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RealRides of WNY - 1966 Classic 770

Not often you come across a 1966 Rambler Classic 770in this neck of the woods at this time of the year. But we found this one just down the street from the RealRidesTonawandaoffices a few weeks ago. It’s wearing an Ohio tag on the front, and a Lambert Motors dealer sticker on the back. Lambert was an American Motors dealer in Troy, Ohio (just north of Dayton). In 1972 they announced they wer

RealRides of WNY - 1975 Gr. Marquis

When I first drove past this 1975 Mercury Grand Marquisa few months ago in a West Senecadriveway, out of the corner of my eye I thought it was a Lincoln. I guess that was the goal of the Mercury designers… not sure what the Lincoln designers thought about that, though. Muddying the process for me is the fact that this one’s wearing a set of Lincoln Continental wheel covers. Hey, why n

RealRides of WNY - 1952 Ford

It’s not often that you come across a 1952 Ford Customlinethese days — especially one that looks like it just drove out of the showroom. In this one’s case, the showroom would have been that of Leworthy Motor Co. on Main Street in Silver Creek, according to the dealer plate on the back (check out Leworthy’s phone number in the ad below). The building’s still there, no

RealRides of WNY - 1977 Monarch

If Ford was comparing their very similar Granada to a Mercedes-Benz (bottom of page), I wondered to myself “What did they compare this 1977 Mercury Monarchto in their ads?” After all, Mercury was conceived back in 1939 as a step up from a Ford. While most of the old print ads I found on the internet didn’t specifically liken the Monarch to any upscale luxury brand, some of the ad

RealRides of WNY - 1967 Delmont 88

Perhaps your idea of a winter driver isn’t a 1967 Oldsmobile Delmont 88, like this one which we saw a few weeks ago in a Hamburgparking lot, but as you can see from the photos, somebody out there’s okay with it! This was the first year for the Delmont 88, which replaced the Dynamic 88 as Olds’ entry-model in the full-size lineup. The brochure writers proclaimed: “Brand-new

RealRides of WNY - 1954 Super 88

Day 7 of a week looking at the cars of Lansing…The brochure told us that the 1954 Oldsmobile Super 88was “…rocketing to new highs in styling, power and luxury!”IMO it was a much more dramatic change from the 1953 models than we saw from Chevrolet, Pontiac, Ford, Plymouth, or Dodge, which were all mildly updated for 1954. We saw this one last summer at the Taste of Clarenc

RealRides of WNY - 1956 New Yorker

Day 6 as we travel back to 1956 for a week…It was almost ten years ago that we came across this 1956 Chrysler New Yorkerin a Village of Lewistonparking lot. For model year 1956, your Chrysler choices were Windsor and New Yorker. They each had distinctive front bumper/grille combos, and only the New Yorker spelled out the Chryslername in block letters across the trunk lid; the Windsor had a

RealRides of WNY (on the road) - 2001 Crown Vic

You may or may not be surprised to hear that this green c2001 Ford Crown Victoria(as well as the red one right behind it) was found in a used car lot just up the road apiece from Fort Hood in Killeen, Texaswhen we took this photograph back in 2012. There were a few more parked out of camera range. Was (is?) this style of car prevalent in Texas, or is it just something seen a lot around U.S. Army b

RealRides of WNY - 1994 Evo II

We came across this 1994 Mitsubishi Lancer GSR Evolution IIback in 2015 at a Cruising on the Qcruise night on Queen Street in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Produced from December 1993 to February 1995 (according to Wikipedia) the Evolution II was the successor to — surprise! — the first-gen Evolution, which was produced for two years beginning in late 1992. The Evolution III came along next

RealRides of WNY (on the road) - 1968 Rover

Every time I see a1968 Rover 2000 TCit takes me back to my early car magazine-reading days, when I devoured every issue of Car and Driver(well, except for the racing bits… still pretty meh on that, thanks. Sorry, racing fans.), especially the columns at the front by the likes of Warren Weith and Brock Yates. Today’s modern magazines have passed me by, I’m afraid to say. They see