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RealRides of WNY - 1960 Impala

Could this 1960 Chevrolet Impala Sport Sedanbe the very car Chevy used in some of its advertising? We’ll never know, but other than the 15-inch wheels and tires the current owner has added, today’s RealRideis a dead ringer for the car on the brochure covers (see bottom of page).The Sport Sedan featured GM’s flat top roof for the second and final year, and was a car which the Dutc

RealRides of WNY - 1958 Edsel

This 1958 Edsel Paceris the latestacquisition of local Edsel Guysclub vice-president Jim Turner. We met up with him and his newest ride at a cruise night at St. John the Baptist Church in Alden. Mr. Turner’s Pacer was certainly one of the most colorful cars on display that night withits SpruceGreen/Ice Green two-tone paint. There was even more green to be seen in the interior, which also fea

RealRides of WNY - 1961 Cadillac

There were two versions of the 1961 Cadillac Series Sixty-Twosix-window sedan: the “regular” edition, and one called the “short deck” model which had — surprise, surprise — a shorterrear deck area, resulting in a shorter overall length. Although they didn’t get into specifics in the ’61 brochure, the nearly identical 1962 model was dubbed the Sedan D

RealRides of WNY - 1961 Impala

The brochure told us that the 1961 Chevrolet Impala Sport Sedanwas “…the car your ideas helped shape.”I guess that means that you — yes, YOU!— didn’t care for the flat top roofs of the 1959-60 Chevy four-door hardtops. Well, some of us (me) found ourselves wondering what the ’61 models would have looked like had GM kept the flat top look for another model

RealRides of WNY - 1959 Olds

We’re going to keep this one short, as it’s one of the sadder RealRides we’ve shown you in a while. This 1959 Oldsmobileis definitely a Holiday Sport Sedan — whether it’s a Ninety-Eight (below),Super 88, or Dynamic 88 is hard to tell because of all the missing pieces. This freshman-year flattop was seen a couple of weekends ago while bicycling through the West Side of

RealRides of WNY - 1955 Oldsmobile

This 1955 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight Deluxe Holiday Sedanwas one of the participants in the 2018 Hemmings Motor News Great Race, which began here in Buffaloand ended in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The Team Schmitt #15 car was driven by Jerry Schmitt of Waukesha, Wisconsin with Joe Schmitt of nearby Oconomowoc navigating. How did they finish? The Olds was 22ndoverall out of 118 starters and 107 finishers. O

RealRides of WNY - 1967 Cadillac

Hard to tell from here if this 1967 Cadillachardtop sedan is the “base model” Calais or the pricier DeVille. The biggest difference between the two series was the level of interior appointments — and of course the exterior badging, which seems to be missing on today’s RealRide(it would have been located on the rear quarter panel, just fore of the taillight — see below

RealRides of WNY - 1965 Corvair

Now that Chevrolet had the Chevy II to wage war in the compact car field, they could expand on the Corvair’s marketing strategy. One magazine ad told us the all-new-for-1965 Corvairs were “…longer and wider…racier, roomier, flatter riding…with quicker steering, surer stopping, and more power available.”And this Monza, which had been the top-of-the-line, now t

RealRides of WNY - 1957 Mercury

Lookee here, it’s another transparency conversion from the summer of 1976 car show at the Williamsville Fire Hall on Main near Transit in Williamsville. This one’s a 1957 Mercury Turnpike Cruiser, which Merc called the “Most distinguished of the 1957 Mercurys.”It certainly was eye-catching, with its retractable “Breezeway” rear windscreen, crazy concave rear qua

RealRides of WNY - 1956 Fairlane

This 1956 Ford Fairlane ForDor Victoriawas spotted by RealRidesreader Howard Goldman in Buffalo, where Black Rock meets Riverside. Okay, it was inRiverside, but you could see Black Rock from the front porch. The Fordor Victoria (four-doorsto most of us) was a new entry for MY 1956. The Ford brochure told us it had “All the open-smartness of the famous Victoria, plus the added convenience of