Results for: Kenmore New York

RealRides of WNY - 1948 Frazer

Keen eyes might notice that no, I did not take this photograph. It was posted on Facebookby Pamela Widger, who helped organize a car show for the students of the Stanley G. Falk School in Kenmore, which was held during class time and not open to the general public. She gave me permission to re-post this rare 1948 Frazer, a nameplate which you hardly ever see or hear about anymore. As Ms. Widger me

RealRides of WNY - VW GTI Mk 4

Came across this fourth-generation (1998-2002) Volkswagen GTIone unexpectedly snowy morning last month in Kenmore. The Rabbit GTI debuted in the United States back in 1983 as the “hot hatch” model of VW’s popular front-drive water-cooled compact (called the Golf in most of the rest of the world). The German-built GTI debuted in Europe in 1976; the North American GTI was initially

RealRides of WNY - 1941 Chevy

Coming across something like this at a car show/cruise night isn’t all that unusual. What isunusual is to find a 1941 Chevrolet Special De Luxeout in the wild, parked in town on a side street. This one looks like a five-passenger coupe, and seems to be in great shape! The two-door coupe was one of five body-styles offered for MY 1941, along with: two-door Town Sedan, four-door Sport Sedan, f

RealRides of WNY - 1962 Falcon

This 1962 Ford Falcon, seen some time ago in Kenmore, sports one of two different rooflines offered on the ’62 two-door models. This one dates back to the original Falcon which was introduced for MY 1960. As you can see at the bottom of the page, a newer style, introduced half-way through the ‘62 model year, mimics those seen on the Thunderbird and Galaxie models. We especially like th

RealRides of WNY - 1975 Continental

Day 1 of 7 Days of Lincoln…Last night we were watching an episode of Nicole Curtis’ new Detroit-based show on HGTV called “Rehab Addict Rescue,”and doesn’t she take her client for a ride across town in a car very similar to this 1975 Lincoln Continental Town Car. Curtiss’ car, a 1976 model, was yellow, with some wonky-looking headlight doors (seen below in a sc

RealRides of WNY - 1976 Century

You hang around cars for as long as I have and you figure you’ve seen just about everything. But n-o-o-o! of course you haven’t! Case in point — this 1976 Buick Century Custom, which is a replica of that year’s Indy 500 pace car. At first glance I was scratching my head wondering why Buick didn’t offer the more potent Regal in Grand National trim as that year’s

RealRides of WNY - 1968 Mercedes-Benz

The revered Heckflosse(Fintail) was on its way out when this 1968 Mercedes-Benz 230left the factory. Named for the styling of its rear flanks, the Fintail Benzes came into being in 1961, just as the tailfin craze was dying out in North America. The 230 was M-B’s entry-level sedan, which seven years earlierhad begunlife as the 190 with a 1.9L inline four-cylinder gasoline-powered engine under

RealRides of WNY - 1984 300 TD

The Mercedes-Benz 300 TD(this one’s a 1984model) was the first factory-built station wagon from the Stuttgart, Germany-based luxury car manufacturer. Introduced in 1978 as the 240 TD with a 2404cc diesel engine, by MY 1981 it had morphed into the 300 TD Turbo-Diesel like the one seen here, with a 123-hp 2998cc turbocharged engine. A 1984 French ad told us “Plus les années passer

RealRides of WNY - Subaru SVX

We featured this Subaru SVXback in 2014 on our old Artvoicecar blog called YouAutoKnow. And seeing that we haven’t come across another one since then, why not bring it back for an encore! The SVX was built from 1991-96 and over 14,000 of them were sold in the U.S. I think I’ve seen two of them. Maybe. One for sure. Most of the cars were All-Wheel-Drive, not surprising from Subaru, but

RealRides of WNY - 1965 Skylark

Seems like when this 1965 Buick Skylarkwas new, GM could do no wrong. Compacts, mid-sized, full-sized — didn’t seem to matter, they were all smartly styled and well-received by the public. The Skylark was the middle nameplate for Buick’s mid-sized lineup, consisting of a two-door Thin-pillar coupe(as they called it), four-door sedan, two-door hardtop, and convertible. Glass-roofe