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RealRides of WNY - 1951 Buick Custom Deluxe

Day 2 of Buick Week…When we first encountered this 1951 Buick Custom Deluxea couple of summers ago at weekly Cruising on the Q event on Queen Street in Niagara Falls, Ontario, we hadn’t figured that it was a Canada-only model. But our research department (me) over the weekend found an April 1, 2007 article on wheels.catitled “Canada only cars: Part III,”which told us that

RealRides of WNY - 1988 Mercedes-Benz 560 SEL

No one will ever mistake this 1988 Mercedes-Benz 560 SELfor a small import. After all, the Lin SELindicated a six-inch longer wheelbase than the already large SE. M-B’s advertising of the smaller-engined 380 SEL in 1983 said “Its volume of interior space is magnanimous: one hundred cubic feet of it, affording such luxuries as three feet of headroom and three feet of legroom in the rear

RealRides of WNY - 1977 Cadillac Sedan DeVille

When this 1977 Cadillac Sedan DeVillehit the showrooms, it was the first of the luxury carmaker’s downsized models. All of GM’s full-sized cars were made smaller for model year 1977, a fact used in advertising both by them (“…engineered for a changing world. Lively. Responsive. Efficient.”), and by the competition (“This is your year and now that you’re r

exRealRides of WNY - 1984 Saab 900

This 1984 Saabwas a lifetime WNY RealRideuntil 2017, when it was driven off to Detroitby new owner Keith Price, who sent along the photo. Crank windows… no a/c… it was almost a stripper car, except of course for the fact that it was a Saab 900 — which means it came equipped with power steering, tach, clock, halogen headlights, tinted glass, and heated front seats with lumbar, h

RealRides of WNY - 1957 Chevy Bel Air

Here’s a reminder that not every1957 Chevy Bel Airis a pristine showstopper! Considering that almost 1.5 million Chevys (not counting Corvettes) left the factory, it only goes to figure that 62 years later they won’t all look showroom fresh. Nonetheless, this Bel Air four-door sedan, of which 254,331 were produced, looks to be in pretty good shape. From the outside, at least. This mode

RealRides of WNY - BMW 528e, c1985

These days, seeing an ebadge like the one on the trunk of this BMW 528e, one might assume it’s electric-powered. But back when this one was new (the 528e was produced from 1982-88), electric cars, except for a few eccentrics, were still pretty much in the future. No, this emeant that the Munich sports sedan manufacturer had decided to market a more fuel efficient, lower revving engine for bu

RealRides of WNY (on the road) - 1977 Dacia 1300

Today’sRealRidecomes to us all the way from Romania, where RealRidescar-spotter and WNY resident Stephen Graham recentlysnapped these photos of a 1977 Dacia1300(pronounced DAY-sha). If you’re thinking to yourself “That looks like a Renault 12,” go to the head of the class. Renault’s version of the car debuted in 1969 and was produced in France until 1980. Dacia acquir

RealRides of WNY - 1940 Ford DeLuxe

When we came across this 1940 Ford DeLuxe Fordorsedan last summer, it was wearing a For Salesign which stated: "V-8, three-speed, older restoration. Runs, Drives, and Stops good. $14,900."It disappeared a while after we passed by, and I always wondered if it got sold. The ’40 Fords were very popular back in the day with customizers and hot rodders, which makes it all the more remarkable that

RealRides of WNY - 1970 Olds Ninety-Eight

This 1970 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight Town Sedanis looking period-perfect with its Aspen Green paint job. Odds are the original owner had a fridge and stove to match Lol. The Ninety-Eight was Oldsmobile’s biggest car; as a matter of fact, it was one of the biggest non-limos made in North America. With an overall length of 225” it matched the Cadillac DeVille and Lincoln Continental, but wa

RealRides of WNY - 1957 Pontiac Chieftain

Yes, I’m sure a lot of foreheads were cracked open against 1950s-era American car metal dashboards, but you’ve got to admit they were much more interesting from an artistic standpoint than the instrument panels of today. This 1957 Pontiac Chieftainis certainly a good example. Just the color alone sets it miles apart from the boringness of the mostly-black dashes we see these days. The