Results for: JC WHITNEY

RealRides of WNY - 1969 Colony Park

Not quite so evident from the front, but one look at the rear of this 1969 Mercury Marquis Colony Parkleaves no doubt as to its Ford lineage (below).The Colony Park was the Big Merc’s super-luxe wagon, with “…elegantly paneled body sides and tailgate.”This one also sports a black vinyl roof, luggage rack, and wheel covers which look like they might have come from J.C. Whit

RealRides of WNY - 1952 Pontiac

Inquiring minds (mine) want to know about the headlight bezels on this 1952 Pontiac Chieftain De Luxe. They certainly don’t match the ones on the cars in that year’s brochure. I did find one other car on the WikipediaPontiac page that seems to have the same ones; also a ’53 Plymouth Cranbrook (which doesn’t match the ’53 Plymouth brochure illustrations either) —

RealRides of WNY - 1961 Corvair

We’re going to go out on a limb here and say it’s not often you see one of these wearing a pair of fender skirts. But, back when this 1961 Chevy Corvair 700was knew, lots of owners were thumbing through their J.C. Whitney catalogs and buying fender skirts, spinner wheel covers, and radio antenna raccoon tails for their daily rides. Today’s RealRide, seen at a Sunday cruise night

RealRides of WNY - 1949 Ford coupe

Always popular with customizers, the 1949 Fordis commonly known among the automotive crowd as the shoebox, due to its shape — which was quite slab-sided when compared to other cars that year. This coupe, seen a couple of weeks ago in Perry, is wearing a pair of “dummy” spotlights and a set of bladed wheel covers — both of which look like they’re right out of a J.C. Wh

RealRides of WNY - 1978 Volkswagen Beetle

I managed to come along just as North Tonawanda’s Bill Winch was about to pull out of this driveway in my Tonawanda neighborhood, and convinced him to pose his 1978 Volkswagen for a quick couple of photos. As you can see, this one’s wearing a pair of fender skirts, rarely seen (at least by me) on old VWs. Asked where he happened to find them, he answered — and I should have guess