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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

RealRides of WNY - 1941 Buick

Looking around at today’s automotive landscape, you have to wonder what automobile manufacturers were thinking back when this 1941 Buick Specialwas built. Why were these cars so big, when they were probably driven most often with no more than one or two people inside? Chalk it up I guess to all the wide open space here in the U.S., where the mantra always seemed to be “bigger is better

RealRides of WNY - 1965 Cutlass

Happy New Year, Y'all!This 1965 Oldsmobile Cutlassis one of those mid-sixties’ GM intermediates which you seldom see anymore. Most of them thatyou dosee seem to have the 4-4-2 option package. Yes, it was still an option package in 1965 (400cid V8, 4-bbl carburetor, twin exhausts, redline tires, and heavy-duty suspension), and as Olds told us in the brochure, “This swinging performance

RealRides of WNY - 1969 Impala

What hasn’t already been said about the 1969 Chevrolet Impala Custom Coupe? Not much, I’ll bet. We came across this one over the summer in the parking lot during the AACA Car Showin Elma. The copywriters at Chevy did manage to come up with a few lines to describe the latest version of the perennial best seller: “How would you like the idea of pushing a switch and having your rear

RealRides of WNY - 1948 Dodge

This 1948 Dodge Customclub coupe was just one model available in a rather simplified lineup as Dodge readied its first post-war cars which would bow the following year. The Custom was also available in a four-door sedan, as well as Town Sedan, convertible coupe, and 7-passenger four-door sedan models. Three DeLuxe models (two- and four-door sedans and a business coupe) were also offered. One magaz

RealRides of WNY - 1965 Mustang

Judging from the lack of a V8 fender badge, I’d guess that this 1965 Ford Mustanghas a straight six under its hood. There were three different V8 options, depending on when the car was built: a 164-hp 260cid was offered until 9/24/64, after that there were two different versions of the 289. The six also underwent a change after 9/24 — the 170cid unit was upgraded to a 200cid, 120-hp un

RealRides of WNY - 1967 Ambassador

Perhaps trying to shake the image that all of its cars were compacts, the brochure description of the 1967 AMC Ambassador DPLconvertible called it “A luxury convertible that lets you put four-on-the-floor and three-in-the-rear.”Standard engine on the DPL convertible (and optional on all other models) was AMC’s 290 V-8, which the fender badge indicates is under the hood of

RealRides of WNY - 1981 Avanti II

Came across this 1981 Avanti IIa couple of years ago in Elma, built by the Avanti Motor Corp. of South Bend, Indiana. The original Avanti was introduced by South Bend’s Studebaker Corp. for model year 1963; it was dropped after MY 1964 while Studebaker was in the throes of disintegration. A group of their dealers formed acompany which eventually bought the tooling for Studebaker’s pers

RealRides of WNY - 1985 Maserati Biturbo

This 1985 Maserati Biturbois the second one of these we’ve come across this year. And if you just said to yourself “bye-TURBO,”think again! It’s pronounced “bit-terbo.”And if that’s not enough, the Australian brochure points out that the steering wheel position can be adjusted in both vertical and longitudinaldirection. Longitudinal!They also mention that