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RealRides of WNY - 1965 Olds 4-4-2

Day 2 of Oldsmobile week…Saw this nicely-preserved 1965 Olds 4-4-2 last year in an East Aurora driveway, wearing a set of Minnesota collector plates. This was the 4-4-2’s second year, and it was still an option package for any V-8 equipped F-85 coupe or convertible. The 4-4-2 would become a separate model for the 1966 model year; it would disappear from the Cutlass lineup in 1973, but

RealRides of WNY - 1974 BMW Baur Cabrio

According to East Aurora resident and 1974 BMW 2002 Baur Cabrio owner Stan Kujawski, only 1,963 of these were converted by the Baur Coachwerks in Stuttgart, Germany from 1971-75 (285 of them were 1974 models). They all started life as BMW 2002 coupes, and were given targa-type tops which consisted of a removable stowable rigid hatch over the front seats and a folding convertible top over the rear

RealRides of WNY - 1965 Ford F-100

Not often you see a surviving pickup which is 50+ years old. Most trucks back in the day were bought as work vehicles and driven into the ground. There are some survivors from the era though, like this 1965 Ford F-100 seen over the summer in East Aurora. By the mid-1960s, pickups were becoming more comfortable with interiors that made the workday more palatable, although they were still a far cry

RealRides of WNY - c1947 Dodge

If you’re a fan of movies from the late 1940s to early 1950s, you’re probably familiar with cars shaped like this c1947 Dodge Custom, a car which, along with similarly-shaped sedans from stablemates Plymouth and Chrysler, seemed to be the choice cab drivers in nearly every movie of the period. And why not? They were certainly spacious. Imagine though, trying to maneuver one of these th

RealRides of WNY - 1959 Pontiac Bonneville

The 1959 Pontiac Bonneville, like the one seen here at last summer’s Pontiac/GMC show in East Aurora, was the top-of-the line nameplate for the brand.This year marked the Bonneville’s first as a more complete series, with the addition of a four-door hardtop and a station wagon to the already-existing convertible and hardtop coupe. The brochure told us the new Pontiac had “&hellip

RealRides of WNY - 1991 Infinity M30

Here’s something you don’t see every day — a 1991 Infiniti M30 convertible. I like the lines of this car — from the shoulders down. The fabric top (especially with its chintzy-looking plastic rear window) looks w-a-y out of place on what purports to be a luxury automobile. At least, as you can see from the photo below, these cars look pretty good with the top down. Found to

RealRides of WNY - 1970 VW Camper

(Day 3 of ImportWeek)You might be able to tell from the older Grand Prix and Camaro in the background that this 1970 VW camper was photographed outside of a car show (the outside area being where a lot of interesting old cars often lurk). These three vehicles were parked in the street during the GMC/Pontiac show held this past summer at West-Herr’s East Aurora dealership. And I must say, thi

RealRides of WNY - 1964 Pontiac Catalina

(Day 4 of WagonWeek…)I spotted this clean-looking 1964 Pontiac Catalina sitting outside of the All-Pontiac-GMC Show held one weekend last summer at West-Herr’s East Aurora dealership. No, those aren’t factory rims. And unless I’m seeing things, from this angle it looks like there are front bucket seats, which I’m also pretty sure weren’t offered from the factor