Results for: Four Door Sedan

RealRides of WNY (on the road) - 1948 Nash

The upcoming holidays have left us here in the RealRidesoffices in a festive mood — so festive that today we’re featuring this 1948 Nash Ambassador Custom Slipstreamsedan, owned by Sandra Carter of Shepherdsville, West Virginia. I’ve been thinking of how to use the photos that Sandra sent in just about a year ago. Turns out her daughter’s finaceé is from Homer, New Y

RealRides of WNY - 1963 Lark

The latest acquisition (as this is written, Lol) ofNiagara Fallsresident Pat Pilon is this nifty 1963 Studebaker Lark Regalin Green Mist. The production order indicates that it has Studebaker’s 259cid V8 connected to a three-speed overdrive transmission. Others extras included were: wet air cleaner; undercoating; Climatizer (which “…conditions fresh air. Heats, ventilates, and d

RealRides of WNY - 1962 Buick

Although it’s missing a few trim bits, the four elongated “portholes” on the front fender indicate that this is a 1962 Buick Electra 225— Invictas and LeSabres were relegated to a mere three. And on the inside? “All this and Shantung, Too”cried the brochure copy. Shantung? My iMac’s built-in dictionary tells us that shantung is “adressfabricspun from

RealRides of WNY - 1960 Edsel

It almost seems like you’re more likely to see an Edsel these days than you’d have been back when they were new. But, how often is it one from their final year of production? This 1960 Edsel Rangeris one of only 1,288 four-door sedans produced that year, out of a total of just 2,846 1960 Edsels. Other body styles (all in the Ranger series) were: convertible (76 built), two-door sedan (

RealRides of WNY - 1951 DeSoto

This1951 DeSoto Customwasn’t the only four-door sedan in the lineup that year. Also available was the De Luxe model which surprisingly (to me anyway) was cheaper than the Custom, and the Suburban (pictured below), a nine-passenger stretched sedan which DeSoto advertised as having “…generous luggage space inside.Top rack holds still more!”We came across today’s RealRi

RealRides of WNY - 1963 F-85

Even back when this 1963 Oldsmobile F-85 De Luxewas new, the growing girth of America was apparent, as one of the senior compact’s new features was the fact that “Entry and exit is easier, too, with smaller steering wheel for increased clearance.”We saw this one for sale a few weeks ago in front of a garage, which regularly offers a classic or two, in the town of Akron.Jim Corbra

RealRides of WNY - 1949 Kaiser

If you wanted a new car post World War II your choices were as varied as they are today. Only back then, most of themwere built by manufacturers based in the U.S., whileimport shoppers’ selections were limited to expensive makes like Mercedes-Benz, Roll-Royce, and the like, or what might have been considered oddballs at the time like Volkswagen, Fiat, and MG. In America, those new car choice

RealRides of WNY - 1955 Cadillac

Brochure writers called the 1955 Cadillac Series 62 Sedan“…truly one of the finest family cars on the road today.”And unless you were financially able to opt for one of Cadillac’s pricier four-door models — like the 60 Special or the Series Seventy-Five eight-passenger sedan or limousine — the Series 62 was your only other choice. A year later you could also ha

RealRides of WNY - 1941 Chevy

The brochure told us that the 1941 Chevrolet Special De Luxe Sport Sedancould be had in one of three different two-tone color combinations. The one seen on today’s RealRidehowever, wasn’t one of them. (They were Nassak Gray over Squadron Gray, Cimarron Green over Ridge Green, and Squadron Gray over Marine Blue — the uppers being the lighter hue for all three combinations.) Judgin

RealRides of WNY - 1978 LTD II

When I first spotted this 1978 Ford LTD IIat this summer’s Olcott Beach Car Show in OlcottI thought it looked like an old unmarked police car. Closer inspection revealed an optional Dove Grey vinyl top which blended perfectly with the Dove Grey paint job. The four-door base model LTD II could be had with optional C-pillar opera windows, not seen on today’s RealRide. Perhaps the dog dis