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RealRides of WNY - Rolls-Royce Corniche, c1977

Besides having the necessary cash flow needed to be driving this Rolls-Royce Corniche, c1977, its owner also seems to have a sense of humor, judging from the vanity plate we see here on the back. It could be said that the Corniche was the two-door version of the Silver Shadow. It was available as both a Coupé, or in convertible form (often called a drophead coupe in RR-speak). The 1970s ver

RealRides of WNY - 1973 Pontiac Grand Ville

Yea, all these years later we’re still trying to figure out why Pontiac decided to supersede the Bonneville in model year 1971 with a higher-up nameplate. But they did, and this 1973 Grand Villeis just one example of the car which Pontiac at the time advertised as its most luxurious full-sized car. For some reason they had a change of heart and dropped the Grand Ville after just five model y

RealRides of WNY - 1968 Oldsmobile 4-4-2

Carsmagazine named the 1968 Oldsmobile 4-4-2its Top Performance Car of the Year. Pretty good, considering the competition it faced back in the heyday of the muscle car. Originally a 1964 option package available on any V-8 Olds F-85 (except station wagons), by 1968 the 4-4-2, now its own series, came standard with a three-on-the-floor which, when you think about it, should have propagated a name c

RealRides of WNY (on the road) - 1964 Malibu SS

This nice 1964 Chevy Chevelle Malibu Super Sportconvertible comes to us via former WNYer Nick Otto, who snapped these photos a while back in Arlington, Virginia. The Chevelle was a new entry for Chevy in 1964, its mid-sized answer to Ford’s Fairlane. These cars were about the size of the 1955 Chevys, which as we all know were big enough for most families’ needs. These first Chevelles w

RealRides of WNY - 1961 Cadillac

We nearly misidentified this 1961 Cadillac Series 62convertible as a DeVille. Silly us! There wasn’t a DeVille convertible until MY 1964, the same year it was dropped from "The YouthfulSeries 62" (Cadillac's words, not mine, Lol). We thought this would be a good time of year to feature a convertible, maybe if just to remind us that spring is only three months away or so (at least calendarica

RealRides of WNY - 1973 Olds Delta 88

Some of you might remember seeing this 1973 Oldsmobile Delta 88earlier this year. I came across it again this summer on a bicycle ride through downtown Buffalo, and this time the top was down and it had shed its whitewall tires for a new set of black rubber. Although the car still looks great top-up or top-down, I’m voting for the whitewalls to make a comeback. It just seems right, IMO. I re

RealRides of WNY (on the road) - 1976(ish) VW Super Beetle

There were a couple of thoughts going through my mind when old pal and WNY expatRick Lapp sent these photos along on Thanksgiving from Chicago, where he was (I assume) visiting family: a.) that’s not original paint; and b.) those aren’t factory whitewalls. Well, I’m pretty sure b.)is still correct, but a quick search showed that this 1976(ish)VW Super Beetle isindeedpresented in

RealRides of WNY - 1975 Pontiac Grand Ville

If you think this 1975 Pontiac Grand Villelooks special, just read what Pontiac had to say about it: Don’t even consider it, unless you have a taste for luxury. A well cultivated taste. Because this is Pontiac’s most luxurious car. Ever.No holding back, there! Model year 1975 was the last for the big Pontiac convertible, as well as the final year for the Grand Ville nameplate, which wo

RealRides of WNY - 1962 Buick Invicta Custom

Earlier this week we featured a Buick Wildcat, which we we learned debuted for 1962 as a sub-model of the Invicta line. Today let’s look at the 1962 Buick Invictaitself; this one (an Invicta Custom) was seen in 2017 at an all-Buick show in Cheektowaga. The Invicta debuted for 1959, replacing the Century model, which was basically Buick’s smaller full-sized body (called Special until it

RealRides of WNY - 1965 Chevrolet Impala SS

We’re guessing here that this 1965 Chevy Impala SSis wearing a Mist Blue paint job — another one of those hues not seen on today’s new cars. Chevy offered 15 solid colors on its full-sized 1965 cars, along with nine two-tone combinations. Check out the chart below, and you’ll see three blues, two greens, and two turquoises, along with black, white, maroon, orchid (!), red,