Results for: FOUR DOOR HARDTOP

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

RealRides of WNY - 1964 Imperial

Because sometimes the sun can wreak havoc on your (or, at least mine) color recognition, we’re only guessing here that this 1964 Imperial Crownis sporting a Sequoia Greenpaint job (could be Black?). The Crown was Imperial’s entry-level model (if such a thing even existed) and was also available in coupe and convertible versions. Chrysler told us their redesigned Imperial was “&he

RealRides of WNY - 1972 Delta 88

Back when this 1972 Oldsmobile Delta 88was new, North American car manufacturers still seemed to think its buyers were hung up on size.Erm, size andweight, as we were reminded — in print — that the Delta 88 was “…heavy, over 4,200 pounds, with a long 124-inch wheelbase.”It was also equipped with a rather erotic-sounding “G-Ride System,”with which “r

RealRides of WNY - 1958 Dynamic 88

With all of that chrome trim, at first glance it’s hard to imagine that this 1958 Oldsmobile Dynamic 88 Holiday Sedanis from the Lansing manufacturer’s lowest-priced model lineup. Of course, parking it next to the higher-priced Super 88 or Ninety-Eight would show that indeed, Olds’ designers seem like they may have owned stock in the chrome-plating business. All of the 1958 Olds