RealRides of WNY - 1969 Electra 225

When this 1969 Buick Electra 225was new, the Flint manufacturer was still using the “Wouldn’t you really rather have a Buick?”line in their ads. This was a bit different from “When better automobiles are built… Buick will build them,”which dated back at least to 1913 and seems to have petered out by the late 1950s. We came across another ad for the 1990 Park Av

RealRides of WNY - 1970 LeSabre

This 1970 Buick LeSabre Customconvertible comes from an age where the then Flint-based manufacturer’s top selling vehicle was nota crossover/SUV. Good heavens, anyone who’d thought such a thing would even exist back then would have been locked up. Ditto thinkers who opined that Buick’s largest market would someday be China. Back in 1970, Buick’s lineup consisted of 40 diffe

RealRides of WNY - 1969 Buick Electra 225

Day 3 of Buick Week…Looking at this 1969 Buick Electra 225 Customconvertible, it seems like the Flint manufacturer could have adopted the slogan “When Bigger Cars Are Built, Buick Will Build Them.”Although skirting the theme of its voluminousness, advertising copy writers did mention the Electra’s “…flowing profile… vibrant styling…"and " d

RealRides of WNY - 1968 Buick Special

Day 1 of Buick Week...With a starting MSRP of just $2,513, this 1968 Buick Special Deluxe coupe was the least expensive offering from the Flint manufacturer that year. It was also available as a four-door sedan and a station wagon — both on a longer, 116-inch wheelbase (the two-doors were all 112”). If the plain-jane coupe wasn’t your cup of tea, pillarless hardtops were offered

RealRides of WNY - 1965 Buick Riviera

The 1965Buick Rivierawould be the Flint manufacturer’s final version of its first-generation personal luxury coupe. Much has been written over the years about these Rivieras’ looks; many (hand notraised here) consider them one of the most beautiful cars ever built! For 1965, a few outward changes were made — most notably the hidden headlights up front and the movement of the tail

RealRides of WNY - 1969 Buick Special

Back when it was new, this 1969 Buick Special Deluxetwo-door sedan (or as Buick called it, a thin-pillar coupe) was the least expensive offering out of Flint, with a starting MSRP of just $2,562. Four-door sedans and station wagons had a wheelbase four inches longer than the coupe’s 112-inch length. It came standard with a 250CID inline six (built by Chevrolet), a column-mounted three-speed

RealRides of WNY - 1974 Buick Regal

All of General Motors’ midsized cars had been downsized for model year 1973, with new Colonnadestyling which included frameless front door glass and non-opening rear quarter windows on two-door models. GM’s Flint-based entries were the Century, whose two-door featured a rakish roofline, and a more formal edition — seen here on this 1974 Buick Regal. The Regal was on a par with Ch