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RealRides of WNY #2362 (on the road) - 1966 Volvo

Our RealRidesPennsylvania connection photographed this 1966 Volvo 122Sand sent these photos along last year. Ex-WNY-er Rick Lapp was vacationing in Camden, Mainewhen he came across this pristine Swedish sedan; we DID however deduct points for him not noticing the VW Vanagon camper parked just ahead in the next row! Lol… While doing a little research on the 122S, we came across this very car

RealRides of WNY - 1982 T-Bird

Looking again at these 1982 Ford Thunderbirdphotos had me re-reading an article about Thunderbird nicknames on hemmings.comwhich appeared over the summer. The writer told us the cars from this era (1980-82) are known as Box Birds. Can’t say that I’ve heard that before. I amhowever familiar with the Square Birdterm affectionately bestowed upon the 1958-60 models (below), and I think it&

RealRides of WNY - 1955 Olds 88

Designers of the 1955 Oldsmobile 88seem to have been torn between offering full rear wheel cutouts or full fender skirts. So, they compromised, with squared-off openings partially covered with half-skirts. Removing the skirts, as seen in the hemmings.comphoto above, leaves the rear wheel openings with both an unfinished look, and a mismatch with the shape of the ones in the front. Not sure what th

RealRides of WNY - 1977 Ford LTD II

When I came across this 1977 Ford LTD II at a recent car show at Dunn Tire inWest Seneca, the owner, Paul Castiglione (who also lives in the town), told me he bought this car new at Muck Motor Sales in Getzville in May of 1977, and he’s had it ever since. Among the options are a 302 V-8 and an automatic, along with the Sports Appearance Package which includes the striping you see here. When

RealRides of WNY - 1949 Chrysler

Mopar’s offerings from 1949 through 1954 were purposefully designed as tall boxy cars. In an article on, we were told that Chrysler president K.T. Keller “…bred some of the dullest cars to come out of Detroit.” One of Keller’s objectives was to sell cars which gentlemen could drive without having to remove their hats. Well, I don’t think that would