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RealRides of WNY - 1968 280 SL

I’m okay with the British spelling some words differently than we do in “American” English. It wastheir language first, after all. Their brochure for this 1968 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL, which I presume was put together in Germany, contains variations such as kerbweight, tyres, and colours. I’m also okay with calling the tachometer a revolution counter, and calling the windshiel

RealRides of WNY - 1970 Torino

If there’s a convertible with the top up at a car show/cruise night, you can be sure we’ll be taking photos. A case in point is this 1970 Ford Torino GTwe saw at one of the last cruise events of this past season at the Big Indian Smoke Shop in Irving. The Torino GT was available only as this convertible, and a semi-fastback two-door hardtop which Ford called a SportsRoof. The rest of t

RealRides of WNY - 1957 Buick

This 1957 Buick Superreminds us that not every GM car from 1957 was a Chevy. Looking around at car shows/cruise nights sometimes it seems like that’s the case. Buick told us that “…the Super Convertible truly represents an outstanding value in zestful motoring adventure.”I’m going to go out on a limb here and proclaim this the only appearance of the word zestfulin 19

RealRides of WNY - 1966 Corvette

This Trophy Blue RealRideis owned by Gerald Matthews of Hamburg, who recently sent us these photos. As you can see, his 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Rayis equipped with Chevy’s big block Turbo-Jet 427, an original from the factory, rated at 390 hp. Mr. Matthews has owned it for over 25 years now, and it’s obviously been well cared for. Love the tires — BF Goodrich Silvertown Gol

RealRides of WNY - 1985 Alfa Romeo

It’s not often you see a car wearing a factory badge which was inspired by a Hollywood movie, but that is just what we see here in this 1985 Alfa Romeo Graduate. If you remember, Dustin Hoffman’s character drove an earlier version of this car, a 1966 Alfa Romeo Spider 1600 Duetto (bottom of page), in the iconic 1967 movie The Graduate. Alfa sold the Graduate version of its Series 3 Spi

RealRides of WNY - 1960 XK 150

Came across this 1960 Jaguar XK 150last month on the West Side of Buffalo. Official Jaguar advertising/sales copy called this model the Drop Head Coupe, as opposed to the Fixed Head Coupe whose top did not lower. There was also a Roadster model, with a much smaller fabric top and no rear seating area (bottom of page).Many 1960 XK 150s had Jaguar’s 3.4L inline six under the bonnet, but also a

RealRides of WNY - 1967 Coronet

Nice to see this 1967 Dodge Coronet 440pretty much unmolested — still wearing its factory wheel covers and a set of whitewalls. Seems like a lot of owners of these mid-century Mopars like to spice things up with after-market wheels & tires. Not that there’s anything wrong with that! This one doesthough, have a suspicious-looking set of tailpipes hanging out beneath the rear bumper.

RealRides of WNY - 1948 Nash

This 1948 Nash Ambassador Custom convertibleis one of only 1,000 which were produced. A few years back another example was sold on auction at Sotheby’s (who had estimated that only 60 of them still survived at that point) for $115,500 — quite the price considering the MSRP back in 1948 was $2,345. This was both the first Nash drop top since the 1941 Ambassador convertible coupe, as wel

RealRides of WNY - 1960 Invicta

This 1960 Buick Invictais a beautiful shade of Lucerne Green with a matching green and white interior. Checking that year’s brochure we find something unusual: an illustration of another Invicta convertible, only this time the top is raised! You didn’t often see a raised top in any pieces of advertising, and this one is in a very striking color combo: Casino Cream with a green top. I&r

RealRides of WNY - 1967 Austin-Healey

Two of the options available on the 1967 Austin Healey 3000 Mk IIsports convertible were a radio “…which gives good reception in all countries of the world,”and a fresh-air heater of which “…the arrangement of the controls is such that a range of fresh air from hot to cold can be forced into the car interior to suit prevailing weather conditions.”Today’s