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RealRides of WNY - 1959 Cadillac

The brochure called the 1959 Cadillac Sixty-Twoconvertible “The new standard of the world in supremecy!”It also told us that it had “…a new windshield of epic proportions,”from which a driver could “…survey the world about him over a remarkable, low, broad expanse of hood and fenders.”No mention here about what he (or, one might imagine, she) might

RealRides of WNY - 1965 Pontiac Grand Prix

By the time this 1965 Pontiac Grand Prixwent on sale, it was gravitating more towards the luxury side of the personal luxury coupe genre, the sporty end being covered well-enough by the mid-sized GTO. How could you tell? A glance at the standard equipment list, where one item in particular jumps out at you, should verify: fender skirts. There you go! Inside you could get something Pontiac called b

RealRides of WNY - 1949 Chevrolet

This 1949 Chevrolet DeLuxeis from the stable of WNY’s Joseph Galvin, whose dozen or so cars are all registered and insured so as to see regular street duty during our more agreeable weather months. This one looks like someone had a good time thumbing through (and making notations in) the Genuine Chevrolet Accessoriescatalog. From here we can see: chrome-plated trunk guard (which rises from t

RealRides of WNY - 1963 Chevy Impala SS

Some days you go out looking for the cars, and other days they come to you. Like the day a few months ago when Mrs. RealRides came home and told me to look out the front window. This 1963 Chevy Impala SS was literally a hop, skip, and a jump from the front porch of the RealRidesmain offices in Tonawanda. And this is no plain ol’ Impala SS — paint, wheels, side pipes, skirts, flames, sp

RealRides of WNY - 1969 Ford LTD

Lime Gold was a pretty popular color back when this1969 Ford LTDleft the factory. Although it’s doubtful that those fender skirts came from Dearborn, I’m not surprised to see them, as the LTD’s major competitors, the Chevy Caprice and the Plymouth VIP, both show them in their available equipment lists. Vinyl tops were still pretty much in vogue back in 1969, and it’s the ra

RealRides of WNY - 1949 Ford coupe

Always popular with customizers, the 1949 Fordis commonly known among the automotive crowd as the shoebox, due to its shape — which was quite slab-sided when compared to other cars that year. This coupe, seen a couple of weeks ago in Perry, is wearing a pair of “dummy” spotlights and a set of bladed wheel covers — both of which look like they’re right out of a J.C. Wh

RealRides of WNY - 1948 Chevrolet

Even when parked back away from the street, it’s hard not to spot a car like this 1948 Chevrolet Fleetmaster Sport Coupe, seen a couple of weeks ago in the lot of a repair garage. Built like a tank, this ’48 Chevy looks pretty well-equipped with a visor, mirrors, spotlight, whitewalls, fender skirts, bumper guards and… who knows what else that we can’t see here? I imagine

RealRides of WNY - 1959 Buick Invicta

A pretty big car even in its day, this 1959 Buick Invicta was described in the brochure as having “…the spirit and action of a true sports car” while being “…as agile as light on (its) feet as a kitten.” I’m not sure about any of that, but they got the part right about being “big enough to carry your whole family (with room to spare).” In add

RealRides of WNY - 1971 Chevrolet Caprice

Day 4 of “Parked But Hopefully Not Forgotten” week…Although it seems to be parked at a strange angle (the right rear flat certainly doesn’t help), this 1971 Chevy Caprice looks remarkably whole (from here) for a 47-year-old car. It even has the original extra-cost wheelcovers! In their brochure, Chevy told us that the Caprice had “…the stately look of the luxu

RealRides of WNY - 1952 Chevrolet Styline Deluxe

Here’s a 1952 Chevrolet Styline Deluxe from the recent car show in Cazenovia Park. It’s owned by Shawn Sikes of Buffalo, and is equipped with a seldom-seen (by me) hood-mounted bug and snow deflector (which Shawn says really works!), as well as Chevy’s rear fender panels (which most of the world calls fender skirts), and front and rear fender guards (which I would have assumed we