Results for: CONVERTIBLE

RealRides of WNY - 1961 LeSabre

Did you ever wonder why some cars seem to be more collectible than others? You rarely, IMO, ever see a 1961 Buick LeSabreanywhere... or the higher-priced Invicta, Electra, or Electra 225 either, for that matter. They sold well enough — not Chevy or Ford sales for sure, but still… where’d they all go? At any rate, we didsee this one back in 2014 at the Antique Automobile Club of

RealRides of WNY- 1992 Cutlass

If you’d been in the market for a convertible back in the winter of 2016, this 1992 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supremecould have been yours for a mere $1,575 — or maybe even less if you were good at bargaining. We spotted it outside a repair shop in Wheatfieldand no, it’s not still there. The similar 1996 brochure told us that The Denver Postreferred to it as “...easily one of the

RealRides of WNY - 1968 GS 400

For your perusal: another rarely-seen-at-a-car-show car, this 1968 Buick GS 400. It came standard with a 400cid 4-bbl V8 under the hood (a very similar GS 350 came with — surprise! — a 350cid 4-bbl V8). Buick told us that the GS had “… a look that brings to mind a whole list of stirring adjectives. Clean. Fresh. Masculine. Just to name a few.”Apparently women weren&r

RealRides of WNY - 1975 Oldsmobile

Ever since taking a photograph in the Town of Lockportof this 1975 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royaleback in 2015 I’ve been trying to decide if the springs/shocks were shot, or if the trunk had just been loaded-up with friends for a trip to the Transit Drive-In. Lol… I’m guessing not the latter, seeing what a rainy day it was, but hey, you never know! Had the owners opted for one of the

RealRides of WNY - 1975 Caprice

We spotted this 1975 Chevy Caprice Classiccoming down a side street during the start of the 2018 Hemmings Motor News Great Racein Buffalo. Chevy called the Caprice Classic “Our uppermost car.”It was available in three other body styles: four-door sedan or hardtop, and a two-door coupe. The brochure didn’t mention that this would be the final year for a full-sized Chevy convertibl

RealRides of WNY - 1979 MGB

The previous year’s brochure reminded us that “For 50 years, MG sports cars have come growling out of our brick factory at Abingdon-on-Thames and into the record books of motor racing.”This 1979 MGBis literally the ultimate MGB in that this was its final year of production. Emissions and safety regulations in the U.S. likely bore most of the blame for the MGB’s demise. The

RealRides of WNY - 1972 Olds

The badging on the 1972 Oldsmobile is a bit confusing. It is identified both as a Delta 88 and a Delta Royale. So we consulted Olds’ brochure, figuring they’re the experts. Turns out it’s a Delta 88 Royale— the only full-sized convertible on offer that year (see brochure illustration below).Non-Royale Delta 88s didn’t have the snazzy fake louvers on the front fenders,

RealRides of WNY - 1954 Bel Air

Here’s another entry from the start of the Hemmings Motor News Great Race back in 2018, which started here in Buffaloon June 23rdand finished in Halifax, Nova Scotia on Canada Day, July 1st. Team #76 rode in this 1954 Chevrolet Bel Air, pictured here with the top up during a steady drizzle while the entrants were staged, and then with the top dropped as skies cleared for the beginning of the

RealRides of WNY - 1954 Packard

Kudos to the owner of this 1954 Packardfor presentlng his convertible with the top up at the 2014 Antique Automobile Club of America regional show at UB’s north campus in Amherst. Rare to see a Packard convertible anywherethese days (only 863 produced), especially from this, the pre-penultimate year for actual Packards before they morphed into badge-engineered Studebakers for MY 1957. It is

RealRides of WNY - 1985 Eldorado

Coming across this 1985 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritzeight years ago at the WNY Cadillac & LaSalle owners club show at Keyser Cadillac in Williamsvillereminded me of the 14,000 people who bought a new 1976 Eldorado droptop thinking it would be the last American-made convertible… ever (bottom photo).Especially those who shelled out extra for one of 2,000 all-white versions which, according