Results for: Downsizing

RealRides of WNY - 1991 Buick Riviera

By the time this 1991 Buick Rivierahad hit the showroom, it was already in the sixth season of its third downsizing (the first was in 1977, while the second took place for MY 1979 when the Riv went to FWD). This latest downsizing brought Buick’s personal luxury coupe into compact car territory, where the sales gods were not quick to smile down on this curious Buick. It wasn’t a bad-loo

RealRides of WNY - 1970 Buick Riviera

Speaking of cars you rarely see anymore, here’s a 1970 Buick Riviera which I’ve come across a few times lately in Williamsville — including last week when the owner was thoughtful enough to pull in frontwards so we could finally get this shot of the car’s hindquarters. Model year 1970 found the Riv in a bit of a downward sales spiral, a trend that would pretty much continue

RealRides of WNY - 1976 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight Regency

(Day 1 of GMWeek)When you look at the size of this 1976 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight Regency, seen over the summer in Tonawanda, it’s not too difficult to figure out why General Motors decided to downsize its big cars the following year. But — for 1976 they were still full-in to bigger-and-better. Which led to some creative brochure copy: “Yet for all its size and splendors, a 98 Rege