Results for: Lewiston New York

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

RealRides of WNY - 1963 Sting Ray

This 1963 Chevy Corvette Sting Rayseems like a timely RealRide,what with the recent announcement of the 2020 mid-engine Corvette C8 (see below).Purists will be glad to know that Chevy is still hanging the Stingray moniker on the newest ‘Vette, which will be available in 1LT, 2LT, and 3LT versions with starting MSRPs of $59,995, $67,295, and $71,945 respectively. Back in 1963, the split windo

RealRides of WNY - 1977 Ford LTD

The For Sale sign on this 1977 Ford LTD, seen last week in Lewiston, seems to indicate it might be all original. This one was in the middle of Ford’s big-car lineup for 1977 — a lineup which was doing battle with Chevy’s new downsized cars. In the brochure they reminded us that “Ford hasn’t forgotten the big-car family,” and they hadn’t “…redu

RealRides of WNY - 1947 Willys Jeep

Niagara Falls’ Bert Donahue is the proud (and relatively new) owner of this 1947 Willys Jeep, seen a couple of Fridays ago at a Cataract Cruisersweekly Friday night event in Academy Park in Lewiston. Civilian versions of the ’47 ‘Jeep’ were called the Universal (for some reason Willys used the single quote marks in their literature whenever referring to the ‘Jeep&rsqu

RealRides of WNY - 1961 Ford Falcon

Found this 1961 Ford Falcon Fordoron the Tuscarora Nation Reservationin the Town of Lewistona week or so ago. For model year 1961, Falcons all came in one series, available as two- or four-door sedans and station wagons. This one is wearing the optional Deluxe Trim and Ornamentation package, which consisted of the chrome side trim and window moldings, taillight trim rings, white steering wheel wit