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RealRides of WNY - 1951 Ford

It took a little while, but this 1951 Ford Victoriamarked the Blue Oval’s first entry into the hot new pillarless hardtop category. Ford called it“Convertible smart… sedan snug! …the last word in car design.”General Motors started it in 1949 with the Cadillac Coupe de Ville and Buick Riviera. Ford countered GM’s 1950 hardtopsfrom Pontiac, Olds, and Chevy with

RealRides of WNY - 1987 XJ6

As this is written, there’s a much newer version of this 1987 Jaguar XJ6sitting in a parking lot up the street from the RealRidesoffices. It’s currently For Sale, and the owner has taken a white marker and scribbled “CHICK MAGNET” on the windshield in the hopes of finding a buyer. When we spotted today’s feature car in a supermarket parking lot in Oleanback in the spr

RealRides of WNY - 1952 Mercury

Extra chrome trim would indicate this is a 1952 Mercury Monterey, as the lower-priced Mercury Custom would not have had the rocker panel or drip rail moldings seen on this car, which we passed a month or so ago in West Seneca. And neither model would have had the headlight setup seen on today’s RealRide. Could they be a variant of a 1966 or so VW bus turned 90 degrees? (See below for a compa

RealRides of WNY - 1969 Comet

The brochure called the 1969 Mercury Comet“…the one-model car series.”Based on the mid-sized Montego, this iteration of the Comet was introduced the previous year and was available only as a two-door hardtop. It sat at the bottom of the Montego lineup with an MSRP of $2,532 which was $75 less than the cheapest Montego-branded hardtop. We photographed this one back in 2013 when i

RealRides of WNY - 1970 Sweptline

I’ve always said that if I were ever in the market for a classic pickup, I’d want something a bit out of the ordinary. This 1970 Dodge D100 Sweptlinewould fill the bill nicely; not that there’s anything uncommonly weird about it, but most pickups you see from this era seem to be Fords or Chevys. And we like to be different. This one was actually for salewhen we came across it bac

RealRides of WNY - 1995 Town Car

Day 4 of 7 Days of Lincoln… This 1995 Lincoln Town Carhearkened me back to a family trip to San Diego where, because there were five of us (with luggage and a car seat) we decided to rent a big car. And the Town Car was a b-i-gcar. One thing the rental agent failed to mention was the automatic closing feature of the trunk lid. All you had to do was give it a gentle lowering and it would fin

RealRides of WNY - 1969 Mark III

Day 3 of 7 Days of Lincoln… This 1969 Lincoln Continental Mark IIIis presented in a shade of green which was very popular for the time. There were 22 colors offered by Lincoln for MY 1969 — but none of them match what was described on this car'sFor Salesign as “Limited Color - Belmont Green.”Perhaps it was “limited” because Belmont Green was a 1968 color. You c

RealRides of WNY - 1980 El Camino

Gotta love this 1980 Chevy El Camino. When (if ever) was the last time you saw a later-gen Elky wearing a pair of fender skirts? We first featured this truck/car back in 2014 on our Artvoiceblog (bottom of page), but liked it so much we figured it was worth another look, as our AV page reached a much smaller audience. Surprisingly to some (me) this one is equipped with a floor-mounted three-speed

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