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RealRides of WNY #2266 - 1959 Lark

This 1959 Studebaker Lark VImade the drive from the Genesee County Village of Bergen to the Orphans Car Show in Orchard Parkearlier this month “…on the back roads” as the owners explained. A roughly one-and-a-quarter hour drive avoiding the Thruway is often the best way to go when driving a 63-year-old car, no matter how good its condition is — and this one’s in pret

RealRides of WNY - 1950 Chevrolet

Remember the days when some car manufacturers offered you just two engine choices? They were: Take it, or leave it. A case in point was this 1950 Chevrolet DeLuxetwo-door sedan, which we came across last summer while bicycling on Grand Island. Chevy wasn’t yet offering a V8 — their only engine was the 92-hp valve-in-head inline six which, to its credit, for 1950 had ”…[a]

RealRides of WNY (on the road) - 1965 F-250

Old friend/neighbor and current RealRidesreader/Pennsylvania resident Rick Lapp sent us these photos a few weeks ago. It’s a pristine-looking 1965 Ford F-250 Flaresidewhich he encountered just before a hike in Raymond B. Winter State Park in Hartley Townshipin the Keystone State. The F-250 had a gross vehicle weight of 7,500 lbs., and like all Ford pickups of the era, proudly announced its T

RealRides of WNY - 1972 240-Z

Early ads for the Datsun 240-Z (this one's a 1972) urged shoppers to “Join a Minority Group.”It seems that for the first year (or two) of its existence the Z-Car (as it came to be known informally) was hard to come by. The two-seat closed coupe with the inline six, independent suspension, and admittedly sexy styling was flying out of showrooms. It was quite the contrast to what many th

RealRides of WNY - 1957 Dodge 300

Versions of this 1957 Dodge 300which were equipped with Chrysler’s Red Ram hemi V8 engine were referred to in print as Power Giants. They also had a Veeemblem above the grille as seen below on the brochure cover, so we’ll assume that today’s RealRide, seen last month in Cambria, has the 3.8L flathead I6 under its hood. These C-series trucks were introduced in 1954, and their styl

RealRides of WNY - 1983 Datsun 280ZX

When this 1983 Datsun 280ZXhit the showroom, its manufacturer was having a bit of an identity crisis in North America. For years they’d been selling Datsuns on our shores, while elsewhere in the world the same cars were being marketed as Nissans, which reflected the corporate name. In 1981, Nissan decided to begin a phase-out of the Datsun brand, which was completed in 1986. Thus the Datsun