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RealRides of WNY - 1984 Supra

Saw this 1984 Toyota Celica Supraa couple of summers ago at a Sunday car show in the Village of Kenmore. The Supra started life in 1978 in Japan as the Celica Supra, essentially a more luxe, six-cylinder version of the Celica. Today’s RealRideis from that car’s second-generation, which was introduced for MY 1982 and lasted through 1986. The third-gen car was a bit late to the starting

RealRides of WNY - 1971 Corvette

This 1971 Chevrolet Corvette Stingrayconvertible is sporting the optional removable hard top. It’s definitely an unusual look, seldom seen these days (by me, at least). This one is even moreunusual, as the brochure says that the top wasavailable with a black vinyl covering, and this one is white, offsetting (what I believe to be) its Marlboro Maroon body color. Has the black vinyl faded comp

RealRides of WNY - 1960 Cadillac

Came across a seldom-seen 1960 Cadillac Sixty-Twosix-window sedan a couple of summers ago inKenmore. I say seldom-seenreferring only to myself, as it seems that most Caddys I come across from this era are 1959 models. The Sixty-Two four-door hardtop was available in two variations: this six-window version, and the flat-top four-window. The flat-top body style was available in all five of General M

RealRides of WNY - 1988 Caprice

Back in the 1980s, when you could still buy a large American station wagon, they were still pretty much square boxes, like this 1988 Chevrolet Caprice Estate. This one’s wearing a dealer tag from Mernan Chevrolet. As most WNYers know, Mernan was located along one of the city’s car dealer rows — a.k.a. Bailey Avenue. This nicely preserved RealRidewas spotted over the weekend, just

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 - 280 SEL 4.5

It will probably come as no surprise to learn that under the hood of this Mercedes-Benz 280 SEL 4.5is… a 4.5L engine! Available only in the sedans which were built from May 1971 – November 1972, the 4.5 was a gasoline-powered V8 engine that also found its way into some of M-B’s sportier models. This iteration of their S series of sedans was built from 1965 through 1973; the fina

RealRides of WNY - 1954 Dodge

We first came upon this 1954 Dodge Meadowbrooka number of years ago in Kenmore, and we featured it on another blog we used to do for another newspaper. At that time it was sporting the green and yellow livery of Bedford Taxi (bottom of page), a company which may or may not have been in North Carolina. We say that because we found an original ad for the car from back in the day on 2040-cars.com(whi

RealRides of WNY - 1971 Grand Ville

Day 7 of “Not A Trailer Queen Week"It was touted as “…a new car—unlike any Pontiac that’s ever come before it.”Not sure if they hit the nail on the head with that, but it wasa new model — the Pontiac Grand Ville for 1971. “A completely new Pontiac that never existed before.”Whoa, Pontiac. Reign it in a bit! From a block away — maybe even

RealRides of WNY - 1959 Rambler

This 1959 Rambler Superis one of the many interesting cars in the collection of Gowanda’s Steven Botsford. Originally a California car, he bought it about 12 years ago. The Super four-door was Rambler’s best-selling car for MY 1959 with a starting MSRP of $2,268; it was also available as a two-door sedan, and a four-door hardtop or station wagon. This one’s got an inline six with

RealRides of WNY - 1954 Monterey

If you’re gonna feature a 1954 Mercury Montereyspecial custom coupe, especially one with a continental kit, this is the angle you want! The “striking modernity of this ‘hard-top’ model”was still new enough for Mercury to feel the need to mention “With all the windows down there’s not even a center post to obstruct vision.”And with a nod to mid-fiftie