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RealRides of WNY (on the road) - 1956 Dodge

Hard to believe it was ten years ago when we came across this 1956 Dodge Coronetin Apalachin, on our way to NYC, just off Rte. 17. Trying to jog the memory prompted a look-up of Apalachin, and it turns out it’s something called a census-designated place(CDP) within the Town of Owego. If you’re like us you probably had to look up CDP, too — and I’m not getting into the speci

RealRides of WNY - 280 SEL 4.5

It will probably come as no surprise to learn that under the hood of this Mercedes-Benz 280 SEL 4.5is… a 4.5L engine! Available only in the sedans which were built from May 1971 – November 1972, the 4.5 was a gasoline-powered V8 engine that also found its way into some of M-B’s sportier models. This iteration of their S series of sedans was built from 1965 through 1973; the fina

RealRides of WNY - 1997 Olds

This Light Beige Metallic 1997 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight LSwas seen almost five years ago on aTonawandastreet corner. Olds told us that the “Eighty-Eight Comes In Two Flavors To Make Purchasing Easy. Of Course, A Few Extras Are Available To Suit Your Own Taste.” Of course, the two flavors they were talking about were the base Eighty-Eight and the better-equipped Eighty-Eight LS. The long

RealRides of WNY - 1956 Lincoln

I asked the owner of the Niagara Fallsshop where this 1956 Lincoln Premierehad been sitting for years, “What’s the deal with the Lincoln out front?” and he told me it was a parts car for another one which was inside. Since that day in 2016 the shop has closed after the death of the owner, and the Lincoln, last time I saw it, was (I believe) back where I’d originally seen it

RealRides of WNY - 1939 Nash

The brochure for this 1939 Nash Specialmade mention of its “Slipstream Back and Concealed Luggage Compartment.”Some of Nash’s other four-doors, like the Ambassador at the bottom of the page, had what Nash called a “Built-in Trunk,”which was much more obvious from the outside of the car. As far as the drivetrain went, Nash didn’t get into specifics as toengine di

RealRides of WNY - Pontiac Bonneville

When the eighth-generation Pontiac Bonneville (1987-1991)was introduced, it was quite a departure from previous models. For starters, it was now a front-drive, four-door sedan-only nameplate with a standard 3.8L Buick V6 under the hood. Appearancewise, not much changed over the run of five years; the car would get another complete makeover for MY 1992. The 1987 brochure provided the photo you see

RealRides of WNY - 1964 Dodge 880

This 1964 Dodge 880 Customexisted to fill a hole in Dodge’s lineup created when Chrysler downsized its bigPlymouth & Dodge lineups back in 1962. Although they seemed to like buying compacts, the public wasn’t ready yet for smaller big cars, and the Furys, Polaras, et al. didn’t sell well. Dodge dealers, who had no equivalent of the big Chrysler in their showrooms like Plymout

RealRides of WNY - 1953 Ford

This 1953 Ford Customline Fordoris wearing a couple of dealer-installed options: rear fender shields (a.k.a. fender skirts), and the more unusual Coronado Deckconversion — sort of a poor man’s continental kit. Both can be seen here in detail via scans from the ’53 Ford Accessoriesbrochure, seen up for sale recently on eBay. Today’s RealRideis culled from a slide taken at th

RealRides of WNY (on the road) - 1982 Zephyr

Not to sound judgy here, but this c1982 Mercury Zephyr GSseems like it’s parked in front of the appropriate yard in this otherly well-kept Seattle, Washingtonneighborhood. We came upon it back in the autumn of 2018 while on vacation (a two-door was also available — bottom illustration). Seeing that it’s wearing a Washington State Collectible Vehicletag, perhaps you’llcome a

RealRides of WNY - Post-War Dodge

While trying to determine the model year of this Post-War Dodge, I turned to my trusty desk-mate — the Encyclopedia of American Cars [1930 to Today]which was published in 2006, so that “today”part is a little dated. Anyway, to me the 1946 through the first series '49cars all look alike — and darned if the book doesn’t tell me they were, except for serial numbers. Dodg