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RealRides of WNY - 1957 Oldsmobile

Some people have blue moods, but the day we photographed this 1957 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight Holiday Coupéwe were feeling rather sepia. Lol... Actually, this is another digitalconversion from a slidetaken at a 1976 car show at the Main-Transit Fire Hall in Williamsville. (Turns out, from looking recently at another slide, this may have been an Antique Car Club of America event.) This one didn

RealRides of WNY - 1969 Shelby GT350

Came across this Shelby GT350at the 2015 Buffalo History Museumcar show. Based on Ford’s Mustang, the Shelby was available in both convertible and SportsRoof (fastback coupe) models, as well as in GT350 and GT500 guises. As you can imagine, the numerical difference refers mostly to the drivetrain — this GT350 came standard with a Ram-Air 351cid V8 rated at 290 hp, while the 500 had the

RealRides of WNY - 1957 Mercury

Lookee here, it’s another transparency conversion from the summer of 1976 car show at the Williamsville Fire Hall on Main near Transit in Williamsville. This one’s a 1957 Mercury Turnpike Cruiser, which Merc called the “Most distinguished of the 1957 Mercurys.”It certainly was eye-catching, with its retractable “Breezeway” rear windscreen, crazy concave rear qua

RealRides of WNY - 1963 Rampside

I don’t imagine that when most people hear the word “Corvair” they think “pick-up truck.” But here it is, the 1963 Corvair 95 Rampside. Based on the Greenbrier van, the Rampside has a rear-mounted engine, in this case under the pick-up bed. A nifty built-in ramp door (below) on the passenger side eases loading into the cargo hold. As Chevy points out, “…w

RealRides of WNY - 1938 Cadillac

With 1,295 produced, at a starting MSRP of $1,730, this 1938 Cadillac Series 60four-door sedan was one of their best-selling models that year (the larger Series 60 Special topping the sales charts with 3,587 produced). With a wheelbase of 124 inches, it was Cadillac’s smallest car, but not their cheapest. That distinction went to the LaSalle lineup, which shared the Series 60 wheelbase, and

RealRides of WNY - 1971 Corvette

This 1971 Chevrolet Corvetterepresents my favorite generation of America’s sports car — which covered the model years 1968-72. I know, purists (experts, even) might say that these particular cars spanned the years 1968-82, but from a styling standpoint, I think a line was crossed when the federally-mandated bumper regulations spelled the end of the Vette’s chrome bumpers —

RealRides of WNY - 1968 Mustang

Steve Salisbury of Orchard Park owns this somewhat unusual 1968 Ford Mustang. What’s so unusual about a 1968 Mustang? Well, this one still has the original straight six under the hood. And not only is it a six, but it’s the base200cid six — which yes, was standard on all 1968 Mustangs, but I’d hazard a guess that not many of them are left these days intact. This was year tw

RealRides of WNY - 1965 Chevy Impala

If you were around 52 years ago, odds are pretty good that someone in your neighborhood had a 1965 Chevy Impala — maybe even this very car, which was seen last summer at the Mt. St. Mary Academy car show in Tonawanda. Chevy sold over a million Impalas for 1965 — not just one million Chevys, but a million Impalas! Add in the cheaper Biscaynes and Bel Airs, as well as Chevy II, Corvair,

RealRides of WNY - 1958 Chevrolet Yeoman

Not often you see a 1958 Chevrolet Yeoman anymore. It was a one-year-only model name that Chevy hung on its least-expensive wagon, a six-passenger model in both 2- and 4-door versions. The cheapest ’57 was the One-Fifty Handyman, while in 1959 the honor fell to the Brookwood. That’s a shame, because I always thought Yeoman was a great name — it traditionally means someone (or som

RealRides of WNY - 1973 Pontiac GTO

A 1973 Pontiac GTO like this example (actually a LeMans with the available GTO package) probably isn’t the first one that pops into your head when someone says “GTO.” But, here it is, in GM’s new-for-1973 Collonade body style. The GTO option was available only on the two-door model (thankfully), and included: heavy-duty 3-speed floor shift; 400 cu. in. 4-bbl V8; G60-15 blac