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RealRides of WNY - 1978 300 CD

Came across this 1978 Mercedes-Benz 300CDover the summer in Lockport. For those of you not up on your Benz nomenclature, the 300refers to the car’s engine size — in this case a five-cylinder 3-liter unit; the Cindicates a coupe, or pillarless two-door hardtop; and the Dat the end tells us that 3-liter motor runs on Diesel fuel. Other coupes in M-B’s 1978 lineup included the 2+2 2

RealRides of WNY - 1986 Biturbo

This 1986 Maserati Biturbo Zagato Spyderwas seen a month or so ago in a Lockportparking lot. It’s the two-seat, open version of the Biturbo Coupe, which was four inches longer than the Spyder, allowing for a back seat. One of the standard features of the Spyder as described in the brochure was “prearrangement for radio, cassette and speakers.”I’m going to go out on a limb h

RealRides of WNY - 1963 Avanti

If you’re face-to-face with a 1963 Studebaker Avanti, odds are you’re at a car show or in a museum. But every once in a while you come across one in the wild, like this one, seen a few weeks ago in a Lockportparking lot. The Avanti was certainly one of the more stunningly designed American cars of 1963, but a series of production problems led to only 3,834 of them being produced in thi

RealRides of WNY - 1953 Packard

One thing about riding a bicycle — you often find yourself on streets you’d probably never go down in a car. So it was a few weeks ago when I trekked up to Lockport, turned down one of those side streets, and, voila — a 1953 Packard Patrician. The ’53 models were the first under new Packard head James Nance, who was not enthralled with Packardhaving wadedinto the medium-pri

RealRides of WNY - 1956 Meteor

From where we sit, this 1956 MeteorVictoriaseems to be an anomaly. There were three series offered for MY 1956: base Meteor, Niagara, and Rideau. All of our sources tell us that the Victoria (two-door hardtop) was offered only in the top Rideau lineup. Today’s RealRidehowever, has the side trim of a Niagara. You can see the difference in the brochure illustrations above. And it’s not l

RealRides of WNY - 1964 Fairlane

At the time this 1964 Ford Fairlane 500was new, it was considered a mid-sized car. As Ford described it in that year’s Buyer’s Digest, “It’s a car, first of all, that appeals to families. It’s sized just right for them; not too big, not too small.”If that doesn’t help you figure out just how big (or small) the Fairlane was, consider that it was over a foot

RealRides of WNY - 1968 Fury II

This 1968 Plymouth Fury IIis a real step back in time to what we like to refer to as the Mom-And-Dad-Car. You know, the kind of car most of our parents bought instead of the car we kids would rather have seen in the family’s driveway. This one was seen a week or so ago in Lockport, and as cheap as it was, it wasn’t even Plymouth’s least expensive full-size car. That honor went to

RealRides of WNY - 1939 Packard

This 1939 Packard Sixis still getting a workout. Notice the kayak racks in place. In some circles these cars are referred to as the Packard One-Ten, but all of the literature I’ve seen uses the Six moniker, which differentiates it from the Eight & Twelve series of cars. One ad told us how the ’39 Packards had been voted as America’s handsomest car in an unbiased national surv

RealRides of WNY - 1976 Laguna S-3

Chevy told us that the 1976 Chevelle Laguna Type S-3was “The Sportiest Chevelle.”If nothing else, it appears to have been the Chevelle with the longest model designation. A couple of things immediately made the S-3 stand out from the other Chevelles: “…an aerodynamically styled urethane ‘soft’ front end that [told] anyone watching you’re not about to go t

RealRides of WNY - 1963 Falcon

Now here’s a two-tone combination you almost never see anymore — this 1963 Ford Falcon Futurais done up in Corinthian White with a Rangoon Red top (and dig the matching red interior!). According to the two-tone info in the comprehensive 1963 Ford Buyer’s Digest, “In general, the second color is white and it appears on the roof, while the lower portion of the car is painted