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RealRides of WNY #2365 - 1939 Ford

There’s something about a set of whitewall tires and a pair of rear fender skirts which can make almost any car look like it cost more. (Yes, the whitewalls & fender skirts DO make it cost more but, you know what I mean!) Take for example, this 1939 Ford DeLuxeconvertible coupe, seen over the summer at the Bella Rose Vineyard Car Showin Lewiston. Compare the above photos to the brochure

RealRides of WNY #2352 - 1950 Ford

This marks the first time that the RealRidescrew (me) has crashed a wedding to get a couple of old car photographs. This 1950 Ford DeLuxewas sitting outside of a Lewistonchurch one Saturday a few weeks back while my wife and I were making the rounds of car shows/wine tastings/custard stands. It was a full day! Ford published a separate brochure touting the merits of its police car lineup, which yo

RealRides of WNY #2306 - 1971 VW

We first featured this 1971 Volkswagen Fastbacksedan in 2012 on our YAK Car Pic of the Dayblog which appeared on the Artvoiceweb pages, which you can see reproduced below. (YAKwas an acronym for YouAutoKnow.) We spotted it back then in a Lewistondriveway. Looking back at this old stuff the other day I noticed the Luby dealer emblemon the car’s engine compartment and decided to see what that

RealRides of WNY - 1956 New Yorker

Day 6 as we travel back to 1956 for a week…It was almost ten years ago that we came across this 1956 Chrysler New Yorkerin a Village of Lewistonparking lot. For model year 1956, your Chrysler choices were Windsor and New Yorker. They each had distinctive front bumper/grille combos, and only the New Yorker spelled out the Chryslername in block letters across the trunk lid; the Windsor had a

RealRides of WNY - 1960 Dart

A dearth of trim location holes on this 1960 Dodge Dartleads me to believe it’s from the baseline Seneca series. It looked as if it had just had a paint refresh when we came across it on the back of a flatbed in a parking lot in the hamlet of Model Cityback in 2012. Compare it to a fully assembled example below. Model City, located within the Town of Lewiston, was supposed to be a community

RealRides of WNY - 1957 Chevy

It’s always a treat to find a basically unmolested 1957 Chevy Two-Tenout in the wild. Judging from the red paint where the tailgate emblem should be, I’d say this one’s had a respray at some point. And we’re really guessing here, but it seems to be wearing a set of mid-1960s Buick wheel covers, perhaps like this one (inset)which we found on eBay. In 1957, Two-Ten wagons wer

RealRides of WNY - 1946 Chevy

The brochure told us the 1946 Chevytruck was available in 99 different models on nine different wheelbases. For all of you technical types out there, Chevy offered features like hypoid-gear rear axles with one-piece steel banjo-type housings and straddle-mounted pinions on some models. No, I don’t know what any of that means, Lol. You can find out for yourself about these and manyother featu

RealRides of WNY - 1966 Plymouth

Honestly, when was the last time you saw a 1966 Plymouth VIP(or anyyear Plymouth VIP) live and in person? This one was spotted last summer at a Friday cruise night in Academy Park in Lewiston. Plymouth sold a grand total of 12,216 VIPs for MY 1966 — a scant 5,158 of them being two-door models like this one. Compare that to almost 102k of the Ford LTD (which some believe was the progenitor of

RealRides of WNY - 1995 Fleetwood

Perhaps this 1995 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham, seen last summer in Lewiston’s Academy Park at a weekly Friday cruise night, didn’t have the commanding footprint of the pre-downsizing 1976 model. (With an overall length of 233.7 inches, and weighing 5,357 pounds, that older Gerald Ford-era barge was — well, a barge.) The 1995 model was still the V8-packing, rear-drive luxury sedan

RealRides of WNY - 1965 Tempest

You almost can’t go to a car show without seeing at least one mid-1960s GTO. But it’s rare when you come across a 1965 Pontiac Tempest— and it’s an unmolested four-door sedan yet! We saw this one last summer in Lewistonat a weekly Friday cruise night in Academy Park. All of the Pontiacs for 1965 were sporting vertical headlights, which up to that point had beenseen only on