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RealRides of WNY - 1958 Edsel

We spotted this 1958 Edsel Citationyears ago at an Edsel owners’ meet held in the parking lot of a Cheektowagahotel. I don’t imagineit won any awards (lol), but I’m sure it garnered a lot of attention. Hard to tell from this photo, but the Citation was the top-of-the-line Edsel in 1958 (and only for1958, as things went south pretty quickly for the whole Edsel lineup). I’ve

RealRides of WNY - 1982 Cutlass

From the front this 1982 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supremelooks very much like a full-sized Olds Delta 88 (see bottom of page).In a Canadian sales folder, Olds described the ’82 Cutlass Supreme as having “Classic styling in a total-value car.”It also went on to mention how “Over the past seven years, more new car buyers in North America have chosen Cutlass than any other car!&rdqu

RealRides of WNY - 1991 Volvo

Like the Energizer Bunny, these things just keep going and going… Saw this 1991 Volvo 240 a couple of months ago in a Cheektowaga parking lot. Not only were these cars long-lasting (odometers reading in the hundreds of thousands of miles aren’t uncommon), they were well-known for their safety. Below is an illustration from their Dutch brochure which shows the car’s front and rea

RealRides of WNY - 1966 F-250

It’s the little things. Notice how different this 1966 Ford F-250looks without its hood badge (see brochure cover photo at bottom of page).This one has the optional Custom Cab package, which consisted of “…woven plastic seat fabric, full foam seat and cushioned back, vinyl-padded doors and smart interior trim, bright-metal grille and windshield moldings.”Smart interior tri

RealRides of WNY - 1984 Regal

The subtle two-tone of this 1984 Buick Regal Limited(which from here appears to be the rather unimaginatively named Light Brown and Brown) is a far cry from some of the colors offered back in the 1950s — like the Condor Yellow Roadmaster convertible pictured in the inset… with a red interior! The 1955 models also offered Tri-Tones, easily made possible by the car’s chrome sweep

RealRides of WNY - 1960 Falcon

The 1960 Ford Falcon was the initial winner in the import-fighters category, pitted against American-made compacts from Chevy, Chrysler Corp., Rambler, and Studebaker. It may not have done the desired damage to the German Volkswagen brand, but it certainly beat the domestic competition hands down. A pretty simple design, the small Ford was an immediate hit with families on a budget, families looki

RealRides of WNY - 1967 Lincoln

We found this 1967 Lincoln Continentala few weeks ago, appropriately, in a parking lot adjacent to the building which houses one of Buffalo’s oldies radio stations inCheektowaga. The Continental was all-new for 1966, so the ’67 models had minimal changes — one of them being “…the Continental emblem has been embroidered into a new knit broadcloth Chalfonte fabric.&rdq

RealRides of WNY - 1966 Electra

A raise of hands please, from anyone out there who has everseen another1966 Buick Electra 225wearing a set of Moon discs. I didn’t think so. Me either. Lol… That being said, it certainly gives this luxo-barge an entirely different look, wouldn’t you say? The more I look at it, the more I like it. Compare it to the brochure illustration at the bottom of the page, which looks like

RealRides of WNY - 1973 Apollo

Today we bring you another entry in the “You NEVER see these anymore!” category — a 1973 Buick Apollo, spotted on a Cheektowagaside street a few weeks ago. The Apollo of course was not much more than a Chevy Nova in disguise. Buick even alluded to the fact in one of their ads: “Let’s face it. Apollo’s basic body configuration is something you’ve seen befor

RealRides of WNY - 1960 Thunderbird

By the time the model year was over, it was obvious that the buying public had gotten over the fact that the 1960 Ford Thunderbird, a body stylenow in its third and final year, was no longer the svelte two-seater it was from 1955-57. With steadily increasing sales numbers Ford would be moving on with another new design for 1961 (which would surprisingly result in a sales drop). Here are the figure