Results for: Four-Door Hardtop

RealRides of WNY - 1968 Skylark

If I had to use one word to describe the styling of this 1968 Buick Skylark Custom, it might be swoopy. It’s really evident from the side view, as seen below in the brochure illustration of the four-door hardtop which, like today's RealRide, is wearing factory fender skirts. You didn’t see them on the lesser Special models, and IMO it broke up the continuity of the end-to-end side swoo

RealRides of WNY - 1955 Ninety-Eight

This 1955 Oldsmobile Ninety-EightHolidaysedan (which in reality is a four-door hardtop) at first appears to be all white, seemingly unlike most of its peers from that era. Upon closer inspection though, it looks like there’s some green/blue paint showing through the lower half of the car here and there. The top-line Olds, you can see one below in a brochure illustration featuring one of the

RealRides of WNY - 1976 Olds

The dealer sticker on the trunk of this 1976 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight Regencywould indicate that it was bought at Eagleson Oldsmobile-Cadillac-Chevrolet in Olney, Illinois. Surprisingly (these days) they’re still doing business in Olney, now as Eagleson Automotive Center, featuring the entire GM lineup (although, their web page says Chev-Buick-GMC, while a photo of the building also has a Cad

RealRides of WNY - 1970 Monaco

Now here’s a car you rarely see on the road anymore… a 1970 Dodge Monaco. This four-door hardtop model was the Monaco’s best-seller for MY 1970 (there was also a two-door hardtop, a four-door pillared sedan, and two wagons, in addition to the lower priced Polara lineup), and is painted a very 1970s Dark Green Metallic, which may or may not have coordinated with the owner’s

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