Results for: Four Door Sedan

RealRides of WNY - 1955 Olds 88

This 1955 Oldsmobile 88sedan was seen on the side of the road on our way to Olcottone day early last fall. It was wearing a For Salesign in the windshield, as well as a pair of some of the strangest shaped factory fender skirts (IMO) to come out of Detroit… or in this case, Lansing, Michigan. I imagine Olds did it to mimic the shape of the front wheel opening but, why? The 88 models were re

RealRides of WNY - 1967 New Yorker

An internet search shows that Community Chrysler-Plymouth was not only the name of the Jamestown dealer where this 1967 Chrysler New Yorkerwas purchased years ago, at the time it was also the name of a dealership in Martinsville, Indiana. I guess it isa rather generic name. The dealership in Jamestown was located at 1351 East Second Street, which is now the home of a Wendy’s restaurant. The

RealRides of WNY - 1967 Chevy II

This 1967 Chevrolet Chevy II Novais from the marque’s final year of a short-lived second-generation of cars (1966-67). Model year 1968 would debut a totally new Chevy II — one available only as a two- or four-door sedan. Model year 1967 still included thetwo-door hardtop andfour-door station wagon body styles(the convertible disappeared after only two years — 1962-63). This one a

RealRides of WNY - 1941 Packard

When we were passing this 1941 Packard 110last week while driving through Caledonia, from a distance we thought it was a Chevy or some other more common sedan of the period — it was pretty far off the road and we were approaching it from the rear. It’s not often you see a Packard with a set of mag wheels. As you can see in the magazine ad below though, the two-tone paint might very wel

RealRides of WNY - 1953 Kaiser

This 1953 Kaiseris wearing a Kaiser Dragonfront fender badge, in the proper gold-colored hue, but I’m not sure it’s a Dragon. I could be wrong, but everything I’ve read about the Dragon says they all came standard with a vinyl-type covered roof, and this one seems to have a factory Stardust Ivory over Jade Green two-tone, with no evidence that it was ever anything different. It d

RealRides of WNY - 1992 Town Car

You know you’re getting old when you remember that this 1992 Lincoln Town Caris a 30-year-old vehicle and by some standards can be called a classic car. Aficionados might argue that it was a classic when it was introduced; others might cringe and say nothing built after 1948 can be called a classic. We’re going to straddle the fence here and say they’re all correct. Bringing a 19

RealRides of WNY - 1950 Buick

Those of you who live here in WNY probably realize this photo could have been taken anywhere from September to yesterday. Lol… Just for the record though, the 1950 Buick Superseen here was spotted last year on April 21st in Kenmore. This dark green shade (Allendale Green?) was a popular color back in the day. My parents had a 1951 Dodge convertible in a similar hue which they traded for a u

RealRides of WNY - 1969 Dyane 6

After the end of World War II, I imagine is was difficult for the French population to warm up to Germany’s economical Volkswagen, so they came up with their own People’s Car— the Citroën 2CV. It was introduced at the 1948 Paris Auto Show and was much beloved by the French car-buying public. Some 20 years later, Citroën decided it was time for an upgrade. Today’s

RealRides of WNY - 1959 Edsel

Our friend (andRealRidesreader) Joe Galvin recently added this 1959 Edsel Corsairto his eclectic classic car collection. We saw it a few weekends ago at the Buffalo Motoramawhich was held in the downtown convention center inBuffalo. A quick look at that year’s brochure seems to indicate that full wheelcovers were standard on all 1959 Edsels, but there’s a slew of them on the internet w

RealRides of WNY - 1957 Belvedere

Some of the advertising proclaimed “Suddenly it’s 1960… 3 years ahead”when this 1957 Plymouth Belvederehit the showrooms. The styling of all of Chrysler Corporation’s cars took a dramatic turn with the introduction of the 1957 so-called Forward Lookmodels. Much of that Forward Lookwas at the rear end, with tall, slender tailfins gracing all five of the nameplates. We