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RealRides of WNY - 1956 Packard

This 1956 Packard Patricianfinally brought the Detroit automaker into line with the rest of the mid-fifties cars gracing America’s showrooms. The “many-faceted grillwork… flow of its broad Caribbean-inspired side molding…deep-breathing V-8 engine”should have all contributed to a successful sales year. Unfortunately, it didn’t happen that way. By the time these

RealRides of WNY - 1987 5th Avenue

I’m going to ask you all to lean in close and listen carefully as I have to whisper: To paraphrase a famous former American politician, “We can see this 1987 Chrysler New Yorker Fifth Avenuefrom our front porch.” Why whisper that? It’s for sale. And I’d love to see it in my driveway. Nobody here at theRealRideshead office knows that but me. But, the RealRidesgarage al

RealRides of WNY - 1983 Park Ave

You don’t see many GM cars from this era looking as good as this 1983 Buick Electra Park Avenue. This was the big Buick’s top-of-the-line (there were also Electra Limited & Estate versions), and it included such nicities as: 50/50 divided front seats (compared to the mere 55/45 seats of the Limited!), cruise control, tilt wheel, 6-way power seats, power door locks & deck releas

RealRides of WNY - 1967 Chrysler

We’re guessing this 1967 Chrysler Newport Customshed its fender skirts for the installation of a new set of tires, judging from the blue goowhich still coats the white stripes. Back in the day, Chrysler was still in the habit of giving each series distinctive grilles and taillights, a feature which would continue into MY 1968, with the 300 in addition getting hidden headlights. The Newport C

RealRides of WNY - 1950 Ford

What’s not to like about this 1950 Ford Custom Deluxe? There’s something here for everybody: it’s still pretty much intact, so the purists could easily restore it back to stock condition; those who like their shoeboxes modified can rejoice in the paint job as well as the wheel/tire upgrade & the Blue Dot taillight lenses; and everyone can certainly enjoy the raccoon tail on t

RealRides of WNY - 1966 Polara

We almost missed seeing this 1966 Dodge Polaraback in 2008 while motoring through Irving. Judging from the surrounding vegetation, I’d say it had sat there for a while undisturbed (forgotten about?). The Polara was Dodge’s entry-level full-size model, and it was joined by the higher-priced Polara 500, Monaco, and Monaco 500. In Canada, it was a different lineup: Polara, Polara 440, Pol

RealRides of WNY - c1974 Newport

Hard to believe it was ten years ago when we came across this c1974 Chrysler Newportlurking between a couple of houses in Olean. It couldbe a ’74… then again, it mightbe a ’75. I imagine it really only matters to the DMV and the insurance company. Well, and maybe to the owner when it comes time to sell it. There wasn’t a heckuva lot of difference between the two model year

RealRides of WNY (on the road) - 1974 Matador

If you’re looking for parts for a 1974 AMC Matadorsedan, my daughter Katie and I came across this one back in 2013, on our way back north from Ft. Hood, at the CTC Auto Ranch in Denton, Texas. A quick peek at their web page last week shows that it’s still available as a parts car. The Matador four-door sedan differed greatly (to put it mildly!) from the Matador two-door coupe. And the

RealRides of WNY - 1949 Plymouth

While Ford was touting its new-for 1949 cars with lines like “Experts agree 1949 Ford is the Style Leader,”and Chevy was calling its lineup “The Most Beautiful BUY of All!,”Plymouth’s brochure copywriters could do no better than calling its cars, also all-new for 1949, “…distinctively styled.”That's just one step shy of boring and old-fashioned. Chr

RealRides of WNY (on the road) - 1954 Plymouth

This 1954 Plymouth Savoyis probably the last thing we expected to find back in 2015 when we travelled to Saratoga Springsfor the Hemmings Motor News Sports & Exotic Car Show. But there it was, in the parking lot of the Saratoga Automobile Museum in Saratoga Spa State Park where the show took place. The Savoy, new for MY 1954, was slotted between the entry-level Plaza and the pricier Belvedere.