RealRides of WNY - 1956 Fairlane

This 1956 Ford Fairlane ForDor Victoriawas spotted by RealRidesreader Howard Goldman in Buffalo, where Black Rock meets Riverside. Okay, it was inRiverside, but you could see Black Rock from the front porch. The Fordor Victoria (four-doorsto most of us) was a new entry for MY 1956. The Ford brochure told us it had “All the open-smartness of the famous Victoria, plus the added convenience of

RealRides of WNY - 1955 Ford Fairlane Victoria

The license plate might say Massachusetts, but I’m pretty sure I was driving through the Town of Wheatfield, New York when I spotted this 1955 Ford Fairlane Victoria. This one’s got some options: two-tone paint, whitewalls, outside mirrors, back-up lamps, bumper guards, continental kit, radio, and a V8 with dual exhausts. You might think it odd that with all of these extras, it’s

RealRides of WNY - 1990 Ford Crown Victoria

It’s fun to find a 1990 Ford Crown Victoria that’s not a former police car/taxi cab. Or a crappy-looking piece of junk. This Crown Vic, like yesterday’s Bonneville,was a car Dad or Grandma aspired to own. Big and tank-like safe, they rode like the boulevardiers they were, laughing in the face of Thruway expansion joints, and snickering at drive-in movie ticket-sellers while hauli