Results for: Kenmore New York

RealRides of WNY #2531 ......................... 1940 Ford Deluxe

KENMORE, N.Y.– What’s not to like about a green car with red seats? Especially when it comes from the factory that way. (A green car on St. Patrick's Day? Purely coincidental!) Try and find this color combination on today’s new car lots… good luck even finding a green car, or red seats for that matter. I’m guessing this 1940 Ford Deluxeis showing in Acadia Green; try

RealRides of WNY - 1950 Buick

Those of you who live here in WNY probably realize this photo could have been taken anywhere from September to yesterday. Lol… Just for the record though, the 1950 Buick Superseen here was spotted last year on April 21st in Kenmore. This dark green shade (Allendale Green?) was a popular color back in the day. My parents had a 1951 Dodge convertible in a similar hue which they traded for a u

RealRides of WNY - 1950 Ford F-47

When I saw this 1950 Ford F-47in a Kenmoreparking lot last year, I wasn’t sure just what it was. I’ve seen many Ford F-1 pickups over the years from this era which looked exactly like this one, but never had seen an F-47 emblem before. Turns out that it’s a Canadian market Ford pickup. Not surprisingly, the Mercury version of these trucks, sold in Canada at Mercury-Meteor dealers

RealRides of WNY - 1997 Celica

The brochure told us that the 1997 Toyota Celicaconvertible was “…everything you want from a convertible. And everything you expect from a Toyota.”It was small and sporty, to be sure, but IMO its styling wasn’t very inspirational. Those first Celicas back in the early 1970s were quite a departure from what the American car-buying public was used to seeing from any imported

RealRides of WNY - 1966 AMC DPL

Niagara Falls resident Pat Pilon seems to be giving the photographer (me) the once over as we took a few shots of his sharp 1966 AMC Ambassador DPLat last month’sCruise into Kenmoreon Delaware Avenue. Pat told us that that wild, houndstooth interior would soon be completed with the addition of the matching throw pillows shown in the magazine ad on the car’s front seat. Produced to comp

RealRides of WNY - 1964 Bel Air

As you can see from the accompanying photo, this 1964 Chevrolet Bel Airstation wagon was purchased new in Potsdam, New York for a family vacation trip to California and back. Over the years its owners have managed to preserve the many travel decals seen on the wagon’s side windows. This RealRideis an unrestored car; the wheels obviously have been changed-out, but the car is otherwise pretty

RealRides of WNY - 1942 Pontiac

The 1942 Pontiac Torpedocame in two series: De Luxe and Streamliner. Both were available with either a straight six- or eight-cylinder engine. The biggest difference between the two was a three-inch longer wheelbase on the Streamliner models (which were available only as a four-door sedan, two-door sedan coupe, or station wagon). Brochure illustrations don’t help much to distinguish between

RealRides of WNY - 1966 Valiant

The temporary tag on the rear window of this 1966 Plymouth Valiant 200seems to indicate that it was recently “imported” from Texas. And the dealer badge on the trunk lid shows that at some point in its life it was purchased from the McNeil Motor Co., which was a Chrysler-Plymouth dealer in Clifton, Kansas (it was also a DeSoto dealership back in the day). The 200 was Valiant’s mi

RealRides of WNY - 1997 Passat

This 1997 Volkswagen Passat GLXrepresents the nameplate’s final year before a total makeover for MY 1998. The Passat name was first used in MY 1973, although the cars sold in North America wore aDasherbadge. It marked VW’s entry into the world of water-cooled engines and front-wheel-drive, along with the Scirocco and Golf/Rabbit. The ’97 Passat was available in sedan and station

RealRides of WNY - 1951 Ford F-1

Spotted this 1951 Ford F-1back in May while bicycling through Kenmore. That big white pickup pulled up and parked right next to it as I was getting ready to get a shot from the driver’s side. Ugh. Back in ’51, the cab design of the F-1 was shared pretty much throughout most of the Ford truck lineup, with some modifications for size, of course, as you can see below with the F-6 medium-d