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RealRides of WNY - 1988 Fleetwood Brougham

This 1988 Cadillac Fleetwood Broughamis just a powerwash away from regaining its former elegance. Or, as my grandfather would have succinctly put it, “It just needs a little elbow grease.” Cadillac sold over 53,000 of these big four-door, rear-wheel drive sedans (other than the stretch limos, the only RWD Caddy left in the catalog), equipped with a 5.0L 4-bbl V8 and (I’m sure a m

RealRides of WNY - 1965 Barracuda

Here in the good ol’USA we know this car as a 1965 Plymouth Barracuda. Drive a few miles north back in the day though, and you would have come across these cars badged as Valiant Barracudas (bottom of page), and they were being sold (sans any Plymouth markings) in Chrysler-Plymouth-Fargo dealerships as well as Dodge stores. In the US, the Barracuda came standard with Chrysler’s 225cid

RealRides of WNY - 1962 Greenbrier

The brochure refers to it as a 1962 Chevrolet Corvair Greenbrier Sports Wagon, but you’d be hard-pressed to find the Corvair nameplate anywhere on this compact van. We ran into Niagara Falls resident Pat Pilon a couple of times in the past two weeks with this, his newest purchase, a native-Pennsylvania van which was hauled out of an old barn in Livonia, N.Y.this past May (see photo) and brou

RealRides of WNY - 1967 Plymouth

This 1967 Plymouth Fury IIItakes us back to a time when Detroit’s Big Three matched each other pretty much model-for-model in an effort to not be left out in the cold. This Fury III did battle with Chevy’s Impala and Ford’s Galaxie 500. All of Chrysler’s styling was rather angular back then, while GM’s was more flowing and Ford’s rather boxy. Something for every

RealRides 0f WNY - 1948 Playboy

You know you’re in Buffalo (or at least, in one of the suburbs) when you turn a corner and find a 1948 Playboyin a neighborhood parking lot! Built just minutes from where we found this one a few weeks ago while bicycling through Kenmore, this two-toned retractable hardtop convertible is one of only 51 or so still thought to exist, out of the 99 or so (depending on which source you look at) w

RealRides of WNY - 1960 Mercury Monterey

Day 4 of Discontinued Marques Week…This 1960 Mercury Monterey is another one of those quirky cars from the 1960s — a full-size two-door pillared sedan (probably) bought mostly by cost-conscious families and businesses looking for a company car a rung-up from the usual Ford/Chevy/Plymouth. The front and rear windscreens on the ’60 Mercs bear a closer look. The front windshield cu

RealRides of WNY - 1973 Buick Riviera

This 1973 Buick Rivierarepresents the car’s last year for the boat-tail rear-end styling; for 1974 the Riv would revert back to the three-box shape of other personal luxury coupes. The boat-tail look debuted for 1971, and was compared by some to Chevrolet’s 1963 Corvette Stingray. It was the basis for Buick’s 1972 Silver Arrow III concept car (below), first shown at the 1972 Detr

RealRides of WNY - 1977 Cadillac Sedan DeVille

When this 1977 Cadillac Sedan DeVillehit the showrooms, it was the first of the luxury carmaker’s downsized models. All of GM’s full-sized cars were made smaller for model year 1977, a fact used in advertising both by them (“…engineered for a changing world. Lively. Responsive. Efficient.”), and by the competition (“This is your year and now that you’re r

RealRides of WNY - 1966 MGB

We learned a few things while researching this 1966 MGB, seen a couple of summers ago in Kenmore: the hard top seen here, which we’d assumed was some sort of aftermarket buy, was actually a factory option (see brochure page illustration at right);the wire wheels, which seem to be on just about every old MG still in existence, were also optional; and even in 1966, the MGB had twin 6-volt batt

RealRides of WNY - 1970 Cadillac DeVille

Once proclaimed “The Standard of the World”(okay, it was self-proclaimed) it wasn’t unusual for those who had “made it” financially to wander into a Cadillac dealership at car-buying time. When this 1970 Cadillac DeVillewas new, the company, a division of General Motors, was headquartered in Detroit. (The brand was named after Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac, a French ex