Results for: Convertible

RealRides of WNY - 1962 Sunliner

Nice to come across this 1962 Ford Galaxie 500 Sunlinera couple of weekends ago at the Olcott Beach Car Show. After some of the garishness of the late 1950s, Ford’s ’62 fullsize models were an exercise in simplicity. Yes there was still a bit of chrome, but the overall lines of the car were a complete 180 degree turn from the 1957-59 models, and had a much more conservative look than t

RealRides of WNY - 1965 DeVille

Found myself at Bud’s Snowblower Service in North Tonawanda over the weekend, after my lawnmower died halfway through the back yard. And there, in the garage, was owner Gary Cameron, working on his 1965 Cadillac DeVille between lawnmower repairs (or maybe he’s working on lawnmowers in between DeVille repairs, Lol… hard to tell!). Gary’s had this original Florida convertibl

RealRides of WNY (on the road) - 1963 Dart GT

You’ve gotta love the copywriters for the 1963 Dodge Dart GT: “And for those drivers who tend to feel their way into a parking space, lookee here. There’s no excuse for it. In Dart, you can see all four fenders. Of course, if you insist on using the touch system, you’re in good shape. Dart bumpers can take it… and then some.”Doesn’t look like the drivers

RealRides of WNY - 1982 Dodge 400

Chrysler is often credited with starting the comeback of the American convertible with the introduction of its 1982 LeBaron. What seems to often get lost in the shuffle is the fact that there was a corporate twin to the LeBaron, the 1982 Dodge 400. In their advertising, Dodge called it “America’s Most Beautiful Driving Machine…”Hyperboles aside, the 400 droptop wasa handso

RealRides of WNY - 1957 Bel Air

As it says on the trunklid, this 1957 Chevy Bel Airis “Somethin’ Else.” Seen last Thursday at one of Akron’sweekly cruise nights, this one’s been given the works: new grille, huge cruiser skirts, wide whites with a set of killer hubcaps, pinstriping, and a beautiful green and black interior to offset the gorgeous paintjob. We’ll have to guess what’s under

RealRides of WNY - 1967 Rogue

Talk about rare! American Motors made only 921 1967 Rambler American Rogueconvertibles, but we found one of them at this year’s Clutch Artists Summerama Car Showat the Lamm Post in Williamsville. This one’s got the optional 232cid inline six (a 199cid was standard), and appears to be wearing a Barbados Blue paint job. With a starting MSRP of just $2,872 the Rogue droptop was one of the

RealRides of WNY - 1967 Comet

Imagine for a moment that you’re a woman, car shopping in the fall of 1966. The manufacturers are rolling out next year’s models, and one in particular catches your eye as you’re walking through a local showroom. Asking the salesman for some information (and in 1966 it was most likely a salesMAN), he hands you a glossy brochure. And as you glance down at it you notice on the cove

RealRides of WNY - 1968 Volkswagen

Came across this Savannah Beige 1968 Volkswagen yesterday during a light rain in North Tonawanda. Some might call it a “Cabrio” but VW, at least in 1968, still referred to their open-roofed Beetles as convertibles. (FYI, “cabrio” is short for “cabriolet” which, according to Google’s etymology,derives from the French “cabriole” — goat&rsqu

RealRides of WNY - 1985 Mustang

I’ll admit to not being a fan of most of the modern Mustangs. That being said, I’ll also admit that if I were old-car shopping, and someone waved this 1984 Ford Mustang LXin front of my face wearing a For Salesign, I’d be all over it! Depending on your source, the ’84 was either a member of the third or the sixth generation of the original pony car. Still rear-wheel-drive,

RealRides of WNY - 1967 Ambassador

Perhaps trying to shake the image that all of its cars were compacts, the brochure description of the 1967 AMC Ambassador DPLconvertible called it “A luxury convertible that lets you put four-on-the-floor and three-in-the-rear.”Standard engine on the DPL convertible (and optional on all other models) was AMC’s 290 cu.in. V-8, which the fender badge indicates is under the hood of