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RealRides of WNY #2348 - 1953 Packard

You didn’t have to find the right wall to read, as the writing was right there on the pages of the brochure for the 1953 Packard Clipper: “…costs less than you think,” “now yours at medium-car cost and economy,”and “big car value at medium car cost!”The company whose slogan for years was “Ask the man who owns one”appeared to have stepped

RealRides of WNY #2304 - 1962 Olds

Checking over the photos of this 1962 Oldsmobile Dynamic 88after returning home from this year’s Antique Automobile Club of America Car Show in Elma, I thought maybe the owner had left the keys or something sitting on top of the trunk lid. Upon closer inspection I realized it’s a Rocket 88 emblem. Hard to tell from the photos, so I found a set (it comes in two pieces) for sale on eBay

RealRides of WNY # 2279 - 1942 Studebaker

(** edited 07-05)Yes, this 1942 Studebaker Commanderlooks a little… different. The fact that it’s a 1942 model alone makes it unusual, as automobile production ended in America part way through the model year in order to devote resources to producing war materiel. This car, one of only 56 blackout Commander Custom Sedan Coupes is obviously from late in the model run when the U.S. gove

RealRides of WNY #2275 - 1953 Chrysler

This 1953 Chrysler Windsor DeLuxeis notfrom the marque’s entry-level series. That would’ve been the plain ol' Windsor, which was available as Chrysler’s only two-door pillared car for 1953 (the Club Coupe), as well as — surprisingly (to me at least) Chrysler’s only 8-passenger sedan, along with the regular four-door sedan and Town & Country wagon. You can see the

RealRides of WNY - 1939 Ford

I swore to myself I wouldn’t say this out loud to anybody, but when I saw this 1939 Ford De Luxepulling in to the parking lot of a recent cruise night at the Made In America Store in Elma… yes, out of the corner of my eye (and not my good eye, I might add), I thought it was… gasp… a VW Beetle. Apologies to the owner. You can tell this is a De Luxe and not the Standard mo

RealRides of WNY - 1976 Mustang II

They sold a ton of these shrunken pony cars, but where are they all now? This particular one, a 1976 Ford Mustang II MPG Ghia,was spotted last summer at the annual car show held at St. Gabriel’s in Elma. For 1976 Ford tacked on the MPGmoniker to most of the new Mustangs, including the Cobra II, but not the Mach 1(see the brochure blurbs below)— to take advantage of the (then) current g

RealRides of WNY - 1957 Chevy

We came across this 1957 Chevy Stake Trucktwice within the past few weeks; once at this year’s inaugural Wimbledon Lanes Cars and Coffeein West Seneca, and a week later at the first Made-In-America Store monthly cruise of the season in Elma. Chevy featured three stake trucks in its Task Force ’57brochure: one similar to this one, based on the pickup truck, and two heavier duty models &

RealRides of WNY - 1965 Coronet

Sales numbers for the 1965 Dodge Coronet 500show that almost 33,000 of them left the factory (including convertibles). Do an internet search though, and you might come away with the impression that almost all of the hardtop models left the factory powered by a Hemi and wearing aftermarket mag wheels. For the record, all Coronet 500s came standard with Chrysler’s 273cid V8 (a Slant Six was st

RealRides of WNY - 1954 Studebaker

If you were out and about at all this past car show season, undoubtedly you came across The Stew, the award-winning1954 Studebaker Commandercreation of West Seneca’s Kasia (Kat) Jones. Regular RealRidereaders may remember Kat’s first appearance here: the 1950 Chevy Fleetline rat rod which we wrote about a couple of years ago (see it here at

RealRides of WNY - 1989 Vanagon

This Flash Silver Metallic 1989 Volkswagen Vanagon GL Synchrolooks ready to go anywhere. The Synchro (like everyother Vanagon) waspowered by VW’s 2.1L engine connected to a four-speed manual transmission. Also included withthis rugged-looking packagewasan extra low gear, a locking differential, and automatically engaging 4-wheel-drive. If your off-roading was taking you far from home, a GL C