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

RealRides of WNY - 1975 Dart Hang 10

An ad for the 1975 Dodge Dart Hang10 called it ”…a sensible car of a distinctly different stripe.”Yes, there was that “wave” stripe which ran down the sides of the Hang 10, but a peek in the windows would reveal even more stripeyness. We didn’t get an interior shot that day in Cheektowagaback in 2012 when we came across this RealRide,but we didrecently find the

RealRides of WNY - 1967 Electra 225

This 1967 Buick Electra 225 Limitedpillared sedan came all the way from Massachusetts for the 2017 All Buick Showin Cheektowaga. Interesting how some manufacturers decide to describe their cars’ virtues. The Electra was equipped with “Easy Power Steering standard.”We also learn from that year’s catalog that the “Drive shaft is slightly angled to reduce tunnel height i

RealRides of WNY - 1958 Citation

Apologies for the quality of this photo, which features a 1958 Edsel Citation, seen back in 1988 at the 19thInternational Edsel Club Rally, which was held at the Four Points Sheraton on Walden Avenue next to the Galleria Mall in Cheektowaga. The Sheraton became the Millennium Hotel & Resort on May 1, 2005. The 51stannual Edsel Club Rally will be held this year July 22-25 in East Peoria, Illino

RealRides of WNY - 1940 Buick

If nothing else, this 1940 Buick Specialis a sure conversation starter. What, for instance, are those white lines which go half-way up each wheel well? Which, if any, country is that rather pre-EU European-looking license plate from? A very nautical-looking rope draping the bumper looks pretty heavy duty, but why is it there? The “WH” on the left front fender stands for… what ex