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RealRides of WNY - 1963 Galaxie 500/XL

This 1963 Ford Galaxie 500/XLbrings back a lot of memories — not that there ever was anything this fancy in our driveway when I was a kid, but there was a two- or three-year window of time when there were two 1963 Fords in the Corbran garage. Dad drove the ultimate cheapie — a Galaxie four-door sedan with a straight six and a square plastic rectangle on the dashboard where the radio wo

RealRides of WNY - 1970 LeSabre

This 1970 Buick LeSabre Customconvertible comes from an age where the then Flint-based manufacturer’s top selling vehicle was nota crossover/SUV. Good heavens, anyone who’d thought such a thing would even exist back then would have been locked up. Ditto thinkers who opined that Buick’s largest market would someday be China. Back in 1970, Buick’s lineup consisted of 40 diffe

RealRides of WNY - Datsun 1600, c1966

Known as the quaintly named Fairlady(and also the Sports) in its home market of Japan, this nifty little two-seater was known as the Datsun 1600here in North America. Introduced in Japan for model year 1959, the original Sports had a 988cc engine under the hood, and was based on the Datsun 211 sedan. The Fairlady moniker was introduced in 1960, and in 1963 it was applied to a completely made-over

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