we consulted Olds’ brochure, figuring they’re the experts. Turns out it’s a Delta 88 Royale— the only full-sized convertible on offer that year (see brochure illustration below).Non-Royale Delta 88s didn’t have the snazzy fake louvers on the front fenders,

RealRides of WNY - 1976 Century

You hang around cars for as long as I have and you figure you’ve seen just about everything. But n-o-o-o! of course you haven’t! Case in point — this 1976 Buick Century Custom, which is a replica of that year’s Indy 500 pace car. At first glance I was scratching my head wondering why Buick didn’t offer the more potent Regal in Grand National trim as that year’s

RealRides of WNY - 1969 Mark III

Is it just my imagination, or was every 1969 Lincoln Continental Mark IIIpainted black? Looking around today it sure seems that way. I was a teenager when these cars were introduced for MY 1968, and although I was primarily a small-car fan, I really liked the looks of the Mark III. Introduced late in the model year (April 1968), Lincoln sold just 7,770 of the initial run, but that number ballooned

RealRides of WNY - 1971 New Yorker

This 1971 Chrysler New Yorkerwould normally have been the top-line model for the marque, but for MY 1971, Chrysler decided to lump the Imperial into the Chrysler lineup (it’d been done before), which of course put it at the top of the heap. (For you doubters, see the Imperial page from the ’71 Chrysler brochure below.)This was the third year for the corporate-wide fuselagestyling for a

RealRides of WNY - 1954 Packard

Kudos to the owner of this 1954 Packardfor presentlng his convertible with the top up at the 2014 Antique Automobile Club of America regional show at UB’s north campus in Amherst. Rare to see a Packard convertible anywherethese days (only 863 produced), especially from this, the pre-penultimate year for actual Packards before they morphed into badge-engineered Studebakers for MY 1957. It is