Results for: Lockport New York

RealRides of WNY #2421 ......................... 1964 Rambler American

This 1964 Rambler American 440was spotted (along with a few other AMC models) in Lockportthis past summer at the 22ndAnnual UAW/GM Lockport Car Show. The American was new from the ground up for MY 1964, an “All-new line of heart-teasing compact hardtops, sedans, wagons and convertible. Longer lower, lean and luxurious…”Rambler’s 1964 X-RAYbrochure, in comparing the America

RealRides of WNY #2351 - 1972 LeMans

Seeing this 1972 Pontiac LeMansa few Mondays ago at a weekly Cruise Night in Lockportproves that not every surviving old mid-size Pontiac is a GTO, Lol… The LeMans was of course Pontiac’s bread-and-butter model in that mid-sized lineup, and by model year 1972 the GTO had morphed into an option package for the LeMans two-door hardtop and pillared coupe. No more GTO convertible, no more

RealRides of WNY #2340 - 1981 Dodge D350

I’m guessing that this 1981 Dodge Ram D350 Royal S.E.is still seeing duty as a work truck, judging from the ramdom bits strewn about the bed and the fact that only some of the wood in the back has been replaced; IMO a “show truck” would most likely have undergone a complete replacement back there. Then again... maybe not. The Royal S.E. (we’re assuming the S.E.stands for Sp

RealRides of WNY #2320 - 1950 Ford

This 1950 Ford DeLuxe Tudorsedan was one of seven two-door Ford models available that year. Also offered was a DeLuxe business coupe, the pricier Custom Tudor and Club Coupe, the Crestliner (which was Ford’s answer to GM’s pillarless hardtop models even though it wasn’t a pillarless hardtop), and the Custom convertible and Country Squire station wagon. I guess it would have been

RealRides of WNY #2298 - 1966 Buick

We arrived at a recent Wheels @ Widewaterscruise night held at Marvin’s at Widewaters in Lockportjust in time to see this 1966 Buick Electra 225pulling out of the parking lot.This is the four-door sedan body style; there were two- and four-door hardtops offered as well, all of which were also available in the Electra 225 Custom series that addeda convertible to the lineup.(edit… we sa

RealRides of WNY #2270 - 1964 Land Rover

Most of my internet searches for a 1964 Land Roverlike this one turned up vehicles that have the same basic shape, but are quite different in the details. The front ends, for example, look mostly like the one seen below in a brochure illustration. The door handles on today’s RealRidealso differ in the fact that they’re horizontal and not inset into the door skins. Holes in the front fe

RealRides of WNY #2268 - 1957 Star Chief

Attending as many car shows/cruise nights as I (and I’m sure many of you) do, sometimes it seems like the only 1957 General Motors cars to have survived all these years are Chevrolets. Then one weekend earlier this month I came across this 1957 Pontiac Star Chief— and the next day came across another one! Pontiac sold plenty of cars for MY 1957. The Encyclopedia of American Carssays 33

RealRides of WNY - 1961 Comet

Rambler and Studebaker compacts had been around since the late 1950s, but for model year 1960 the Big Three entered the foray with the Chevy Corvair, Ford Falcon, and Chrysler Corporation’s Valiant. Ford’s Lincoln-Mercury Division might have arguably introduced what could be called the first senior compactpartway through the model year with the debut of the 1960 Comet(which wouldn&rsqu

RealRides of WNY - 1974 Montego

If you were around in the mid-1970s, you won’t be surprised at the sight of this 1974 Mercury Montego MX Brougham, with its after-market two-piece vinyl top. Or… is it? Just about every car dealer back in the day had a shop somewhere in town which was more than happy to add a few hun to the window sticker to gussy-up everything from a Ford Pinto to a Buick LeSabre. From a few houses d

RealRides of WNY (on the road) - 1948 Nash

The upcoming holidays have left us here in the RealRidesoffices in a festive mood — so festive that today we’re featuring this 1948 Nash Ambassador Custom Slipstreamsedan, owned by Sandra Carter of Shepherdsville, West Virginia. I’ve been thinking of how to use the photos that Sandra sent in just about a year ago. Turns out her daughter’s finaceé is from Homer, New Y