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RealRides of WNY - 1996 Olds

This 1996 Oldsmobile Ciera SLwas sported with a for salesign in the window five winters ago in Wheatfield. Not sure if the seller thought it would be a good winter driver, or if the seasonal offering was just a coincidence. Olds’ mid-sized front-driver was introduced for MY 1982 in station wagon (below) and two- and four-door sedan versions as the Cutlass Ciera. For 1996, the Cutlass moniker

RealRides of WNY - 1989 Eldorado

Came across this 1989 Cadillac Eldoradoa few weeks ago while bicycling through Kenmore. This was from (according to Wikipedia) the Eldo’s 11thgeneration, but they consider the first-gen to be the 1953 limited-production convertible, and the 2ndthrough 7thgeneration cars to be the higher-end coupes and convertibles which sat above the DeVilles in the Cadillac hierarchy. The first front-drive

RealRides of WNY - 1977 Toronado

This 1977 Oldsmobile Toronadowas produced the year that General Motors downsized its full-sized lineup. But it would be a couple more years until they got around to the Toronado/Buick Riviera/Cadillac Eldorado E-body cars, so this white coupe was still a real garage filler. And that squared-off styling helped fill some of those owners’ garages corner-to-corner! The big Rocket 403cid, 4-bbl V

RealRides of WNY - 1972 Eldorado

Unless you’re driving a black car (and what are the odds, Lol) it’s not likely that the interior color of your daily driver comes close to matching itsexterior’s paint job. Back when this 1972 Cadillac Eldoradowas new however, it wasn’t all that unusual to see. Still Cadillac’s only front-drive model, the Eldorado was powered by an 8.7L V8, which Cadillac boasted was

RealRides of WNY - 1977 Toronado

At a glance, this 1977 Oldsmobile Toronado Broughamdoesn’t seem to share much with the ground-breaking debut model which bowed for model year 1966. Yes, it still has a v-e-r-y long hood with a proportionately shorter rear deck. But this ’77 is a much bigger car — 227inches long compared to the 1966 car’s 211” length. Width increased an inch-and-a-half, but the squared

RealRides of WNY - 1973 GMC Motorhome

When introduced, the brochure cover for this 1973 GMC Motorhomeannounced “Finally, a motorhome that doesn’t look like a box or ride like a truck.”It certainly didn’t look like any other RV on the highway. (Compare it to the 1973 Winnebago Indian below.) Available in a choice of six colors (right), the GMC Motorhome was offered in 23- and 26-foot sizes — the shorter ve

RealRides of WNY - 1997 Buick Riviera

I think it’s safe to say that this supercharged 1997 Buick Rivierais from the Love It or Hate Itschool of car design. First introduced for model year 1963, the original Riv is thought of by many as one of the nicest car designs offered for sale. By anyone. After a series of redesigns and downsizings, Buick’s luxury coupe went on a one-year hiatus after the 1993 model year. It returned

RealRides of WNY - 1982 Cadillac Seville

The 1982 Cadillac Sevilleis often referred to as a bustleback, due to its rear-quarter styling. Cadillac, in its promotional material, preferred the term “distinctive new profile.” At any rate, the second-gen Seville (1980-85) was a far cry from the original squared-off sedan, which debuted for 1976 derived from GM’s compact lineup of cars. It was hoped that this new, smaller Cad

RealRides of WNY - 1991 Buick Riviera

By the time this 1991 Buick Rivierahad hit the showroom, it was already in the sixth season of its third downsizing (the first was in 1977, while the second took place for MY 1979 when the Riv went to FWD). This latest downsizing brought Buick’s personal luxury coupe into compact car territory, where the sales gods were not quick to smile down on this curious Buick. It wasn’t a bad-loo

RealRides of WNY- 1967 Cadillac Eldorado

I’m not sure if this 1987 Cadillac Fleetwood Eldoradois missing a few trim bits, or has been mildly customized — besides the lack of badges, the gas door also seems to be gone from its spot on the trunklid just above the license plate (see photo at right). Either way, it’s a pretty clean look. The ’67 Eldo came along a year after Oldsmobile’s ground-breaking Toronado,