Results for: Four-Door Sedan

RealRides of WNY #2263 - 1992 Crown Vic

If you’re like me, every time I see something like this 1992 Ford Crown VictoriaI always assume it started life as an unmarked police car (especially with that little trunk-mounted antenna). Some of the more decrepit-looking ones also have the possibility of being retired taxi cabs. I refer to this era of Crown Vics as Ford’s “car insurance clip art car” styling phase. Some

RealRides of WNY - 1992 Roadmaster

If land yachts are your cup of tea, we recently came across this 1992 Buick Roadmaster Limitedin a Niagara Fallsused car lot. Buick called it “…an unmistakably full-frame, rear-wheel drive road sedan with a powerful 180-horsepower, 5.7-litre fuel-injected V-8 that puts a lot of power on the pavement.”I especially like the British spelling of “litre” here, as it sugge

RealRides of WNY - 1960 LeSabre

General Motors’ offerings for 1960 were a bit toned-down from the previous year. This 1960 Buick LeSabreis a prime example, with both the front and rear end styling being more rounded (or, less pointy) than the ‘59s. Of course, this isn’t to suggest that Buick all of a sudden got conservative — check out the Electra 225 brochure illustration at the bottom of the page and se

RealRides of WNY - 1963 Ambassador

This 1963 Rambler Ambassador 990isn’t quite as rare as yesterday’s Torino GT RealRide: 14,019 of them were built. But I wonder how many of them had the optional front bucket seats, console, and floor shifter that this one has. (Finding a two-door990 would be a real coup; only 1,764 were produced.) The 990 was Rambler’s top-of-the-line for MY 1963, and all Ambassadors came standar

RealRides of WNY - 1965 Impala

It doesn’t seem like that long ago when we came across this mostly intact 1965 Chevrolet Impalasitting out front of a garage in Batavia. I’m sure that alert readers will probably zoom in on those gas prices at the station next door. But don’t everybody rush over there, as it was a little over a year ago when we drove by. The Impala was of course the top-selling nameplate in the U

RealRides of WNY - 1949 Cadillac

General Motors’ luxury car division wasn’t one for putting model names out there where the general public could see them back when this 1949 Cadillac Series Sixty-One Touring Sedanwas new, but a quick glance at that year’s “prestige brochure” and a look at the side trim on today’s RealRidetells us it’s not a Fleetwood Sixty Special, nor is it a Series Sixt

RealRides of WNY - c1983 380 SE

Not every Reagan-era American luxury car buyer bought an actual American luxury car. Many opted for a more understated level of luxury — not to mention a car which handled better than a barge at sea — such as this Mercedes-Benz 380 SE. Known in-house as model W-126, these S-class sedans began life as the 280 SE in 1979, changing their numerical designation as the engine increased in si

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