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RealRides of WNY - 1959 Impala

One of the magazine ads screamed “NOTHING’S NEW LIKE CHEVY’S NEW!”Cadillac might have taken exception to that, but there’s no denying that the 1959 Chevrolet Impala, and its lesser siblings the Bel Air and Biscayne, really stood out in a crowded parking lot — especially from the rear view. Another ad called it “The car that leads your kind of life!”

RealRides of WNY - 1957 Bel Air

I know what you’re thinking… these things are a dime a dozen. But look a little closer. This is a 1957 Chevy Bel Airsport sedan— a four-door hardtop. This was only the second model year for this body style and yes, Chevy produced 137,672 of them, making it their fifth best seller for the model year, behind the Two-Ten 2-door sedan (160,090) and ahead of the Townsman 4-door wagon

RealRides of WNY - 1964 Cadillac

This 1964 Cadillac Fleetwood Sixty Specialsedan was the almostcrème of the '64 Cadillac crop. That honor would go, I guess, to the two different Fleetwood Seventy-Five models — the sedan and the limousine. The Sixty Special was a bit more exclusive than the much more plebian Series 62 and DeVille models. The Fleetwood had its own distinctive roofline with a smaller rear windscreen for

RealRides of WNY - 1972 Ford

At first glance you might look at this 1972 Ford Galaxie 500and say “cop car.” But that’s what a set of dog dish hubcaps and blackwall tires will do. This Galaxie 500 is not only notthe basest of the big '72 Fords, it’s also a four-door hardtop — an oddchoice for a police cruiser. No, most likely if your municipality was buying Blue Oval cop cars they’d have bee

RealRides of WNY - 1960 Bonneville

This 1960 Pontiac Bonnevilleis one of those actual barn finds you always hear about. WNY’s Joseph Galvin found it a couple of seasons back in Eden (above).The photo at the top of the page is how it looks now, nestled safely in Joe’s more urbane garage, inspected, plated, and on the road! And no worries of anybody tampering with this flat-top Bonnie, as the window sticker (below)warns a

RealRides of WNY - 1963 Cadillac

Regular readers of this page will recognize the name Steven Botsford. The Gowanda resident can often be found at area car shows/cruise nights with one of his eclectic rides. This time we met up with him and his six-window 1963 Cadillac Sedan de Ville(see the four-window de Ville below for comparison at the bottom of the page).The word “lots” comes up often when describing this car. Lot

RealRides of WNY - 1964 Imperial

It’s no coincidence that the 1964 Imperial Crownreminded many onlookers of the Lincoln Continental which debuted to high praise for MY 1961. They were both designed by Elwood Engle who had left Ford for Chrysler in 1961 to replace Virgil Exner, the designer responsible for Chrysler’s Forward Look of 1957 as well as its disastrous (sales-wise) down-sized Plymouth and Dodge full-size car

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