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RealRides of WNY - 1951 Ford

This 1951 Ford Customis from the car’s third and final year of its styling cycle. Confusingly (to me at least), the Custom was the top-line series while the Deluxe was the cheaper one. A feature of the ’51 Fords which I’m surprised didn’t catch on was the “Chanalited Instrument Cluster,” about which Ford told us “When head or parking lights are on, car spe

RealRides of WNY - 1973 Ninety-Eight

The brochure for the 1973 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eighttold you to “Drive it and draw your own conclusions,”pointing out that you could spend more on another luxury car “…and not get any more room.”You could have rented a walk-up in The Bronx and not gotten any more room, Lol. I was always fascinated by the fact that anyone would buy a car this large with only two doors. S

RealRides of WNY - 1964 Imperial

It’s no coincidence that the 1964 Imperial Crownreminded many onlookers of the Lincoln Continental which debuted to high praise for MY 1961. They were both designed by Elwood Engle who had left Ford for Chrysler in 1961 to replace Virgil Exner, the designer responsible for Chrysler’s Forward Look of 1957 as well as its disastrous (sales-wise) down-sized Plymouth and Dodge full-size car

RealRides of WNY - 1951 Buick

Came upon this nice 1951 Buick Super Rivieraa few weeks ago at a car show at St. Gabriel’s Church in Elma. Confusingly, the Super shared the shorter, 121.5-inch wheelbase of the less expensive Special, but somehow shared a body with the larger Roadmaster, which rode on a wheelbase of 126.25 inches. To further confuse things, Buick normally used the term Rivierato denote its two-door pillarle

RealRides of WNY - 1959 Catalina

Take a close look at the vent window on this 1959 Pontiac Catalinaand you’ll see what we did back in the old days when hardly anybody had a car with a/c. The ’59s were the first Pontiacs to be designed under the tutelage of Semon E. “Bunky” Knudsen, who was appointed General Manager of GM’s Pontiac Division in 1956. At the timehe was the youngest general manager in Ge

RealRides of WNY - 1953 Chrysler

Driving through Elmaone rainy afternoon earlier this summer I came across this 1953 Chrysler Windsorby the side of the road wearing a For Salesign. When this car left the factory, it most likely had Chrysler’s Spitfire engine under the hood, an inline six which delivered 119 horsepower. Pricier New Yorkers (and the Imperial) came with the FirePower engine, a 180-hp V8 with a Hemispherical Co

RealRides of WNY - 1949 Dodge

This 1949 Dodge Coronetis from what has become known as their second-series1949 models. Chrysler Corproation’s all-new 1949 lineups weren’t ready in time for the usual fall introduction, so they sold 1948 models registered as first-series1949s from the fall of 1948 until April 1949, when the new Wayfarer, Meadowbrook, and Coronet went on sale at Dodge dealers. Speaking of for sale, we

RealRides of WNY - 1948 Buick

From the School of Go-Big-Or-Stay-Home Design comes this 1948 Buick Super Estate Wagon. Buick told us it was “For white-tie occasions or country living, the car that changes from playboy to workhorse.”The Super was one of two Estate Wagons offered that year. Just 2,018 of them were produced, compared to only 350 of the even larger, more expensive Roadmaster model. Saw this one last sum

RealRides of WNY - 1967 MGB-GT

If you had doubts about the country of origin of this 1967 MGB-GT, you simply weren’t paying attention! The Union Jack covers the entire top of the car, which as you all know on a British car is called a… roof. That’s right, a roof. On a convertible it would be the hood, while the traditional American hood in Britain is the bonnet. While we’re on the subject, the trunk is

RealRides of WNY - 1950 Ford

What’s not to like about this 1950 Ford Custom Deluxe? There’s something here for everybody: it’s still pretty much intact, so the purists could easily restore it back to stock condition; those who like their shoeboxes modified can rejoice in the paint job as well as the wheel/tire upgrade & the Blue Dot taillight lenses; and everyone can certainly enjoy the raccoon tail on t